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Poll: Majority of Republicans believe Obama is a 'socialist'
Politico.com ^ | 2/2/10 | Andy Barr

Posted on 02/02/2010 11:03:39 AM PST by NormsRevenge

A new poll of self-identified Republicans released Tuesday shows a large slice of the GOP believes President Barack Obama is a “socialist” who was not born in this country, should be impeached, wants the terrorists to win and only won the 2008 election because ACORN “stole” it for him.

The survey of 2003 self-identified Republicans, who typically trend much more conservative than voters who “lean” Republican, was conducted by Research 2000 for the liberal blog Daily Kos.

According to the poll, 63 percent of Republicans believe Obama is a socialist; 39 percent think Obama should be impeached; 24 percent said Obama wants “the terrorists to win”; and 31 percent agreed with the statement that Obama is “a racist who hates white people.”

Those numbers are just a portion of the results from the poll that paints the GOP as much more socially conservative — and in some cases conspiratorial — than most analysts would be willing to grant.

According to the survey, 36 percent of respondents do not believe the president was born in this country, and 21 percent think the liberal advocacy group ACORN stole the election for Obama.

Meanwhile, nearly a quarter of the Republicans polled, 23 percent, want their state to secede from the union.

Those polled also showed strong opposition to the expansion of gay rights. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; birthers; dailykooks; obama; poll; republicans; socialist

1 posted on 02/02/2010 11:03:41 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Duh!


2 posted on 02/02/2010 11:04:40 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS ... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Poll: Majority of Republicans believe Obama is a 'socialist'"

Poll: Majority of Republicans believe Obama is a 'national socialist'.

There, fixed it.

3 posted on 02/02/2010 11:05:30 AM PST by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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By their fruits, ye shall know them.


4 posted on 02/02/2010 11:06:22 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“for the liberal blog Daily Kos”

Why bother?


5 posted on 02/02/2010 11:07:38 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: NormsRevenge
"63 percent of Republicans believe Obama is a socialist; 39 percent think Obama should be impeached; 24 percent said Obama wants “the terrorists to win”; and 31 percent agreed with the statement that Obama is “a racist who hates white people.”

If it walks like a duck.......talks like a duck....it's a duck.

6 posted on 02/02/2010 11:08:48 AM PST by Wonderama Mama (Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s unfortunate. They’re not paying attention or they’d know he is a Communist.


7 posted on 02/02/2010 11:09:57 AM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
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To: NormsRevenge

I worry about Republicans who don’t know Badcrack Obamao is a socialist. Liberals lie, so it doesn’t matter what they say they believe.


8 posted on 02/02/2010 11:10:43 AM PST by pallis
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To: NormsRevenge
Looks like this might be a main thrust of their strategy for this election...ridicule conservatives to try to steer away from the fact that the accusation is true.

Zero made fun of the Repubs thinking he was a "Bolshevist" at the GOP meeting last week.

9 posted on 02/02/2010 11:11:21 AM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: NormsRevenge

10 posted on 02/02/2010 11:12:14 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: ltc8k6

I happened to catch the ‘Kos Queen’ on ‘UberDork’ last night making fun of the people who voted in the polls (which he created, BTW). If you don’t like the answer, Commies, don’t poll.


11 posted on 02/02/2010 11:12:22 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: BlueLancer

“Poll: Majority of Republicans believe Obama is a ‘socialist’”

“Poll: Majority of Democrats believe Obama is not ‘socialist’ enough.”


12 posted on 02/02/2010 11:12:22 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, he is a socialist. Words mean things. He’s never even denied it when discussing being called one.


13 posted on 02/02/2010 11:13:05 AM PST by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I thought I said COMMUNIST!


14 posted on 02/02/2010 11:13:17 AM PST by WellyP
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To: NormsRevenge
ONLY 63%?

