Read it for yourself.  You can’t make this shyt up.  From Ben Smith at Politico – he got an email from a ReThug Consultant who said those “Obama As Terrorist” ads being run in the heartland did their job a lil’ too well.  Hat tip to John Aravosis at Americablog as well:

Reagan Dems and Independents. Call them blue-collar plus. Slightly more Target than Walmart.

Yes, the spot worked. Yes, they believed the charges against Obama. Yes, they actually think he’s too liberal, consorts with bad people and WON’T BE A GOOD PRESIDENT…but they STILL don’t give a f***. They said right out, “He won’t do anything better than McCain” but they’re STILL voting for Obama.

The two most unreal moments of my professional life of watching focus groups:

54 year-old white male, voted Kerry ’04, Bush ’00, Dole ’96, hunter, NASCAR fan…hard for Obama said: “I’m gonna hate him the minute I vote for him. He’s gonna be a bad president. But I won’t ever vote for another god-damn Republican. I want the government to take over all of Wall Street and bankers and the car companies and Wal-Mart run this county like we used to when Reagan was President.”
The next was a woman, late 50s, Democrat but strongly pro-life. Loved B. and H. Clinton, loved Bush in 2000. “Well, I don’t know much about this terrorist group Barack used to be in with that Weather guy but I’m sick of paying for health insurance at work and that’s why I’m supporting Barack.”

Wow.  Although they believe the ads, these individuals are refusing to vote on idealogical basis, or so they say.  They admit they don’t like Obama…but plan to vote for him, anyway.  Color me skeptical on this one, but I’ll believe it when I see it.  How many times people lie to pollsters about who they voted for? There are African-Americans who know damned well they voted for Bush, both times, simply because he was a “Christian” and now refuse to take responsibility for the eff-up that is the Federal Government; the Wall Street Collapse, and everything else.  They refuse to own up to voting for the fool.

Don’t believe me, ask them who they voted for back in 2004.  If they don’t come back with “I voted for Kerry” in a direct manner, or even “I voted for the Green Party Candidate” – you have your answer.

And that’s one reason why I don’t trust polls.  People say one thing and do something else.  So forgive me if I don’t break out into the happy dance until January 20, 2009, when I see Obama standing on Pennsylvania Avenue, with Sasha and Malia standing next to him, and Michelle holding the Bible, and I hear these words coming out of his mouth:

“I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully uphold, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God…”

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