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Finish hard, and fight through the finish line

Finish hard, and fight through the finish line

It has been an exhausting month so far, but I’m actually feeling pretty good about the election.

I’m not predicting or not predicting victory, but the media is at an all time low in levels of trust, which leads me to think maybe people understand the hyperventilation for Obama. That’s not to say the media can’t do damage, because they are kamikazes willing to sacrifice themselves for their Emperor.

Which makes this tweet by Chuck Todd and Chris Cillizza particularly clueless.  They really are incapable of seeing how they are destroying what’s left of their profession and business model.  And Todd and Cillizza are far from the worst:

You need to read this post by Jim Geraghty at NRO of his interview with Republican pollster John McLaughlin:

How campaigns try to sway polling results: “In a close race, the operatives are trying to manipulate the turnout through their paid and earned media. The earned media includes lobbying and trying to skew the public polls. Historically the most egregious case was the 2000 Gore campaign’s lobbying the networks’ exit pollsters for an early, and wrong, call in Florida. This suppressed the Florida Panhandle and Western state turnout.” …

What Obama and his allies are doing now: “The Democrats want to convince [these anti-Obama voters] falsely that Romney will lose to discourage them from voting. So they lobby the pollsters to weight their surveys to emulate the 2008 Democrat-heavy models. They are lobbying them now to affect early voting. IVR [Interactive Voice Response] polls are heavily weighted. You can weight to whatever result you want. Some polls have included sizable segments of voters who say they are ‘not enthusiastic’ to vote or non-voters to dilute Republicans. Major pollsters have samples with Republican affiliation in the 20 to 30 percent range, at such low levels not seen since the 1960s in states like Virginia, Florida, North Carolina and which then place Obama ahead. The intended effect is to suppress Republican turnout through media polling bias. We’ll see a lot more of this.

Via Daily Rushbo:

In younger days I did triathlons, and one of the things I was taught was to pace oneself, and to finish hard.

Keep fighting, through the finish line.


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No doubt the polls being published and pushed are being used to advance a narrative that Obama is invincible. It’s downright totalitarian, when considering the collusion between the Democrats and their sycophantic media.

This is what is going to look like Obama’s invincibility on and after election day.

    heimdall in reply to McCoy2k. | September 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    No incumbent has ever won with less than 50% percent of the vote (except George Bush due to republican under sampling, wait am I detecting a pattern here?) No incumbent has ever won with less of the popular vote than the previous; or with unemployment above 8% (in the modern era). Seriously I could go on and on. I am pretty confident of our chances in November.

    I assume you are all investing heavily in “Romney wins” shares at intrade! Bargain of a lifetime!

      heimdall in reply to Avo. | September 21, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      I hate intrade. Look at how right they were on the Obamacare decision.

        That’s the point! You can make a lot of money betting against the crowd at intrade. Everyone thinks Obama is going to win, so you can clean up by betting on Romney!!

      scooby509 in reply to Avo. | September 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      I’m not investing any money in Intrade because my money (and time) are going to Romney to win this.

      The best Intrade could get me, even right now, is a 3 to 1 payoff, whereas getting Romney elected would secure a better future for my family and my country.

In 2010 the robo calls and survey calls got so bad that I unplugged my land line. I never answered a survey. I just hung up on them. Now I no longer even have a land line.

I wonder how many other people either just hang up on surveys or unplug their phones or have rid themselves of land lines all together and I wonder how this impacts the statistical view.

    heimdall in reply to Anchovy. | September 21, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    You better watch out, some of these pollsters are counting hang ups as Obama voters!

    Catherine in reply to Anchovy. | September 21, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I don’t get polled often so the last time I got a call I answered the question. I think that was about a month ago. We still have a landline at our house because (gasp) we don’t have cell phones.

It would seem the media are like someone becoming a career criminal. After the first crime (lie) or two, it becomes a lot easier to rationalize what you are doing, and go all in.

theduchessofkitty | September 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

“They really are incapable of seeing how they are destroying what’s left of their profession and business model.”

Just remember what Andrew Breitbart said at that Tea Party conference two years ago, speaking and getting in the face of the MSM: “Your ‘business model’ doesn’t suck! YOU SUCK!”

I trusted the MSM, heck I was a dem until 2008, I trusted them. Then 2008 happened, it wasn’t news, it was full on propoganda.
Information that hurts Obama, the MSM will suppress it, anything that hurts Hillary, then Mccain/Palin, now Romney, MSM will run and expose it, over and over again. The a$$holes focused on Romney’s statement rather than a dead ambassodor. Polls that are skewed +10-15% dems, like MSM are so stupid that independents like me haven’t figured how to read the polling samples.

And now we have the Internet, I like seeing all sides, and then I see now Chickie Toad lies, NBC deliberately mislead or omits information. Apparently people at ABC, NBC, SeeBS think we are all stupid and can’t read information, UNFILTERED info on the internet.

So, then my trust in the AmericanMSM just plummets anymore.

Count me as one of those registered independents who refuses to watch the garbage MSM calls “news”.

