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Lies, damn lies and statistics

Lies, damn lies and statistics

POSTED: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 6:34pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 4:40pm

We are entering the summer before the midterm elections. And before long, the political ads will be flying through the air as thick as mosquitoes in Houston.

No matter what side of the political fence you are on, you know Obamacare is a political hot potato. All the liberal elites in safe seats or non-politicians, including the president, have been urging Democratic candidates to lean into Obamacare and run on it.

We know some senators in red states like Mary Landrieu in Louisiana and Mark Pryor are in trouble. They voted for Obamacare and now are tap dancing around the subject.

Enter the New York Tmes to provide political cover and help. Bill Kristol uncovers this in this weeks Weekly Standard.

Kristol writes the Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him by Harry Reid's Super PAC, the Democratic incumbent, Mark Pryor, is probably now ahead by a point or two. That's the story told by every reputable public and private poll, including, I'm told, polls by both campaigns.

So what's up with the New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation poll released today showing Pryor up by 10 points?

The Times and Kaiser have produced a sample in Arkansas that reports they voted in 2012 for Romney over Obama by one point. But Romney carried Arkansas in 2012 by 24 points. Similarly, the Kentucky sample is +3 Romney when reality was +23. The Louisiana sample is +3 Obama in a state Obama lost by 17, and the North Carolina sample is +7 Obama in a state he lost by 3.

Read the entire story for yourself and tell me what you think?

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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And say idiot, don.. do you then admit all the others I showed were Indicted? They are crooks?


And note idiot and don.. alot of yours were not terrorism but fraud and such.

News flash... Economy grew at a lousy .1 percent in the first quarter. Yes POINT one percent.

Hope for change in 2014. Give Dems a dose of unemployment.

Idiot, you don't remember Barney Frank's pelvis bumping with teenage congressional runners? And when B. Frank patronized a male prostitute and hired the man for household errands. And when he was away, the prostitute, a convicted drug and sex offender, used the Congressman's Washington apartment to run a sex service? He played dumb on that one to.

Nah..never arrested for it but almost kicked out of the House of Representatives. And then there is his Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac scandal..



Talk about terrorism....

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Barney Frank, Sandy Berger, James McGreevey, Gary Condit, Eliot Spitzer, Daniel Rostenkowski, Melvin Reynolds, Wayne Bryant , Charles Diggs, Jr., George Rogers, RI House Speaker Gordon Fox, Mayor Larry Langford, Don Siegelman, John Murtha, Jr., Otto Kerner, Hiram Monserrate, Mayor Patrick Cannon, Mayor Tony Mack, Mayor Bob Filner, CA State Sen. Leland Yee, PA State Sen.r LeAnna Washington, CA State Sen. Ronald Calderon..

Want more?

and none of those Democrats in your list were involved in a Terrorism-Funding Case like the pubs have

I think you threw a pub or two in your list but those are some sorry sobs and none from texas like delay, rick perry etal

Kelty indicted on nine counts: Republican candidate for mayor charged with perjury.

Need more deaf?

the US Attorney’s office in the Southern District of Mississippi handed down a 16 count indictment accusing Republican Gulfport Mayor Brent Warr

NJ gop Mayor Indicted On 5 Counts Of Bribery

Ex-Congressman Indicted In Terrorism-Funding Case
By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer
A former Republican congressman from Michigan who has dedicated himself to building ties between Christians and Muslims was indicted in federal court yesterday for alleged ties to an Islamic charity that sent money to suspected terrorists.
Mark D. Siljander, who served more than two terms in the House

Four GOP House Staffers From Michigan Indicted for Election Fraud

Arizona GOP congressman indicted on charges of extortion, fraud
David Stout, New York Times

A Texas woman who has been romantically involved with Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm has been indicted in New York on charges of making illegal campaign contributions. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn unsealed the indictment against Diana Durand on Friday. The indictment says she caused more than $10,000 in donations to be made in the names of other people

idiot.. want me to list all the democrats right now under investigation or have been indited?

Just google 'Democrat congressman indicted' and let the games begin.

Oh and try 'Democrat mayors indicted'.. to.

Hope for change in 2014. Vote dems out.. or indict 'em!

We all know that figures like Real GDP, aren't real. They're figures that are skillfully adjusted to propagandize. Just like Pravda in the USSR. Inflation figures are lowered to prevent increases in Social Security and military retirements. Jobless and homeless figures are minimized. Economic data from any administration is about as accurate as Standard and Poors ratings, of Lehman Brothers and Enron. Don't bet your life savings on it. Time for tar and feathers.

Apparently ol' Neal doesn't realize that Romney LOST the election yet... still fighting a battle that died at the polls. Apparently ol' Neal likes to bash the Dem. Party at every turn, but when Reid speaks the truth, it chaps ol' Neal something terrible. Neal plays to the vile base of East Texans to keep his job, nothing else... would suspect you're raking in your paycheck playing East Texas' version of fat mouthed rushbo...wonder what God has in store for you, Neal?

At first I thought you missed Neal's point. But as I read the rest of your post I realized you just wanted to spew the hate and vile you accuse the right of doing. Most likely because, as always, the left has nothing to stand on except their hate and insults.

The ONLY poll that matters is the one in November.

And that poll will spell the end of many a Democrat dream.

We are gonna have change in 2014 folks. Big change.

Dems... start packen!

You sound like you're cheering for a football game, how ignorant.

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