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Howard Stern interviews Obama supporters, uncovers widespread ignorance

Howard SternHoward Stern and members of his crew found out just how poorly educated many Obama voters were when they interviewed a number of them in Harlem.

They asked them ridiculous questions such as if they wanted President Obama to kill Osama bin Laden if he wins re-election or if he should get life imprisonment, not realizing that he is already dead.

“Every person they interviewed – about 10 people – didn’t know that bin Laden was dead,” Stern laughed during an exchange with sidekick Robin Quivers. “I could play every single one of these interviews, and they don’t know that bin Laden’s dead.”

Still others thought that Obama did the right thing picking Paul Ryan as his running mate or that Mitt Romney was a Muslim.

Stern’s crew even was able to find people who thought that Sen. John McCain was on the ballot for 2012 against Obama.

“I just don’t see McCain is presidential material,” one woman who was interviewed said.

One Obama supporter even thought he was pro-life and was unaware of the President’s staunch abortion-on-demand ideology. The same was true on gay marriage where the same individual said he supported Obama because he was against gay marriage.

Asked if he was bothered by Mitt Romney’s support of gay marriage, the same individual said the GOP nominee’s alleged stance on the issue bothered him.

Quivers laughed at the responses, noting that many people don’t know the issues let alone care about them and vote based on names on the ballot.

“It’s interesting that all you need to do is to get your name out there because nobody knows what you’re about,” Quivers said.

Stern agreed, noting that many people just vote based on party label without regard to who is on the ballot.

 

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Comments

  1. Dwayne A says:

    Those interviews explains it all!! Just like rush Limbaugh said “obama will get the morons and idiots votes”!! This is why our country is f—ed up!! Obama must go!!!

  2. Edward Hines says:

    We live in a society where discussing politics is ACTUALLY disdained in the general public because it leads to arguements in many American minds. The issue at play here is that Americans do NOT want to fight for anything anymore. When our military force is LESS than 1% of the American population says a great deal about the Amercan public. Americans want the benefits of living in this society but as we have seen from these recorded interviews many of the citizens of this nation can not even be bothered to learn what the implications on individual american lives will be should one candidate or another be elected. I see that a majority of Americans have abdicted the right and responsability to take charge over their own lives.

  3. Jackie says:

    I would like to see the same questions asked in other areas of the US to see just how much knowledge people have regarding this election and candidates views on the issues.
    It is a shame that we have come this far and society doesn’t care enough to be more informed.

  4. Rita Barnes says:

    I am not at all surprised….ignorance is what got him in the first time. So many clueless shouting Team Obama, but when asked I have only ever heard….So proud of our country’s first black president….because they are too ignorant to know he is mixed!

    1. SassynLV says:

      I bring this up all the time. The response I get back was, Obama himself claimed to be the first Black President. In essence denying that his mother was white, and denying his heritage. That says alot about his character.

  5. M Burr says:

    It really points to how much apathy some of the US population has for our sacred right to vote and how taking it for granted WILL be detrimental to our elective process. If the voting population does not take ownership of their individual responsibility to educate themselves to the issues and the candidates, they will one day very soon vote away the very rights and freedoms they are so privliged to have. What’s more, they will be clueless to understand how it happened much less how to get it back.

  6. Mark says:

    I love how these clueless idiots vote based on skin color vs content. Or “D” by the name because they have been brought up that way… This is why our country is so screwed up!

  7. JD says:

    You people realize he does the exact same thing with Republicans right? Just youtube the Sarah Palin ones. See that’s the great thing for people like me and Howard who are unaffiliated with either party…we can make fun of both for being ridiculous!

    1. Mary says:

      That’s true–but some of us try to be a little more balanced. The problem is, people on either side strongly believe certain points that they can’t vote the opponent in. I have voted both sides, and never been really happy with either.

  8. jody says:

    I hope yuou go to a similar demographic who say they will vote for Mitt. as it might be a more comparable statment…

    there are many people who only listen to political things and world events occasionally at best.. and weeks before an election… and who knows why they vote for anyone… ???

  9. TJ says:

    And today he did the same thing at a Nascar event and Romney supporters sounded just as if not more ignorant. I’m sure you’ll cover that any moment now, right?

  10. Opie says:

    The time has come get rid of all the new deal programs and entitlements. People need to take respondsibilty for their own lives even if that means working at the age of 99. Enough is enough! We need to worry about the debt we’re leaving to our grandchildren and stop worrying about our grandparents. They know how to take care of themselves. They don’t need big government’s help.

  11. Joe Doeman says:

    You should have heard the interview at NASCAR of MItt Supporters. One guy kept calling Obama “Labomba” and he didn’t even know Mitts name (kept calling him “roamey or whatever.”) When the interviewer asked him “what is the guy’s name that is running against Obama” the redneck just kept saying “you know that guy.” Anyway, I have never seen so many redneck trailer dwellers jump on the republican bandwagon as this year. I can respect a true republican’s stance, but the ignorance this year is outstanding!

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