I hang up on the canned calls and I lie to the pollsters. Now I’m going to tell you why.
Does anyone remember a certain election in 2000 where the “news organizations” called a state before ALL of the polls in that state closed? Let me remind you, it was Florida.
Do you also remember all the confusion that occurred because people in the pan handle of the state were told not to bother voting as the election had already been called?
Now, if the state had not been called prematurely we may have had a different president in 2000. One thing I’m sure of is that we would have had a larger margin of victory in the election and much less of the fiasco we did have.
But, that’s just sour grapes…
Do you also remember 2004? The election where the “exit polling” showed a Kerry win yet Bush still won!
That is where I come in, as well as thousands of people like me.
We are sick of the “news organizations” taking polls and then massaging the information to fit the story they want to run.
We are also tired of “news organizations” trying to get the scoop and call an election first.
Why did the “news organizations” act so giddy during the day of the 2004 election? Because people like me were feeding the exit pollsters erroneous information. We knew who the established media wanted to see in office so we just told them what they wanted to hear. what did they do when their “man” didn’t win? Why they question the vote rather than the exit polling data.
There’s an old saying in physics circles”
Gravity: It’s the law
The same goes in voting, it’s easy to tamper with exit polling but it’s harder (not impossible) to tamper with the actual vote.
In a race with a wide margin of victory you can’t tamper enough to make a difference without getting caught. In a race where the margin is very slim then it is relatively easy to find a “missing box of ballots” for your candidate.
I live in Connecticut where the race is between Lieberman and Lamont. Yeah, there is some Republican guy in there but we know he’s just there for show.
Lamont beat Lieberman in the primary but… As a whole, Connecticut has far more registered Independents than anything else. Independents don’t get to vote in primaries but they DO get to vote in the general election. A win by Lamont in the primary did not mean much. Joe knows who supports him and it’s a group bigger than the Connecticut Democrats!
So, over the past weeks and months since the primary I’ve been getting polling calls about who I might vote for in the Senate race. I tell them Lamont.
I’m not going to vote for the guy! I just want the polling data screwed up enough so that come election day the media can sit there scratching their collective heads wondering why Lamont lost 70-30!
On a related note… I find it very interesting that the Limbaugh/Fox story has persisted for two weeks now yet the Kerry “only dumb people join the service” flap was rather quickly swept under the rug. What is most interesting is that Fox himself admitted he “over-medicated” before the commercial to exaggerate his movements.
As for the Kerry “apology”
I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended.
He is clearly insulting the troops once more by insinuating that if they were simply smarter, like him, they would have gotten the joke and not been insulted.
Read the above statement and you can see that it is not an apology, it is an accusation that HE is the victim of an ignorant group of people who simply do not understand him.
A real man would have looked at his words (as spoken) and admitted that the content of his words are derogatory towards the men and woman who serve in the US Armed Forces.
You don’t shoot someone and then defiantly tell them, “Well, I didn’t mean to hit you. I was aiming for that guy over there… But it’s still not my fault! It’s your fault for being in the path of my bullet!”
Then again, Kerry did get three Purple Hearts and who am I to speak badly about him?