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2008-09-24 12:07:04 PM
Hehe, gotta love uncensortheinternet.
 
2008-09-24 12:28:53 PM
No, we aren't.

Okay, wait...Maybe sometimes.
 
2008-09-24 12:47:25 PM
We're a pack of fickle mush-heads.

/give us hell
 
2008-09-24 12:47:37 PM
Should I post here?
 
2008-09-24 12:47:38 PM
Poles favor Palin.
 
2008-09-24 12:47:39 PM
get a brain, morans!
 
2008-09-24 12:47:58 PM
I can't decide whetehr to Strangle, shoot, stab, poison or beat the subby to death.
 
2008-09-24 12:47:58 PM
New polls show polls are worthless.

FTFY subby.
 
2008-09-24 12:48:20 PM
He's right! Give us hell, Quimby!
 
2008-09-24 12:48:46 PM
I believe most of the "undecided" are really decided, but don't say so because they don't want to be called racist, or have Obamatrons "in their face."
 
2008-09-24 12:49:08 PM
Arcli9ht: We're a pack of fickle mush-heads.

/give us hell


Or I could look before I post. How would that be for me?
 
2008-09-24 12:49:32 PM
i239.photobucket.com
 
2008-09-24 12:49:55 PM
Rockdrummer: I believe most of the "undecided" are really decided, but don't say so because they don't want to be called racist, or have Obamatrons "in their face."

Racist.
 
2008-09-24 12:50:01 PM
The term Bradley effect, less commonly called[1] the Wilder effect, refers to a frequently observed discrepancy between voter opinion polls and election outcomes in American political campaigns when a white candidate and a non-white candidate run against each other.[2][3][4] Named for Tom Bradley, an African-American who lost the 1982 California governor's race despite being ahead in voter polls, the Bradley effect refers to a tendency on the part of white voters to tell pollsters that they are undecided or likely to vote for a Black candidate, when, on election day, they vote for his/her white opponent.[5]

One theory for the Bradley effect is that some white voters give inaccurate polling responses for fear that, by stating their true preference, they will appear to the pollster to be racially prejudiced. The reluctance to give accurate polling answers has sometimes extended to post-election exit polls as well. The race of the pollster conducting the interview may be a factor into voters' answers. Some pollsters believe that they do not receive deliberately false answers from white voters. The Bradley effect, these pollsters believe, is caused by pollsters' failure to account for general political leanings among voters who are undecided between Democrats and Republicans.


FTW
 
2008-09-24 12:50:12 PM
Republicans start blaming the bailout delay on the Obama campaign in 3 .. 2 .. 1 ...
 
2008-09-24 12:51:30 PM
Meh....


I think?
 
2008-09-24 12:51:56 PM
I'm not so sure about that. Can you rephrase the headline and ask again?
 
2008-09-24 12:52:23 PM
I don't know what to make of this

/So I don't know what I'm getting out of these replies
 
2008-09-24 12:53:16 PM
Rockdrummer: I believe most of the "undecided" are really decided, but don't say so because they don't want to be called racist, or have Obamatrons "in their face."

I believe a lot of people on Fark engage in wishful thinking.
 
2008-09-24 12:53:53 PM
Isn't that waisis?
 
2008-09-24 12:53:56 PM
Its not surprising when we have attention spans of gold fish.
 
2008-09-24 12:54:03 PM
ARE NOT!

i sure told them.
 
2008-09-24 12:54:16 PM
Rockdrummer: I believe most of the "undecided" are really decided, but don't say so because they don't want to be called racist, or have Obamatrons "in their face."

Or maybe when you have to decide between two things that suck, you tend to procrastinate.
 
2008-09-24 12:54:35 PM
Rockdrummer: I believe most of the "undecided" are really decided, but don't say so because they don't want to be called racist, or have Obamatrons "in their face."

Pretty much, this. Most people don't have the balls to admit that Obama's a poor choice (publicly)
 
2008-09-24 12:54:59 PM
Donald_McRonald: Rockdrummer: I believe most of the "undecided" are really decided, but don't say so because they don't want to be called racist, or have Obamatrons "in their face."

I believe a lot of people on Fark engage in wishful thinking.


Hmmm. articles recently tend to show my point. Yours?
 
2008-09-24 12:55:37 PM
I couldn't decide whether or not to read the article so, I decided to come here first. Now that I'm here I'm starting to regret it and I think I probably should have done something else instead.
 
