Extra! Extra! Read all about it! (Dem) Pollster Pat Caddell Agrees with Rush Limbaugh!!

I am currently on a cruise ship, the Crystal Symphony, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, heading east toward Mexico, in the company of a large contingent of Hillsdale College supporters and employees.  On our sea days, we have been presented with a group of the best speakers known to conservatives.  Self-identified Democrat Pat Caddell has treated us to some inside secrets of the polling universe, and we have been often startled by how conservative he actually sounds. In fact, I have been pleasantly surprised at how many times he has seemed to agree with my Hero, Rush Limbaugh, about events taking place in the US recently.

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Nearly the first idea he expressed, that “the sovereignty of the US has been hijacked by the Political Class against the American People”.  Funny, but Rush has been saying this for years.  Mr. Caddell cited results showing that 70% of Americans have expressed the opinion that the country is “in decline”, and that today’s children will not be as prosperous as their parents are.  He says that the political class has all the power, and uses it to make their own rules-there are essentially separate codes of conduct for the political class, and the rest of the people (to whom they are supposed to be answerable).

Here is Caddell’s Law:  The Wisdom of the American People in the aggregate cannot be denied.  Pat notes that the elites are allied with the mainstream Press in telling the People what they should think.  Again, another place where he agrees with Rush Limbaugh, who has been discussing this for nearly as long as he has been in the public eye.  And he agrees with Rush that today’s Democrats and bureaucrats are attempting to nullify the results of the 2016 presidential election that brought Donald Trump to power.  He even used the same word to describe what is taking place!  Both men, one a staunch conservative, the other a Democrat, have described the same actions of those who believe that Trump’s election was illegitimate, and that he is mentally unstable and unfit for the high office to which he was elected.

In Caddell’s talk on the polling business today, he started by describing how the media’s polls are biased, and ignore responses that are counter to their anti-Trump narrative (thus presenting false results).  Bingo!  Another area of agreement with Rush! He pointed out the colleges, like Marist and Quinnipiac, that have started their own polling operations, and how their student poll-takers are subtly influencing the answers they receive from those they poll.  Remember now that most colleges in the US today are strongholds of progressivism, safe-spaces, snowflakes, and Trump-hatred.  And he also noted how often media and college polls over-sample Democrats. Bingo again!  Rush has been mentioning this for a long time, that this artificially lowers the ratings of Republicans, and understates the actual popular support for President Trump.

Caddell also notes how the media do minute-by-minute polls when the Republicans are doing poorly or in the midst of a (often media-fueled) scandal; but they go silent when the Conservative party is doing well.  Bingo!  Rush has mentioned often how the press kept the heat on President George W. Bush, and misrepresented the economy as doing worse than it actually was.  Our speaker went over the whole Benghazi scandals, and how the media and the Obama Administration perpetuated lie after lie after lie to deflect attention away from Hillary Clinton’s culpability for the deaths of four of our American diplomats.  Bingo!!  More agreement with Rush!

Mr. Caddell says that the media are telling us which “truth” we may know, and they suppress the Truth.  He thinks, and our audience agrees, that the press are making themselves the enemy of the American public.  He emphasized how the advent of 24-hour TV news coverage has expanded the power of the media, and enabled them to literally destroy a law-abiding American’s life and career.  Remember Joe the Plumber, whose life was turned upside-down when he was seen as not supporting the previous president?  He notes that in the 20th Century, the press deferred to presidents, and did not ask tough questions.  Now, they try to destroy the duly-elected president!

Rush has often discussed how the Press does not report what happened, but what they Want to happen, and Pat Caddell is in agreement with that.  Mr. Caddell also discussed how in times past White House correspondents for major media organizations were experienced veterans of years in the news business, while today’s “reporters” are raw college recruits, with little knowledge of the way the White House should be covered.  They mainly report on events that coincide with their preferred narrative, and ignore things that don’t. Bingo!  Another agreement with Rush.

Mr. Caddell also discussed how today’s news-readers sound exactly alike when reporting a particular news story, to the extent of even using all the same words and phrases.  Triple Bingo!  Rush Limbaugh has had his experienced production team producing montages of all the news readers expounding on the same subject, and you can plainly hear how everyone sounds exactly alike!  In fact, those montages are the best part of Rush’s demonstration of how today’s media operate.

