Saturday, August 23, 2008

I Continue to Be Mystified by the Stupidity of People

From an article in the BBC today. I offer you two statements that defy explanation:
An AP/Yahoo poll earlier this year said that 8% of white voters it asked admitted they would be uncomfortable voting for an African-American candidate.

Even after the prolonged Obama media blitz, a Pew Research Centre poll last month suggested that only 57% of voters even knew he was a Christian. More than one in 10 still thinks he is Muslim.
I don't care if you disagree with him, I don't care if you don't vote for him: regarding the second statement, don't be a moron! The very least you can do as a voter is know the facts about the people vying to hold the most important job in our country, if not in the world.

On the first statement, I can't help but think of the old joke about not wanting to be judged by 12 people too stupid to get out of jury duty: who would want to lead a country if they have to appeal to 24 million people whose biggest concern is the color of a person's skin? (Yes, that number is 8% of the total U.S. population, so even given the statistical margin of error for a poll, many, many millions of people are indeed THAT bigoted.)

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