A Majority of Iowa Republicans unsure Islam should be Legal, but Support Kim Davis

Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola | (The Young Turks Video) | – –

“We hear a lot about religious freedom from conservatives these days, but what do they actually mean when they use that term? A new poll out of Iowa sheds some light… Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola (Think Tank), hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“But it appears as though both conservative newbies are basing their resistance against widespread backlash on a targeted understanding of the extreme right-wing Iowa electorate they are catering to, according to a new poll that shows that 30 percent of Republican voters in the Hawkeye State think Islam should be outlawed altogether.

“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” Carson admitted recently on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” setting off a firestorm over the suggestion of an unconstitutional religious test for office.”

The Young Turks: “Religious Freedom? Majority Of Iowa Republicans Want To Ban Islam

7 Responses

  1. Anne Kane

    If the that sign is being held by someone in Iowa, it demonstrates their ignorance. From where do they think their Medicare comes?

    • No one has adequately explained that, but apparently because Medicare is an insurance fund it’s viewed as Not The Government. The implications are that Medicare and Social Security are not redistributive, and that redistribution is evil democracy overrun with ni**er parasites.

      These are not true, but they may provide insight on the tribalist, barbarian mentality of the White Right. Social Security, Medicare, the war machine, and veterans’ benefits are seen as not being part of government, but somehow older and more legitimate. I think they view themselves (but not the rest of Americans) as a pure blooded tribe that conquered this land and have no need for modern government because they’re one big patriarchal family under their holy men. And benefits for elders and warriors are simply tribal or family obligations. This is also false, because real tribes are based on community property and redistribution, not private oligarchs.

      • I really like your take on how the conservative mind understands social security, medicare, veterans benifits and the military industrial complex and the like. That really helped me understand how conservatives can appear to me to be such hypocrites and how they can not see what I see.
        I am not sure yet how to make use of this knowledge but I think I will eventually figure it out.

  2. I know I’m being bad, but I couldn’t help but notice that one of the signs in the video seemed to say ‘repeal the pork’.

    If they’re so anti-Islam, shouldn’t they be calling to shove pork down people’s throats?

    Separation of church and state is the best way… :)

  3. I was thinking of sharing this on one of my Facebook accounts, but no matter how correct these guys are (and they are totally correct) they are just so irritating to watch and listen to with all their smug, predictable patter, that I couldn’t ask my followers to click on and watch. :(

  4. Buttle. have to agree with your interpretation of style. I think it comes from immersion in the conversation.

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