So, Mr. Pat Caddell, when are you going to finally admit the obvious?  Isn’t it time for you to leave the “dark side”, and come out and admit that you are not really a Democrat, but a Republican?  If you do that, and join us, you will discover that we conservatives are real people, who work for a living and appreciate all work and workers.  We conservatives do NOT attempt to destroy the lives and livelihoods of those with whom we disagree, we reason with them and try to help them see the light.  We clean up after ourselves, and don’t leave the mountains of garbage behind at political rallies like the “progressives” do. And we welcome new people-the best conservatives are reformed “liberals”.  You have already seen, over the past week on the sea and in Hawaii, how friendly we are.  Join us!

 

Thoughts on the Midterm Election…and After

Thoughts on the Midterm Election…and After

Most of the votes are counted.  Winners and losers have been declared.  All day yesterday, and most of today, I’ve been projecting into the future, what yesterday’s election results mean.    Many Democrats went down to defeat yesterday, as did the majority of libertarians running as such (Michael Medved likes to call them “losertarians”).  Stalwart Republican Governors like Rick Scott of Florida, Rick Snyder of Michigan, Paul LePage of Maine, and Scott Walker of Wisconsin held off their lowlife Democrat challengers, and will now have the next four years to continue to implement their policies of greater freedom and lower taxes for their constituents.  Since Scott Walker in Wisconsin did away with automatic union dues withholding for teachers, their unions have lost up to half of their members (whose dues support Democrat candidates), and school districts that were in debt and doing poorly are running surpluses.  In New York, Andrew Cuomo will have a mandate to increase taxes on his “golden goose” financial-industry bigwigs.  I wonder when they will finally have had enough, and decamp en-masse for Florida (which has no income taxes, and a much nicer climate).

I hope this election finally puts to rest the Democrat lie of the Republican “war on women”.  How about Mia Love, the black woman from Utah, who won election to the House of Representatives.  How about Saira Blair, elected to the House from West Virginia, at age 18!  How about Janet Nguyen and Young Kim, elected to the California legislature (which is 100% in Democrat control).  How about Senators Joni Ernst of Iowa, and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia.  Republicans can’t be undertaking a war on women, because they ARE women!

Many of us conservatives out there are gloating, at least for a while.  But just having R’s in control of Congress does not guarantee that we can push back the tides of socialist decline in our country.  The next Congress will have some huge projects to get to.  Like repealing all or part of Obamacare, stopping the higher minimum-wage, fighting back against the president “pen-and-phone” declaration of amnesty for millions of illegal aliens (which is guaranteed to come), repealing many of the cuts to the defense budget, and enforcing our southern border to stop more illegals from crossing.  They will have their work cut out for them, big-time.

Here is what I want the Republicans to do (good luck with that!):

Fight Obama on every front.  No compromise!  No yielding on our principles!

Pass smaller spending bills to fund the important things, like the VA, Defense, and the CDC.

Stop the Executive Branch from tearing down our allies, and courting our enemies.  Support the State of Israel in every way possible.

Get control of the EPA bureaucracy, and STOP the war on coal, which is still a vital part of our energy mix.

Approve the Keystone Pipeline, which can create thousands of “living-wage” jobs.

Repeal Obamacare.

STOP TRASHING OUR BASE-LISTEN TO AND WORK WITH THE TEA PARTY, because we are the future.

Begin the process of eliminating the Department of Education in its entirety.  Reduce the peoples’ taxes in the entire amount of their budget.

Enact tax reform, so the people who make this country work can be free to invest their money their way, and save for their own retirement.

Stop the Bureau of Labor Statistics from grossly understating the real unemployment rate in the US.  No more doctored figures!

Quit taking abuse from the mainstream press.  Start fighting back against their lies and mis-information campaigns, and refuse to answer their leading questions-point out what they are really doing.  And take this fight to the public, all day every day.

And most importantly of all, DEFEAT THE LIMBAUGH THEOREM BY TYING OBAMA’S NAME TO ALL HIS DESTRUCTIVE POLICIES.  MAKE IT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR JUST WHO IS DESTROYING OUR GREAT COUNTRY.

