Political Editor, Townhall.com
October 30, 2012 01:07 PM EST
National polling is going to be tough to come by over the next few days, as pollsters will struggle to get remotely accurate samples from much of the Eastern seaboard. Indeed, Gallup and a few other firms are suspending their tracking polls until the mess is cleared up. For what it’s worth, Rasmussen’s tracker still has Obama locked in at 47 percent, with Romney ahead by two. The Republican maintains a six-point advantage on the economy, and for the first time, fewer than 50 percent of voters think Obama will win re-election. Meanwhile, NPR has released its final national poll of the cycle, taken before the megastorm swamped the Northeast. Its topline result is Romney 48, Obama 47 — but all other signs point to a more sizable Romney lead. Let’s examine a few of the telling data points:
(1) Sample - The poll surveys 370 Democrats, 306 Republicans and 309 Independents, for a D/R/I of 37/31/31 (D+6). After weighting, the sample is D+4. Obama has a statistically insignificant lead in the “swing states” sub-section, which has a much larger margin of error, and clocks in at D+9. For reasons explained here and here, both partisan splits seem unlikely to reflect this year’s electorate — to say nothing of this.
(2) Enthusiasm - Republicans are more likely than Democrats to rate this election as a “9″ or “10″ in terms of importance, suggesting an intensity gap. Republicans outpace Democrats on the “10″ scale by ten points (76/66). Eighty percent of GOP voters responded with either a 9 or 10, while 72 percent of Democrats did the same.
(3) Independents - Right track/wrong track: 30/64. Obama job approval/disapproval: 42/54, and 39/60 on the economy. On the head-to-head among indies, it’s Romney 51, Obama 39 — a twelve point lead for the GOP ticket.
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- Posted on December 26, 2011 at 5:36pm by Becket Adams
“Tax policy should be serious business carried out by serious politicians using real facts and figures. This is why we have the Library of Congress and the Congressional Budget Office, among other expert institutions,” writes Paul Roderick Gregory of Forbes.
Indeed, given the current state of the U.S. economy, tax policy has become an increasingly important subject. And yet, some top-ranking politicians have been making “patently inaccurate, outrageous and bizarre” claims on tax-policy issues and they are doing it without repercussion.
Millionaire job creators are like unicorns. They’re impossible to find, and they don’t exist…Only a tiny fraction of people making more than a million dollars, probably less than 1 percent, are small business owners. And only a tiny fraction of that tiny fraction are traditional job creators…Most of these businesses are hedge fund managers or wealthy lawyers. They don’t do much hiring and they don’t need tax breaks.
December 26, 2011 | Categories: 2012 Election, Agency Regulation, America's Freedoms, Class Warfare, Cloward and Piven Strategy, Congress, Constitutional Responsibilities, Corruption, Corruption in Government, Deficit, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Employer Uncertainty, Excessive Government Spending, Federal Reserve Bank, Government, Government Appointments, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, Manufactured Crisis, Media Corruption, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Debt, National Security, New Media News, Politically Intentioned Crisis, Politics, Poll Numbers, POTUS Deception, POTUS Elibility Issue, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Propaganda, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Redistribution of Wealth, Scandals, The Economy, Undermining Constitution, Unfunded Union Pensions, UNIONS ACORN and SEIU | Tags: Barack Obama, CBO, Culture of Corruption, Dingy Harry Reid, doesn't exist, economy, fact check, Forbes, Harry Reid Senate bad news, Marxists in the White House, millionaire job creators, Most Americans Reject Socialism, NPR, Paul Roderick, Reid claim, Socialism fails, totally debunked, unemployment | Leave A Comment »
BORN IN THE USA?
‘To run for president you have to be born in the U.S.’
Posted: March 08, 2011
7:23 pm Eastern
© 2011 WorldNetDaily
A top officer for National Public Radio has confirmed that many Americans still question whether Barack Obama is eligible to be president, but that the tax-supported organization just isn’t reporting on it.
It was Betsy Liley, NPR’s senior director of institutional giving, who was meeting with another NPR executive, senior Vice President Ron Schiller, when an undercover recorder was running.
In the recording, the two executives discuss how a donor wanted to contribute to coverage of climate change, but only if just one side of the story – the side promoting man-made climate change as fact – is reported.
Liley calls it “complicated.”
March 9, 2011 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, Americans Reject Sharia and Islamic Supremacism, Cloward and Piven Strategy, Congress, Constitution, Corruption, Deficit, Elections Politics, Energy and Oil, Excessive Government Spending, Foreign Policy, Fuel Prices, Government, Healthcare, House of Representatives, Intelligence, International News, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, Media Corruption, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Debt, National Security, New Media News, Politics, POTUS Elibility Issue, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Secret Service, Senate, The Economy, Treason, Undermining Constitution | Tags: Betsy Lilly, father born in Kenya, Hawaii, not natural born, NPR, obama birth record, undercover sting | Leave A Comment »
Earlier today BigGovernment.com, BigJournalism.com, and Breitbart.TV published a shocking video investigation from Lila Rose’s pro-life organization, Live Action, showing a Planned Parenthood employee advising a “pimp” on underage sex trafficking and secret abortions for minors The post had only been live for a few hours when NPR began to run interference for Planned Parenthood, the government-supported clinics widely known for counseling women on abortions. There are factual errors in the piece that NPR ought to address.
