Americans: Ignore The Polls

To paraphrase Sean Hannity, “let your hearts not be troubled”.

Does quoting Sean Hannity make me a right wing republican?  Some would say yes, but my readers know better; I am non-partisan and shop for the best candidate when it comes to elections.  I also do my homework; as should we all.  I do not believe that Barack Obama is winning; in fact, I believe he is losing and that is why he is off to Hawaii to cover his bases and Mishy is campaigning instead of being at Grandma’s deathbed.

Earlier today, I thought it was time to write this post about ignoring the polls and not letting the Borg Collective get you down with their second wave of voter suppression tactics.  I spoke with a couple of friends that are in the thick of the fight and are getting worn down by “All Obama, All The Time”.   This evening, lo and behold, the collective unconcious is operating at light speed.  American Thinker has just posted an excellent article about this very subject, and I could not have done a better job if I tried.  I have shameless reprinted the article.  I am sure American Thinker will get back to me if there is a problem.

Despite there being an entire cottage industry devoted to exposing the liberal bias of the mainstream media, Republicans and conservatives continue to allow themselves to be unduly influenced, and even demoralized, by what they read and hear in the big city newspapers and on network television.

Yes, PUMAS, You Know Better!  Did we not go thru the primaries with this kind of inundation happening?  Did they not tell her to quit a bazillion times.  Have they not told Sarah to quit also?

What are they reading and hearing?  That Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States.  It’s inevitable.  It’s his election to lose.  What proof does the media offer? Public opinion polls that supposedly show Obama “winning” the race.  (But see here and here.)  The thousands of devoted supporters who attend Obama’s rallies.  The legions of blacks and young people who are more “inspired” than ever to vote for a candidate who understands their needs and interests.  Etc.  We all know the story by heart by now.

This is the “narrative” that the mainstream media has been imposing on this year’s presidential campaign almost from the start.  Remember how quickly the MSM jumped off the Hillary Clinton bandwagon and onto Obama’s?  Remember how annoyed and angry they became as Hillary refused to concede the nomination?  The MSM decided that electing the nation’s first black, socialist, anti-American president was politically and historically more important (and, for them, more exciting) than electing the nation’s first female, socialist, patriotic president.  And they are doing everything they can to achieve this goal. (emphasis mine.)

Well, there is another story out there that the MSM refuses to address.  A huge story.  One that could, and I think will, significantly affect the outcome of this race.  I’m referring to the widespread phenomenon of registered Democrats openly supporting John McCain.  There are numerous “Democrats for McCain” type organizations.  There are numerous websites and blogs written by Democrats touting McCain’s candidacy.  There are pro-McCain grassroots efforts being led by Democrats.  And we all know friends or relatives who are Democrats, who voted for John Kerry in 2004, and who are no fans of President Bush – but who are going to vote for John McCain this year.

Yet, surprise surprise, the mainstream media is not talking about these voters, not talking about the real rift that is occurring within the ranks of the Democratic Party.  Needless to say, if a similar rift were occurring in the Republican Party, it would be treated as the major story that it is.   (Indeed, as such stories about the political fault lines in the Republican Party have been treated in the recent past.)

The MSM is not talking about Obama only having 80% of the Dem base voting for him.  This assures his loss.

Who are these pro-McCain Democratic voters?  They overwhelmingly tend to be former Hillary supporters.  Perhaps the most well-known of these voters are the “PUMAs” – which stands for Party Unity My Ass.  These are Hillary supporters who are adamantly opposed to Obama.  Let’s not forget that during the Democratic primaries – real elections, not polls – Hillary crushed Obama among white working-class and middle-class voters in such key states as Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.  If a meaningful number of these voters end up voting for McCain, as I predict they will, then Obama’s smooth road to the White House is going to run smack into a brick wall.

Remember NH when Obama was ahead in the polls by 10 points and lost by 2?

Earlier this week, I attended a John McCain campaign event in New York City.  There were several Democrats in attendance.  Not only people who are registered Democrats, but party leaders and workers who had been actively involved in Hillary Clinton’s campaign.  Indeed, the gentlemen who “keynoted” the event was a former publisher of the left-wing Village Voice magazine and a veteran of the Robert Kennedy, George McGovern, and Jimmy Carter campaigns.  Hardly a right-wing conservative.  He gave one of the best stump speeches I have heard why Barack Obama should not be elected president.  (It comes down to not trusting Obama to keep the United States safe and strong in a dangerous world and rejecting Obama’s “government knows best” attitude when it comes to domestic issues.)  Another person I met at the event was a sprightly elderly woman who manned telephones for Hillary for five months, and now is supporting McCain.

There is nothing remotely similar to this taking place among Republicans.  (No, Christopher Buckley endorsing Obama is not the same thing at all.)