As Glenn Reynolds like to say, they’re not so much journalists as they are Democratic operatives with bylines.

May they all rot. Traitorous vermin.

I will not answer any of these robo calls. If they are form the RNC, I tell them :”No NO NO I give to INDIVIDUAL candidates, you folks are not reliable clink”.

I said it yesterday about the Marquette poll and I will say it again about these polls: they are in the tank for Obama like 9/10ths of all media are, being intimidated to show Obama ahead (Gallup), or are being ridiculed/ suppressed like ARG and Rasmussen so their results favorable to Romney are not seen as legitimate. I know it has been stated before, but many of these polls have turnout levels equalling that of 2008 and many more have levels of democrat turnout exceeding 2008 with republican levels at places where they were in the 1970’s. The polls this time ARE wrong. John McLaughlin is right and I think we will see the pollsters trying to salvage their reps in October and inadvertently create a sense of momentum for Romney going into election day, when in reality he was leading or tied the whole time.

    Lina Inverse in reply to heimdall. | September 22, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I suspect you’re right, but on the other hand if the MSM, especially using these polls, manages to suppress the anti-Obama turnout then their models won’t be so wrong after all.

    While I don’t think Romney will have the same problems McCain had with the Republican base (which McCain loathed, especially after losing the nomination in 2000, and wasn’t shy in sharing that opinion), it’s worth remembering that if the base had turned out for McCain in 2008 like it had for Bush in 2004, we’d be screaming about a bipartisan, unrepealable McCaincare instead of Obamacare and so much else….

    On the other hand, it’s clear the Democratic base is … not pleased. Almost everything Team Obama has been doing is to shore up support there. So expecting 2008 levels of turnout by it in 2012 is … rather optimistic.

Whenever you start getting low, consider who we have on our side, versus the “stars” in the Collective’s muddy, bloody firmament.

Who would you rather be marching alongside? Mia Love, or Ditzy Wassername-Schultz?

Allen West or Charlie Rangel?

Thomas Sowell or Paul Krugman?

Personally, I am grateful every day for the good people in this fight.

Yep, it looks good but still, the finish line is a ways ahead and we’ve got to keep on truckin till Romney / Ryan win; God Willing and Creek Don’t Rise!

Remember, there’s a great retreat home in Hawaii just waiting for The Messiah and Lady “M” to move in come January, 2013! The Messiah’s willing acolytes are contributing to making his retirement comfy cozy!


    1. I’m not in a position to make donations this year, but I’ll make an exception for Obama…to move his Presidential library, Michelle, and Himself to Indonesia.

    2. Actually, I logged in to comment on McLaughlin/Geraghty:

    The Democrats want to convince [these anti-Obama voters] falsely that Romney will lose to discourage them from voting.

    The Democrats fulminate against voter ID because they claim that it somehow suppresses voting. (Huh?) Yet another example of how you can spot what the Left is conniving at by what they accuse us of.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | September 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Matthew Continetti nails it.

    That column reminds me of something disturbing, assuming of course this race turns out to be close (and perhaps even if it isn’t, since that probably would hinge more on voting against the epically bad Obama than voting for Romney).

    Why are the Republicans, when they win, are doing so much such razor thin margins? Even against John Kerry (!).

    I have my own theories, e.g. the party establishment’s immediate repudiation of Reagan after the 1988 election and the resulting candidates its foisted on us, but any way you look at it a healthy party ought to be more competitive.

I wonder how long the moguls at GE will allow Immelt to continue throwing good money away on an NBC News division that no one trusts anyway?

Poor Cizilla! WaPo lost a huge amount the second quarter, and just this week S&P downgraded their bond and credit ratings AGAIN (bonds to BBB from BBB+, short term credit to A-3 from A-2).

The good news is the are off the “credit watch list.” The bad news is it’s because there is no more doubt: the outlook is definitely negative going forward.

Both these hack losers will be on the street begging with tin cups very soon.

    Lina Inverse in reply to Estragon. | September 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Errr, GE sold off 51% of it to Comcast.

    Still, your point remains, except GE doesn’t have control like they used to. Of course, maybe they want that for plausible deniability….

You can trust the people in the democrat news media. Just as long as they pay cash. In advance, of course.

I have numerous friends, family, and co-workers that have expressed their buyer’s remorse over voting Obama, but not a single McCain/Palin voter that plans to now vote for Obama. Unless these people they are polling have an IQ lower than a Converse tennis shoe, they know things are not, and will not, going to get better under an Obama 2nd term. This is the JournOlist on steroids.

I hate what the media has become. I hate the direction our country is headed: Forward – into incoherence and denial.

What puzzles me is why the media are in the tank for Obama. Most thinking people don’t pay any attention to the alphabet news anymore. Readership and viewership are way down as are their revenues. When you are in a hole, stop digging.

