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It’s become very clear this year that every major media outlet is in the tank for Obama to the point where they can no longer breathe. We hear everyday how McCain supporters are “discouraged” while Obama supporters are “energized” about their candidate. This is all part of the media’s campaign to discourage McCain supporters and passively suppress the vote.
I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t matter, the only thing that matters is every single McCain supporter going to the polls and casting a vote. The media will try to dispirit and debase you during the next 48 hours, don’t let that happen!
Here’s a rundown of the media lies and distortions and way the Obama campaign directly and indirectly manipulates the media and the polls. Just the other day I stumbled across my new favorite website called HillBuzz, McCain supporters need to check it out and be renewed by the former Hillary Clinton supporters now supporting McCain because they don’t believe in Obama’s socialism.
1. Exaggerations of the “youth/minority vote”
The youth voter nonsense is way overblown, just as it was in 2004. Remember? John Kerry was going to win with all the amazing youth voters. Too bad none of them showed up to the polls. Why will Obama be any different? The truth, he wont!
HillBuzz explains the phenomenon and how the media is distorting it:
First of all, black voters have always voted Democratic in massive numbers. We don’t think blacks have ever voted for Republicans in any substantial way in any race we can think of. Blacks vote as a race-bloc, and they always vote for the Democrat. Maybe Obama will get blacks who have never voted before to vote for him, or blacks who don’t bother to vote on Election Day to show up and vote, but we doubt that it will be very many people. Black voters were highly motivated to vote in 2004 because they felt George W. Bush stole the 2000 election, and they saw that as a civil rights issue that increased black turnout to one of the highest levels we have ever seen. Remember, Jesse Jackson almost won Election 2000 for Gore but was stopped by the Gore campaign, in the form of Donna Brazile. Watch the HBO movie Recount. Jackson felt the Florida Recount was a civil rights/voter disenfranchisement issue at its heart, and wanted to press that to the public. He revved the black community up and flew down to Tallahassee, but Gore and Brazile made him get back on a plane to Chicago. That was a critically stupid move…and you know how the recount ended.
There’s no McCain hate working against the Republicans this year, and there was no Kerry love in 2004.
So, mathematically this works out as:
Obama-love + McCain-hate = Bush-hate + Kerry-love = impact of black voters
We, thus, believe Obama will not have much more support from blacks than Kerry did, since Democrats win almost all black voters anyway. This year will be no different.
Newsflash, African-Americans always vote 90% and/or higher for Democratic candidates. More might turn out this year, however, it will probably be negligible to the results.
HillBuzz also explains the youth vote and how they never seem to materialize:
We’re astonished no one has ever thought of this before to explain why young people don’t turn up to vote in the numbers the media predicts: it’s because of Halloween. Not JUST because of Halloween, but Halloween has a lot to do with it, especially this year, when Halloween falls in perfect synch to form three days of wild, costumed debauchery. Monday is hangover day, which means nothing got done Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and now Monday, so Tuesday pressure builds to catchup on class or work or whatever.
Ironically, the Obamedia’s constant drumbeat that Obama’s so far ahead will, ironically, keep a lot of these people from actually voting — since they think he will win in a landslide without them, and one vote doesn’t matter. “Oh, we meant to vote, but we got, like, busy. And stuff.”
We hear this every 4 years. Why should this year be any different?
So, in essence, if just comes down to Republicans getting out to vote and ignoring the above head games the Obamedia is already cooking up for you.
There’s no difference. Obama is the “cool” candidate to support. Support includes telling other liberal friends in college that you “support” Obama since he’s for CHANGE. That doesn’t mean these fools actually make their way to a voting booth.
2. Calls or questions about why McCain hasn’t “quit yet” or won’t “quit”
Well, call me crazy, but maybe McCain hasn’t quit the race because he’s got a better than 50% chance of winning the election.
