Liberal Poll Dancing
Gene Lalor | September 27, 2012
Mark Twain’sÂ famous lineÂ effectively equatingÂ ”lies, damned lies, and statistics” could have included “and political polls, too!”
Â It’s doubtful either Mitt Romney or Barack Hussein Obama are much into “Sopranos”-style pole dancingÂ but it’s sure as tootin’ thatÂ the Obama team and his media surrogates have been dancing around opinion polls as if they were maypoles and reveling in their ability to manipulateÂ them like gyrating strippers while pretending they’re not campaigning for Obama’s re-election.Â Â
The myriad polls this election season generally have Obama beating Romney by a few points, except for those reporting the governor beating the president by a few andÂ others showing it’s pretty much a horse race.Â We don’t hear about the latter two, however.
The obvious point is thatÂ opinions recordedÂ six weeks beforeÂ Election DayÂ are about as meaningful and reliable as the promises Obama madeÂ in 2008 yet the polls showing he will win in November are interpretedÂ by the MSM as absolutely, indisputablyÂ accurate indicators of Obama’s victory.Â
PollsÂ can beÂ and often are skewed by pollsters in order to arrive at their desired results, a ployÂ now beingÂ used by liberals to persuade the electorate that the president is a shoo-in on November 6th to dissuade Republicans from even bothering to vote.Â
If it were not such a momentous election,Â theÂ recent pollÂ indicating Obama is leading RomneyÂ by 49 to 42 percent among NASCAR enthusiasts could be seen as comical.
Now, granted Mitt probably has as little real interest as Barack in Richard Petty and Jeff Gordon but toÂ conclude thatÂ predominantlyÂ right wingÂ NASCAR aficionados favorÂ by seven percentage points the radical Obama over the quasi-conservative, middle-of-the-roader RomneyÂ suggests the pollsters wereÂ on drugs, drunk, out to make a statement on the election, or all of the above.Â
Dick Morris, a known toe-sucker but nevertheless an astute political analyst,Â capsulized the poll situation in his recent piece titled “Mitt Romney Pulls Ahead.”Â
He wrote, “The published polling in this yearâ€™s presidential race is unusually inaccurate because this is the first election in which who votes determines how they vote.Â Obamaâ€™s massive leads among blacks, Latinos, young people, and single women vie with Romneyâ€™s margin among the elderly, married white women, and white men.”Â
Morris clarified that view by pointing out thatÂ ”most pollsters are using [deceptive] 2008 party preferences to weight their 2012 survey samples.” Â (http://tiny.cc/4q19kw)
Closely relatedÂ to the underhanded tactic ofÂ twisting poll findingsÂ is the manipulation of the news by the liberal mainstreamers whoÂ have frequently been proven to be deeply and unethically ensconced in the Obama camp for at least five years.Â Â
Not that it needed confirmation but CBSÂ confirmed that bias on Sunday.
CBS relegated to the internet and didn’tÂ televise Obama’s admissionÂ to Steve Kroft on “60 Minutes” that some ofÂ the president’sÂ campaign ads contained factual errors, essentially because sheat happens.Â Â
What?Â Obama admits his campaign ads lie?Â
Well, yes, and he’s a serial liar but CBS’ Sunday evening audienceÂ never heard the president inarticulately say,Â absent his trusty teleprompters, “Do we see sometimes us going overboard in our campaign, are there mistakes that are made, areas where there is no doubt somebody could dispute how we are presenting things?Â You know, that happens in politics.”Â (http://tiny.cc/yap7kw)Â
It’s simplyÂ unacceptable that the public knows that the gaffe-proneÂ Anointed One makes mistakes.Â Â
Â Obama’s numerous stupid statementsÂ which, if uttered by President George W. Bush would have been relentlessly ridiculed by Letterman and Leno,Â invariably escape media scrutiny but our scholar-commander in chief has said some of the dumbest thingsÂ everÂ uttered by a president of the United States although they are rarely mentioned in the MSMÂ and areÂ never mentioned by his television lackeys.Â
TheyÂ would make for hilarious but unacceptablyÂ politically-incorrectÂ humor.Â
Among other riotous gaffes, Obama has said heÂ doesn’t speak the Austrian language, heÂ thinks Hawaii is in Asia, he doesn’t know St. Louis is not Kansas City, he believes “fallen heroes” listen intentlyÂ to his speeches,Â and, inÂ a classic demonstration of abject ignorance, heÂ claimed he had visited all 57 of the 58 states in the Union. (http://tiny.cc/2qa8kw)Â Â
The only poll that counts is the one takenÂ on November 6thÂ and the only news stories of any consequenceÂ will beÂ those written after Americans demonstrateÂ they refuse to be duped twice, assuming all the nation’s votes aren’t tallied in Chicago and all the stories aren’t written by the staff of the New York Times.Â In those unlikely scenarios, we’re doomed.
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