Monday, November 17, 2008

Obama Voters Didn't Understand the Question

Americans voted Barack Obama to be the next President of the United States of America. The least qualified candidate in the history of this nation and possibly not constitutionally qualified to hold the office. Twelve voting citizens and Obama supporters were interviewed immediately after casting their votes. The interviews were conducted "to learn how the news media impacted their knowledge of what occurred during the campaign. These voters were chosen for their apparent intelligence/verbal abilities and willingness to express their opinions to a large audience."

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.

Zogby Poll

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).

And yet.....

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).
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.

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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