Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, September 28, 2012

Birthers and Skewers and Goopers, Oh My

The latest nonsense from the right is that the polls are systematically screwing Mitt Romney by skewing their samples.  So that poll from Fox News showing Obama up 5 nationally?  Just your liberal media at work.

It is difficult for me to explain how I feel about this.  About a third of Americans are willing to believe things that are categorically false in order to preserve their ideological purity.  Global warming?  False.  The Laffer Curve?  True.  Obama an American?  False.  Romney being screwed by a secret cabal of pollsters?  True.

This is not very healthy.

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