Ep 1: Is Obamacare really getting more popular?

In this episode of “That **** has Liberal Bias”, Zach talks about the supposed 49% approval that Obamacare hit last month. The real question is: what do you trust more, statistics or your gut feelings?

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The REAL Obamacare approval numbers!

Support for Obamacare

These are the actual really true approval numbers for Obamacare over the last eight months based on ABC News/Washington Post poll data. You will hear liberals in the liberally biased media saying that Obamacare’s approval is getting stronger, but obviously this is a lie.

Just look at this graph!

Florida Gun DeathsWe would like to thank the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, by the way, for giving us the inspiration for how to unskew what might otherwise be a very, very liberally biased graph. They did it with gun deaths, so we figured we could use the same strategy for Obamacare approval numbers.

It’s a good strategy. Stay tuned… we should probably use this strategy again.

Do you have any suggestions for things we could unskew using a graph like this?  You know…. to remove the liberal bias.

(Hat tip to @TeaPartyCat for bringing this story to our attention.)

People’s opinions of healthcare have a liberal bias!

Opinions of the healthcare systemEverybody in the United States loved the way our healthcare system was before Obamacare came along. So how DARE this graph suggest otherwise?

If you listen to truthful radio programs, like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin, then you know that every single citizen of the United States believes that we have the most amazing perfect health care system in the world. They are constantly telling their listeners that our health care system is the BEST, there is nothing wrong with it, and that it is stupid for Obama to try to change something that was perfect to begin with.

The guests on their show all, without exception, call in so that they can tell Sean and Rush and Mark that their health insurance was more awesome than angel kisses and more colorful than a unicorn’s ass, and they are just pissed off that Obama wanted to come along and make it different.

So how is it possible that this survey shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the U.S. healthcare system is fundamentally flawed?

I don’t know where these surveys are getting their “numbers” or “facts” or whatever you want to call it… but clearly, this survey must have some kind of liberal bias!!!

 

Graph Data Source: Survey by the Commonwealth Fund
Graph Found Via: Bernie Sanders’ homepage

New Dog, Old Tricks: Ted Cruz invokes classic “unskewing” argument that worked so well in the 2012 elections

Support after the shutdown

Well, if nothing else, Republicans are at least consistent. Moreover, Ted Cruz is clearly a brave, brave man. He is a brave man to unflinchingly use a strategy that brought utter and complete shame to the Republican Party less than two years ago.

In case you missed it, the above graph shows the public opinion poll results that illustrate how people have been feeling since this whole government shut-down thing began. Clearly the graph must have some kind of liberal bias, since it shows that apparently Obama and the Democrats have not been harmed by the shut-down, whereas the Tea Party and John Boehner are currently slightly less popular than radioactive dog feces.

But Ted Cruz made even the most die-hard Republicans squirm slightly with discomfort when he trotted out his explanation of exactly how this graph was biased.

“I’ll note that that poll was very heavily weighted with an awful lot of Democrats with an awful lot of Obama supporters,” said Ted Cruz, citing the fact that 43 percent of the respondents leaned Democrat while only 32 percent of them leaned Republican.  NBC noted, of course, that this perfectly reflects composition of the country at the moment, where the number of people across the entire nation that claims that they lean Democratic also outnumber the number of people who claim that they lean Republican.

But according to Ted Cruz, this represents a gross and unfair problem with the poll.

The most awkward thing about this claim is that it is simply trotting out the exact same logic that every single Republican pollster used in 2012 to predict a glorious Mitt Romney landslide. That was the point in history when the famous meme “unskewed polls” first came about: the GOP logic that in order to get a “fair” sample you had to always poll exactly the same number of Republicans and Democrats, regardless of how many people actually belong to each party.

Well, that “Mitt Romney landslide” never happened, and the election was followed by several months of relentless mocking of conservative news media for their “unskewing” tactics that universally and without exception got everything completely and utterly wrong.

So I guess that just means this: Hats off to you, Ted Cruz. You’ve got some balls. Only a man so blinded by the shining Godly light of ideology would dare to trot out that old “trick” to explain poll results.  Bravo, sir.

College Republicans Survey: What next for the GOP?

Reinventing the GOP

Reinventing the GOP

A report by the College Republican National Committee released Monday found that most young Republicans are Democrats. Yet all is not lost! The report also gives tips on what the GOP can do to change!

