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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Because Obama’s already one of them.

Chuck Schick on June 27, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Which candidate would deal better with an invasion from outer space?

That’s a clown question, bro.

ddh on June 27, 2012 at 8:44 PM

When this circus, and its clowns, leave town, finally, the stench will prevail for years to come.

Schadenfreude on June 27, 2012 at 8:45 PM

One alien to another..

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Hussein gives welfare and voting rights to aliens,
so he is better , we all know that

burrata on June 27, 2012 at 8:45 PM

It’d be a disaster. He’d give them a box set of American movies that would not run on their DVRs.

Ted Torgerson on June 27, 2012 at 8:46 PM

The guy who basically shut down NASA would be the man to handle an alien invasion?

Ronnie on June 27, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I’d like to nominate Dennis Kucinich to act as a liason.

backwoods conservative on June 27, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Only cause he’s already been abducted….oh yeah, and probed.

msupertas on June 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I’ve always thought he was an alien. But then again, most of the Dems look like aliens or freaks. Every time I see Holder I wonder if he is one of the Coneheads long lost relatives.

Sporty1946 on June 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Hussein gives welfare and voting rights to aliens,
so he is better , we all know that

burrata on June 27, 2012 at 8:45 PM

This.

ex_machina on June 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Mitt Romney would lecture the aliens about the importance of markets. Then he would tell them that he could double their productivity and efficiency of invading if they took advantage of his experience as a businessman who has lived in the real economy.

Stoic Patriot on June 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Is this racist?

Schadenfreude on June 27, 2012 at 8:49 PM

How would TFGRP deal with Cuban paratroopers dropping over our cities, that’s the question that should be asked. Or Zombies. Oooooo….paratrooping zombies.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 8:50 PM

For instance, are the aliens susceptible to drone attacks? Because if not, The One’s pretty much out of ideas.

Oh, I dunno. Aliens like to anally probe. Obama likes to be anally probed. Works out perfectly.

Blake on June 27, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Hot Air has jumped the shark.

RoadRunner on June 27, 2012 at 8:51 PM

I’d like to nominate Dennis Kucinich to act as a liason.

backwoods conservative on June 27, 2012 at 8:47 PM

You mean he’s not already?

aunursa on June 27, 2012 at 8:51 PM

We have already invaded by aliens . . . from Mexico

stackedeck on June 27, 2012 at 8:51 PM

I’d prefer Obama in an alien invasion as well.

For the part when they say “take me to your leader” and then zap him up in their spaceship far away from anywhere that he can actively screw up the country…

Gingotts on June 27, 2012 at 8:51 PM

If the aliens were from outer space, Obama would guide them to Roswell, NM where E.T. could phone home and ride off into the moonset with Obama on a bicycle built for two.

If the aliens were from Mexico, Romney would be better suited to deal with them.

Steve Z on June 27, 2012 at 8:51 PM

But what about a zombie apocalypse?

Philly on June 27, 2012 at 8:52 PM

This whole idea is too stupid to even comment on.

The survey was commissioned for National Geographic Channel’s series Chasing UFOs, premiering Friday at 9

Okay, publicity for a new show.

Still stupid though.

cozmo on June 27, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Probably oversampled Daleks again.

forest on June 27, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Barackabama will bring the Heats*.

*See Twitchy.com to get the witty reference.

SouthernGent on June 27, 2012 at 8:54 PM

The two-thirds want him to use this on them.

zenron on June 27, 2012 at 8:55 PM

How would TFGRP deal with Cuban paratroopers dropping over our cities, that’s the question that should be asked. Or Zombies. Oooooo….paratrooping zombies.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Okay, what’s the “R” for?

As for you’re question; 0bama would handle them the french way.

cozmo on June 27, 2012 at 8:55 PM

L Ron Hubbard is currently writing a book about this very subject.

rickyricardo on June 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM

If they take one look at Michelle, and her belts, they’ll run/fly away.

Schadenfreude on June 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM

duh, your

cozmo on June 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM

They keep confusing Barry with Will Smith in “Independence Day”…

PA Guy on June 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Okay, what’s the “R” for?

As for you’re question; 0bama would handle them the french way.

cozmo on June 27, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Running.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 8:57 PM

You know what zero would do if aliens invaded (no, not from Mexico, from space)…..

He’d bow before them, probably fall to his knees, and ask how many Americans (those other Americans that is) do they need skinned and fileted for their pulled human sandwiches.

Wolfmoon on June 27, 2012 at 8:57 PM

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.

“I told you, human rights under Obama are horrific” — Jimmy Carter

Schadenfreude on June 27, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Well, he is from Kenya and he’s approved invasion from across the Mexican border.

