I think I have warned the readers of this website many times over the years that polls, especially at this time in an election cycle, are meaningless. That is why every time I hear some network guru site the Real Clear Politics polling average, I scratch my head in wonderment.
Now don’t get me wrong, I happen to think that Real Clear Politics is a very good website but their polling averages are just that averages and in many cases are pure meaningless. And why do I say that? Unless you know the demographics of the polls and the methodology used, the poll results can be skewed in any direction.
Professor William A. Jacobson in an article entitled “About those polls” on his website Legal Insurrection (and I took the liberty to borrow his title) does a very good job of explaining that the average of all these polls together is 35 percent Democratic to 29.5 percent Republican, or D +5.5 and he goes on to say….
“The clear answer is: they skew Democratic. In fact, every recent registered voter poll with party spreads I could identify had a Democratic advantage that exceeded the quarter-century trend.”
I would like to add these comments to the professor article:
How many people who are polled are scared to say that they against Obama for fear of being called a racists, because he is man of color?
I’ve never seen anyone analyze the “hang up” effect, namely, that Republicans (particularly conservatives) hang up on pollsters more than Democrats (particularly liberals).
I don’t know if we will ever have the answer to these question but it certainly comes into play with the polls.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” – Samuel Adams (1722-1803), was known as the “Father of the American Revolution.”
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I have never been so offended as by your recent statements about small business owner in America. These remarks are more offensive than any other you have made in the past.
It was literally a slap in the face to all Americans.
Let me be clear about this: I did not attend Harvard and Yale because I was too busy working. I never had a chance to sit around the faculty lounge to debate the merits Socialism as versus Capitalism but I soon learned the difference in the school of hard knocks.
I got my first job at the age of eleven for 25 cents an hour and here I am many decades later …still working. By time I was 20ish I held a full time job and attended night school for six long years. My day consisted of leaving home a 7am in the morning and returning home a 10pm at night.
I never got ANY form of government assistance, student loans, food stamps or welfare, I paid my own way from day one until today.
I too also have “Dreams of My Father and Mother”, I watched them work hard forever to make ends meet without ever dreaming of taking any government assistance, all they ever wanted was a better life for their children. We did NOT have a family car and lived in tiny apartment that as I reflect back upon, was one grade above the slums.
My life story is not unique, it is a story that many millions of Americans have experienced.
Later in life I attained a fair amount of success, and I ask you sir…
But…By what right do you tell me that I couldn’t have done it without government help! If anything my business experience has shown me that government rules and regulations is more of a hindrance than a help to business, with the end result is to make the product more costly.
Because I drive my car on paved streets that someone else built? I pay for right to use the street every time I fill up at the gas pump…It’s called Federal and State Taxes for infrastructure!
Because I own my own home? I pay blood money in real estate taxes for the right to live in MY OWN HOME. The teacher’s salaries that you speak of, is paid for by our real estate taxes.
There is NOT a damn thing you can buy in this country without paying taxes on, should We the People not expect some services in return for our taxes?
Barack Obama, July 13: “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Somehow, you have gotten this picture of how the American economy works ass backwards, you attributes all business success to an alien ideology and fascination with collectivism. This is a belief that follows a Marxism/Socialism theory of government whereby the Imperial government controls all and this is certainly not the American way.
It clearly expose who Obama is and what is core beliefs are, he is anti-business, anti capitalism, anti- individualism and has a disdain for the Constitution. Is he anti-American? He definitely has a chip on his shoulder about this country, that why he runs around the world apologizing to everyone. Pick one and doesn’t really matter …Socialist, Marxist, Communist. He has shown us that he is TOTALLY out of touch with makes America work.
We the People in America are freedom loving INDIVIDUALS and are not members of any collective. It is our heritage, it is our way, the freedom to make our own choices in life, good or bad as may be. What Obama and his minions fail to realize is that they are only stewards of government elected by the people, this is a government by the People and for the People.
We now have a Federal Government that has confiscated millions upon millions of acres of land in this country…aka Federal Land. They lay claim to what is now called Navigable Waterways of United State. All our natural resources are controlled by the Federal Government by the Dept. of the Interior. All of this is an expansion of the power for the central government, a power never intended under the Constitution.
At this point we should ask ourselves … Who is the United States?
Is it Washington D.C. or is it We the People?
It certainly is NOT Washington because that does not fit the Constitutional proclamation of a LIMITED Federal Government, so therefore the United States is We the People. It is We the People who own every square inch of this country. It is We the People who built the public roads, to the bridges, to the power grid systems to the peaks and valleys of this land we call America. It is We the People who paid for all of this with our tax dollars, and if we paid for it, we own it.
Our fore fathers fought a Revolution to rid us of tyrannical rule by a King and set up a Constitutional Republic with a LIMITED central government. And if need be, We the People will fight another Revolution to maintain our God-Given Rights.
“There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.” – American author and poet Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
I Built This…