Some more anecdotal evidence of a lack of support for Obama among Democrats:  I live in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City.  You cannot find too many places in the country that are more liberal than that.  Walking around my neighborhood during the 2004 presidential campaign, I felt “assaulted” on all sides by Kerry-Edwards buttons, bumper stickers, and posters.  This year, there clearly is not the same level of outward support for Obama.  It is remarkable (and welcome).  Will most of the people in my neighborhood vote for Obama on election day?  Of course.  Will Obama win New York?  Almost certainly.  But the lack of enthusiasm for Obama among these Democrats, who I’m sure would be going gaga for Hillary, speaks volumes about Obama’s true prospects for victory this year.

The point is simple:  Don’t believe the Obama hype coming out of the mainstream media. If the media were truly objective and unbiased, they would be covering the race much differently.  Instead of trying to browbeat the country into voting for Obama, they would be analyzing the issues and factors that favor and disfavor both candidates.  Instead of focusing on college students and intellectuals, they would be focusing on working-class and middle-class voters, especially “Hillary Democrats.”  These voters may very well determine the election.  Yet this huge story is being ignored by the MSM.

Furthermore, the media would not so consistently confuse intensity of support for breadth of support.  Granted, Barack Obama’s supporters tend to be more enthusiastic about their candidate than John McCain’s supporters are about him.  Leftists are always looking for their earthly messiah.  But this does not mean that Obama’s supporters, come election day, will outnumber McCain’s.  Whether in support of McCain or in opposition to Obama, I predict these voters will go to the polls.  Contrary to the wishful thinking of Democratic pundits, they are not staying home.  These voters may be unexcited, but they are not apathetic.  And 51% of “unexcited” voters will defeat 49% of even the most “inspired” voters.  Every time.

Of course, we all know what the mainstream media’s “narrative” will be if (I believe, when) John McCain wins the election:  The American people refused to vote for Obama because of the color of his skin (and not because of the content of his politics).  The “right-wing attack machine” scared voters into voting for McCain, even against their own social and economic self-interest.  Black and poor voters were intimidated by Republican thugs and prevented from voting.  We know this story by heart as well.

So be prepared.  In a few more weeks, the political environment in this country is likely to become a heckuva lot nastier.  For there are real signs pointing to a McCain victory this year, whether or not the mainstream media wants to acknowledge them.

I have read in various blogs ranging from PUMA to Conservative Republican that a vacation in the country for a week starting with election day might be a really good idea.  I live in a small town where people are too busy surfing and fishing to bother with violence.  Mainland? Not so much….

By Logistics Monster


  • Boowitch13 -

    I haven’t given up yet and will cast my vote for the first time in my 28 years of voting for a Republican. No more straight ticket for me anymore. I have my own mind 🙂

  • Diamond Tiger -

    Howdy, Howdy Boowitch13!

    As I, have never voted republican in my life and will not be voting straight ticket to shake some things up. Wait 2 more years and then see this all happen again. The sleeping giant is awake and the silent majority is about to be heard from.

  • katherine -

    I live in NYC and am a lifelong Democrat but will be voting for McCain this year and so will my husband, another lifelong Democrat. More importantly (given that my
    state usually goes to the Dem.) is that every Democrat I know in Florida and PA are voting for McCain. I am originally
    from Florida and all my family there report that most of their Dem pals are voting McCain because they don’t like his tax policy and because of what happened with FL votes in the primary. My other family members in PA are not voting for
    him because he seems “elitist.” This is the first year that I know any Democrats who will not vote for the party??? Just my
    family??? But, we are talking 3 states here???

  • Diamond Tiger -

    This is the silent majority Katherine! These are the people that are not getting polled. I am so NOT worried about Obama winning. I’m worried about him NOT winning and the fallout from his supporters when that happens.

  • Sometimes I wonder at the motivations of the media, and then other times I just try to accept Obama will rule. It is refreshing to read your perspective. Knowing what is going on I believe you could very well be right. If so, the enthusiasm felt by McCain voters will send shockwaves around the country as Obama fades away and we can then start addressing some of the issues Bush forgot were also important.

  • Diamond Tiger -

    Hey kids,
    After Obama is defeated and the country recovers from all the crap that the Obamanation is going to do when he loses, I plan on following these marxists with their hidden agendas right back to our Congress and finding out who exactly has caused all the economic distress (beyond ACORN, Barney Frank, Franklin Raines, etc.) and start naming names….that will be my mission!!!!

  • Diamond Tiger -

    Mahala SISTA!!!

    Just wait until after the election…the monster is going after Fannie, Freddie, and the Congress.

  • Diamond Tiger -

    All of you need to go up to the top of the page and check out the first “MUST SEE” video under the Reality Bites Videos. Let’s talk about re-education and extinction.

