Don’t believe everything the polls say
This is the campaign season, and if you believe anything that comes out of CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, and CNN, I have some attractive real estate that might be of interest to you. It has a scenic view of the river, and the fishing is great.
I’ve never seen the mainstream media working so hard for a president. Their total dedication to Obama is so obvious that it is unseemly. Recently the news broke that the economy had bottomed out and was now making an unbelievable recovery.
One reporter even proclaimed that the “good news is coming in machine gun fashion, one right after the other.” All this while 23 million Americans are out of work, and 47 percent of Americans are on some type of government relief.
What is happening on TV and in the press is journalistic malpractice. The big lie has been that an obscure video produced by a Coptic Christian instigated all of the mayhem that is now going on in the Middle East. The deaths of our Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans was the result of this “offensive film that criticized the prophet Mohammed.” But truth is a hard thing to bottle up, even if Obama and his news media gave it the “old college try.” We know with certainty that the assassination of our ambassador was the result of a well-planned terrorist attack, and the really embarrassing thing is that this attack was led by a terrorist who was once housed at Gitmo. This attack, in fact, constitutes an act of war, yet the Obama administration ignores the serious ramifications of this terrorist act.
The mainstream media has no shame, and they certainly have no respect for our intelligence. Reliable news is important, but where do you get it. News people, whether on TV or in the press, are no longer reliable sources for the news. They spin the news in such a way as to help their favorite candidate, no matter how bad the news may be for the man or woman they support.
Take for example this headline which appeared on a CBS blog: “Only 15 percent of Democrats Believe Economic News is Bad.” To be sure, this false and misleading headline is designed to buck up Obama’s supporters, yet this article is written as a serious article, one that we should accept as gospel. Apparently, the Pew Research Center wants to create the illusion that Democrats are not worried about the economic depression that is facing us.
If it is true that 85 percent of Democrats think that the economy is roaring along in a boom period, then we have lost the country. A huge number of our citizens are no longer rational and capable of deductive reasoning.
Personally, I don’t believe that 85 percent of Democrats think we are living in a boom period. In fact, I think it is just the opposite. They are living in this deep recession just like everyone else, and they know the difference between what Obama has given us and an economic “boom period.”
Then there are the polls. Let me remind you that you should never put too much stock in polls, especially those that are designed not for the truth, but to advance an agenda. Some polls over sample Democrats, for example, by as much as 13 percent. Some sample “registered voters” as opposed to “likely voters.” Some sample people with no party affiliations who simply answer the telephone. Give me the outcome you want or need and I will give you what you paid for; a poll that says exactly what you want it to say.
The press is in a full court press to dishearten and dispirit you, to make you feel hopeless and convince you that Obama is going to win regardless. Don’t fall for that old Democrat trick.
It has been played ever since “Little Jimmy” Carter was in the White House. Think back to two weeks before the election between “Little Jimmy” and Ronald Reagan. Two weeks before the election, the polls showed that “Little Jimmy” was leading by as many as 17 points. Reagan won the election in a landslide.
Remember, also, that it was not that the media liked Carter; they didn’t. But they hated Ronald Reagan and conservatism more than a failed, incompetent chief executive.
So my advice is to hang tough. America is still the greatest place on earth, and despite what the Democrats and the media say, the American people can still think for themselves.
They will demonstrate that fact on November 6.