HillBuzz explains this use of the media by the Obama campaign as well:
This one is a favorite of the trolls who lurk on pro-McCain sites. We get them here, despite all the spraying and fumigating we do, but notice how we ignore these trolls. We’ve identified two paid Obama staffers who have been assigned to HillBuzz. We picked them up around the same time people from Ace and LGF started picking up some of our stuff — so our guess is they were assigned to us by whoever was monitoring those sites. They’re different trolls than the ones assigned to us during the primaries (we only had one back then, so evidently we’ve gotten more on the radar now). One of them starts posting “her” concern troll remarks here at 8am. The other one starts “his” remarks around 5pm or so. It appears there are two shifts for the trolls — and from what we can see, they share the same computer and IP address. And it’s an address right here in Chicago. Imagine that. We wonder if we’ve ever run into these people at Houlihan’s on Michigan Avenue after one of their shifts, as that’s where a lot of Obama staffers like to go for a drink, and where we often hang out to see what we can overhear while pretending to read a book over a little dinner. Since we’re going to be in Ohio the rest of the time before the election, we’re okay with letting you in on that little bit, as we won’t be able to eavesdrop on you anymore. But the information these Obama staffers inadvertantly provided was really helpful on a lot of things. A great way to see how the race was going was to listen for how “audacious” these people felt that day. That’s their internal lingo: “Are you feelin’ it? Are you feelin’ audacious today?”. “Nope, not feelin’ the audacity today, ’cause we know those PA polls are bogus and BO’s not gonna take the state”. Word to the wise: these staffers were never as “audacious” as the media and skewed polls have insisted they should be.
It’s so funny, but when you work on these campaigns every day and give up all of your free time and all other activities for this, you just know when the media’s lying and reading from an Axelrod script. The coerographed calls for Hillary Clinton to drop out of the race before New Hampshire, before Super Tuesday, before Ohio and Texas, before Pennsylvania, before West Virgina, before Kentucky, before Indiana, and before South Dakota were completely ridiculous to us — and yet, Eeyores always listened, and lost enthusiasm and drive because ‘the TV said Hillary needs to just quit”. We know this kept some Eeyores from going out to vote, because they thought, “Why bother? The TV told me she’s gonna lose!”. Well, the TV lies. And the toaster says you’re fat. Unfortunately, the toaster’s telling the truth. The microwave tells you to set fires – and that just means you’re nuts, because why would it do that?
Read that all through again and soak it in. The media is so in the tank for Obama that they take the Obama talking points and use them to dispirit McCain supporters, as they did Clinton supporters during the primary. Hillary Clinton received a larger popular vote than Obama, yet she was supposed to drop out? You’d think she lost everything the way the Obama campaign was acting.
Think about some of the “generic” posts here at YouDecide2008.com, do any of them sound familiar like they’re Obama campaign scripts? I’ve seen plenty in the past several months meant to dispirit McCain supporters on the site. The Obama campaign works by distracting, dispiriting, and demoralizing the competition. Not our regular liberal commenters, just the ones who drop in and leave mild messages about being pro-Obama and anti-McCain, they’re meant to sound like an average voter having an epiphany about now supporting Obama.
3. Exaggerations of Obama winning states he’s expected to win
This should be obvious but HillBuzz explains it as well:
Obama believes there are 57 states (maybe 58 or 59, depending on how he’s counting that day), the Obamedia will report huge wins for Dear Leader in the states of Confusion, Denial, and Undress, with Atlantis, Oz, Hopetopia, and Leningrad all going to Obama early on November 4th — because everyone loves Obama so much, that places that don’t even exist have voted for him (with 100% of the vote of the dead, cartoon characters, and historical figures going to Dear Leader in unprecedented numbers). The best example of the Obamedia making up lies like this was on Super Tuesday, when every Eeyore we knew ran through the streets crying and pants-wetting, gnashing their teeth and yanking their hair as the sky fell around them — BECAUSE OBAMA IS WINNING CALIFORNIA! MASSACHUSETTS! ARKANSAS! TENNESSEE! NEW JERSEY! NEW YORK! WAAAAAAAAH! DOOOOOOOMED!
