Muslim connections? Just crazy stuff that Republicans make up to scare voters!
"And that's what the Republicans, when they say this isn't about issues it's about personalities, what they're really saying is, 'We're going to try to scare people about Barack. So we're going to say that, you know, maybe he's got Muslim connections.'... Just making stuff up."
-Senator Barack Obama doing a variation of his "Those Crazy Republicans" campaign riff, September 2008
Muslim connections? Part of the rich tapestry of the president's vast experience that make him the greatest leader the world has ever witnessed.
"The President himself experienced Islam on three continents before he was able to, or before he's been able to visit, really, the heart of the Islamic world, you know, growing up in Indonesia, having a Muslim father obviously Muslim Americans a key part of Illinois and Chicago."
-Denis McDonugh, deputy National Security Adviser for President Obama's Strategic Communication, June 2009 as Lord Obama departs for "the heart of the Islamic world."