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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How Obama Won, Voter Ignorance

I kind of expected something like this with all the very biased reporting from the Obamedia but it is disturbing none the less. John Ziegler interviewed a dozen Obama voters after the election and commissioned a poll by John Zogby of 500 Obama voters on a few key things that came up during the campaign. It is a sad indictment of the uninformed/misinformed ignorance of those that voted for The One. They knew about Sarah Palin's GOP bought clothes and the Tina Fey comment about seeing Russia but didn't know what party was in charge in Congress or who Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank or Bill Ayers are. They thought McCain or Palin made the gaffes and statements that Obama and Biden made and didn't know Biden ended a previous run over plagiarism charges. To top it off their choice of news media was very telling.

Ed Morrissey has the results from the Zogby survey that demonstrate Obama won from a cult of personality and media bias not from an informed choice by the electorate.

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 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 Palin as the person their party spent $150,000 in clothes on

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!!

I know the Obama trolls that left comments here definitely had the moonbat talking point lies down pat but were extremely short on any any actual facts.


Goat said...

Mary and Shannon, I save moonbat comments for posting on the front page for all to see.I know many college educated people that are dumb as posts, you don't need higher education to be well informed. In fact today's universities turn out many very ill informed people that have been brainwashed by their uber-liberal teaching.Calling me stupid because I reject left wing Democrat policies on many issues reflects on your intellect not mine.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see how McCain voters stack up versus these dunces. No doubt, there would be many of the same kind of imbeciles, but how many is the question.

Bottom line, is this a window into the typical Obama voter, or is it a window into the typical American voter. God help us all, if it is the latter.

Trader Rick said...

It requires far more intelligence and skill to be allowed to drive a car in this country than to be allowed to vote. In the beginning, you had to own property, be able to read and write, be a white male. Soon the moonbats will start raising chimps and teaching them to vote, and the SCOTUS will pass a law saying it's OK...

Goat said...

Tony, I am afraid its the latter, people know more about Paris, Brittany and Lindsey than they do about the folks that run the country.
Now Rick you're being a speciesist if you don't allow chimps, banobos and gorillas to vote.

Gayle said...

Chimps, banobos and gorillas couln't do any worse, Goat. At least then we would have had a 50/50 chance of winning. :)