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  • Arguing with Liberals

    06/22/2019 8:47:23 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 22 replies
    Amazon ^ | 06-22-19 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    The is an art to debating the political left. This goes beyond attempting to argue with people that have a skewed perception of reality. Gaining debate skills is useful for winning the battle of ideas with people who are yet to take a political ideological stance. I created a political debate guide for conservatives and I would like to give a FREE audiobook copy to anyone who wants one. If you are interested, simply email and ask for a FREE audiobook copy of "Eat the Liberals!: A Pocket Guide to Debating the Political Left" Put "free audiobook" in the...
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers More Classified Emails in Hillary Clinton’s Unsecure Email System

    03/21/2019 2:30:08 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies ^ | MARCH 21, 2019 | Staff
    (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today announced it received 756 pages of newly uncovered emails that were among the materials former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to delete or destroy, several of which were classified and were transmitted over her unsecure, non-“” email system. Hillary Clinton repeatedly stated that the 55,000 pages of documents she turned over to the State Department in December 2014 included all of her work-related emails. In response to a court order in another Judicial Watch case, she declared under penalty of perjury in 2015 that she had “directed that all my emails on
  • What the Heck, Polls?

    12/12/2015 2:36:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 11, 2015 | Kristen Soltis Anderson
    The current Huffington Post Pollster average has Trump at nearly 36 percent in the polls nationwide. His closest competition comes from Ted Cruz (14 percent) and Marco Rubio (12 percent). The polling average in Iowa has Trump at 28.5 percent, leading Cruz by about seven points. In New Hampshire, nobody comes close, with Trump polling at 26.8 percent and his nearest competition, Marco Rubio, at just under 14 percent. With numbers like these, how can Trump not roll his way to the Republican nomination? Or, for those who are terrified of the prospect of a Trump nomination, the more comforting...
  • Depressing poll of the day: Public opinion of Planned Parenthood basically unchanged after video

    08/05/2015 5:46:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/05/2015 | AllahPundit
    I was just thinking yesterday: Despite Obama’s disastrous Iran deal, Trumpmania wrecking the GOP’s presidential field, and the fact that I’ll be stuck watching the season finale of “True Detective” on Sunday night, life hasn’t been nearly as discouraging as this eeyore would like lately.Fortunately, there’s always good ol’ YouGov to give me a shot of despair when I need one.Barely a flutter in the polls despite weeks of news about PP doctors chattering about selling dismembered baby parts. There seemed to be two likely explanations for that. One: The word wasn’t getting out to the broader public. This...
  • And Here We Thought We’d Lost the War [Public Opinion is Swinging Back Against Progressive Excesses]

    07/22/2015 6:48:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/22/2015 | David French
    Public opinion is swinging back, thanks to progressives’ excesses. I woke up yesterday morning deeply confused. If there is one thing that I thought I’d learned over the past few weeks, it’s that history has a “side,” and I don’t happen to be on it. My views — pro-life, pro-traditional-marriage — were yesterday’s news. The rainbow White House, rainbow Facebook, and — most important — the rainbow Supreme Court all told me so. The culture war was over. All that was left was the mop-up operation. I should hightail it back to my “house of worship” — which the Left...
  • Public Opinion.

    02/01/2015 3:35:59 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 12 replies ^ | December 19th 1791 | James Madison
    Public opinion sets bounds to every government, and is the real sovereign in every free one. As there are cases where the public opinion must be obeyed by the government; so there are cases, where not being fixed, it may be influenced by the government. This distinction, if kept in view, would prevent or decide many debates on the respect due from the government to the sentiments of the people. In proportion as government is influenced by opinion, it must be so, by whatever influences opinion. This decides the question concerning a Constitutional Declaration of Rights, which requires an influence...
  • Vote Now: Who Should Be TIME’s Person of the Year?

