Well, it just ain’t Harlem voters that were ill informed.
John Ziegler, a former libertarian talk radio show host in LA, has been doing documentary and interview videos for Citizens United. He recently made an appearance on FNC’s Hannity and Colmes to talk about his new upcoming video, "Media Malpractice... How Obama Got Elected" featured at the website: HowObamaGotElected.com
The information he presented coincided with a Zogby Poll which described the following results:
512 Obama Voters questioned from 11/13/08-11/15/08 with a Margin of Error of +/- 4.4 points
Educational Demographics - 97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates
Results to simple Multiple Choice Questions
57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
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).
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 actually 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)
Here is the full promotional video:
A lot of people want to blame the voters for not getting informed, but I blame two groups:
- The main stream media which was overwhelmingly in the tank for Obama and did not give unbiased new reporting
- The INFORMED voters
I do believe that there were Obama voters who did know the issues and voted on him because of those issues. However, based on the Stern video as well as other factors, including the majority of news outlets who blatantly favored Obama, activist groups like MoveOn.org and ACORN, contemptuous bloggers at the Daily KOS and the Huffington Post, etc., it is very clear that the majority of people who voted did not have an informed grasp of the candidates or the campaign issues.
Because of those factors, the real blame falls on us, the informed voters of this nation. A lot of us did get out there to try and help educate people (our good friend SNOOPER comes to mind); more of us joined the various political action committees to help with education, but most of us blogged and did our best from behind the computers we used. AND THAT IS THE PROBLEM!
We can blog all we want, but unless we actually interact with people, they aren’t just going to login and read stuff at Hot Air or Powerline.
There is such a culture of fuzzy lies out there that people just don’t know what to believe anymore when it comes to politics.
George Washington had it dead on correct when he said, “Promote then, as an object of primary importance, Institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened."
Our nation’s public opinion has been kidnapped, raped and murdered by those with an agenda that is not in the best interest of America, and by God’s will of His majestic grace, it is time that the people of this nation take it back.
We have got to convince our fellow Americans that “We the people” means the ones who do the voting, not the elites in the media, on Wall Street or in the respective governments of this nation. When someone has the courage to run for public office, and if they are granted the will of the people to be elected or appointed to that office, then it is to the people they owe their allegiances and it is the people to whom they serve!
We can start now, or we can waste our time complaining about why our guy lost and wait until the next primary season to promulgate truth and facts to the people of this nation.
Don’t wait for the candidates or their campaigns or even the PACs to spread the word. Get out there among your friends and neighbors and start campaigning for America’s future now. Help give them the tools they need to make an informed decision at election time. That way, even if the other guy wins again, at least it will be because people voted the issues and their conscience and NOT because they fell in love with an IDOL and couldn’t tell us about the candidate, the running mate or their opponents or the issues.
It’s time for us to do our part for America’s future and our fellow Americans!
It’s time for us to lead a new revolution to take back what has wrongly been taken from us!
It’s time for us to let the people in power know that their power is fleeting and is predicated on what WE say and do!
It’s time for us to bypass a recent campaign slogan and truly put COUNTRY FIRST!
It’s time for us to realize that it is up to US to live up to our rights of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!”
It’s time for us to stop following the trends of this world and lead the world in truth and justice!
It’s time for us to stop taking notice of how wrong everyone else is and start standing up for what is right so that others will take notice!
It’s time for us to help every American understand again that the government of this nation is truly of the people, by the people and for the people!