Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Barack Obama - #3910 - Thomas Sowell - Big Lies in Politics - Townhall (2) WaPo/ABC Poll Shows Dead Heat Between Romney - Obama..... Hot Air

The fact that so many successful politicians are such shameless liars is not only a reflection on them, it is also a reflection on us. When the people want the impossible, only liars can satisfy them, and only in the short run. The current outbreaks of riots in Europe show what happens when the truth catches up with both the politicians and the people in the long run. Among the biggest lies of the welfare states on both sides of the Atlantic is the notion that the government can supply the people with things they want but cannot afford. Since the government gets its resources from the people, if the people as a whole cannot afford something, neither can the government. There is, of course, the perennial fallacy that the government can simply raise taxes on "the rich" and use that additional revenue to pay for things that most people cannot afford. What is amazing is the implicit assumption that "the rich" are all such complete fools that they will do nothing to prevent their money from being taxed away. History shows otherwise. Read more.......  Steve Peters Commentary: George Orwell-“Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." White lies, polite lies, and the Political Pinocchio of all lies,.......Endless entitlements from the state are possible without negative economic repercussions. As the Iron Lady said, "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money [to spend]." Governments have come up with a way to extend the time it will take for this system to fail by borrowing and printing more money. The problem is the penalty for this is inflation, which hits those lowest on the economic ladder the hardest. By raiding wealth from "the evil rich" that create it, eventually like John Galt in Atlas Shrugged, they stop producing it for you and the whole system collapses from the heavy weight of the takers riding in the wagon.

WaPo/ABC Poll Shows Dead Heat Between Romney - Obama - The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll shows Barack Obama only three points ahead of Mitt Romney, 49/46, within the margin of error. The poll also shows Obama’s advantage among women dissipating, and the President falling further behind his challenger on the economy. All of this is rather amazing, given the manner in which Republicans keep shrinking in the sample series: After months of aggressive campaigning on jobs and the economy, President Obama and Mitt Romney, his likely Republican challenger, are locked in a dead heat over who could fix the problem foremost on voters’ minds, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll......In other words, the shiny-object distraction strategy from Team Obama hasn’t worked out as planned. Neither has the sample strategy from the WaPo/ABC pollster. Today’s D/R/I is 32/22/38, which means this model would only be predictive for a turnout model where only 22% of voters are Republican. Just to remind readers, the 2008 turnout split from exit polls showed a 39/32/29 split, and that was considered a nadir for Republican turnout. In the 2010 midterms, the split was 35/35/30. Read more.......   Steve Peters Commentary: Another slanted liberal "news hounds in heat for Obama" poll trying to prop up a failed president. One must look at the actual poll source and not reports of the polls from the liberal news media. In 2008/ 2010 respectively 32% and 35% of voters were Republican. To believe this ludicrous poll is to say that only 63% of those Republicans voting in the last election will come out to vote in 2012. Lesson learned on polling, if you leave out enough Republicans in your sampling Obama numbers look great! The Palm Beach Post reported today how the Republican enthusiasm and voter registration numbers are actually going UP in the crucial swing state of Florida. Ultimately the only poll that real counts is where the media cannot lie about what the American voters think, in the voting booth this November.

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