Honestly, we are never kidding when we say what a true living Hell Eeyores have made our lives since January. We never joke when we tell you how much damage these people have done. Just using HillBuzz as an example, there are at least 3 essays each day we would love to have time to write, on topics we feel are important, or on intel we get from sources in the Democratic party (or eavesdropped off Obama staffers or at Obama events), but we don’t have time to get to them because we are on the phone with Eeyores, or answering Eeyores frantic emails with questions we’ve answered 1,000 times before, or talking Eeyores off their ledges after they’ve been listening to MSNBC again. Eeyores are time burglars.
Everyone knows Obama is winning Massachusetts, New York and other liberal states, who cares? The media will use these states to wrongly make it sound like Obama will win red states as well, which he wont. It’s all a big fabrication, a load of lies meant to make Obama seem bigger than he is.
HillBuzz is also home to a couple of Obama campaign defectors. At least 2 women post to the site, or provide information, who currently work in the Obama campaign but are so disgusted by the way Hillary Clinton was treated, and then Sarah Palin, they have defected and are now blowing the whistle on how the Obama campaign operates.
This post from Thursday, October 30th, 2008, is titled Confession of an Obama Blogger – by Sarah P. Sarah P is the alias she uses. Here are some choice excerpts which should make even the staunchest Obama supporters get a lump in their stomach:
I work for a campaign and can’t wait for this week to be over.
I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate but over time grew to love HRC.
The internal campaign idea is to twist, distort, humiliate and finally dispirit you.
We pay people and organize people to go to all the online sites and “play the part of a clinton or mccain supporter who just switched our support for obama”
We do this to stifle your motivation and to destroy your confidence.
We did this the whole primary and it worked.
Sprinkle in mass vote confusion and it becomes bewildering. Most people lose patience and just give up on their support of a candidate and decide to just block out tv, news, websites, etc.
This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing movement and vote turnout issues.
Next, we infiltrate all the blogs and all the youtube videos and overwhelm the voting, the comments, etc. All to continue this appearance of overwhelming world support.
People makes posts to the effect that the world has “gone mad”
Thats the intention. To make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending.
That has been seen, even on this site. The Obama campaign needs a smokescreen to mask their inadequacies and lack of support. She continues:
We have also had quite a hand in skewing many many polls, some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked. But many we have spoiled over. Just enough to make real clear politics look scarey to a mccain supporter. Its worked, alough the goal was to appear 13-15 points ahead.
see, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, become “sheeple”
The polls are roughly 3-5 points in favor of Barack. Thats due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple.
Our donors, are the same people who finance the MSM. Their interests are tied, Barack then tends to come across as teflon. Nothing sticks. And trust, there were meetings with Fox news. The goal was to blunt them as much as possible. Watch Bill Oreilly he has become much more diplomatic and “fair and balanced” and soft. Its because he wants to retain the #1 spot on cable news and to do that he has to have access to the Obama campaign and we worked hard at stringing him a long and keeping him soft for an interview swap. It worked and now he is anticipating more access. So he is playing it still soft.
This is why nothing sticks.
The operation is massive, the goal is to paint a picture that is that of a winner, regardless of the results.
There is no true inauguration draft or true grant park construction going on. There will be a party, but we are boasting beyond the truth to make it seem like the election is wrapped up.
Our goal is to continue to make you lose your moral. We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all.
There is a huge staff of people working around the clock, watching every site, blogs, etc. We flood these sites. We have had a goal to overwhelm.
The truth is here. I could go on and on, but you get the picture.
If you had suspicions that a good chunk of Obama’s support is largely artificial, this simply confirms those suspicions. The media is a willing accomplice in this sense, they are all too eager to elect Obama that they don’t mind being used to create the smokescreen.
