The unemployment rate has a direct effect on how many Americans believe the president at any given time is a Muslim.

At least that seems to be what Colin Powell said yesterday. Transcript via HAP:

POWELL: “I would tell my fellow Americans…Think carefully about some of the stuff coming across the blogs and airwaves, let’s make a couple of points, one the President was born in the United States of America, let’s get rid of that one and go to the birther thing, let’s attack him on policy, not nonsense. Next he is a Christian, he is not a Muslim, 20% of people say he is a Muslim. 80% apparently did not believe he’s a Muslim.

GREGORY: “31% of Republicans say he’s Muslim”

POWELL: “Well, surprise, surprise but I bet you a dollar if the unemployment rate wasn’t 9.6, but was down to 4%, then you would find only 5% would think he’s Muslim.”

So… if I don’t have a job I’m more likely to think the president is a Muslim? You know, that never occurred to me:

The same thing happened when Carter was president. “Lousy economy? Jimmy’s a Muslim!” High unemployment also leads to more rabbit attacks.

Otherwise, Powell thinks that, except for spending the nation into oblivion, Obama’s doing an okay job.


4 Responses to “Remember How High Unemployment in the Late 1970′s Made You Think Jimmy Carter Was a Muslim? Colin Powell Does Too”

  1. Rick on September 20th, 2010 1:52 pm

    It is very disturbing that a former senior military officer holds the socio-tribal views of retired Gen.Powell.We are lucky he was never elected so much as dog catcher.

    Part One of OUR “Exit Strategy”for the DC elites will be complete in November!

  2. DJP on September 20th, 2010 3:04 pm

    I always thought highly of Colin Powell and would have voted for him had he run for President. Now I am rethinking that…

  3. sizemorew on September 20th, 2010 3:07 pm

    Looks like Powell decided to sample the Kool-Aid in the Green Room when he was waiting for his interview.

  4. SignPainterGuy on September 20th, 2010 4:07 pm

    Gen. Powell earned and held my respect as long as he wore that Army uniform. As soon as it came off after his retirement, it was obvious he`d been "smelling" the kool ade all along !!! VERY DISAPPOINTING !!!

    I`ve thought some good and MUCH bad about Carter (and other politicians), including "traitor", but NEVER muslim !!!

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