Tuesday, October 14, 2008

VOTE....POLLS ARE NOT ELECTIONS!

UPDATE: Rich Galen agrees with me....just saw his Mullings.com column, "Keep the Faith"...check it out!
Do not believe the media, folks...........they're looking to demoralize.

Gore was up 11 points at this time in the Bush/Gore race and Kerry was up, too. Bush won.

Has any of you ever been polled? I haven't...never. Mustang says he hasn't been, either. YOU? Commenter WVDotter says her husband drove south down through part of the East Coast and couldn't believe the amount of McCain/Palin yard signs and that there were many signs with NOBAMA on them. Those folks vote.

Mr. and Mrs. Z had lunch yesterday with a friend who's lived in Los Angeles for probably 40 years. He commented that he's never seen so few Democrat bumper stickers. Now, I'll admit there are far more OBAMA stickers than McCain (FAR more, we have to be careful that our cars aren't keyed), but he's right and I'd never really realized this until he pointed it out. There are probably 1/3 of the amount of Obama stickers than there were Kerry/Edwards bumper stickers back in the day. That struck all three of us as odd.

What are you seeing in your neighborhoods?

DO NOT LET THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA LIE AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE..........................(McCAIN/PALIN, of course!)


z

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've never been polled either, and I bet most everyone on here hasn't either. You know the saying...It ain't over till the fat lady sings."

I don't know about you, but I haven't heard any singing, so it certainly isn't over!

Elmers Brother said...

never been polled

but one of ABC's polls was admittedly skewed...(they admitted it)

and Reagan was down 8 points on October 26th to Carter

Debbie said...

Love the title and it is so true.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

Anonymous said...

I still have seen only one Obama sticker. There are McCain signs around here, no Obama signs that I've seen.

I have a McCain/Palin sticker on my car. Don't see many of those, just here and there.

Pris

Faith said...
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M.A. said...

NBP (Never Been Polled)

Up until about last week, I was seeing more Obama signs (but I live in CA). I'm seeing more McCain/Palin signs popping up now.

CJ said...
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CJ said...

I don't think I've ever been polled but I've been called for many political surveys which I guess are something else?

I've seen ONE bumper sticker and it was for McCain/Palin, car driven by a very young couple. Heartening. Haven't seen the usual forest of Democrat yard signs this year for some reason.

I've never put a sticker on my car but this time I'd like to put one on my car and in my apartment window. Where do I get them?

MK said...

Fingers crossed and prayin' here Z.

Beamish said...

I once participated in a survey that ultimately determined the level of butter-flavored carcinogenic industrial lubricrant to be used in Act II "Extra Butter" microwave popcorn.

The Merry Widow said...

I was never polled, but have been called for various politial surveys...when in San Jose, I was interviewed by a LA Times reporter for 45 minutes...probably freaked the poor guy out. It was by phone, so he was at least sitting! LOL!
I have seen some obama bumperstickers on the drive to school to drop off my daughter, but I have also seen McCain/Palin stickers, not as many obama/biden ones though.
Of course, with the Cape and an AF base in the county...too many engineers and airmen. LOL!
Though I'm sure that Cocoa Beach has plenty...if they get out of their pot haze long enough!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on this one. It's not over yet, just because the pollsters tell us so.

Z said...

beamish..so what did they decide!?
now THAT is IMPORTANT!

TMW..Cocoa Beach did look a little 'hippy dippy'!!

Beamish said...

Z,

It has the flavor most of the panelists (including me) decided tasted the best.

:)

Ducky's here said...

Local elections are all that count here. Massachusetts is a mortal lock for Obama.

Jungle Mom said...

Never, but then I live overseas. However, I have been called up for jury duty more than once, even being out of the country.

Jungle Mom said...

Oh, and I saw a hand made Palin Plower poster here in AsunciĆ³n...but my daughter made it. Really cute, with lipstick tube letters and glasses in each corner.

Anonymous said...

When things go wrong, as they often will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but
DON'T YOU QUIT!


Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
And you might have won had you stuck it out.
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.


Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out --
The silver lining of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit.
It's when things seem worst that you
MUST NOT QUIT!

~ Author Unknown



J.J.J. Schmidt

Carrie said...

good... let them think they've won.

hopefully that'll just persuade more sensible people to get out thee and vote for McCain.

oh, and you can get the signs and bumper stickers at www.johnmccain.com

Frasypoo said...

I live in a hugely democratic county and I have not seen even one Obama yard sign.Mainly because I think the democrats are cheap!An obama sign cost 3-5 bucks!but the stickers are free.
I' ve never been polled either.I hunt around for polls to answer,the local news website has them

cube said...

I've never been polled, but Mr. Cube was during the 2004 election. The pollster was pro-Kerry and tried to skew his answers. When Mr. Cube countered his arguments, the pollster hung up.