    NC Mountain Girl in reply to Towson Lawyer. | September 22, 2012 at 10:13 am

    The best explanation I’ve heard is the smart people all left the traditional media a long time ago. In the 1990s the media was heavy into diversifying and offered senior editors and producers buyouts to make room for more women and minorities. The mid and high level people with imagination and foresight saw the threat of the internet and grabbed the buyout offers. The dimmer bulbs who stayed now know they screwed up rather badly while the new people are imbued with the whole grievance based affirmative action culture. The result is an attitude of if the business is dying anyway we all might as well go down in flames by dropping the pretense of neutrality and supporting what we really believe in.

      Doug Wright in reply to NC Mountain Girl. | September 22, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      No denying that could be part of the MSM bias issue.

      However, it goes back further than that. As TET was winding down in 1968, Uncle Walter declared that the USA lost. It was only much later that the truth came out that the NVA and VC had in fact lost plus even later on that Uncle Walter was a flaming Socialist and had been so for a long, long time. Edward R. also was a Socialist but he did do some hard news on ocasion. My point is that in that dim past, the bias was somewhat hidden, seldom if ever allowed to even peek through, only expressed in subtle and minor ways, like twisting the news against the US whenever possible, but only in minor ways; often through the death by a thousand cuts technique.

      But then, now we have Chrissy Boy Matthews and the JournoList Society openly expressing their unrequited love for their Messiah Obama; buying their Obama merchandise openly and wearing it at their club meetings, or maybe only in the shower!

      Still, examples of that old time “hide the bias” style can be seen on FNC; Shep and its own Chris are but two very obvious examples, watch for the slight smile and lift of a leg when they mention el Presidente Obama, The Won!

“… then conquer we must, as our cause it is just…”
Actually this is the fourth verse, not the second, but it is the most stirring of the four.

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And Chuck Toad of N-BS “news”, this is why independents no longer trust the American MSM! especially N-BS “news”

all 3 networks doing their bidding for the lefties, Obama and the WH…why the hell should anyone beleive a damn word any MSM says anymore, they’re all just an extension of Obama’s campaign!

“shoot first, ask questions later”, really? so MSM, you basically take Obama’s word for it, even when all evidence poitns the other ways… but please by all means keep deluding yourself that its just right wing people who don’t buy your lies, independents don’t anymore either!

and yet another story ABC, NBC, SEEBS, et will cover up and not show the voters…. gotta help their Lord Barry until November, right Chuck Toad??

so really why should anyone rely on these Obot media bozos? They lie, cover up, mislead, they aren’t “news”, they’re just propoganda for Obama, state run Media!

Gee, and I wonder if this was all happening under Bush, how the American MSM would react.

Yea, I already know the answer to that.

Nothing to feel defensive about at all. The media can spin all it wants and create all the hand picked polls they like.
Despite the media suggestion that the USS Romney is underwater consider this

Rasmussen this am Tie Gallup Tie

I live in a pretty GOP area in Michigan [McCotter was my Rep] and Thursday our neighborhood was flooded with Romney doorknockers. They are very, very well-trained. I responded as and independent seeking knowledge [or a reason to vote for Romney], which is easy, because basically I am. Rather than a canned speech, T got some probing questions and then some data and detail, and two fliers selected from among several.

I had to leave for work but when my wife came home they were still canvassing. She doesn’t talk politics, but she described a similar experience, but she’s already a mild Romney supporter and she got different fliers and a strong pitch to turn out to vote and bring others with her and an offer to join the grass-roots campaign.

I’d say they know what they’re doing and working hard.

Something that needs to be said. Probably most of us think MSM is beyond help. But one thing I need to say is that FOX despite the complaints seems to be about the only place where our perceptions get a fair shake.
Particularly with the Libya situation.
So to FOX News I say thanks.

Professor, you need a proofreader; you wrote Emperor when you meant ‘God-Emperor’. You forgot that they worship him as Messiah – Emperors don’t have halos 🙂

It’s going GREAT, from my perspective. You couldn’t make up worse news for a sitting president. The economy is tanking, the Muslims are marauding, and Hussein keeps putting his foot in his mouth with the Univision disaster, the redistribution video, and more. And Mitt is punching well.

It’s time to pony up cash to keep the message up front. It’s money well spent. If we lose, the money won’t be worth much in four years anyhow. I recently supported my auto shop to the tune of 8 new tires and suspension work. I just did better to Romney and Jim DeMint’s

Now I’m working on my “Socialism is Poverty” yard sign. It feels good. The dude is toast as long as we keep the pace.

There are only four polls that matter.

2010 election beatdown.
2012 Recall of Scott Walker where he won by a larger margin (Wisconsin is a must win for Obama).
2012 buycott of chick-fil-a.
37.1% Republican registration, 33.3% Democrat registration, double digit lead among Independants for Romney.

But I saw on the teevee that Romney lost when he chose Ryan. Then he lost again at the convention! And he lost during that overseas trip!

Ah, Hell, I gotta confess, I haven’t wacthed the teevee news in forever. I noticed that every time there was a story on the teevee about something I have some small expertise in, they were wrong. If they’re always wrong about stuff I know about, why would I believe them about something of which I know little or nothing?