Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Straw Men and Straw Polls. Empty Chairs and True the Polls.

"[A]s a conservative, I've long believed and long felt that there is inherit media bias." Paul Ryan, granny-killing career bureaucrat, chicken hawk coward.
"If there's nothing wrong with me... maybe something's wrong with the Universe!" - Doctor Beverly Crusher, Star Trek:The Next Generation
 Emptiness is the core of the Right. They are reduced to attacking Empty Chairs. And while conservatives, the eternal victims, have long whined about the Liberal Media they now have to worry about the Polls.

Every Poll shows President Obama pulling away and building a sizeable lead as Barack steadily streaks towards re-election. Paul Ryan has begun to notice The Stench of Defeat around Mitt Romney.

Romney is going to lose. Conservatives can not understand why? They've spent thousands of hours, using every medium available to them (blogs, facebook, radio, and Faux News) to insult , smear and lie about President Obama. How could their efforts have failed?

Perhaps, it's never occured to the Right that running a cowardly chicken hawk, plutocratic vulture capitalist, who intends to raise taxes on the poor and middle class while he lowers his own might not work outside their own insular cocoon of Obama is Hitler hatred.

Now faced with the rejection of their slanders, as Americans recoil at the ugliness of the emptiness of the conservative soul, Right-Wingers retreat to safe ground. They make up the facts to fit their beliefs. It's up to Right-Wingers to True The Polls!

Thus, faced with the polling data, Conservatives simply dismiss it and invent their own polls. And surprise "Unskwered Polls" show Romney winning! Check it out. As of 10/02, according to Unskewering of Reuters, Romney is up by 10 Points!

It's what they've done the entire Obama Presidency. Anything which does not cavort to the Alternate Conservative Reality is axiomatically liberal and can be dismissed. If Americans don't understand Obama's Evil Machinations, then lying is justified.  

A volunteer for the Republican Party of Clay County in Florida left an answering machine message filled with many of the empty strawman lies the Right holds.                              

“You don’t want Obama! You really don’t want Obama, because he’ll get rid of your Medicare. You might as well say goodbye to it… I don’t know if you’ve done any research on Obama or not, but he is a Muslim. He's got a socialistic view on the, you know, economy, the government, the whole nine yards. If he had his way we would be a socialistic country. Really do pay attention to Fox News, if you can get out and watch that movie 2016 that has a lot of good information. Just really read the newspapers and Fox News will help you out.”
 Lying and just making things up aren't a defect of conservative thinking it's a feature.


Patricia said...

I hope that you are right and the American people reject the Republican lies and outright cruelty. I still have my run-ins with people who are going to vote for Romney. I used to try to reason with them. Now I just laugh at them, they are entitled to their opinion, too bad it comes from Fox News.

BB-Idaho said...

The essence of the extreme right is best summed in their magnum opus....'conservapedia'. ..sad..

toma said...

Also currently featured in the smash-hit comic opera, Glee: The First Debate. The sequel, as usual, will disappoint.