I don't listen to the polls. I don't listen to the MSM. And I hope republican candidates don't take election advice from the democratic analysts on TV.

cube said...

Oh sorry, I forgot to answer your question...

As far as signs in my neighborhood, the McCain signs were up early, but lately, I've seen a few Obama signs sprout, but it's not as it was during the 2004 election when I saw many more Kerry Edwards signs.

cube said...

BTW my neighborhood runs predominantly FDR democrat.

Papa Frank said...

I only know of one person who has been polled. I talked with my brother in michigan last night and he said that there were two Democrat candidates in the state of Michigan 2 years ago that were 20 points ahead in the polls the day before the election. Both of them lost to the Republican.

Papa Frank said...

Most the signs up in my neighborhood are for local or state candidates. There are very few McCain or Obama signs.

Anonymous said...

QUESTIONS THAT McCAIN'S CAM{PAIGN SHOULD HAVE ASKED REPEATEDLY. QUESTIONS that DEMAND an ANSWER


For what it may be worth, here is FPM’s fantasy list of questions for Obama you won't hear in the debate:

1. You say unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers is just a guy from your old Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Have you or Michelle ever entertained either Bill Ayers or his (cop-assaulting) wife at your old condo there, or at your new home?

2. You say you were just 8 years old when Ayers bombed the U.S. Capitol. How old were you when you first learned he was the guy who did what he did when you were 8?

3. Did you have any help writing your "Dreams" memoir outside of your editor's input? Are all the words in that book your words?

4. Have you ever traveled abroad with Jeremiah Wright, and if so where? What about with Louis Farrakhan?

5. Did you or Michelle attend "Trumpet" magazine's gala tribute to Farrakhan at the Chicago Hyatt last year? Did you know at the time that he was being so honored?

6. Where were you on 9/11, and what was your immediate, visceral reaction to those attacks? You said in the 2004 preface to your reprinted "Dreams" memoir that "history returned that day with a vengeance," and that "the past is never dead and buried." What did you mean by those remarks?

7. Do you believe the Bush administration had specific, advance knowledge of the attacks? Do you believe it was involved in the attacks in any way?

8. Your resume lists you as "executive director" of Project Vote in 1992. Project Vote's parent company is located at the same New Orleans address as the radical group ACORN. Were your checks cut from there? Have you ever visited ACORN's New Orleans headquarters?

9. Your campaign says you were never "hired" to train ACORN leaders in agitation tactics. Did you ever train them on a voluntary basis?

10. What are some of your favorite films? Did you ever see Spike Lee's "X"? What are your favorite books? Have you ever read any of James H. Cone's works?

11. When you worked briefly right out of college for Business International Corp. in New York, you said you were "spying behind enemy lines." Are you saying corporate America is the enemy?

12. You cite in your 2006 autobiography as one example of racism that you've personally experienced, an incident at a restaurant in which a white couple "tossed" their keys at you thinking you were the valet. Can you recall the name of the restaurant where that occurred, and who you were with at the time? You also suggest this happened to you on more than one occasion. If so, where else?

13. As another example of racism, you say that police have pulled you over for no reason. Where and when did this occur? If no tickets were issued, did you file a harassment complaint?

14. Tell us about your relationship with Tony Rezko. Did you and Michelle ever socialize with him and his wife Rita?

15. When you visited Raila Odinga on a junket to Kenya in 2006, you called it a "fact-finding" mission. What did you glean for constituents in Illinois? And who paid for that portion of the trip?

16. Do you believe Hamas is a terrorist group?

17. In 1995, you said, "Reagan and his minions did dirty deeds." What were those "dirty deeds" you speak of, and what is your opinion of the late president today?

18. Your ex-pastor Wright believes "racism is how America is still run." Do you believe that's true today?

19. Bill Cosby says much of the problems in the black community are self-inflicted, that it's a cultural thing more than an economic one. Where do you agree with Cosby, if anywhere, and where do you part company?

20. When you were sitting at Frank Marshall Davis' knee, sharing his whiskey, did you have any knowledge of his communist sympathies? How did your grandfather describe him? And why did you fail to identify Davis by name in your book, when he'd already been dead for several years?

21. You were trained in the agitation tactics of Saul Alinsky at his Industrial Areas Foundation in Los Angeles, and taught those tactics -- specifically with respect to power analysis -- to your students in Chicago. And you received a letter of recommendation to Harvard from one of his top disciples, John McKnight. More recently, you hired veteran Alinsky trainers to teach your campaign volunteers at Camp Obama. Why then did you never mention Alinsky in your memoir detailing your experiences as a community agitator? And why don't you ever talk about Alinsky on the campaign trail?

22. Have you ever hired members of the Nation of Islam to work on your campaign or government staff in Illinois or Washington? Are any NOI member working for you now?

