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September 25, 2012

That 17%

Filed under: music, politics — Tags: , — edge of the sandbox @ 9:32 pm

Crazy conservatives believe that Obama is a Muslim.  Except for me, of course, because I’m totally sane and I think he’s an atheist.

Enter Obama supporter Madonna who, to the cheers of the audience declared POTUS a “black Muslim” in what LA Times declared “bizarre endorsement”:

“Y’all better vote for … Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right?” she implored concertgoers, who cheered loudly in reaction to her sentiment. And then she said this:

“We have a black Muslim in the White House.”

But we don’t. Obama isn’t Muslim, despite an oft-referenced poll that 17% of Americans believe he is. The blogosphere is divided with theories that she’s either being sarcastic or, quelle horreur, misinformed.

The singer is probably senile by now, but it’s not just her.  The audience was quite approving.  Stanford Prison Experiment notwithstanding, a number of his supporters believe that Obama is a Muslim.

UPDATE: The hamster-cheeked singer is now saying that her statement was ironic.  She needs to look up “irony” in the dictionary.



  1. So the aging former star and now novelty act has promised to strip naked if Obama wins. Romney should run this “promise” in his ads. He’ll be elected by a landslide.

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — September 27, 2012 @ 3:07 am

    • The Drudge story said Madonna “threatened” to strip. “Threat” is a good word.

      Comment by Harrison — September 27, 2012 @ 8:32 am

      • Infidel, Harrison,
        She’s supposed to be some sort of a master shape-shifter a la David Bowie, but she can’t figure out how to age gracefully.

        Comment by edge of the sandbox — September 30, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

  2. Madonna has a problem with Lady Gaga because she refuses to believe the torch has been passed and she’s yesterday’s news. This was her attempt to stay “relevant” but it just exposes her as the has-been she really is.

    Comment by Harrison — September 27, 2012 @ 8:32 am

  3. It is hard for the “once wasers” to cope with being a “has beener”.

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — September 27, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    • I’m not sure there is a person in this country, except for Camille Paglia that disagrees with that.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — September 30, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

  4. In my (purely anecdotal) experience, it’s more than 17% of conservatives that think he’s a follower of Islam. I’m with you on this one, although rather than atheist I’d guess Obama a secular humanist. I mean, he may believe there is some sort of God out there, but that doesn’t concern him, because he’s too busy worshipping at the altar of government, and also entertaining a healthy dose of self-worship.

    Hilarious digs on old Madge, there, Missy. Thanks for the laugh.


    Comment by nooneofanyimport — September 29, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    • You are probably right about him being secular humanist. At least that’s what he says to people he meets at parties.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — September 30, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

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