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Dick Durbin thinks Obama is a liar

How else to interpret this?

Anyone who would stand before you and say ‘well, if you pass health care reform next year’s health care premiums are going down,’ I don’t think is telling the truth. I think it is likely they would go up.

Considering President Oprompter told us that premiums would go down, Durbin the Turban implies that B.O. is “not telling the truth”, which is affectionately known in some parts of the country as “lying through one’s teeth”!

March 10, 2010 Posted by | health care, Obama | 3 Comments

AP poll takes a little snooze from reality

Rasmussen has B.O.’s overall approval rating at a pitiful 43%.  The pollster shows that the number of people who strongly support B.O. is at 22%, while the number who strongly oppose his policies are nearly doubled, 43%.

Every poll has B.O. under 50%.  So what does the state-run AP do?  Why, commission a poll showing B.O.’s approval “holding fairly steady” at 53%, naturally!  Ed notices a slight sampling problem, though:

An asset for his rank and file?  Hardly.  The AP only reaches that conclusion by surveying adults rather than registered or likely voters, which are polls more suited to predicting outcomes for elections.  The AP knows this, but apparently couldn’t be bothered to adjust its polling technique to more accurately predict electoral behavior — or wanted to put its finger on the scale without too many people discovering its game.

The partisan gap in this sample is another big reason.  While poll after poll shows that gap nearly disappearing, the AP sample has a whopping 11-point advantage for Democrats, 45/34, including independent leaners (page 31).  Without the leaners, it’s 33/23.  Bear in mind that Obama got elected in November 2008 with a seven-point advantage in the popular vote — and that was with significant Republican crossover voting.   The AP’s partisan split at that time was 48/34, 40/24 without leaners.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

March 10, 2010 Posted by | media bias, Obama, polls | Leave a comment

Quote of the day, “Dan Rather links Obama and watermelons” edition

When I first read about this, I had to make sure it was authentic, i.e. not on one of Dan Rather’s memos.  Nope, it’s real.  Here’s what the disgraced former newsman said to Leg Tingles Matthews on MSDNC about B.O.’s inability to get America to drink the Kool-Aid on socialized medicine:

Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be President Obama’s leadership. And the Republicans will make a case and a lot of independents will buy this argument. “Listen he just hasn’t been, look at the health care bill. It was his number one priority. It took him forever to get it through and he had to compromise it to death.” And a version of, “Listen he’s a nice person, he’s very articulate” this is what’s been used against him, “but he couldn’t sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.”

The video clip is at this link, and you’ll note Tingles trying to talk over Gunga Dan in order to prevent further humiliation.  Both of Matthews’ viewers were mortified.

Exit question (and one that you can see coming a mile away): Care to imagine what the reaction would be from the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) had this analogy come from a conservative?

March 10, 2010 Posted by | bigotry, Dan Rather, MSNBC, quote of the day | Leave a comment