23. What was your transferring GPA at Oxy and your cummulative GPA at Columbia? Why won't you release your transcripts as have past presidential candidates, including John Kerry?

24. Your faith, Black Liberation Theology, holds that Jesus was African? Do you share this belief? Do you believe Africa is the Promised Land, or that blacks are the chosen people?

25. Did you or Michelle ever teach Bible class at Trinity United? Did you ever participate in the African Studies Program there? Have you ever taken a Bible class taught by Dwight Hopkins?

26. Have you ever met Hopkins or his mentor James Cone?

27. The church typically issues a packet to new members detailing its so-called Black Value System, and requires members to attend classes on it and pledge to uphold its tenets. Tell us about this program, and what you learned from it. Do you still believe in its tenets as you said you did in your first memoir? What about Michelle and your daughters? Do they subscribe
to this system?

28. Did you and Michelle socialize with Jeremiah and Ramah Wright? What was your relationship with them outside the church?

29. Tell us about your relationship with Louis Farrakhan. Have you ever met with him one-on-one?

30. Were you aware Farrakhan's sermons were offered for sale at Trinity?

31. Did you receive the Trinity magazine "Trumpet" or the church bulletin at your home or office?

32. When you weren't able to attend church service, did you listen to recordings of the sermons?

33. You say you've used hard drugs such as cocaine. Have you ever bought cocaine directly from a dealer? Have you ever smoked crack cocaine?

34. Have you ever been arrested?



MY RESPONSE:


What makes anyone think we would get truthful answers if any of these questions were to be asked?


What you would be bound to get is obfuscation, distortion, legalistic parsing, and outright falsehoods all delivered smoothly, calmly, confidently with the sweetly smiling face and imperturbable air that have become Obama's trademark. And you may be sure there would be no challenging follow-ups to this barrage of falsehoods, all of which would ultimately be accepted at face value by the complicit enemedia.


I see arrogance and cockiness in Obama's serenely confident manner, and condescension as well, but people are so easily fooled by skillfully crafted images, so there's little hope that thought and reason will triumph in this election. I believe Obama's coming victory has been fore-ordained.


The communists have learned that the shrieking, roaring, badgering, accusing, hyper-aggressive, bomb-throwing mode of their scurrilous past does not go over well with most Americans. Consequently, they have crafted a new breed of Red --- a well-tailored, mild-mannered, smooth talking, apparently-non-threatening kind of guy with a confident take-charge attitude. Behind the new image, however, the same old Marxist demons still lurk.


We are about to elect a smooth-talking Marxian-demagogue as our president, and the most openly Red congress in our history to back him up.


I have come to believe this will be the fulfillment of a long term plan of an obscene coalition made up of Marxists, International bankers, Super-rich Industrialists, Old WASP money, and Oil Sheiks. The first phase of this planned destruction of America'a sovereignty, cultural identity, religious heritage and founding principles, began with the creation of the Federal Reserve and the initiation of the Income Tax. Both of these formed the basis of an increasingly dominant central government.


Then Wilson deliberately duped us into World War I with catastrophic results. Then came the Great Depression, which of course gave Useful-Idiot-in-Chief, FDR. and his meddlesome, know-nothing, busybody of a buck-toothed bride the perfect opportunity to saddle us with Socialism via The New Deal.


Oddly enough it was World War II that finally got us out of the economic slump which FDR's Stalinistic maneuvers had exacerbated and prolonged indefinitely.


What followed the aura of victory and euphoria when the Axis Powers were finally defeated were the Eisenhower Years ––– a period in which the most rabidly liberal "reforms" easily took place with advent of the Imperial Supreme Court created almost single-handedly by Eisenhower-appointee, Earl Warren.


Then came the Sixties. Need I say more?


In the early seventies the enemedia let us know that it was THEY ––– not US ––– who were in charge. But we really never learned who was behind THEM, did we? It wasn't just Kay Graham and Ben Bradlee's fostering of Woodward and Bernstein, the Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern to Nixon's Hamlet. Something international, and far more frightening was pushing the agenda all the time.


Ronald Reagan gave us a nice feelgood bump for a few years, but everything he appeared to have accomplished was quickly discarded and destroyed by the senior Bush, a wishy-washy, limp-wristed, ineffectual, out-of-touch secret proponent of The New World Order. Then we had the preposterous president of The Great Prevaricator, Bill Clintoon, and for nearly eight years the nightly news was preoccupied with blow jobs and bimbos.


Now we are nearly at the end of the Second Bush ––– a miserable, inarticulate dolt, who was undoubtedly put in place to be the puppet of the self-appointed Masters of the Universe who control everything from behind-the-scenes.


