Saturday, September 22, 2012

How is this race even close???


La La La La La

Yet another article that addresses the disconnect between polls and reality (Current Events).

Here’s a new Washington Post-ABC New poll — with a sample favoring Democrats by 9 points — that shows Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama by 47-46 percent among registered voters.

Once you begin to look more deeply at these national polls, you have to wonder: how is this thing even close? Obviously, there are cultural, geographical, religious and … well, endless reasons why people vote the way they do. But, beyond the political debate, if you simply focus on the perceptions and opinions of the people being polled, it’s difficult to understand how we get to a national tie.

For instance:

Q: Generally speaking, would you say you favor (smaller government with fewer services), or (larger government with more services)?

[56 percent says “yes,” while 33 percent say no.]

More tangibly, Romney leads 50-43 on handling the economy and 51-43 on handling the deficit (continued).

66 'toons

66 Toons
From the Orange County Register

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A Fine Muslum Rant

Professional British atheist Pat Condell delivers a proper Muslum rant at Doug's place.  It's a LiveLeak video,where I found this comment.

A muslim arrives at the Pearly Gates of Heaven. St. Peter looks him up and down and says "What do YOU want?"

With a glowing smile the man says, "I'm here for Jesus..."

St. Peter pokes his head around the gates and shouts "JESUS, YOUR CAB'S HERE!"

Posted 1 day ago By 
Chris Hansen (22.20)

Empty Chair Diplomacy

Democrat Media Monkeys

Res Ipsa Loquitor
(Pic via Mark Miller)

While Bibi Netanyahu  talks to an empty chair, the Sun Times today reports that Mayor Rahm Emanuel met Thursday with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The two are old pals,  and the speculation is that Barak (the Good) is trying to back-door Barack (the Evil) through Rahm.  Blah-Blah- Blah.  This is what caught my attention however.

Emanuel earlier this month resigned as a co-chair of the Obama campaign in order to raise money for the SuperPAC supporting Obama. As a presidential confidant, Emanuel doesn’t need a title to send — or receive — a message. With polls trending Obama’s way, Netanyahu may simply want to hedge his bet.

And what polls are trending Obama's way? The "Double Secret Gallup Edition?"   Let's stipulate for a moment, even though it's preposterous,  that media do not purposely weight polls to help Democrats.   Dick Morris here makes the same point I did awhile back.  Everyone of these polls use "some variant of the 2008 election turnout as its model for weighting respondents and this overstates the Democratic vote by a huge margin."   That's a painfully obvious point, and one no honest broker would ignore. 

Seven Things

What I See        
These six pictures say something to me,
but I honsestly don't know what?

I mean seven pictures
I think in part it means I'm in Obama overload.  But, still? 
Good lord, I hope I haven't divulged my inner rat cage?