  • I’m a white, female, 54, republican resident of the very redstate, Idaho. I can’t tell you how thrilled I have been to read your blog and the Puma’s blogs. Way back when Hillary had that ad asking who I would want answering the phone at 3 am….it hit me hard. I definitely did not want that to be Barack Obama. And now hearing how his people stole the caucuses from Hillary makes me sick. I can’t tell you how much I wish this election was Hillary against John McCain, because at least either one of them winning would not harm our country. So thank-you SO much for not supporting the democratic candidate this time. I do believe your votes are going to make the difference in keeping Obama out of office. Thank-you SO much!

  • Christine Helrigel -

    I just read Steve Foleys article on His friend tells him that she and four of her friends, all excited get in the car to go early vote for Obama. She begins to feel anxious on the way there. She gets in the booth, and just can’t pull the lever for Obama, she knows he isn’t ready and won’t keep the country safe. She votes for McCain, and on the way out of the booth, cannot believe that she, a democrat from generations of democrats could ever have voted for a republican. Mood in the car is somber, she confesses she voted McCain and tells her friends why. Turns out four of the five young women did the same thing, for the same reasons. 80% of them turned while in the booth. Foley said he is hearing the same thing going on with other early voters as well. In the booth change of heart which causes them to vote McCain and not Obama.

  • Just add my name to that list of those lifelong Democrats casting a first Republican vote this Nov 4. I was simply NObma after the travesty of Democratic primary. Now I’m FOR McCain/Palin.

  • Diamond Tiger -

    Guess what PUMAs? The Obamanation is swarming and freakin’ out – and you know what that means….their dear messiah is in trouble and they know it. Expect the next wave of name calling and assorted vicious deeds to start hitting the airwaves. They are losing their minds in the spam filter. They KNOW they are going to lose this election because of the power of true patriotic Americans that do not like socialists, communists, and cult leaders and their followers. ByeBye Barack! I will be happy when you can no longer be elected as dog catcher.

  • And why DID Obama go to Hawaii, really? I don’t believe this “sick grandmother” schtick. I don’t believe it for one minute. Why di dhe really go?

  • Leaving aside how we would feel about electing a real-life American hero, John McCain as president – just think how we would feel as we watched, on election night, all of Obama’s cheerleaders on the mainstream media wriggling and squirming and trying to explain how they got it soooooooooo wrong.

  • On C-span’s Washington Journal, today, a caller appealed to viewers to log-on to to read about Michele Obama’s educational career. There is speculation on the blogs that she authored an extremist dissertation – possibly envolving Marxism and/or a paranoid view towards ‘white America’. Remember her infamous gaffe, when she said “This is the first time I feel proud to be an American? The website has been unavailable all day. Why???

  • Diamond Tiger -

    Al – NoQuarter has been down off and on all day because the amount of traffic they are receiving is forcing them to upgrade to new servers – AGAIN! I swear they have had to do this 25 times since the beginning of the year….just keep trying. They should be all good by tonight!

  • I think that it is possible that Obama has ‘peaked too soon’. Remember the story of the Hare and the Tortoise. We can trust John McCain to keep marching on. We have to do our bit. We owe that to John for his life-long service, but most of all we owe that to our Country.

  • I have been thinking that a lot of Obama’s supporters will have a change of heart once in the voting booth. Here’s my analogy…

    You know a woman with waist length hair. She’s getting tired of all the upkeep, so she says she’s going to get it cut really short, something kind of boyish. She makes the appointment and on the fateful day, she goes in, sits in the chair…and asks for just a trim.

    John McCain is “just a trim.”

    He’s the safe choice, the known quantity. I am praying for a McCain landslide.

  • Diamond Tiger -


    You are part of the Obamanation – as such you are not allowed to leave comments on my site. That is the rule. When the Obamanation started their vile campaign of name calling and violence – you folk’s ability to post on my site ENDED. It’s my site – I pay for it out of my own pocket and I will not allow the Obamanation to post here because IT IS A SAFE ZONE! Doesn’t matter that you may have been polite – as you so think. By the way – after the research I have done – I will never VOTE FOR HILLARY again and I will not support the marxists that have taken over the Dem Party. All the issues that you hold dear are actually PROGRESSIVE SOCIALISM. Not where I want to go. Have a nice PUMA day!

  • Diamond Tiger -

    P.S. Folks – Randy is pissed he can’t post here and thinks I am a piece of crap for not allowing his comments. Frak Off!

    Randy – do not come crying to me if this idiot child and his freak wife get in the White House and you and yours are drafted into the New Socialist Republic of America. Clear Enough? Do the freakin’ research boy.

  • I got it, and I am so excited!!!!

    Change = Redistribution of Wealth/Reparation

  • Sarah Cary -

    I am a lifelong republican who would have been okay with Hillary as president. I believe she truly has America’s best interest at heart. I am scared to death that Obama will become our next president! What a comfort to come to your site to find some rational thinkers who actually researched who they are voting for. This country is full of lemmings who allow the MSM to make their decision to vote for a Marxist liar. Thank you PUMA and keep up the great work!

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