[RightWire] Rasmussen Poll Experiment Yields Interesting Results

In an earlier post, we examined why national primary polls are much less helpful than polls of individual states. A recent national primary poll done by Rasmussen illustrates another big problem with national primary polls: The decision of which candidates to include has a big influence on the results.

Most national primary polls have shown Huckabee, Romney, and Trump with good numbers; Palin and Gingrich follow. Rasmussen's experiment was to see what happened when all of these names except Romney were excluded, and some other candidates were included. Participants also had the option of choosing "some other candidate" or "not sure." These were the results:

4/26 Rasmussen
Romney 27%
Christie 26%
Ryan 12%
Pawlenty 8%
Daniels 4%
Perry 3%
Huntsman 2%
Some other candidate 6%
Not sure 12%

The poll is enlightening for two reasons. ....
Elephant Watcher: Rasmussen Poll Experiment Yields Interesting Results

Posted By Tax Nomo to RightWire at 5/03/2011 04:53:00 PM
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[RightWire] Seal Team 6: Obama's Super-Awesome Cleanup Crew, Formerly Known a...


As if it weren't ironic enough that the Nobel Peace Prize-winning, staunchly anti-war President Obama is taking personal credit for killing Osama Bin Laden, he actually sent the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, AKA DevGru, AKA Team Six to do it.

Want to know more about Team Six? Here's the second-smartest man on Earth to tell us what's what:....Team Six: From Cheney's Secret Assassination Squad to Obama's Super-Awesome Cleanup Crew | The Daily Caller

Posted By Tax Nomo to RightWire at 5/03/2011 04:28:00 PM
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[RightWire] Immigration: Why Bloomberg's Lebensraum is NOT the Answer

"We need to have open borders so people can do the work Americans are unwilling to do."

"Everyone's family immigrated here some time."

"It's a human rights issue, man."

Those are just a few of the primary arguments you hear from the pro-illegal immigration crowd, a crowd composed almost (but not entirely) of liberals. What I think the right does a poor job of is explaining how the policies of the left, while superficially beneficial to illegal immigrants, and cloaked in humanitarian concern, are really resulting in an extension of the poverty and suffering these people were trying to escape.

Here in NYC, Mayor Bloomberg had an idea - send them all to Detroit. Only a liberal could come up with an idea like that and not be tarred and feathered. Even though he won't use the un-PC term "illegal," Mayor Bloomberg is right to be concerned about the plight of illegal aliens and their impact on our communities and culture. My ideas aren't as fancy as Mayor Bloomberg's suggested implementation of an American Lebensraum policy, but I think they'd be just as effective.

I think pretty much everyone agrees that immigration is, in and of itself, a good thing for American society. It's one of the reasons America's always been at the cutting edge, as families, histories, and cultures melt into the semi-homogeneous societal soup we like to call America. The problem is when people from other cultures come over here, insulate themselves in their own hyphenated communities, and, rather than experience and become part of America, exist in a little outpost of their native country, superimposed on ours.

Illegal aliens in a lot of neighborhoods in NYC don't have much of a chance to even pursue the American dream. Often they're exploited and overworked and underpaid, their bitterness and anger fueling divisive politics and redistributionist nonsense. Of course, the flip side of this is that the companies who exploit and use illegal alien labor are oftentimes taking business and jobs away from taxpaying legal American workers.

It's a double whammy, and the real losers are you and me, as we see liberal immigration policies fill our communities with illegal aliens who live a life in the margins of society, surrounded by their own ethnic group in inner-city ghettos that extend like third-world beacheads into our communities, school districts, and neighborhoods.

The answer is simple - we need to document all incoming immigrants, and offer entry based on the needs of our economy, and the skills these people offer. I can only speak for myself, but, frankly, New York City doesn't need any more taxi drivers. Mayor Bloomberg's right on that.

If America's going to continue to be the melting pot we like to think of ourselves as, we need to make sure that we don't oversaturate ourselves. There are areas on Northern Boulevard in Queens where I can't even tell what the stores sell, because all the signs are in Chinese, or Korean, or some such. We need to make sure that the immigrants we allow in have skills that allow them to succeed in America, and experience the American dream. That's the kind of immigration reform we need.

Posted By Tax Nomo to RightWire at 5/03/2011 04:24:00 PM
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[RightWire] Censorship on the Left


One of the few places Americans can go to for the history that schools deny them has been, whatever his quirks, The Glenn Beck Show. Beck has featured an impressive number of historians such as the University of Dayton's Larry Schweikart, Hillsdale's Burton Folsom and veteran journalist M. Stanton Evans, who not only find it hard to get a platform on so-called mainstream media outlets but even on the very Fox Network that the talk show host has called home for awhile.

Apparently, this is one too many outlets for the committed Left. Meanwhile, in their seemingly successful attempt to precipitate Beck's exodus from cable airwaves, left-wing activists claim they are only trying to counter misinformation but are hard put to show exactly what record they want to amend....Censorship on the Left :: Accuracy In Academia

Posted By Tax Nomo to RightWire at 5/03/2011 03:57:00 PM
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[RightWire] Der Spiegel: Was Bin Laden's Killing Legal?


US President Barack Obama gets precious few opportunities to announce a victory. So it's no wonder he chose grand words on Sunday night as the TV crews' spotlights shone upon him and he informed the nation about the deadly strike against Osama bin Laden. "Justice has been done," he said.

It may be that this sentence comes back to haunt him in the years to come. What is just about killing a feared terrorist in his home in the middle of Pakistan? For the families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks, and for patriotic Americans who saw their grand nation challenged by a band of criminals, the answer might be simple. But international law experts, who have been grappling with the question of the legal status of the US-led war on terror for years, find Obama's pithy words on Sunday night more problematic....
Justice, American Style: Was Bin Laden's Killing Legal? - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Posted By Tax Nomo to RightWire at 5/03/2011 03:21:00 PM
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[RightWire] WH: Bin Laden Unarmed When Killed


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says Osama bin Laden was not armed when a Navy SEAL raiding party confronted him during an assault on his compound in Pakistan.

White House press secretary Jay Carney acknowledged that bin Laden did not have a weapon even though administration officials have said that bin Laden resisted during the raid....News from The Associated Press

Posted By Tax Nomo to RightWire at 5/03/2011 03:07:00 PM
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[RightWire] See Unconfirmed Death Photo of Osama Bin Laden (Warning GRAPHIC!!)

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