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.


    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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