 

I want the next two years to be the Obama Administration’s worst nightmare.  And our finest hour.

Could the Worldwide Media Help Stop Terrorists?

Here’s an idea.  How about if ALL the world’s largest media entities simply stopped publishing any pictures or video of terrorists.  No YouTube, no Facebook, no Twitter, NO PICTURES OF ANY KIND.  They would still publish stories, but no pictures would show Islamic Butchers beheading journalists, blowing up mosques, or shooting their machine guns from the backs of jeeps.  Google, Twitter, Facebook, and every other social network would agree to immediately take down ANY terrorist videos, pictures, or blog posts.  What would happen if every terrorist group simply lost their world stage?  Their activities would be reported on only in plain-vanilla words.  They might have a harder time recruiting, if no one could access the bomb-building instructions online.  I have always wondered why it’s so easy to get pictures of terrorists doing their evil work-if we can take the pictures, why can’t we simply blow them up?

BBC, NY Times, Bloomberg, Sky News, Wall Street Journal, CBC, Associated Press, Washington Post, Times of London, Reuters, YouTube/Google, Facebook, Twitter-DO YOUR PART TO STOP TERRORISM.  And no BS about “freedom of the press”.  Press freedom also includes freedom NOT to publish.

How About Some Facts About the Ferguson Situation

It seems to me that the majority of media and bloggers have been operating from a position of immediately jumping to conclusions, based on inaccurate and biased information.  The standard narrative has been “a white cop shot and killed an unarmed black teenager”.  Unspoken are the assumptions:

That the cop shot the teenager without provocation (the “killed for being black” assumption).

That the teenager was by definition weaker than the cop, and was simply walking down the street when shot.

That the witnesses’ stories were accurate, including those that said the teenager was shot in the back, or he had his hands up and was trying to surrender.

That the many protesters who rioted and looted businesses in Ferguson were local residents.

Let’s counter some of those assumptions.

Michael Brown was  6 feet 4 inches tall and over 300 pounds.  He was a rather intimidating presence, certainly much bigger than the policeman.  He didn’t need to be “armed” to be a threat.  And, from photos widely released, it appears that he and his “witness” friend Dorian Johnson, had just robbed a local convenience store.  Innocent?  Possibly not so much.  And why is there no mention of the POLICEMAN’S INJURIES?  He was punched in the face by the unarmed teenager, sustaining terrible fractures.

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Also widely distributed are pictures of the “protests” that took place in Ferguson after the shooting.  What these pictures and videos show is that, along with some local residents, there were large crowds of New Black Panthers and Revolutionary Communists, inciting the crowd to looting and violence.

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And there’s the way the Press covered the incident.  How about the National Media saying that it’s okay for the upset blacks in Ferguson to destroy and loot local businesses?  Yes, this story appeared in the Washington Post.  And here’s another one.

And this from a Ricochet friend who says it better than I can:

It does not look like the poor young man in Ferguson, MO made the choice to be good. His path, like that of so many like him, pointed elsewhere. The cop who killed him may well have overstepped, or not, that is being investigated. But the dogma of the left remains exposed once again. These young black men, like Travon Martin and Michael Brown and the host of other young black men who die on the inner city streets of America, have accepted the liberal dogma and denied their own hand in their own choices. They do not choose to be good, to do the best with the opportunities afforded them and the hucksters give them cover. The result is yet another chapter in an unending tragedy.

So, everyone, don’t just believe everything you see or hear.  Get the real facts.  Don’t jump to conclusions about the standard Liberal narrative that the big, bad cop shot the poor, little, innocent black teenager. It did not happen that way at all.  And I give a huge shout out to the Gateway Pundit, whose reporting from the local scene has been invaluable.  Thanks!

 

<One final note.  If you are wondering why in the mostly-black St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, the majority of their police force is white, the reason is Unions.  The Police Union has garnered very high salaries, and generous pensions for its members.   As a result, there is very little turnover in most police departments, with most policemen working  many years to build up their pension benefits.  This causes their ranks to reflect the community demographics from 25-30 years ago.  They don’t reflect the population, because the population changes much faster.>