It should be obvious to all by now that our "representative republic" has been a sham for a very long time. Republicans and Democrats alike constantly work against the Will and Desires of the People. Republicans put up no meaningful resistance to the Marxian initiatives of Democrats, and roll over and play dead like well-trained seals at every challenge from our enemies. Note also, that all Republicans who choose to make an attempt to buck the increasingly-liberal trends are soon destroyed with the full cooperation of their compatriots.


There MUST be a REASON for this unseemly cooperation with the Devil. I don't presume to know precisely who is responsible.


But I have come to believe that Obama has been a done deal, and I very frankly think McCain has been planning all along to take a dive for The New World Order.


Please prove me wrong, if you can.


~ FreeThinke

Ducky's here said...

Then came the Sixties. Need I say more?

---------------

Cool man. I'm getting a contact high already.

Brooke said...

I've never been polled, except once by a local station.

The first question was so blatantly anti-Bush biased, and the only answer choices were both negative!

I just hung up.

kevin said...

Never Been Polled.
I won't be surprised by the results of this election no matter which way it turns. But one thing is certain, if McCain wins, the vitriol from the left is going to be more vile than anything we've ever seen. They are still convinced Gore won.

Frasypoo said...

Hi Z
Found some polls,visit my blog

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Never polled, either.

Anonymous said...

At lunch today one of the people I work with said the same thing. I am going to vote, but without much enthusiasm because I don't like McCain. But I do like Palin. And I detest Obama.

Anonymous said...

Nope, never been polled.
Lots of McCain / Palin signs here of course, but more than expected Obama signs. I live in a district that's 99% Republican, so the Dems are loud and proud. I can't blame them, I would be if I were that outnumbered, too.

Karen said...

I was polled for the first time ever about a week ago. I was shocked!

I see more McCain/Palin signs here in my part of the city and in my subdivision, only 2 Obama signs. My part of the city is more conservative, though. My congressional district is strongly Republican.

David Wyatt said...

Nope, ain't ever been polled, & I'm pretty certain I know why, the big "R" by my name!

As to signs & bumper stickers (BS!) Here in beautiful sunny NC I see far more Obama BS, but more McCain/Palin yard signs.
A true story! Today my beautiful wife & I were walking back to our car in a restaurant parking lot, & all of a sudden she grabbed my arm, & said, "stay away from that nasty thang!" I figured maybe I was about to step in some "vomick" as the old ladies say around here, but it was just as bad: an SUV with a big homemade "Obama '08" sign on the rear window & I was walking right near it!
Great point Z! Forget all the skewed "polls" & just vote! God Bless.

Anonymous said...

No, I do not get polled .
This state is very heavy Democrat, but, I see lots of McCain -Palin signs and bumper stickers.

Have seen a few Obama signs.

Mostly though, one sees :Vote Democrat, but no Obama sign near it.
Very telling, don't you think?



My husband drove through a portion of Virgini , on into N.C. yesterday and saw a sea of McCain -Palin signs and NO BAMA signs.

Mind you, that was along Interstate 77heading towards Charlotte.

None the less, the debate was good tonight, I think John McCain did mighty fine. But I know the news will say differently.

However Tom Brokaw said he thought Obama was resting on his lead. Now THAT was a telling statement.

WVDOTTR

Average American said...

I've been polled 5 or 6 times! I don't know about the rest of you, but I hate all the signs out there. I am glad there are hardly any so far this year. I think both campaigns realized that signs do not generate votes. TV ads do! The environmentalists must be creaming themselves over it.


I STILL PREDICT A MCCAIN/PALIN WIN!!

Ducky's here said...

As much as I despise him, I feel some sympathy.
McCain looks like an old pug who has been in one too many fights. You want to pull him out of the ring. The whole time I was thinking, "Who let him get into this fight?" Don't you have a conscience? Throw the towel. Throw the towel!


Now all he has to look forward to is his golden years playing the ponies and listening to that bulimic shrew he's married to scream about how she should have been first lady.
That's some bad mojo.

Brooke said...

Oh, look. More ageism and sexism from our resident leftist, Ducky.

Forget the "Sarah Palin is a C*nt" tee shirt, Ducky. You could set a fashion trend with a "Cindy McCain is a Bulimic Shrew" tee.

What an ass.

Z said...

Ducky, I have never realized how insults take so much of your comment time and I'm asking you to , for your own sake, to try to stick to constructive criticism of the side you abhor. It can't be that difficult to point out the problems you find in conservatism, is it?
All of the name calling just makes you sound silly. thanks

David Wyatt said...

You know Z, I am more confident than ever that this will be a McCain/Palin win. Zogby made an interesting statement a few weeks ago that I believe has been largely mised that should not be. He said in effect that unless BO can come up with a good reason that America shouldelect him that many would go for the "comfortable shoe" of McCain. Though I disagree with the reasoniong somewhat, I think he is right on about BO needing to make his case & it is clear to me at least that he has not even come close. Keep looking up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!