You can read the entire report for yourself (PDF), but we should warn you: it is filled with corporate double-speak and fluffery. So, to help you out, we have translated key passages from the original document into normal, straight-forward and honest English, below.

Alternatively, you can simply watch our video prediction about the Future of the Republican Party, since it pretty much mirrors the results of this survey.

 


 

Paraphrased from page 3:  Conventional wisdom incorrectly holds that young people naturally favor Democrats. While it is true that the Democratic Party is on a recent winning streak with the youth vote, Ronald Reagan held the record for winning the highest proportion of young voters at 59% in 1984.  And there is nothing at all awkward about having to go back 30 years to find the last time we were popular with people under 30.

 

Paraphrased from page 11:  Only about one-third of young Republicans watch Fox News. Which is a big part of why we are so massively screwed.

 

Paraphrased from page 17:  Would investing more in Facebook/Twitter advertising and in building a stronger Facebook/Twitter fan-base be useful to Republican candidates? Certainly… So what makes a shareable Facebook post or Tweet? There is still significant research to be done, but one study showed that in the 2012 election, the posts that got the most attention and engagement on Facebook coming out of the Obama campaign were posts about the Obamas’ family life. So obviously more racist memes about Michelle Obama and her children would be a big plus.

 

Paraphrased from page 21:  In an October 2012 survey conducted by The Winston Group, 24% of 18- to 34-year-old voters said they got most of their political news on a smartphone. This creates a problem for Republicans, since many prominent Republicans don’t know what a smart phone is.

 

Paraphrased from page 29: Much of the conversation around young voters and the GOP’s policy positions has focused on the “social issues” and, in particular, the issue of same-sex marriage. Young people simply diverge from the position held by many Republican leaders, and the best suggestion we can come up with is that you guys simply stop talking about that crap. Seriously. Just stop.

 

Paraphrased from page 31: An outright majority of young Republicans still think Republican policies are to blame for the Great Recession, which is so weird because we totally tried to skew the answers in our survey to get them to choose other things.

 

Paraphrased from page 36: Young people don’t actually care about “small government”.  This is why Sean Hannity hates young people.

 

Paraphrased from page 38: Overwhelmingly, respondents in the focus groups thought the problem was not just that too much money was being spent, but rather that it was being spent on the wrong things.  This is why Paul Ryan hates young people.

 

Paraphrased from page 39: Perhaps most troubling for Republicans is the finding from the March 2013 CRNC survey that showed 54% of young voters saying “taxes should go up on the wealthy.”  This is why John Boehner hates young people.

 

Paraphrased from page 65-67: Perhaps no topic has gotten more attention with regards to the youth vote than the issue of gay marriage. And on this issue, the conventional wisdom is right: young people are unlikely to view homosexuality as morally wrong, and they lean toward legal recognition of same-sex relationships.

Among those respondents who said that same-sex marriage should be legal (a full 44% of young voters), half said that they would probably or definitely not vote for a candidate with whom they disagreed on same-sex marriage, even if they were in agreement on taxes, defense, immigration, and spending.

In the short run, as we wait for the Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, the best course of action for the party may be to bravely take every side of the marriage equality debate… or simply not talk about it at all.

 

Paraphrased from page 72: For the GOP, being thought of as closed-minded is hardly a good thing. But if the GOP is thought of as the “stupid party,” it may as well be the kiss of death.  STUPID! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! DO I NEED TO MENTION YOU BY NAME???

 

Paraphrased from page 74: Therein lies the opportunity for the GOP. Yes, the Democratic Party is currently winning on the attributes of being caring and open-minded. But the great news for Republicans is that while those items matter, they are not the only things that matter!  Intelligence, competence, hard work, and responsibility matter a lot too!

Of course, Republicans aren’t seen as competent, hard working, or intelligent… but the point is that they could be, if they changed. A lot.

 

Paraphrased from page 79: Focusing on opportunity trumped narratives around the constitution, liberty, and American values. So basically, all of the rhetoric that conservative Talk Radio has been promoting for the last 5 years has been completely destroying Republican chances with young people.

 

Paraphrased from pages 80-82: STOP ELECTING STUPID PEOPLE!

 

Paraphrased from page 84: The Republican Party’s struggles with young voters are well-documented and stem from a number of sources. The question now is what to do about it. We do not pretend to have a magic answer that will turn the tide completely. So our recommendation is basically this: get rid of old people, get rid of religious people, get rid of stupid people, and use Facebook.

