Important poll: Two-thirds say Obama is better suited than Romney to deal with an alien invasion

posted at 8:41 pm on June 27, 2012 by Allahpundit

I need more information to answer this question. For instance, are the aliens susceptible to drone attacks? Because if not, The One’s pretty much out of ideas.

Actually, I suppose he could order a surge of U.S. troops to attack the aliens — without seeking congressional approval, natch — and then quietly start withdrawing them as the war drags on and turns into a political liability.

So what if they stopped by? The survey shows:

•22% would try to befriend the alien, 15% would run away, 13% would lock their doors, and only 2% would try to inflict bodily harm.

•If angry aliens did attack Earth, 21% would call the Hulk in to deal with it, 12% would call Batman, and 8% would call Spider-Man.

•Nearly 65% think Barack Obama would be better suited than Mitt Romney to handle an alien invasion.

Any poll that explores the important contingency of The Hulk doing battle with aliens will always have a place at Hot Air. As for the data, I’m guessing that this question operates for most respondents as a de facto referendum on the incumbent president’s war record. As long as you’ve shown some hawkish inclinations in office — and O’s liquidated enough terrorists and Qaddafi henchmen that he passes that test — then voters are probably going to prefer you in a military hypothetical to the guy from the other party whom they barely know. The numbers might change depending on the challenger’s military pedigree (if Romney had a famously glorious war record like, say, McCain’s, this margin would be much smaller), but generally the public’s going to give the guy who ordered the hit on Bin Laden the benefit of the doubt. Which, of course, is why you don’t see Romney going hard after Obama on foreign policy these days.

Anyway. Let me try to redeem this moronic post by encouraging you to read Eli Lake’s short but revealing piece at Newsweek about the prison conditions jihadis captured by America are subject to when they’re sent home instead of to Gitmo. Call it rendition, Obama-style: For all of the left’s blather about treating detainees humanely, O’s only too happy to pack captives off to a “living hell” in their native country as long as it means he doesn’t have to deal with any legal headaches here at home about how to hold them. Note to future alien prisoners: I hope you prefer captivity in the lava pits of planet Gyfffyrthblin683 to a stay in Cuba, because that’s where you’re headed, guys.


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Our borders aren’t secure from the real alien invasions.

CW on June 27, 2012 at 10:05 PM

If Gore was president on 9/11, he would have ‘negotiated’ if not outright surrendered our United States. Obama is no different, except in levels of detail and/or extreme.

Pffft!

Who dreams up these idiot poll questions? The country is on a bullet train to H3ll and some idiots ask who is better suited to deal with an alien invasion? And they say it’s Obama?

Pffft!

Yeah, right. We already know how Obama is dealing with an alien invasion: amnesty!

That should pretty much cover the bases here.

Liam on June 27, 2012 at 10:07 PM

ALF eats cats. Obama eats dogs. Obama clearly can find common ground with aliens by swapping recipes and establish a rapport.

malclave on June 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM

“Obama is very, very comfortable, it seems, with aliens who are like him,” Williams told MSNBC’s Martin Bashir, in an appearance later flagged by The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website. “That’s one of the reasons why he seems so stiff and awkward in some town hall settings, why he can’t relate to aliens other than that.”

“But when he comes on ‘MSNBC,’ they’re like him, they’re green aliens who are very much relaxed in their own company,” Williams added.

islestar on June 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

So the guy who can’t and refuses to deal with aliens invading from the south is best to deal with aliens invading from space. Have I got that right?

The Notorious G.O.P on June 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Good thing this issues is in the top ten priority list of only about 0.001% of the voting population.

farsighted on June 27, 2012 at 10:13 PM

ALF eats cats. Obama eats dogs. Obama clearly can find common ground with aliens by swapping recipes and establish a rapport.

malclave on June 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM

ALF was cool.

Obama used to be until it was deemed ‘racist’ to call him that.

Back to ALF, then.

Liam on June 27, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I’m waiting for Paul Krugman to weigh in on this.

Bitter Clinger on June 27, 2012 at 10:15 PM

So the guy who can’t and refuses to deal with aliens invading from the south is best to deal with aliens invading from space. Have I got that right?

The Notorious G.O.P on June 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

It’s racist for you to ask that question. /snark

Liam on June 27, 2012 at 10:17 PM

•22% would try to befriend the alien, 15% would run away, 13% would lock their doors, and only 2% would try to inflict bodily harm.

AP, I don’t get why you think this group is pulling for Obama because of his war record. These are people who don’t want a fight. Isn’t Obama the natural choice then?

Esthier on June 27, 2012 at 10:19 PM

I’ve had a stressful week with two sick pups..so this made me laugh..these pollsters need to get a real job…

Xango Annie on June 27, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Oh great… now all we are going to hear from the Obama champagne until election day is how they are 100% sure the aliens are about to attack.

Axion on June 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Important poll: Two-thirds say Obama Bishop is better suited than Romney Electrongod to deal with an alien invasion.

There.

The science is settled.

Bruno Strozek on June 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM

I’ve got a better idea. Why don’t we suggest Obama as our Ambassador to their planet. He’ll be off our planet and will bore them to death. It’s win/win.

