How Barack Obama Was Elected

John Ziegler has put together some interesting information now that Senator Obama is President-elect Obama.

On Election Day, producers for a documentary entitled “How Obama Got Elected” asked random people coming out of the polls why they voted for Obama. The people they asked were a diverse group – black, white, old, young, male, female and such.

Now you certainly can’t judge a huge group of people (millions of people voted for Obama) based on the responses of a few people coming out of a polling station, so they commissioned a phone poll to ask a greater number of Obama voters the same questions. And they gave them multiple choice answers. Want the results?

  • 94% of Obama voters correctly identified Sarah Palin as the candidate with a pregnant teenage daughter.
  • 86% of Obama voters identified Palin as the candidate who spent $150,000 on a campaign wardrobe.
  • 86.9 % of Obama voters though that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though the quote actually came from Saturday Night Live.
  • 57.4% of Obama voters could not correctly say which party controls congress.
  • 82.6% of Obama voters could not correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot
  • 88.4% of Obama voters could not correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket
  • 56.1% of Obama voters didn’t know that Obama started his political career at the home of Bill Ayers, an unrepentant terrorist.
  • I’ve always supported a voter qualification exam for this country. When helping to make a decision as important as who leads the United States of America, people need not to be stupid. I once proposed giving voters the choice between voting and getting lottery tickets.

    I still think that would help weed out some voters that don’t have any business voting in a Presidential election, but I support an exam even more than before. If I have to take a test to operate a vehicle on government property, why can anyone help make a decision that affects billions of people?

    This exam would not be hard, not in the slightest. Simple political knowledge should be required to vote. If 12% of my American Politics class didn’t know who America’s first President was, they should not be voting. And neither should millions of other Americans.

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    Posted on November 19, 2008, in Politics and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

    1. Obama had a lot of people voting for him out of popularity, not based on what was good for this country.

    2. But, but…if you had a voter test, then that would be prohibiting black people and poor people from voting! And that’s half the Dems demographics!

    3. Gotta love those Barack voters!

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