We’ve Come 180 Degrees in the Attack of the Polls
For the past couple of months I’ve been under attack from users here and conservatives elsewhere for refusing to believe the polls were rigged. I’ve certainly agreed they’ve been weighted too much for the Democrats and were, consequently, wrong, but I have never thought it was intentional. I saw no sense whining about it as it just makes conservatives sound unhinged and detached from reality. | Read More »
Quinnipiac Proves It’s Really Over (In An Imaginary World)!
The Cheerleaders cheer, the bandwagon trundles forward, the sea levels decline and !EVERYONE HAS AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE! The GOP has no reason to continue on. The O has manfully penetrated 50% in three vital and critical and important and game-changing states! You can read about every pulsating, pounding punditgasm in this morning’s Business Insider!
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Why Nate Silver’s cozy insider status with Obama for America in 2008 matters in 2012.
Nate Silver is playing the part of the independent blogger with a system. Putting aside for the moment where ‘insider access’ is a legitimate system, such a pose allowed Silver to write things like this attack on Scott Rasmussen’s professional ethics because Rasmussen openly did some work for the Republican party during the 2004 election cycle. The impact of that particular post – which the Online Left has run with ever since – would have been much different if it had been disclosed that Nate Silver had had a formal special relationship with the Democratic party.
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Barack Obama’s George Bush Problem
Barack Obama has a George Bush problem. This is not a W problem, but an H. W. problem. Back in 1991, George H. W. Bush’s approval rating went up to between 89% and 91% in February of that year. He was on a high from winning the Iraq War. The Democrats were confounded and had no real answer to put up as an alternative. There | Read More »
Short Memories And Republican Successes
Back on March 15th, I wrote a post pointing out what happens when Republicans get milquetoast — their polling goes down. If you will go back to March 15th, there was a poll out that said the GOP hadn’t been compromising enough. In fact, the poll said that “71% say the GOP is not willing enough to compromise with Obama on the deficit.” I noted | Read More »