TulsAmerican on June 27, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I said it in the other thread….

Its not proper to refer to them as ‘aliens’.

As with our earth-bound brethren from Mexico, they should be referred to as ‘planetary refugees’.

In keeping with standards rules of PC and liberal douchebagginess, of course…

catmman on June 27, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Kinda OT:

Last week, I was giving a tour of 10-11 year olds at the Alamo from my wife’s pre-school for a field trip.

I had along three of the adult teachers to help chaperone (read: corral) the kids, my oldest daughter being one of the teachers.

Spent about an hour and a half, starting at the Cenotaph, walking through the Long Barracks museum, walking the grounds, going through the chapel and finally the gift shop. Talking about the history of the Alamo, the battle, threw in some Texas history…it was fun and the kids really seemed to enjoy it.

Anyway, later that day when my daughter came home from work, she told me one of the other teachers on the trip had told the kids later that I was wrong in referring to the Mexican army and the Mexicans who fought – on both sides btw – as Mexicans.

I should have called them latinos or hispanics.

Yeah…

catmman on June 27, 2012 at 10:31 PM

I said it in the other thread….

Its not proper to refer to them as ‘aliens’.

catmman on June 27, 2012 at 10:26 PM

lol — and so welcome, everyone, to HotAir. News, politics, and … whatever the hell we should call this other stuff. :)

Axe on June 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Who the hell came up with this crap..?

affenhauer on June 27, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Aliens, huh?

HA scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Cleombrotus on June 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM

As I recall, in the movie Mars Attacks! the President (played by Jack Nicholson) asks the Martians “Can’t we all just get along?” right before they vaporize him.

disa on June 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Isn’t Arizona a pretty good indication of how well 0bama would handle an alien invasion..?

affenhauer on June 27, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Considering that:
1 At our current rocket technological level it would take 25,000 years to reach the nearest star.
2 The nearest star containing a civilized planet may well be a 100,000 or even 1,000,000 times further than that–

we have a better chance of finding a humungous, solar-system sized chocolate pie in space than we have of running into any aliens–but it’s nice to know that Obama could handle them better. Very comforting!!

MaiDee on June 27, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Aliens, not Illegal Aliens.

Ukiah on June 27, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Aliens: Take us to your….oh that’s right, you don’t have one.

tommer74 on June 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM

…and the Zombie Apocalypse …

socalcon on June 27, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Anyway, later that day when my daughter came home from work, she told me one of the other teachers on the trip had told the kids later that I was wrong in referring to the Mexican army and the Mexicans who fought – on both sides btw – as Mexicans.

I should have called them latinos or hispanics.

catmman on June 27, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Well, while we’re at it… and please don’t take this as anything but constructive criticism… you’re also wrong to refer to that other person as a “teacher”.

The proper term is “left wing shill”.

malclave on June 27, 2012 at 11:16 PM

He won’t fight them, he’ll just do a deep bow.

AH_C on June 27, 2012 at 11:16 PM

What if the aliens were all homosexual?

BobMbx on June 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

…JugEars would bend FORWARD!

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 11:20 PM

ummm, it has already happened, dufuses. (That’s the plural of dufus, Obama. But then, I repeat myself)

MikeinPRCA on June 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM

•Nearly 65% think Barack Obama would be better suited than Mitt Romney to handle an alien invasion.

Hmmm…they just might be right. BO is quite effective at alienating. They’d be gone in no time.

lynncgb on June 27, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Wake up, peeps! This is an obvious attempt by the White House and Paul Krugman to prepare the American public to get behind a massive new stimulus programme designed to fight off wag-the-little-green-men’s-Martian-tails invasion!

The country must be fully mobilised, the economy must be centrally-planned, trillions (Oops! That’s the new code work for “black”) must be spent, the Rosetta Stone Special Austrian Editions must be replaced by with the Rosetta Stone Special Edition O’speranto Edition, which will not only become the universal language on Earth, but also the galactic tongue of all aliens, legal, illegal, green, L Ron Hubbadites, those on Calypso Louie’s big wheel (in the sky keeps on turning, Proud Louie keeps on churning out anti-semtic “lurning.” Rolling, rolling, rolling in my Rolls on the River…front Drive…Oops! Sorry, the big wheel always does that to me), the Moonies, Luke, Leia, and Hans Solo.

The Ferret strikes, again!

Resist We Much on June 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM

No Doves!

Buttercup on June 27, 2012 at 11:32 PM

And the other 97% who were non-respondents assaulted the questioner.

321mdl on June 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Ack Ack!

oldroy on June 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I can’t believe we have gone this many posts and no one hinted at spouses, Natives of Kashyyyk, etc.

LegendHasIt on June 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM

First Lady: “Well they’re not going to eat off the Spike Lee china. Maybe the Sharpton china, but not the Lee china.”

oldroy on June 27, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I said it in the other thread….

Its not proper to refer to them as ‘aliens’.

catmman on June 27, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Undocumented Demonrats?

