Yesterday we were surprised to learn, courtesy of Madonna, that President Obama is Muslim. To be sure, we were aware that Obama wasn't born in America and that he's on a mission to "destroy Jesus and usher in a new age of liberal darkness that shall reign o’er the earth for a thousand years." But when Madonna told a massive crowd in Washington, D.C. that "we have a black Muslim in the White House," it was BIG news. Except now we're being told that Madge was just joshing.
"I was being ironic on stage," Her Madgesty said in an irritated statement. "Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim—though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is. And what if he were?" Yeah, so what if he was a Muslim? We agree it's not relevant, and we're sure the rest of America's highly-informed electorate are smart enough to distinguish irony from sincerity on this topic.
"The point I was making is that a good man is a good man, no matter who he prays to," Madonna added. "I don't care what religion Obama is—nor should anyone else in America." Americans shouldn't care about a lot of things that are irrelevant, and yet 65 percent of Americans who say Obama is a Muslim are "uncomfortable" with him because of it. Or maybe they were responding to this survey ironically?
Either way, we can all agree that Madonna is the most important political analyst of our time.