She continues, discussing Sarah Palin and how the Obama campaign has gone after here:
Sarah Palin is a huge threat, and our campaign has feared her like you can’t imagine. If it seems unfair how she has been treated, well its because she has had a team working round the clock to make her look like a fool.
No surprise there since Sarah Palin has been destroying the Obama campaign, just destroying them.
I will be quitting my post on nov 5th and my vote will be for John Mccain. Fortunately, my position has been a marketing position and I don’t feel I had any part of anything I would feel guilty for. But I look forward to getting out of this as the negativity and environment upsets me.
I wish you all well, and goodluck.
PS my name is not really sarah. but I am a female and I understand your plight.
I know what you Obama supporters are thinking, that it’s a hoax right? Wrong. Think that if you have to, but the lid is being blown off the Obama campaign’s weak support.
Aside from the HillBuzz blog, to which this next item might be related, there have been similar posts elsewhere from former Hillary Clinton staffers, turned Obama staffers, now turned Obama defectors because of the disgust they have for the way his campaign has been run and the sexism they saw against Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin.
Here is an anonymous Obama staffer, which may be the same person listed above as Sarah P. She posted anonymously to RedState.com, it’s titled What you were never intended to know in this election.
Read this and be excited as a McCain supporter:
The Bradley Effect. Don’t believe these polls for a second. I just went over our numbers and found that we have next to no chance in the following states: Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, Florida, New Hampshire and Nevada. Ohio leans heavily to McCain, but is too close to call it for him. Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico and Iowa are the true “toss up states”. The only two of these the campaign feels “confident” in are Iowa and New Mexico. The reason for such polling discrepancy is the Bradley Effect, and this is a subject of much discussion in the campaign. In general, we tend to take a -10 point percentage in allowing for this, and are not comfortable until the polls give us a spread well over this mark. This is why we are still campaigning in Virginia and Pennsylvania! This is why Ohio is such a desperate hope for us! What truly bothers this campaign is the fact that some pollsters get up to an 80% “refuse to respond” result. You can’t possibly include these into the polls. The truth is, people are afraid to let people know who they are voting for. The vast majority of these respondents are McCain supporters. Obama is the “hip” choice, and we all know it.
The polls are all off, as discussed above. This gives McCain a door to the presidency, if McCain supporters show up to vote!
The anonymous Obama staffer continues, discussing former Hillary voters:
Hillary voters. Internal polling suggests that at best, we are taking 70-75% of these voters. Other estimates are as low as 60% in some areas – particularly Ohio and western PA. My biggest problem with this campaign’s strategy was the decision NOT to offer Hillary the VP slot. She was ready and able to take this on, and would have campaigned enthusiastically for it. This selection would have also brought virtually all of her supporters into the fold, and the Obama campaign knew it. Though I have no way of knowing this for certain, and I do admit that I am relying on internal gossip, Senator Obama actually went against the advice of his top advisors. They wanted him to choose her, but the only significant opposition to this within the campaign came from Barack and Michelle Obama. In short, he let personal feelings take precedence over what was the most logical thing to do. Biden, by the way, has been a disaster inside the campaign. Everyone cringes whenever he gives an interview, and he creates so many headaches as the campaign has to stay on their toes in order to disseminate information and spin whatever it was he was trying to say.
This means that conservative estimates of around 20 to 25% of former Clinton supporters are now backing McCain. Not good for Obama. What’s more, Biden has been a disaster. When he makes news, it’s because he said something idiotic. When he doesn’t make news, like right now, it’s because he’s been hidden away so he doesn’t blow the entire campaign.
The anonymous Obama staffer continues, wrapping this up for us:
As part of my research duties, I scour right wing blogs and websites to get somewhat of a “feel” as to what is being talked about on the other side. Much of it is nonsense, but there are some exceptions which give the campaign jitters. A spirited campaign has been made to infiltrate many pro-Hillary sites and discredit them. A more disorganized, but genuine effort has also been made to sow doubts among the unapologetically right wing sites such as redstate.com. Don’t you guys get it? This has been the Obama campaign’s sole strategy from the very beginning! The only way he wins is over a dispirited, disorganized, and demobilized opposition. This is how it has been for all of his campaigns. What surprises me is that everyone has fallen for it.