In other words, water is wet.

Rixon on June 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Obama would bow to them….

Then eat their dog….

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Two-thirds say Obama is expendable.

elvisdaisy on June 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Alienated susceptible to sharp pants creases.

rbj on June 27, 2012 at 9:00 PM

This is no joke. The aliens in Mars Attacks always remind me of Nancy Pelosi… or vice versa. Their faces and especially their voices.

nitzsche on June 27, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Obama is a space cadet.

jaime on June 27, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Yeah, I’m gonna say based on Obama’s handling on the border, he can’t handle alien invasions from earthlings, much less alien invasions from outer space.

BKennedy on June 27, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Obama eats space cookies.

jaime on June 27, 2012 at 9:01 PM

They feel this way because he can speak their language because he is from another world.

Pomai on June 27, 2012 at 9:01 PM

That’s aliens are
Stupid touchpad.

rbj on June 27, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Obama: “I, for one, welcome our new Illegal Alien Overlords.” Then he bows to them.

Gladtobehere on June 27, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Obama grants amnesty to alien invaders.

jaime on June 27, 2012 at 9:02 PM

First TPTB want to tell me that Romney is some sort of time-traveling robot vampire & now they want to tell me Obama would be a better POTUS during an alien invasion?

The cognitive dissonance on the left is really getting out of control.

Dark Star on June 27, 2012 at 9:02 PM

I watched “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” today on blu-ray.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll buy some lottery tickets!

BruthaMan on June 27, 2012 at 9:03 PM

A Romulan Ale Summit! And a work permit. That’s how Obama would roll.

Curtiss on June 27, 2012 at 9:03 PM

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

Dude, I’m nervous.

Flora Duh on June 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Obama grants amnesty to alien invaders.

jaime on June 27, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Then signs them up for food stamps.

BruthaMan on June 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM

What if the aliens looked like dogs? TFGRP shows up slavering with fork in hand and ends up starting a galactic war.

Bishop on June 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Obama is a space cowboy.

jaime on June 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Shoot first, ask questions later.

WisCon on June 27, 2012 at 9:05 PM

As long as the aliens do not ask for his birth certificate…

Archivarix on June 27, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Alien invasion?! That’s just what our economy needs!

/Bug eyes.

Ted Torgerson on June 27, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Biden!

Key West Reader on June 27, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Dealing with alien invasions is the responsibility of the UN and didn’t Paul Krugman suggest this would be a good reason to suspend congress (and elections?) so Obama could fix the economy?

Meanwhile I don’t know how you can say a guy who ended his record string of crashed airplanes in an enemy village, had a glorious war record.

halfbaked on June 27, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Then signs them up for food stamps.

BruthaMan on June 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Democrat voter registration card first.

Then they’re permitted to eat.

KingGold on June 27, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Probably oversampled Daleks again.

forest on June 27, 2012 at 8:54 PM

LOL

Axe on June 27, 2012 at 9:08 PM

More importantly, who in their right mind picks Batman or Spiderman over the Hulk to deal with technologically advanced aliens who could probably simply fry anything not indestructible right out of existence.

Whats a Seawolf on June 27, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Obama would bow to them….

Then eat their dog….

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Obama to aliens: “You all look as delicious as Chewbaca. Join me for dinner?”

Obama gives aliens a copy of Obamacare. Aliens read it quickly, then shout in horror: “Obamacare, its…a cookbook.”

Gladtobehere on June 27, 2012 at 9:09 PM

The Purple People Eaters from SEIU will put them on a bus and take them to a polling place. They’ll be compensated for their time, of course.

Philly on June 27, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Then eat their dog….

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Obama does not eat doggie
that’s just not his style
Check it out
any guesses as to what the doggie is sayin ?

burrata on June 27, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Obama would give the aliens green cards, and sign them up for food stamps, welfare, Medicaid, tax “credits,” and in-state tuition. Oh, and of course, he’d sign them up as Democratic voters.

AZCoyote on June 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Obama is better suited than Romney to deal with an alien invasion…

…well then!…whose the smart aleck that put the thread picture up of Mooch… with a couple of her make people?

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM

make people?

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM

make-up people!

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Well he was friends with Calypso Louie who takes his orders from the Mutha Ship!

ConcealedKerry on June 27, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I agree!! Obama handled the Dearborn crowd just fine!!