    12/05/2014 3:26:06 AM PST · by Jumper · 32 replies
    Time Mag's On-Line voting ^ | 5 December 2014 | Jumper
    Freeper Alert just in time to make your opinion on the most important person for the entire year a Winner in this annual poll.
  • One Year After DOMA Fell, and Still No Revolution

    06/26/2014 8:53:51 AM PDT · by koanhead · 17 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 6/26/14 | James Richardson
    The counter counterculture uprising social conservatives promised us after the Supreme Court's neutering of the Defense of Marriage Act never quite manifested.... But in the days before the high court delivered its rulings on DOMA and California's Proposition 8, Tony Perkins, the president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council, was desperately admonitory that the country's top jurists not invite ruin on America by accurately interpreting the Constitution. "If the Supreme Court steps in and says, 'We're redefining marriage, same-sex marriage will be the law across the land,' it will create a firestorm of opposition," Perkins' Magic 8-Ball warned. "This...
  • Despite Big Challenges, Conservatives Will Continue to Fight

    03/24/2014 5:14:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies ^ | 3/24/2014 | Star Parker
    The recent upset victory by Republican candidate David Jolly for the open seat in Florida’s 13th congressional district, a district carried by Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, has produced a rush of excitement in Republican circles. This coupled with polling data - Americans are increasingly unhappy with our president, with his signature health care law, with an economy still far from recovery, and with perceived weak American leadership on the international stage – is producing Republican optimism about 2014 mid-term election prospects and about 2016. But while unhappy voters may favor the party out of power, it takes more...
  • Gay marriage movement wins significant victories in 2013

    12/15/2013 11:06:06 AM PST · by kobald · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 9, 2013 | Morgan Little
    The last year marked a number of milestones for the gay marriage movement, as it adds to its list of legal and legislative victories, earning approval from a majority of Americans along the way. The two largest victories came from the Supreme Court in June, when justices struck down the Defense of Marriage Act preventing same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits, and invalidated an effort to restore California’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage... On the legislative front, six states, Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, Hawaii and Illinois, legalized gay marriage in 2013, with marriages taking place in each state...
  • Obamacare's Architects Plugged Their Ears and Misled Public

    12/06/2013 7:18:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | December 6, 2013 | Michael Barone
    In 1970 the eccentric but insightful economist Albert Hirschman published a book called "Exit, Voice and Loyalty." It explored how people respond when a private firm's or a government agency's performance is deteriorating. Some people choose to leave, buying another product or service or leaving the government's jurisdiction. Others use voice, complaining about defects or lobbying for change. Hirschman tended to deplore exit and exalt voice, and urged firms and governments to nurture loyalty so consumers and citizens would stick around and improve things. There's obviously some relevance here to a current government program now performing far below even its...
  • Drilling Below the Surface of Obama's Dreadfully Weak Economic Numbers

    11/13/2013 9:05:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 13, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    Barack Obama's presidency is falling apart, as a growing number of Americans now realize his promises of prosperity and jobs were bogus and his health care law a fabric of lies. A president who promised hope and change has given us despair and a failed,1930s agenda, as a once-mighty economy continues to limp toward the end of its fifth year in "recovery" -- yet with no full, lasting recovery in sight. Twelve months ago, a majority of voters handed him a second term. This week, the Gallup Poll reported that a 54 percent majority disapprove of the job he's doing...
  • If I were a journalist and wanted to disarm the people, here's how I would accomplish my goal

    05/23/2013 8:08:15 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | Progressingamerica
    In chapter 1 of the book "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann writes the following: (page 40) The wireless constantly used the statistics of the intelligence bureau at Verdun, whose chief, Major Cointet, had invented a method of calculating German losses which obviously produced marvelous results. Every fortnight the figures increased a hundred thousand or so. These 300,000, 400,000, 500,000 casualties put out, divided into daily, weekly, monthly losses, repeated in all sorts of ways, produced a striking effect. Our formulae varied little: 'according to prisoners the German losses in the course of the attack have been considerable' ... 'it is proved...
  • Beware Public Opinion

