Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Loud Minority

You really have to ask yourself why the GOP(translation=wingnut right) is given so much media coverage and why the mainstream media give anything they say any credence.
Just yesterday the Washington Post/ABC News poll came out showing "Only 20 percent of adults identify themselves as Republicans, little changed in recent months, but still the lowest single number in Post-ABC polls since 1983."

While I wonder why anyone would care what Newt Gingrich has to say on any subject but he immediately jumped on the poll...
"Well, it tells me first of all that the poll's almost certainly wrong. It's fundamentally different from Rasmussen. It's fundamentally different from Zogby. It's fundamentally different from Gallup. It's a typical Washington Post effort to slant the world in favor of liberal Democrats."
To beg the point even further as to why anyone would care what Newt had to say, everything he says is patently false. The latest CBS News poll found 22% identify themselves as Republicans. The latest AP poll found 21%. Ipsos/McClatchy put the number at 19%. Gallup had the highest total for the GOP, at 27%, but the Pew Forum study had it at 23%, while NBC/WSJ found 18%.

Surprisingly, when you average those together, you find out that about 21% of the public are self-identified Republicans.

I understand the concept of 'loyal opposition' but you just have to wonder why the media (FAUX news excluded) are giving so much time and credence to a party that represents only one fifth of the nation. What's even more amazing is that you don't even have to listen to them to know what their output will be...

"If it's good for America and good for the average American then we're against it and oh yeah, Obama is a socialist Kenyan who hates white people and is going to take away your guns."

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