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In Briefs: 20 Percent Think Obama Is Muslim

HOWARD MEGDAL: Honestly: does this matter? Aren’t these the same 20 percent who weren’t going to vote for him anyway?

JESSICA BADER: It matters in the sense that most of the people who think that also think very bad things about Muslims.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Right. But if that 20% who conflate the two are harsh critics anyway… Continue reading

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President Happy?

AKIE BERMISS: Here’s a question for you: Is the President happy? Is he a happy fellow? Does he smile enough? Is he quick to kid, easy with his laugh, light and bright and delightful? I don’t know, honestly I haven’t thought about it. I mean, he seems like a pretty nice guy. He’s certainly capable to delivering a well-timed comedic barb. Still, its just not the first thing that springs to mind when I think: President Obama.

And according to Fred Hiatt of The Washington Post — it should be.

HOWARD MEGDAL: It is hard to know which part of Fred Hiatt’s analysis is most ridiculous. Is it the “tough political time” when Obama is the most popular officeholder in Washington by far? That he would rather sustain himself with the love of family than the adoration of strangers on the campaign trail or meetings with foreign leaders? Or the fact that Hiatt diagnosed this problem just before President Obama passed Health Care Reform through both houses of Congress- for, let’s not forget, the second time. Continue reading

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