Sometimes I really have to wonder if the quote from Henry Mencken, “no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public,” isn’t true. The same folks who brought you the famous “Willie Horton” ads are at it again. This time they are pushing the lie that Barack Obama is a “secret Muslim” whatever that means.
At first I thought it was a Stephen Colbert joke, but nope, it’s part of a campaign to instill fear in the masses of American’s who don’t read or even attempt to learn the truth. In other words, Fox News viewers!
Here’s the reality, Obama attended a school in Indonesia. A school run by Catholics at the time Obama attended according to Indonesia's Ministry of Religious Affairs. Still these folks never let the truth get in the way of a good lie. The TV spots use the ruse of posing a question as though it were truth, then compounding the lie by saying that Obama will not clarify the issue.
Well here is the clarification from the Obama campaign. "Senator Obama has never been a Muslim," Robert Gibbs, Obama's communications director, said. "As a six-year-old in Catholic school, he studied the catechism."
Secret Muslim? Maybe secret Catholic but that wouldn’t instill fear in the heartland, so the Muslim lie is born. As to McCain, he swore not to run a dirty campaign, yet here is a group, allegedly “not affiliated with McCain’s campaign” running this attack lie. Could McCain be a secret racist? Let’s try that line and see if it sticks.