GOOD LUCK!!!

 

[This ends our paraphrased summary of the CRNC Survey Results]

GOP TIP: How to answer opinion polls

Opinion Poll Translation

Opinion Poll Translation

Opinion poll results have become increasingly weird in the last year. Luckily, we are here  to explain what these results mean, and give you instructions on how YOU should answer political opinion polls.

The weirdness is this: if we take poll results at face value, it looks suspiciously as though Republicans believe some…. <ahem> questionable things. For example, a great deal of fun has been made about the fact that 20% of Republicans believe that Obama is the antichrist, and 58% of Republicans think that Global Warming is not only “false” but is a conspiracy.

IRS Debate Opinion PollBut even with beliefs that are not as wacky, it seems that being a Republican is almost completely predictive of what facts you are willing to accept as “true”.

Republicans, by a large margin, think that Obama’s explanations of the current IRS “scandal” do not make sense, in sharp contrast to… well, everyone else, who think that Obama’s arguments do make sense.

Similarly, the population of people who believe that the “Benghazi scandal” is the “worst scandal ever” is made up almost entirely of Republicans, and nobody else.

Is it really true that Democrats and Republicans have such drastically different ideas about what is “believable” and what is not? Or what is “the worse scandal” and what is not?

The simple answer is this: No.  Republicans are simply answering polls in their own unique and patriotic way.

See the sample image above.

If you are a Republican, you know that these are desperate times. As a result, if you have the opportunity to answer a political opinion poll, you know that you have one and only one goal: TO MAKE SURE THE WORLD KNOWS THAT OBAMA SUCKS.

It doesn’t actually matter what the opinion poll is asking about. Your task is simply to choose whatever answer will convey the fact THAT OBAMA SUCKS.

Therefore, a question about Global Warming will have two possible answers: A) Global warming exists, or B) Obama Sucks

And a question about Benghazi will have two possible answers: A) Benghazi is not the worst thing ever, or B) Obama Sucks

And a question about whether the White House lied about… anything… will have two possible answer: A) The White House didn’t lie, or B) Obama Sucks.

You get the idea.

So please make sure you use this technique if ever YOU are called upon to answer a political opinion poll.  Remember, it doesn’t actually matter if you’ve even heard of the topic they are asking about.

Just make sure you choose the answer that corresponds to: Obama Sucks.

Doing anything else, well… that might just lead to Liberal Bias!!!!

 

Liberally biased poll results make Sean Hannity cry

Who do you trust more?

Who do you trust more?

Sean Hannity is such a hard worker. For weeks, he has been yelling about how Benghazi is the worst scandal since the beginning of Time and is evidence of the complete downfall of liberal philosophy. I hope recent poll results don’t upset him too much.

The guilty party is a recent PPP poll which shows that the American people overwhelmingly trust Hillary Clinton, and do not trust House Republicans, on the topic of Benghazi, and generally don’t think that Benghazi is that important… at least not when compared to other things, like gun control or immigration reform, or even other scandals, like Watergate.

This must be confusing for poor Sean.  (I feel comfortable calling him “Sean”, because he seems so cuddly.)  Didn’t he spend 60 solid minutes on his radio show this week explaining that the Benghazi scandal was actually evidence of the complete failure of all liberal philosophy?  Hasn’t he had guest after guest on his show declaring that the only logical conclusion that anyone could possibly come to is that Obama staged Benghazi in order to promote his radical world-Muslim agenda? Has all of Sean’s hard work gone completely to waste?

The worst part of it all, however, isn’t in the overall results of the survey, but in the breakdown (or “cross-tabs” to use fancy statistics terminology) of the results by party, shown in the two graphs that we have included in this article.

After all, we can expect that Democrats are all socialist takers who want to destroy America because they see Obama as a friendly black sodomite Santa Claus (which they love).

But what about Republicans?

The graph above clearly shows that although most Democrats trust Hillary and most Republicans trust Congress, there are more Republicans who defected betrayed blasphemed said that they trust Hillary than there are Democrats who said they trust Congress.

Is Benghazi the worst thing ever?

Similarly, the majority of Republicans do not believe that Benghazi is OMG THE WORST THING EVER SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME.

What is wrong with you, stupid Republicans? Aren’t you paying attention to Sean Hannity????

Clearly, these so-called Republicans are not in completely lock-step with Sean Hannity’s agenda.  Even after all of his hard, hard work.

Poor Sean.