They should poll us "Conservatives" as opposed to Republicans. I bet it would be closer to 93%! lol

15 posted on 02/02/2010 11:13:21 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: BlueLancer

He’s a fascist, for sure, but not a “national” socialist.

Sowell observed that both sides of the political spectrum point at the other as the “fascists” or the “nazis”. The left sees the right’s respect for country and tradition as “fascist”, and the right sees the left’s love of collectivism as “fascist”.

Obama’s not a national socialist. He’s an INTERnational socialist. He hates this nation and wishes to see it absorbed under some global governance.


16 posted on 02/02/2010 11:14:01 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Joe-the-Plumber Ping!


17 posted on 02/02/2010 11:14:43 AM PST by bigbob
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t,I think he’s a Communist.The only difference between Joe Stalin and Obamais Obama dresses better and he’s mixed race.

Other then that there is NO difference.


18 posted on 02/02/2010 11:19:16 AM PST by puppypusher (The world is going to the Dogs.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"...63 percent of Republicans believe Obama is a socialist...
Apparently 37% either haven't been paying attention, or wouldn't recognize a socialist if it bit them on the a$$ and screamed.
19 posted on 02/02/2010 11:19:23 AM PST by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: NormsRevenge

We’re being called “conspiratorial” by the “9/11 was an inside job” brigade. Ain’t that some sh*t.


20 posted on 02/02/2010 11:24:42 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Socialist - Communist. They’re pretty much the same thing.


21 posted on 02/02/2010 11:30:31 AM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: NormsRevenge
The problem is more and more people don't find “socialism” to be something to be afraid of anymore. I heard Ed Schultz say awhile back that he doesn't mind being called a socialist if socialism means people get the Health Care they deserve, and you know his loyal fans were listening, saying that's right you tell em Eddy.
22 posted on 02/02/2010 11:35:27 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: NormsRevenge

I believe no such thing. He is a Marxist Islamist


23 posted on 02/02/2010 11:37:14 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Newsweek Magazine believes that Obama is a socialist. Remember their cover story last year after Obama was inaugurated: “We Are All Socialists Now”. What's the problem with Republicans noticing that he is one?

The Left doesn't have a problem with Obama and his socialist/communist tendencies. They just hope to shut us up by implying that we are are dangerous McCarthyite commie hunters from the lunatic fringe.

24 posted on 02/02/2010 11:46:55 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: Nevadan
The Left doesn't have a problem with Obama and his socialist/communist tendencies. They just hope to shut us up by implying that we are are dangerous McCarthyite commie hunters from the lunatic fringe.

The left is composed of mostly losers and wannabes who are too lazy to get the skills and education they need to do what they want.

Instead, they just whine about how life is unfair and try to get loathsome politicians to steal money from hard working people, at the point of a gun, to give to them so they do not have to work or think.

25 posted on 02/02/2010 12:29:56 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: NormsRevenge

After this Health Care fiasco and other congressional garbage, it would appear that all Democrats are socialists or at least fellow travelers


26 posted on 02/02/2010 2:12:26 PM PST by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: NormsRevenge

In Dreams of My Father, Obama states that while at Columbia he went to “socialist conferences at Cooper Union”.

And we are conspiracy-hacks for stating what he admitted in his own book?


27 posted on 02/02/2010 3:19:00 PM PST by Tamzee (OBAMA ---- ALL SHAM, NO WOW)
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To: NormsRevenge

He is NOT a socialist.

He just wants a sense of fairness in our nation.

His beliefs are encapsulated with this saying: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_each_according_to_his_ability,_to_each_according_to_his_need


28 posted on 02/02/2010 3:22:30 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: NormsRevenge; All
Meanwhile, nearly a quarter of the Republicans polled, 23 percent, want their state to secede from the union.

Damn straight. Enough of this penny-ante BS and pretending that the Federal Socialists listen or respect the law.

We aren't welcome. Time to take our tax toys and go home.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

29 posted on 02/02/2010 3:51:32 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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