You may point to the polls as proof of the inevitability of all of this. If so, you have fallen for the oldest trick in the book. How did we skew these polls, you might ask? It all starts with the media “buzz” which has been generated over the campaign. Many stories are generated on the powerful Obama ground game, and how many new voters were registered. None of this happens by coincidence. It is all part of the poll-skewing process. This makes pollsters change their mixes to reflect these new voters and tilt the mix more towards Democratic voters. What is not mentioned or reported on is not the “under-reported cell phone users or young voters” we hear so much about. What is underreported is you.
I changed my somewhat positive opinion of this campaign during the unfair and sexist campaign against Sarah Palin. I will never agree with her on the issues and will probably never vote for her, but I am embarrassed of what has happened. I can’t ignore our own hand in all of this. What I do know is that I will not be voting for Obama this time around. Treat that as you will.
The Obama campaign has fed the rumors of record numbers of new voters in order to skew poll results by ancouraing pollsters to factor more Democrats and more Independents. There is evidence of this in nearly every poll. The breakdown in 2004 from actual voting was around 37% Democrat, 37% Republican, and the rest Independents or unaffiliated. Why is 2008 going to be much different?
Instead we see polls where Democrats recent sometimes nearly 50% of the polling sample, which is utterly absurd. The electorate has changed in 4 years, but not by that much.
One more thing. Remember the Obama campaign’s 30 minute television ad last thursday? No? That’s exactly it, the whole thing bombed.
HillBuzz points this out as well:
So, Obama spent millions of dollars last night on a TV Variety Special no one is talking about today. We don’t know what he did on his TV show, because we don’t like listening to him. Unlike his followers, we’ve been to church and knows what a good preacher sounds like — and kids, we’ve got to tell you, if you go weak in the knees listening to Obama, you would have spontaneously combusted hearing Billy Graham back in the day. Even here in Chicago, just about any church had a more effective preacher than Obama – like Trinity United itself, where Obama learned his oration style and melodic rises and falls of cadence. You do know he used to listen to tape of Jeremiah Wright while at Harvard, because he was sharp enough to realize the fastest ticket to the top required mesmerizing black audiences in Chicago. And thus, a star was born…
But one who’s mega-millions TV special fell FLAT!
The mainstream media is so in the tank for Obama, it’s actually hilariously funny to us — because you know something was a disaster for Obama when the media just pretends it never happened.
Obama’s support is nowhere near landslide levels. If you’re an Obama supporter, keep kidding yourself, I dare you. McCain is probably closer to winning than Obama at this point, especially since he is now trending up while Obama has remained flat, almost stagnant and is now starting to slip. His 30 minute ad did nothing, other than remind people who they won’t be voting for.
With so much information about how the Obama campaign is built on a house of cards, what does this mean for McCain supporters.
One word: VOTE!
Go vote on Tuesday for McCain, stand in line as long as it takes, fight back against this smokescreen campaign put out by Obama and the media. Obama is nowhere near as far ahead as the media makes him out to be. If anything, this race is tied right now and the Obama campaign knows it.
If Iowa is such a lock in the polls along with Nevada, then why is the Obama campaign spending time there when they need Virginia, Florida, and other major swing states? Simple answer is because Nevada and Iowa are not solid locks, and the Obama campaign internally knows it. Iowa will probably go Obama’s way, though McCain doesn’t need it. Still, Obama is spending time campaigning there personally anyway.
Heads high McCain supporters, vote with confidence and we will overcome this conglomerate of the Obama campaign and the liberal media.
Conservative Gal is a regular commentary writer for YouDecide2008.com