The New York Times/CBS/Karl Marx poll
October 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
A News article published by the New York Times, dated Oct. 26, is headlined; “Poll Finds Deep Distrust In Government”.
No one needed one more poll to tell us that people get it that the country is headed in the wrong direction. But it took the New York Times to somehow devise a poll that parrots Democrat talking points and puts all the blame on Republicans. Worse yet, the supposed results also suggest that everyone has decided to adopt Marxism, an ideology, it is alleged by some, to be embraced by Obama. Speeches like one he gave in 2008 while at a campaign stop give rise to that thinking: “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody”, said Obama. Not a lot of ambiguity in that.
This outrageous Times summary included in their poll report leaps off the pages: “With nearly all Americans remaining fearful that the economy is stagnating or deteriorating even further, two-thirds of the public said wealth should be distributed more evenly. Seven in 10 Americans think the policies of Congressional Republicans favor the rich. Two-thirds object to tax cuts for corporations and a similar number prefer increasing income taxes on millionaires.”
Consider this appalling line; “two-thirds of the public said wealth should be distributed more evenly”. Wow! So your average American, brought up in our wonderful country with its huge opportunities that resulted from a free market economy, now feels we should embrace Marxism and redistribute wealth? Not a chance.
To illustrate how closely this specious poll connects to the president’s agenda, consider these excerpts from a recent speech by Obama “…for us to solve this problem, everybody, including the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations, have to pay their fair share.” And from elsewhere in the speech; “And that’s why this plan (jobs plan) eliminates tax loopholes that primarily go to the wealthiest taxpayers and biggest corporations –-
Obama then tells his audience of his run-in with Speaker Boehner. Obama says that he told Boehner; “… we can’t afford these special lower rates for the wealthy…it would also mean asking sacrifice of seniors and the middle class and the poor, while asking nothing of the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations.
The credibility of the Times poll is zero. There are few people who would argue against the well-known fact that the Times has turned into a Democrat bullhorn. But to create a specious poll to support the Democrat agenda is breath-taking in its audacity.
A last note about the Times article is this odious sentence; “The poll findings underscore a dissatisfaction and restlessness heading into the election season that has been highlighted through competing voices from the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements…”
‘Competing voices’? Where does this nonsense come from? This is a pathetic attempt to drop the Tea Party down to the level of the dumb and dumber Occupy clods. The Occupy mob has no clue about what they are doing, why they are doing it or what they want to happen as a result. When questioned, some of these unemployed losers say they want ‘all money to be gotten rid of’ or ‘all spending on the military should stop’ or that everyone should be given a salary whether they work or not.
The Tea Party movement has a purpose: Reduce the size and influence of government and do so by getting rid of politicians who feel otherwise. To mention them in the same sentence with Occupy buffoons is insulting to the millions of Americans who belive in the Tea Party’s objectives.
It is sad that the once great New York Times is no longer a credible source of new. We’d like to see exactly what was in that poll. Show us the specific questions, the poll protocol and most importantly, the poll demographics and political affiliation of responders.
NOTE: ONE DAY AFTER POSTING THIS ARTICLE, CNN RAN AN ONLINE STORY BY SOMEONE WHO PRAISED KARL MARX FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT HE HAS DONE FOR AMERICA. NO, REALLY. THEY EVEN RAN THE SAME PICTURE. HMMMM.
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