First, note the original headline of the NPR article:
February 1, 2011 | Categories: Abortion & Pro-Life, America's Freedoms, Americans Reject Sharia and Islamic Supremacism, Congress, Constitutional Rights, Election 2012, Government, Healthcare, Moral Issues, Most Americans Reject Socialism, New Media News, Science & Technology | Tags: abortion, ACORN, BigGovernment.com, BigJournalism.com, Breitbart.tv, corrections/retractions, Eyder Peralta, Hannah Giles, James O'Keefe, Lila Rose, Live Action, NPR, Planned Parenthood, pro-life, Veritas Visuals | 1 Comment »
Posted on November 17, 2010 at 9:28am by
Former ABC newsman Ted Koppel has responded to criticism from MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann by saying Olbermann has his “perspective” and his “facts” “screwed up.”
In an op-ed on Sunday, Koppel charged that polarizing figures such as Olbermann and O’Reilly detract from the journalism profession. Olbermann responded by attacking Koppel and his false promise of “objectivity,” adding that Koppel doesn’t understand the complexities of “modern news.”
“I think Keith Olbermann is a very bright and clearly passionate man, but I think he has his perspective a little screwed up, and he has his facts screwed up too,” Koppel told NPR on Wednesday.
He went on to discuss news giants such as Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite and what made them great. “What made those pieces so powerful as they they came out of a lifetime of objective, and not subjective, reporting,” Koppel said.
You can listen to Koppel’s response here.
November 17, 2010 | Categories: Agency Regulation, America's Freedoms, Americans Reject Sharia and Islamic Supremacism, Corruption in Government, Economic Security, Elections Politics, Government, Media Corruption, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Debt, New Media News, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Radical Liberal Progressive Left | Tags: ABC News, Edward R. Murrow, Keith Olbermann, mainstream media, MSNBC, NPR, Ted Koppel, Walter Cronkite | 1 Comment »
Executives at NPR affiliate stations across the United States have begun publicly voicing discontent in the aftermath of the network’s dismissal of news analyst Juan Williams, with several station managers openly questioning the actions and judgment of NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller.
Some station executives said Williams should not have been fired, while others said the firing should have been more professionally handled. Still others questioned whether NPR is fairly administering its own ethics rules, and suggested Williams was fired purely because he appears on Fox News.
The statements by NPR affiliate managers come in the wake of Schiller’s issuance late Sunday of a written apology to them for her handling of the incident, which has generated more flak for NPR than any other event in the network’s forty-year history of operations.
“While we stand firmly behind that decision” to terminate Williams’s contract, Schiller wrote in an e-mail to affiliate managers, “I regret that we did not take the time to prepare the station community and provide you with the tools to cope with the fallout from this episode. I also regret that this happened when the staff and volunteers of many stations were deeply engaged in pledge drives.”
NPR fired Williams late last Wednesday, forty-eight hours after his most recent appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” with host Bill O’Reilly. The two were discussing the ongoing controversy about plans to build a mosque and cultural center near the September 11 attacks when Williams confided that he gets “nervous” seeing Muslims on the same passenger flights as himself. After NPR fired Williams, Fox News expanded and extended his contract as a contributor to the cable news channel.
October 25, 2010 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Constitution, Corruption in Government, Elections Politics, Media Corruption, New Media News, Political Incompetence, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Religious Freedoms | Tags: affiliates complaints, bad move, biased, CEO Vivian Schiller, FoxNews, Juan Williams, Juan's firing, NPR, politics, racism, The O'Reilly Factor, unethical, unfair | 1 Comment »
Posted Sep 17th 2010 at 7:17 am
Two weeks ago the U.K. Guardian gleefully reported that the self-proclaimed “skeptical environmentalist” Bjorn Lomborg, the best-selling writer on the environment, professor, and director of the Copenhagen Consensus think tank, had made a serious acquiescence to the global warming climate change global climate disruption movement that could quite possibly change the face of the entire conversation. From the article:
The world’s most high-profile climate change sceptic is to declare that global warming is “undoubtedly one of the chief concerns facing the world today” and “a challenge humanity must confront”, in an apparent U-turn that will give a huge boost to the embattled environmental lobby.
Bjørn Lomborg, the self-styled “sceptical environmentalist” once compared to Adolf Hitler by the UN’s climate chief, is famous for attacking climate scientists, campaigners, the media and others for exaggerating the rate of global warming and its effects on humans, and the costly waste of policies to stop the problem.
But in a new book to be published next month, Lomborg will call for tens of billions of dollars a year to be invested in tackling climate change. “Investing $100bn annually would mean that we could essentially resolve the climate change problem by the end of this century,” the book concludes.
September 17, 2010 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Corruption in Government, Elections Politics, Most Americans Reject Socialism, New Media News | Tags: Al Gore, Bjorn Lomborg, climate change, environment, From Forum, global climate disruption, global warming, Huffington Post, Inconvenient Truther, Media Criticism, NPR, The New Republic, U.K. Guardian, UC Berkeley, USA Today | Leave A Comment »