What Regular Republicans Think of Obama

October 12, 2008 at 7:21 am | Posted in American politics | 7 Comments

pretty frightening stuff. I’d say Secret Service is going to have their work cut out for them under an Obama administration. If anything happens to Obama, blame John McCain and Sarah Palin and the Republican Party.

Gayle Quinnell: I went to the library in Shakopee and I got lots of … three pages of information about Obama

Adam Aigner of NBC News: And what kind of information did you get?

Quinnell :I got to tell you , you call me. It’s a long story.
I’m afraid of what’s going to happen to this country.

Aigner: What would you think would happen? Do you think it would become Muslim country and what would that mean?

Quinnell :It would be bad

Aigner: So even though Senator McCain told you that he didn’t feel that was true and you ought to be more respectful, you still fear that?

Quinnell I still do. Yeah. I’m not alone. I go to Burnsville, the main Republican headquarters and I do a lot of work over there. A lot of sending out mail and talking to people. And all the people agree with what I’m saying to you about Obama.

Aigner :Then do you feel there are a lot of volunteers for McCain who feel that way?

Quinnell Yes. A lot of them. In fact I got a letter from another woman that goes over there to Burnsville and she sent me more things about Obama.

Aigner:What was on the letter?

Quinnell Oh all kinds of bad things about him and how, I mean I have to tell you to call me. It’s all bad.

Reporter: Are a lot of people getting this letter and are a lot of people believeing it and is that turning a lot of votes or support for McCain?

Quinnell Yeah I sent out 400 letters. I went to Kinkos and I got them all printed out. And I sent about 400 letters. I went in the telephone book and sent them out to people. So they can decide if they would want Obama.

Aigner :Can you give me your name again?

Quinnell Gayle Quinnell and I honestly think that these people hear about this Obama, they wouldn’t want him.

Aigner: Because they would know what you know in the letter?

Quinnell Yeah, he read that letter. In fact when I was standing in line , there were about eight girls, young girls standing in line. And they said “what have you got”. I had one of the letters and they said “Give it to me. I want to read it. I want to read it” And they read it. And they just went (shakes head) . They hadn’t read it before and they didn’t (unintelligible) all that information. To me it’s bad news.

Aigner : So maybe if I call you you’ll give me one of the letters maybe?

Quinnell I sure can!

Aigner: You don’t have another one on you now?

Quinnell No I don’t. But I can give you what I got and I can give you what she sent me in the mail.

Aigner: I’d be interested to read it.

Quinnell OK

Aigner:: and can you spell your name for me?

Quinnell Q-U-I-N-N-E-L-L

Aigner: E-L-L? And Gayle is just…

Quinnell G-A-Y-L-E

Aigner: And where you from?

Quinnell I’m from Shakopee.

Aigner: Shakopee?

Quinnell Shakopee, Minnesota

Aigner: And and I’m sorry how old are you ma’am?

Quinnell I’m 75

Aigner : 75?

Quinnell (Nods yes) And I got a lot of grandkids and a lot of kids, I’ve got five kids. I got seven grandkids and they all think the same way.

(PHONE NUMBER EDITED OUT OF CONVERSATION)

Noah Kunin( The UpTake): Do you volunteer at the Republican Party Headquarters or the McCain Campaign office over in Burnsville?

Quinnell McCain. McCain Headquarters in Burnsville.

Noah: The McCain headquarters.

Quinnell It’s out over by , over by that post station there.

Noah: Yeah, I know which one you’re talking about. And just to be sure to make sure we got your quote OK, you called Obama and Arab terrorist?

Quinnell ardon?

Noah: You called him an Arab terrorist? Is that correct? Why do you think he is an Arab?

Quinnell Because his dad is. If you… I’ll send you the paper.

Female reporter: His dad is Muslim His dad was Muslim. Barack Obama has never been a Muslim.

Quinnell No but he’s….

Dana Bash of CNN :he’s a Christian.

Quinnell He’s not an Arab either, he’s a

Bush: His father was Muslim, and he’s a Christian.

Quinnell Yeah , but he’s still got Muslim in him. So that’s still part of him. I got all the stuff from the library and I could send you all kinds of stuff on him. In fact….

Bush: What did you think about McCain said. He said he’s a decent person.

Quinnell Well he did have didn’t have (unintelligible) I think McCain wanted to (unintelligible) I don’t think he wanted to say anything against him. You know he didn’t want to cut him down. That was my way of thinking. I don’t think he wanted to cut him down. So he just kind of brushed me off.

Reporter: Plus he criticizes Barack Obama plenty himself, so why wouldn’t he do it now?

Quinnell Well I probably brought up something that he didn’t want to talk about.

Reporter: Do you think John McCain thinks that he’s Arab? Do you think he knows this stuff that you’re saying you know is fact?

Quinnell I don’t know. I don’t know. Maybe he doesn’t want to bring it up then. I don’t know why. Is there some way I can get to you more information.

Bush: Can you wait for me for like five more minutes?

Quinnell Yeah.

Bush:: I want to an interview on camera. Our camera team is occupied right now. What’s your name?

Quinnell Gayle Quinnell (Spells name again)

Bush: In case I lose you, you don’t have a cell phone do you?

Quinnell No I wish I had it on me but I don’t.

Bush: See the pretty lady over there with red hair? That’s our camera. As soon as she’s done , we’ll be over there Ok

Reporter: What was your reaction when Senator McCain backed away

Quinnell What was my reaction? Well when he didn’t want to talk about it

A whole hell of a lot of regular Republicans think Obama is a danger to this nation and they might take action, I’m afraid.

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  1. The Rush Limbaughs of the nation will finally be happy, because they’ve been out to polarize the nation since the very start.

    You can bet that if something does happen to Senator (or President) Obama, we’re going to see “polarized” like we’ve never seen it before.

  2. Sampling error!!! Sampling error!!!

  3. truther,

    If I was doing a quantitative research, then yes, Sampling Error!! However, if I was doing a qualitative research, one result is perfectly fine.

  4. You don’t know anything about inferrence, do you?

    You can’t infer without quantitative values.

    To infer based on such a sample is a false positive. In psychology, under those terms, we call you prejudiced and discriminatory.

    Quite possibly the most ill-informed thing you’ve said- and that’s saying something.

  5. True, I should have titled it what a Republican thinks about Obama rather than what Republicans think about Obama. But sadly, this is but one example. There are a bazillion other to prove the point. 🙂

  6. barrack obama is the worst president he has already put us in more debt in his first 100 days than president bush. He also wants to take the troops out of iraq but he has no idea what will happen if he does, obama is clueless and stuborn and hates america.

  7. obama should be impeached because he is going to put this world in another great depression, he doesn’t remember that with all that stimulus plan money he gave out that he has to pay all that back


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