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The Post-Normal Science of Manipulation
Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-29-2015 | MOTUS

Posted on 10/28/2015 7:48:49 AM PDT by NOBO2012

"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is." - Winston Churchill

I was listening to Mark Levin while driving around on Monday and heard him ranting on why conservatives feel betrayed by the GOPe. It was impressive and I see Sundance has posted much of the segment. Go see/hear for yourself and see if your pet peeve(s) is on Mark’s seemingly endless litany of betrayals:

Did the GOP secure the border with control of the White House and Congress? NO.
• Did the GOP balance the budget with control of the White House and Congress? NO.

• Who gave us the TSA? The GOP
• Who gave us the Patriot Act? The GOP

• Who expanded Medicare to include prescription drug coverage? The GOP

• Who created the precursor of “Common Core” in “Race To the Top”? The GOP

• Who facilitated the Iranian Nuclear deal?  The GOP
• Who facilitated the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership? The GOP

• Who played the race card in Mississippi to re-elect Thad Cochran? The GOP
• Who paid Democrats to vote in the Mississippi primary? The GOP

• Who refused to support Ken Cuccinnelli in Virginia? The GOP

• Who supported Charlie Crist? The GOP
• Who supported Arlen Spector? The GOP

• Who supported Bob Bennett? The GOP

• Who worked against Marco Rubio? The GOP
• Who worked against Rand Paul? The GOP

• Who worked against Ted Cruz? The GOP

• Who worked against Mike Lee? The GOP

• Who worked against Jim DeMint? The GOP

• Who worked against Ronald Reagan? The GOP

• Who said “I think we are going to crush [the Tea Party] everywhere.”? The GOP (Mitch McConnell)… and who else said recently the Tea Party needs to be eliminated/destroyed?  Tom Donohue, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

And while we’re talking GOPe betrayal, I see the powers that be finally produced the “polls” they need to show a Trump Slump so they can get on with the Chamber of Congress’ plan for America. They only had to chose their sample wisely, rework the phrasing of the questions a dozen times to shape the leading questions correctly, drop the “level of confidence” to +/- 6%, and stop the survey as soon as they reached the desired result.

For future reference here are a few tips on how to evaluate/interpret survey/poll results:




Here, let me fix that last slide for them:


And there it is: because political science and “science” science now apply the same stringent rules to their research.


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Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror

TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: border; gope; marklevin; obamacare

1 posted on 10/28/2015 7:48:49 AM PDT by NOBO2012
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To: NOBO2012

• Who gave us the imposition of gay marriage by the
fiat of Bishop Romney? The GOP

• Who gave us the royal grubering
with RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE/socialized medicine Act? The GOP

• Who lied outright to win an Election en masse? The GOP

2 posted on 10/28/2015 7:55:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("When a crime is unpunished, the world is unbalanced.")
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To: NOBO2012

Kinda like this...

The following account of how the GOPe is corrupt and leadership needs to be flushed down the toilet is given by Ted Cruz. This is why the Republican establishment is in DEEP trouble, and needs to be flushed.

That Tuesday lunch began with our leadership saying, “We’re asking every Republican senator here, to affirmatively consent to lower the threshold for Harry Reid to take up the debt ceiling, from 60 votes to 50 votes. And we were told, everyone of you should agree for two reasons.

Number one, if we do this, it will happen, and hallelujah, hallelujah, that’s what we want. We want trillions more in debt with no spending reforms, because we’re scared of this issue. We don’t want to have a political fight on this.

But number two, if we do this, the Democrats will have the votes to do it on their own, which means all of us Republicans can vote no. And we can go home and tell our constituents, we opposed the thing we just consented to allow happen.

Now, I was sitting there — to be honest, I hadn’t gone to lunch intending to pick a fight, but as I listened to that, I was astonished and I raised my hand, and I said, “There’s no universe in which I can consent to doing that. I spent two years campaigning across Texas, telling Texas, if you elect me, I’ll fight with every breath in my body to stop the out of control spending and debt that are bankrupting our kids and grandkids.”

If were to do that, I think it would be both dishonest and unfaithful to the men and women who elected me.

3 posted on 10/28/2015 10:48:08 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ - Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool ])
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To: Diogenesis

“The truth of the matter is Republican leadership are the most effective Democrat leaders we have ever seen,” Cruz said. “They’ve passed more Democratic priorities than Harry Reid ever could.”

4 posted on 10/28/2015 10:55:30 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ - Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool ])
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