KenInIL on June 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM

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

Sure do appreciate that l’il giggle, before I shut down.
LOLOLOL
Can’t wait to read the responses while awaiting the SCOTUS/congressional stuffs, in the AM.

pambi on June 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Well, considering he is alien to the American Way of Life and all…

ProfShadow on June 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Balok Obama’s tranya summit.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Zippy could easily disarm the aliens, while they’re busting a gut laughing while saying, “C’mon, where is your real leader?”

Then he’ll count all the Martians as saved or created green jobs.

MrKleenexMuscles on June 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

What if the aliens were all homosexual?

BobMbx on June 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

You know what would come in handy if we were attacked by aliens?

Moon bases.

Fezzik on June 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

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

Did the pollster explain that these aliens were from space and not Mexico?

Texas Gal on June 27, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Fezzik, good point. Maybe we should be nominating Newt.

Philly on June 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

What if the aliens were all homosexual?

BobMbx on June 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Fashion technology leaps ahead a millennium, and we all look fantastic!

Axe on June 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

What if the aliens were all homosexual?

BobMbx on June 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Then Obama would prostitute himself for a donation.

Electrongod on June 27, 2012 at 9:23 PM

You know what would come in handy if we were attacked by aliens?

Moon bases.

Fezzik on June 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

The moon cannot be desecrated any more
The moon is holy and sacred in islam .

burrata on June 27, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Chalk it up to 2/3rds being recklessly uninformed idiots,I guess.

Bmore on June 27, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I wouldn’t send in the Hulk right away. I’d give them a chance to prove they had peaceful intentions first. But if they wanted to make us mad…

backwoods conservative on June 27, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Plan 9 from Chicago?

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 27, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Obama does not eat doggie
that’s just not his style
Check it out
any guesses as to what the doggie is sayin ?

burrata on June 27, 2012 at 9:09 PM

…lol…you’re bad!

KOOLAID2 on June 27, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Haven’t we already had an ILLEGAL alien invasion since about 1986?

I think Sheriff Joe and his Pink outfit idea is the best.

“pinks fer aliens”!!!!

So no President Lawless would not be best to deal appropriately with aliens.

PappyD61 on June 27, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Sure Barry would repel an invasion, just as soon as he opened his mouth and started talking. The aliens would leave saying “NO intelligent life here, did you hear their leader?”

GarandFan on June 27, 2012 at 9:27 PM

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

He speaks their language. He understands them. He has lived amongst them. He is a “lightworker.” He stands “above” the Earth and all of us mere mortals.

I’ve never thought that he was born in Kenya. Outer space? Hmmmmmm……

Resist We Much on June 27, 2012 at 9:28 PM

What if the aliens were all homosexual?
BobMbx on June 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

The first clue would be when their leader would demand, “Take us to Uranus”.

(Alright,somebody had to step to the plate)

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 27, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Because Obama’s already one of them.

Chuck Schick on June 27, 2012 at 8:43 PM

I think they meant aliens from another planet, not Kenya ;)

wildcat72 on June 27, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Plan 9 from Chicago?

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 27, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Wouldn’t Plan 9 from the White House be more appropriate?

Gladtobehere on June 27, 2012 at 9:33 PM

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

He speaks their language. He understands them. He has lived amongst them. He is a “lightworker.” He stands “above” the Earth and all of us mere mortals.

I’ve never thought that he was born in Kenya. Outer space? Hmmmmmm……

Resist We Much on June 27, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Who knows, , maybe they’ll come after him and put us all out of our misery :)..

jimver on June 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM

What if the aliens were all homosexual?

BobMbx on June 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

They’d get along as well with Michelle as Baracky does.

Gladtobehere on June 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Bow, offer them amnesty, then start up the drones!

Deano1952 on June 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Alternate headline: Americans Prefer Fantasy President to Deal With Fantasy Scenario

Caiwyn on June 27, 2012 at 9:36 PM

What if the aliens were all homosexual?

BobMbx on June 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM

All this assumes that they reproduce using some weird alien technology, of course. Unless they have some sort of all homosexual science core, or military — or only gays are allowed on the fathership … still grappling with this profound question.

Axe on June 27, 2012 at 9:39 PM

*corp. not core. or coresmen.

Axe on June 27, 2012 at 9:40 PM

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

Yeah, because with Obama, they’d take one look around and say, “We’ve got nothing left to do. Obama has already destroyed everything.” And they’d leave before Obama corrupted their society as well.

MrX on June 27, 2012 at 9:45 PM

still grappling with this profound question.

Axe on June 27, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Try this….they’re on a mission to find mates?

BobMbx on June 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Try this….they’re on a mission to find mates?

BobMbx on June 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM

So… San Francisco is “first contact”?

MrX on June 27, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Barky is an alien invasion. Retarded aliens, too.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM

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