Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How Obama got elected.

When you put this video together with the Howard Stern video from before the election. (shown below) You can't deny that the media did was completely bias in it's coverage.

This is a poll taken of Obama voters. The only thing they seemed to know was that Sarah Palin had a pregant kid and she wore expensive clothes. They also had a hard time separating Palin from Tina Fey.

Zogby Poll

512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points

97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates

Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).

And yet.....

Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes

Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.

Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)

Here's the deal it's everyone's right to vote. However if you don't know what party is in control of Congress, or who is the Senate Majority Leader or who's Speaker of the House just stay home. If you don't care enought to know what's going on before Election Day, don't decide to care on Election Day. We really don't need people that don't understand the issues, or that don't even know what the issues are deciding the election. Maybe in 2012 we will actually have voters that know something about what's going on before they vote.


  1. A local disc jokey did a similar interview in Metro Atlanta. The person told him that she voted for Obama because "she could never vote for someone that has been in prison".

    Ignorance makes me sick.

  2. In fairness, as to the Ayers question: Americans made it abundantly clear they did not care about that story. The reason they didn't know one particular detail of the Obama-Ayers connection is because they most Americans didn't care about the story at all.

    While I will agree that the Joe Biden plagiarism story didn't get any play in this election cycle, it's because the story wasn't even vaguely relevant to the campaign. Do you really think there was a large slice of America that was going to care that 20 years ago in a primary campaign, Joe Biden read some words that he did not himself write? Do you really think that was a story Americans needed to be aware of to make a proper decision in this election?

    Then the coal question completely misrepresents what Obama said. I wouldn't expect Americans to know that Obama said his policies would bankrupt the coal industry when he never said that. What he said was that he was going to have new clean coal regulations that required new plants to be built with modern anti-pollution controls. Companies would find it impossible to construct plants without those guards because the penalties would be too great. Saying you want to require new coal plants to be cleaner, and you're willing to use the government to enforce that is not some radical position. And that question's characterization of Obama's position is not just misleading, it's dishonest.

    I think the real questions that Americans needed to know about were the one's that focused on the candidates' foreign policy, tax policy, health care policy, and economic policy.

    Coverage of McCain was bad because his fund raising was far worse, his prospects were far worse, his VP candidate was a train wreck, and his campaign was overwhelmingly negative. That's why coverage of him was so much worse than it was Obama. Reality dictated that it would be.

  3. I laughed when I read that General. That is the stupidest thing I think anyone has said yet. Of course now thinking about it for a couple of minutes I've decided that it's not funny but sad.

  4. On this one, I cry foul. Where are the poll results of people voting for McCain - about their intellectual gifts? In its absence, I think my conclusion explains itself.