I wonder if any of them look like the son Obama never had. MUAHAHAHAHA!

Gladtobehere on June 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Ack.

Ack ack

DrW on June 27, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Ack. Ack!

Oh-di-lay-ee-ay, di-lay-dee-oh, de-lay-ee
Oh-di-lay-ee-ay, di-lay-dee-oh, de-lay-ee
Oh-di-lay-ee-ay, di-lay-dee-oh, de-lay-ee
Splat! There goes another Democrat brain.

oldroy on June 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM

mportant poll: Two-thirds say Obama Bishop AP is better suited than Romney Electrongod Ed to deal with an alien invasion.

There.

The science is settled.

Bruno Strozek on June 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM

True science is never settled!

Gladtobehere on June 28, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Coincidentally – “Mars Attacks” Running on DVD player at the moment.

Not quite “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, but it’ll do while we wait for a busy news day tomorrow.

Ack, Ack!

oldroy on June 28, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Barack – ack – ack!

Aardvark on June 28, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Because he’s one?

Bambi on June 28, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Dammit Scotty you beamed me down into a sewage dump. They call them “Occupy”. Beam me up–no intelligent life forms here.

tbear44 on June 28, 2012 at 3:33 AM

1) There are no aliens in “Outer Space,” or, what makes people think that there IS intelligent living organisms, or even artificial intelligence in outerspace? Just because Hollywood liberal bullies think something must be true does not mean it is true.

2) If there were, what makes people think that they would 1) Even discover our existence, or 2) Even be interested in attacking us. Would we be their food, as they inject some venom into us which imobilizes us, but keeping us conscious while each of us are slowly devoured over thousands of years, a virtual eternity suffering umbearable agony from the pain of being eaten alive, and the horrific terror of the experience.

3) I’d rather have Rachel McAdams, or Cajol in charge if earth had to defend against in interstellar attack than Obama. Obama is a malicious, mean spirited, cruel man who has been painted as wonderful and smarter than anyone, all while he proves the opposite.

4) If Interstellar aliens, or Intergalactic aliens wanted to invade us, would they telegraph their move, or just attack and finish it within a few seconds, before we even know what hit us?

5) Obama and his administration would sell us down the river, as he has with South Carolina with the Boeing complex disgrace, or Arizona – suing, and trying to destroy, US states, or the way he has sold out the United States of America when he trashed us overseas, as he did at Muslim University in Egypt, demonizing our nation, us, and our fellow citizens to the radical Muslim Jew-Israel-US haters.

6) Why is Superman not included in the choices of heroes to fight the interstellar aliens? He could kick Hulk’s, Spiderman’s, and Batman’s behind, simultaneously. Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris are also absent from the list, but would put a hurtin’ on aliens.

Aliens don’t invade earth. Chuck Norris only invites them for a visit, allowing them to live.

William2006 on June 28, 2012 at 6:10 AM

As well he should be, being that he is one of them.

waterytart on June 28, 2012 at 6:33 AM

Better suited than Øbama to deal with an alien invasion: Pee Wee Herman

petefrt on June 28, 2012 at 6:50 AM

I can see Obama doing three things:

1) He’ll immediately say he’s again the alien until they donate to his reelection campaign then suddenly he’s all for the psudopods who want to eat th eyeballs of children becasue “is the right thing o do”

2) He’ll argue these tentacles crimes against nature should be covered under our Constitution and they all become register democrat voters by the 20212 election

3) He’ll bow to every single one of them. They will laugh at the act of weakness this hairless mammal showed to them. Carny will have a press conference later an say Obama never bowed an then say how it’;s really a republican plot to make him look bad. MSNBC will have a week about how the republicans are the worse thing happening to this country while the aliens vaporzed half the east coast

LordDaMan on June 28, 2012 at 7:54 AM

I thought the big thing was zombies or vampires or something.

DrMagnolias on June 28, 2012 at 8:10 AM

I don’t think Jan Brewer would agree.

BrunoMitchell on June 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Obviously, they didn’t take the poll in AZ

BrunoMitchell on June 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Of course Obama is better suited.
Have a look at those ears, that’ll give him plenty of advance warning.

MB on June 28, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Two-thirds say Obama is better suited than Romney to deal with an alien invasion

This is true. He gave them the dream act and now they will all vote for him.

woodNfish on June 28, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Obama would attack hostile space aliens ONLY after he crawls to eminence grease Valerie Jarrett and get her condescending permission.

Just ask Leon Panetta – he’ll back me up on this.

CatchAll on June 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM

BTW – I deliberately spelled it “grease” for a reason.

CatchAll on June 28, 2012 at 1:26 PM

I could imagine this happening:

An alien race taking one look at the pack of clowns that the “biggest and best” nation on the planet lawfully picked to lead them, and the results thereof…

And then promptly turning around and heading back home because they didn’t want to catch whatever brain-eating virus the natives had.

“Navigator Xontorr!”

“Yes, Prelate?”

“Classify that planet as having no intelligent life.”

“At once, Prelate. Shall I also set course for home at flank speed?”

“You bet your tentacled little fanny!”

MelonCollie on June 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM

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