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How Obama Got Elected by American Elephant

A new Zogby poll confirms what many of us knew: Obama won the election because of uninformed, misinformed and ignorant supporters.

A documentary, “Media Malpractice…How Obama Got Elected,” addressing the “mainstream” news media’s complicity in keeping voters ignorant and misinformed is in the works. In this preview, the film-maker interviews 12 Obama supporters, randomly selected by another Obama supporter. The results would be funny if they weren’t so frightening:

According to the Zogby poll, a whopping 57.4% of Obama supporters believe erroneously that Republicans are currently in control of congress. The most unpopular congress ever, for good reason, and well over half of Obama voters are exactly wrong about who is controlling it.

And so Obama supporters give even more power to the party that has presided over our current economic collapse. Its not a surprise, but it doesn’t make it any less depressing.

Other results from the poll:

81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).

And yet…..

Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes

Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.

Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we “gave” one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)

Full poll results here. Story here.

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If we needed proof that TV rots the brain; if we needed proof of the failure of public education; if we needed proof that propaganda is effective, if we needed proof that PBS, NPR, MSNBC, CNN and the NYT were the propaganda ministry for the Obama campaign, here it is. Weep for our nation.

Comment by pj

Reichert, Rossi? I’m SO sorry you are stuck in the land of Gregoire, Nickels, and Simms. It really sucks doesn’t it???

Comment by Mike

Oh yeah it does! lol. I try my best to ignore their inanities, but they sure make it difficult.

Comment by American Elephant

I wonder how many people know Paris Hilton is not qualified to be president. She might have won if she had run.

Comment by Candid

The international media did even worse. In France, people didn’t even know who Obama was running against until a few weeks before the election. Then one of the newspapers had a poll and it was 87 % in favor of Obama. When I talked to people about various issues like the national security force or partial-birth abortions, they thought I was crazy. A CATHOLIC like Obama ? (not a Christian, a CATHOLIC !!). Even the national religious program on Sunday morning was for him. One journalist said that if Mc Cain was elected, abortion rights would go beck a hundred years ! No mention of ethics… I guess none of them knew ? How can they all be so uninformed ? YOU WOULD THINK that journalists would be informed ???

NOW THAT HE’S BEEN ELECTED, there is “the Obama effect” non-white people are being appointed left and right to prominent and not-so-prominent positions. I guess most of them are competent, at least I hope so. OK for them. But Obama continues to be THE MOST WONDERFUL ONE in the media’s eyes ! No talk of his marxist ideas or his communist friends. Will they ever tell us the truth ? It reminds me of a Russian joke on their 2 major newspapers : “PRAVDA(truth) is not ISVESTIA(news) and ISVESTIA(news) is not PRAVDA(truth)”

Comment by USfrog

[...] for a moment, the uproariously hysterical poll taken of Obama voters and the accompanying video by Zogby. This is basic civics. Stuff that USED to be taught in high school. Stuff that is deemed to [...]

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