    03/28/2013 6:25:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/28/2013 | Cal Thomas
    "If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it." -- Abraham Lincoln History is full of warnings about what happens when people follow public opinion instead of standing by their principles. In its most extreme manifestation, public opinion might well become mob rule when vigilantes take the law into their own hands. Major media have whipped the crowd into its latest frenzy over same-sex marriage, or should I say "marriage equality," the latest euphemism, likely intended to make the masses more accepting of what...
  • World Opinion: When Some Americans Get it Wrong

    03/22/2013 6:19:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 22, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. Before he became a China scholar, our friend Steve Mosher was an engineer. He likes to say that if you are an engineer whose bridges collapse or whose highways break up, you’re likely to lose your Professional Engineer’s license. But if you are a social scientist, or a history professor and all your ideas collapse under the weight of evidence, you get tenure. And if you are a liberal journalist who gets it all spectacularly wrong, you get promoted. Andrew Sullivan is a case in point. He waxed lyrical about the...
  • Election bump over, Obama approval drops to 43 percent: Reuters/IPSOS poll

    03/06/2013 4:37:17 AM PST · by hcmama · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 6, 2013 | Alistair Bell and Eric Walsh
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than two months into his second term, President Barack Obama's approval rating has dropped and Americans blame him and his fellow Democrats almost as much as his Republican opponents for a fiscal mess. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll released on Wednesday showed 43 percent of people approve of Obama's handling of his job, down 7 percentage points from February 19.
  • The Obama Majority

    01/23/2013 9:54:43 AM PST · by frizzled · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1-23-13 | Harold Meyerson
    There is an Obama majority in American politics, symbolized by Monday’s throng on the Mall, whose existence is both the consequence of profound changes to our nation’s composition and values and the cause of changes yet to come. That majority, as the president made clear in his remarks, would not exist but for Americans’ struggles to expand our foundational belief in the equality of all men. The drive to expand equality, he said in his speech’s most historically resonant line, “is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall.”...
  • Bitter Residue Remains in Pennsylvania

    12/04/2011 6:35:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 4, 2011 | Salena Zito
    The Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe on Third Avenue is one of those places where men who want to be president stop to look decidedly un-presidential. Al Gore visited the shop; so did John Kerry. President Barack Obama opted for ice cream instead and went to the Windmill, eight miles up the road. “It is where you take them to make candidates look authentic,” explained a Democrat strategist who routinely works on presidential campaigns in the Keystone State. After orchestrating three statewide presidential wins, the strategist said he is sitting out this cycle. He doesn’t see Obama winning Pennsylvania in 2012....
  • Trump and the Hunt for Red Obama

    05/01/2011 12:31:04 AM PDT · by Scanian · 44 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 01, 2011 | Clarice Feldman
    Before the last presidential election I ran into many people I had considered reasonably well-informed and educated, only to be surprised by the extent to which they had been utterly taken in by the obviously ghostwritten Obama hagiography and the media airbrushing of his background. It was scary.A first hand view of how easily manipulated public opinion is. I was astonished that few of these people knew anything about Obama's failures in his one prior job --getting the asbestos out of Altgeld Gardens -- and his singular executive endeavor, managing (at terrorist Bill Ayers' recommendation) millions of dollars from the...
  • Gay Marriage Opponents Now in ZOT

    04/21/2011 4:42:01 AM PDT · by technonerd · 89 replies · 1+ views
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 4-20-11 | Nate Silver
    A poll from CNN this week is the latest to show a majority of Americans in favor of same-sex marriage, with 51 percent saying that marriages between gay and lesbian couples “should be recognized by the law as valid” and 47 percent opposed. This is the fourth credible poll in the past eight months to show an outright majority of Americans in favor of gay marriage.... As we noted last August, support for gay marriage seems to have been increasing at an accelerated pace over the past couple of years. Below is an update to the graph from last year’s...