Obviously, this can only be explained by invoking the sinister forces of liberal bias!!!!

 

PPP Poll Results with crosstab data: Americans trust Clinton over GOP on Benghazi (PDF)

Cross-Tab graphs created using: SomeDisagree.com CrossTab Grapher

Related Posts: Republican voters have a Liberal Bias,          Benghazi: the official list of charges

POLL RESULT: the public blames Obama for the sequester!

Obama takes the blame!Every day this week, talk show hosts and radio commentators have been saying that the public blames Obama for the sequester. They are obviously referring to the above poll results.

Consider these headlines:

Obama poll numbers take a post-sequester dive

Sequester Blowback: Obama Plummets to 43%

Poll: Obama’s Not Winning The Sequester Fight

Obama Suddenly Not Winning the Sequester Fight

Poll: Obama approval drops seven points on sequester worries

FIRST SEQUESTER VICTIM! OBAMA’S JOB APPROVAL DIVES

 

Holy Cow! Just look at those headlines! It’s almost as if the poll didn’t even ASK the corresponding question about the approval rating for Republicans in Congress.

…and naturally, we would have preferred it if they hadn’t.

This is why we have added some small highlighting arrows to the above graph, to make sure that you are looking at the correct part of the graph, and do not succumb to liberal bias!!!

 

graph data source: ABC News/Washington Post poll
graph found via: Langer Research

Trust has a liberal bias

Trust has a liberal bias

Trust has a liberal bias

Liberals are tooting their horns over this graph, but they are interpreting it wrong. All this graph really means is that trust has a liberal bias.

According to poll conducted by the far-left communist organization, the Wall Street Journal, more Americans trust Democrats than Republicans to handle domestic issues like health care, social security, energy, the economy, and looking out for the middle class.

But that is why good conservatives know that a government can’t be based on mushy, squishy-feely emotions like “trust”.  Sean Hannity, the Wise and Just, has been harping on this very issue on his radio show for the last several days now.  “Democrats are good at manipulating people’s emotions,” he says. “Democrats win by getting people fired up.”

That’s what “trust” is, folks. A stupid, irrational, liberal emotion.  We, as conservatives should be proud that the American people don’t “trust” the Republican party!

After all… look at voter ID laws, Gerrymandering, and our attempts to roll back the Voting Rights Act.

It’s pretty clear that we don’t trust the American people, either.

 

graph data source: NBC/Wall Street Journal poll
graph found via: Steve Benen, Maddow Blog

“Favorability” has a liberal bias!

Liberal Bias Favorability

Liberal Bias Favorability

The new Quinnipiac survey results were released last week. They show one thing beyond a shadow of a doubt: the word “favorability” must have a liberal bias!

Look at these disgusting, liberal survey results. For each politician, the blue bar represents the number of people who rated their view of the politician as “favorable” while the red bar represents the number of people who rated their view of the politician as “unfavorable”.  (They do not add up to 100%, because the difference is the number of people who said that they did not have enough information to answer.)

The gray diamond shows the favorability margin: the favorability minus the unfavorability.

First of all, there is an obvious liberal bias to this poll, because the Republican politicians overall averaged much more unfavorably than the Democratic ones. In fact, the only Republican politician who ranked as more favorable than the lowest-rated Democratic politician was Marco Rubio. Clearly this means that the whole idea of “favorability” is liberal and communist and this question shouldn’t even be asked.

However, that is not even the worst part of this survey result.

The worst part is this: HILLARY CLINTON?  REALLY??????

Don’t the American people REALIZE that she’s, like, practically the devil?

Haven’t the American people been listening, when we tell them that she had White House Counsel Vince Foster killed, she accepted money from a Chinese spy, she has a lot of mysterious dead friends, she manipulated high risk commodities futures in a money scam, she was involved in something called Whitewater that nobody remembers but was a big scandal, she is secretly a lesbian (you can tell because of her haircut), she faked a concussion and/or allowed herself to be pushed down the stairs just to avoid testifying about Benghazi, and… and… STUFF LIKE THAT???

How can the American People like this woman???

Obviously, they have all been hypnotized by some kind of liberal lesbian voodoo.

 

And if that weren’t bad enough, this poll now gives liberals an excuse to shamelessly brag and strut about how popular their girl Hillary is.

God, they are such sore winners.

 

graph data source: quinnipiac poll results, Feb 8 2013
graph created by: liberalbias.com