The answers were deemed "rather shocking" by the group doing the interviews, How Obama Got Elected, but were anything shocking or surprising to myself or my readers. One example is the Howard Stern audio clip of Obama voters in Harlem. This is just more with faces.
This demonstrates three points: (1) negative ads work much better than positive ads; (2) comedy is a very powerful tool; (3) increasing the voting pool is not always a good idea, some folks should just say no to voting.
512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points
97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates
Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions
57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).
Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes
Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!
Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.
Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey).
The purpose of the interviews and the film "Media Malpractice... How Obama Got Elected", was to demonstrate how badly the media performed their function of informing the public in a democratic republic. I was and still am a member of the same media public as the interviewees. I knew all the correct answers while also watching the same media outlets. The fault, in my opinion, is not the media, but a willfully ignorant voting public. The truth is out there, anyone can see it and read it. These twelve Obamapostles and millions more didn't do their job at informing themselves.
The Gateway Pundit commenter, Biased Girl said...
I can't tell you how many times I had to explain to liberal friends the difference between Sarah Palin and Tina Fey.
Well, I can't tell you how many times I had to explain to conservative friends the difference between Sarah Palin and Tina Fey. Comedy is a very powerful weapon in politics. That even McCain/ Palin supporters were confused shows how much the Democrats were allowed to define the terms of the contest. That by itself is why the Republican ticket lost. The rest is commentary.
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