I’ve said it before and I will repeat it again today: something is terribly wrong with the polls that are being reported. I am not a math genius but I do know enough to know that all polls can only score 100% of their polling area and it is rare when they do get a 100% response.
I am watching CNN and the question is:”Who would do better for our economy,” and the score results are:
Mitt Romney– 55%
Perhaps CNN did not catch it but it is impossible to do a poll that will end up with 101% which is, of course, what we get when we add 46 to 55. What makes it even more ridiculous is that we know in every poll that there are always the “undecideds” and those numbers simply are not being shown on any polls on any networks or cable networks, that I have watched, and I do try to watch them all on the days the polls come out. The same poll results I see on CNN are the same I see elsewhere. I know we have many Private colleges doing the polling and that we are really behind other civilized Nations when it comes to math but the polls this year, in my estimation are ridiculous.
At no time in history will more money be spent for the vote in the 7 to 10% undecided range and they are not even being factored into the poll results until we do get to” who do you favor,” poll and then they do allow for that percentage on those polls. I don’t know why the others are flawed other than I know college students do like to sleep in so maybe the poll taking is not always being done accurately. We also know that people are less likely to answer their phones when they are unable to make a payment or during an election year so is a little fudging of the results happening? Another possibility is that many of the college students favor tea party favorite Ron Paul, so does that make a difference do we think? I make no accusations other than the fact that I have followed politics for many years and never have I seen what appears to be such flawed polling. In days past that would have caught the eye of an investigative reporter and we would have all known why these polls are appearing so flawed this election year.
Now on the subject of pessimism, why do the polls show people are pessimistic about the future of our economy is my next question: Let’s see could it possibly be because we have these paid people all over social networking and the media telling people Barack Obama is a Muslim and has never been vetted and should be tried for treason; Maybe instead it is the lie that The Obama Administration is too incompetent to recover a strong and lasting recovery, despite the facts that dispute that; Maybe it is because our common sense kicks in and makes us realize that Barack Obama is trying to recover a decline in education while Mitt Romney blames him for the fact that 1/2 of the Seniors in highschool will not graduate in the cities and we say,” hmm hasn’t Obama only been in office for 3 years, so how can he be blamed for the lack of seniors graduating? (we might hold him responsible for 3 year olds but seniors were on Bush’s watch)
Don’t we have our intelligence insulted when we are told an Equity Capitalist knows anything about what job lost feels like for the middle class or that they create jobs over profits to their investors? Maybe it is because we take one look at Mitt Romney when he says,”We envy him for his wealth,” and we get nauseated to think that anyone would think we have fallen that badly? Could anyone be envious of Mitt Romney? I hardly doubt anyone who is not family could think Mitt Romney, “Is all that!”
How about the good old standby that circulates every decade and that is that we have 173 days now before the world comes to an end; If we do not vote for the Ryan Plan there will not be any money to pay social security for future generations,perhaps (America is still one of the richest Countries in the World even with our deficit, and the people will never let them not care for our elderly. They may try it but the people have to vote on it first so do not fall for these lies) Are we sick of hearing things from the lunatic fringe that President Obama is a Socialist or communist; Well you get the idea,at a time when the truth is totally missing and these same people who spread these lies are the same trying to deny women birth control or rights to their own bodies and health or gays and minorities the civil rights they still have yet to receive, we have a bunch of loud mouth Republicans running around yelling “Stand your Ground” and it’s enough to depress even the most patient people.
We know the Tea Party and Patriot groups are hitting especially hard with the lies against President Obama when it comes to his treatment of the military veterans. No Presidents have done more for the Vets since Roosevelt, but this is a sector of voters that the Republican Party has been able to win since the start of the cold war. Since the majority of Iraq veterans support President Obama as does the American people in the way that President Obama is dealing with both wars, the Republicans will really have egg on their face if they lose this group of voters in their own Red States, not to mention they need their vote. So many lies and so little truth coming out of the mouths of those who won the election in 2010 on these same lies. Is it any wonder we are pessimistic about the future?
What we are not hearing is that people are turning 66 and 65 respectively and because of this they are now drawing Social Security instead of unemployment (we can draw at 65 and wait until we are 66 if we are lucky enough to still have a job. The Soldiers came home from war in 1946 so the major baby booms are really hitting this year) but the same people are claiming people just got tired of looking. Have we heard that we have reached the bottom on the housing market and prices are climbing again in the most depressed markets? Some of us have not heard that we have had 26 steady months of growth. Others have not heard the economists say that there is not that much wrong with the Obama Administration recovery program if we could just get the Republicans out of their way.
We haven’t heard the economists who say that we could turn it around and put people back to work again in 18 months if we could just remove the Republicans. Some of us haven’t heard that companies are coming back because of the high cost of the import market. Others haven’t heard that manufacturing jobs have increased 38% in just the last two months alone. We did not hear because of Barack Obama’s Administration he was able to prevent us from falling into a Depression greater than the Great Depression.
Does it surprise you that in spite of the spending sign ticking away behind him that Mitt Romney, as all of the Republicans in Congress knows, President Obama’s spending has flat lined and he has spent less than any President since Dwight D Eisenhower following the Korean War? Would you be surprised to hear that statistically Republican Presidents spend far more in Corporate welfare and tax incentives throughout history than what Democrat presidents spend? Despite all the pork the Republican Congress has loaded on, they along with Mitt Romney are deliberately lying to us, the American public, when they speak about President Obama’s out of control spending and the media does not call them on these lies.Do you know that for the first time since 2008 people are able to quit their job and find another one to replace it? There are even signs that the European Market looks more hopeful.
When Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans tell us that this is the slowest recovery from any recession since the Great Depression they fail to tell us it is also the worse recession that any President has inherited and would have been worse than the Great Depression if President Obama had not been sworn in when he was. In January of 2009 when President Obama was sworn in unemployment had reached 9.9%. It was under 4% when George W. Bush took office. It was the only time in history that unemployment fell to 4% as statistically it runs around 5.5% even during a robust economy, yet Mitt Romney has suggested that if President Obama does not get it down to 4% then he is a failure, even though Mitt himself is only holding himself to 6% unemployment.
If Europe and Greece doesn’t fall apart as it has plagued our recovery along with the tsunami in Japan, President Obama will have dropped it by 2% by Jan. of 2013, or in three years,despite these difficulties, and a Congress who has refused to pass his job’s bills. This is the same percentage point drop that Mitt Romney is promising he will drop it in 4 years, while he is claiming the slow recovery under Barack Obama is too slow and again claiming President Obama does not understand how an economy works but he does. President Obama has had to deal with nothing else since taking office and has gained back 4.2 million jobs lost. The Bush budget followed through until Jan. of 2010 and the Democrats by law were unable to change it; that is why the stimulus bill was a Godsend to the economy and acknowledged as the same by economists.
What Romney is not telling us when he says he will cut unemployment to 6% in four years is:That is the number unemployment is projected to be in another four years by the Congressional Office of Economic Affairs, whose business it is to project those figures, even under the Obama Administration. Mitt’s claim to reduce unemployment to 6% while campaigning, is the same figure projected to happen if Mitt Romney does not win and President Obama remains in office. It is just another attempt to lay claim to the accomplishment done under a Democratic President. If you have been following my posts then you know the Republicans are famous for taking credit even when they haven’t been in office, throughout history. It totally defeats Mitt’s claims that he can do better than what President Obama has done.
There are much more positive results because of the Obama Administration but the Democratic Party are not as vocal nor do they have the media support that the Republicans have,despite the Conservative’s complaint of the liberal media. Republicans also have a history of being more natural at lying even before the Tea Party adds to their lies,especially when it is a Mitt Romney campaign ran by Carl Rove. Wouldn’t we all rather see a fairly mild contest as we experienced between Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama again over the nasty display shown during the Republican primaries?
Mitt cannot talk about being Governor of Massachusetts because he ran as a liberal with all kinds of promises and then went after jobs the same way he did at Bain Capital, to the point only 3 States did worse than he did and these were the States that did not have nearly the job opportunity as Massachusetts had, such as Mississippi and New Mexico. His healthcare was the brainchild of a man by the name of Gruber and identical to what they call Obama care. The fact that the Romney campaign has a mail box number in Park City, Utah, where millions of dollars are being sent to his campaign and no names are attached to the donations that pays for these lies, only helps add to our over-all pessimism.
My guess is the Democrats will catch up to the head start that Mitt has had since last Fall and show him for the person that he is, since as of today none of us really know who Mitt Romney is. The only thing we know for certain is this man is proving to be the person who Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum called him and that is a liar every time he opens his mouth and a Etch-a-Sketch man who changes views depending which group he is talking to at the moment. I am sure that once he debates President Obama in regards to all the lies he has told we will all realize this is not a man we would want in our homes much less in the White House.
If that sounds a little harsh on my part it is because I can accept almost anything about a person unless they mistreat people or pets, lie to win,or are a bully. When one person has proven to others they have a history of all three character flaws, then it would be less than honest of me to say anything differently. When we elect people of such character, we get back the same kind of performance. The more willing we are to over-look such a lack of character in the person who would lead the free world the more our needs get over-looked as well. When Mitt has to prove his own mettle and confront the lies he is telling on stage at a debate, then we will all take comfort in knowing that the most honest as well as likeable man for the office of President and the only one willing to stand up for us is also the most competent and that is of course, Barack Obama.
It should give us all hope to know that it is an election year and we do have a choice and can do something about what is happening to the middle class as well as to the Republican Party. We can replace all of those who would lie to us and feed us a pessimistic future if we are smart enough to not vote Republican. When they hide from us what their real plans are then ”We the People need to stop them at the polls, before they can follow through with their plans of taking workers back to the 1920′s before there were Unions; before they take civil rights back to the 1950′s when minorities and women could not decide for themselves; and before they take our economy back to the failures of 2008 respectively.
Doesn’t that make you think more positively already? I just want to turn up the music and dance knowing over the next couple of elections we can eliminate these self-ordained judges who think they have a right to rule over the rest of us, so the Republican Party can rid itself of the do-nothings who feed on what was once “The Proud Old Party”. The Democrats and Unions had to go through a similar cleansing in the 70′s and if the Democrats who are running for re-election do not start speaking up on equality for those of us who elect them, since a few of them seem to be a little too chummy with Wall Street as well, a few of those may find their gig is up as well.
It won’t stop the lies on the social networks or the Conservative media as they will just rev up with a whole new set of lies for the 2014 campaigns but we can delete those anytime we want to. Barack Obama will get us out of this if we just keep the Faith and replace the Republicans in November, both in our States and Congress. “We the People” still have that power. If we don’t take that choice then we can’t really complain can we?
Smile and let the good mood and nice weather take over today.Don’t let the lies get you down as it is way too soon to not to think the worse in the lies, is yet to come. It can always be worse, we could live in a swing State. Those of you who do, have my sympathy. If it gets too bad we have extra rooms:)Enjoy your day and unplug the answer machine.