Cenk on Racist Alabama Republicans: "You Think Obama is Muslim Because... He's Black"

Recently, Public Policy Polling took the temperature of Republicans in the deep South and found some disturbing results: 45% of Alabama GOP voters still believe that President Obama is Muslim (41% are "not sure" and a mere 14% believe that he is Christian, which he is). Meanwhile, in Mississippi, a full 52% still believe that he is Muslim—a remarkable misconception that still plagues him from the racist lie-mongering spread by the right wing during the 2008 election. 

Young Turks' Cenk Uygur attempted to explain these poll results, and came up with the only conclusion: racism. "You are wrong. You know what that makes you? Ignorant... I'm not supposed to say that, I'm supposed to be respectful, right? No, I'm not gonna say it, cause you're wrong and you're ignorant. Obama is not Muslim, he is Christian." If that weren't bad enough? The same poll concluded that a mind-boggling third of Southern Republicans still actually believe interracial marriage should be illegal. Are we in the right century? We're all using the internet right now, right? Did we get transported to some alternate universe? If only. Watch Cenk go in on Southern ignorance below.


AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at March 13, 2012, 8:02am

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