Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A few tasty pieces...

ABC News mixes cause and effect

In their recent article ABC News blog had this to say: "The President says he's trying to reach across the aisle but the Republicans are not reaching back. And in the latest ABC News poll we may see the reason -- Republicans are in a dramatically improved position for the midterm elections..."

Interestingly enough ABC puts Obama's words in the same category as Republicans' actions. Note that back in the spring, when Republicans invited Obama to meet with them and he refused, the ABC did not say that the president was not reaching back .

But even this is small potatoes compared with a very obvious logical error in the media "reporting". ABC claims that the cause of Republican refusal to reach out to Obama is their huge popularity among American people. But in reality, the opposite is true. GOP popularity was growing through out the 2009 BECAUSE they did not bulge and did not cooperate with Obama's radical agenda and kept voting " HELL NO" on all his proposals.

If you doubt this, I suggest you remind yourself that cause cannot come after the effect.

According to the Washington Post poll, "asked how they would vote in the November House elections, Americans split evenly — 46 percent siding with the Democrats, 46 percent with the Republicans. As recently as four months ago, Democrats held a 51 to 39 percent advantage on this question."

"When narrowed to registered voters, Republicans edge out Democrats 48/45. Four months ago, Democrats had a 12-point lead." Clearly, when the Grand Old Party rediscovered its conservative roots and started opposing the Obama agenda their popularity skyrocketed. Cause and effect...

Government unions attack the Tea Party

According to Fox News, major pro-Obama government unions covertly poured millions of dollars into the campaign against the anti-tax, anti-big government "Tea Party" movement. No one should be surprised that those unions depend on the federal funding, so their support for Obama and attacks on the taxpayers are expected.

One question stands out - who is representing the American taxpayer in the federal government? Obama, a man who wines and dines with the government unions (at the expense of the taxpayers)?

German government pays for stolen private information
An article in pajamasmedia informs the readers that German authorities decided to pay €2.5 million to the criminals that had stolen information from the private banks in Switzerland. The declared goal of this action is to raise the tax collections.
It would be interesting to see the reaction of all the liberals that were outraged because some civil-rights activists copied the a few emails from the CRU and shared them with the public. After all – if what Germany is doing is not a crime, then neither is the copying of the climate emails.

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