Saturday, August 21, 2010

40% of GOP candidates in MA-03 say Obama is Muslim

Apparently the Third Congressional District is as Amreican as hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. A recent Time magazine poll suggested that 40% of Republicans nationwide believe that President Barack Obama is Muslim. An Attleboro Sun-Chronicle canvass of Republican candidates challenging Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Worcester) found that two of the five GOP challengers believe the same. The roundup:

Robert Chipman (R-Plainville): "I believe that - that he is a Muslim...Coming from an international background, there is no mistake that he leans into the Muslim faith."
Robert Delle (R-Paxton): "There is no doubt about it. Obama is a Muslim."
Michael Stopa (R-Holliston): "I actually don't think Barack Obama is a Muslim. I think he is a nonbeliever...I think he's sympathetic to anybody who is opposed to America and American values."
Martin Lamb (R-Hopkinton) "said he is uninterested in Obama's religion."
Brian Herr (R-Hopkinton) was not quoted in the story.

So the final tally is 40% of GOP candidates in MA-03 say Obama is a Muslim, 20% say he is an athiest, 20% do not care, and 20% did not comment.

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