2008-09-24 12:56:23 PM
Attention, thread.
Tacoby Bellisbury is trolling the threads today. Act accordingly. Don't take the bait.

/Hey, if the mods won't do anything...
 
2008-09-24 12:57:03 PM
Donald_McRonald: Rockdrummer: I believe most of the "undecided" are really decided, but don't say so because they don't want to be called racist, or have Obamatrons "in their face."

I believe a lot of people on Fark engage in wishful thinking.


Seriously. Why would someone lie to a pollster because they feared getting called racist?

"Hi, this is Gallup, are you a registered voter?"
"Yes"
"And what is your age?"
"52"
"And who will you be voting for as president?"
"McCain"
"Racist." *click*
 
2008-09-24 12:57:10 PM
Rockdrummer: I believe most of the "undecided" are really decided, but don't say so because they don't want to be called racist, or have Obamatrons "in their face."

Tell me, Rockdrummer, how is automatically assuming that Obama supporters, or Democrats or liberals in general for that matter, are ignorant, malicious and to blame for all of our society's ills different from any other form of bigotry?
 
2008-09-24 12:57:25 PM
CNN's ticker's headline right now is "New polls show warning signs for McCain"

Which, as we know, could be bad news...for Obama.
 
2008-09-24 12:57:43 PM
Bonk_Thud: Attention, thread.
Tacoby Bellisbury is trolling the threads today. Act accordingly. Don't take the bait.

/Hey, if the mods won't do anything...


What, is it not valid to bring up the Bradley Effect in a discussion about polls? Huh?
 
2008-09-24 12:57:44 PM
To be fair, this poll is before McCain and Limbaugh explain to America the truth that the Community Reinvestment Act, pushed by the Democrat Party, was the culprit. It forced otherwise responsible banks to extend unwarranted credit to minorities. The collapse of the housing market can be blamed on these bad credit risks, too.
 
2008-09-24 12:57:49 PM
Tacoby Bellisbury: Rockdrummer: I believe most of the "undecided" are really decided, but don't say so because they don't want to be called racist, or have Obamatrons "in their face."

Pretty much, this. Most people don't have the balls to admit factual basis to conclude that Obama's a poor choice (publicly)
 
2008-09-24 12:58:02 PM
it is out of love for mom. i think.
 
2008-09-24 12:58:08 PM
Now that we figured that out...
www.nataliedee.com
 
2008-09-24 12:58:30 PM
Seeing how quick the rest of the world is on fixing problems in their own backyard....its more than the pot calling the kettle black.

If we elect President Palin though after 8 years of Bush and republicans...we deserve a good kick in the ass for complete mofo status
 
2008-09-24 12:58:46 PM
i get customers who threaten to cancel their service at the first sign of any problem. i'll just go to $Competitor.

/cable internet tech support
//yes, for that company
///off-day slashies!
 
2008-09-24 12:59:37 PM
I'll admit that I'm a racist and that I hate old people. Women should not be in power, and wars should not be fought on Sundays, when we are in church praying for our side to win.

The choice for President is clear-- clear as a brick wall built by foreigners.
 
2008-09-24 01:00:09 PM
WayneKerr: I'll admit that I'm a racist and that I hate old people. Women should not be in power, and wars should not be fought on Sundays, when we are in church praying for our side to win.

The choice for President is clear-- clear as a brick wall built by foreigners.


LOL WUT
 
2008-09-24 01:00:26 PM
Donald_McRonald: Rockdrummer: I believe most of the "undecided" are really decided, but don't say so because they don't want to be called racist, or have Obamatrons "in their face."

I believe a lot of people on Fark engage in wishful thinking.


I hope you are wrong.
 
2008-09-24 01:00:35 PM
Tacoby Bellisbury: Pretty much, this. Most people don't have the balls to admit that Obama's a poor choice (publicly)

The problem is, they've got a poor choice in Obama, and an absolutely asinine, idiotic option, in McCain. I can't imagine why anyone would even consider voting for that man, unless they're the "America, HUAAGGH!" moron jingoistic types which are all I imagine he could appeal to.

Unless you LIKE being raped by corporations and having your country plunged ever further into inescapable debt to enrich the friends of the Republicans, while encouraging the rest of the world to grow less and less friendly due to your hostile and antagonistic foreign policy.
 
2008-09-24 01:01:40 PM
Well let's see. Democrats want give all of our money to the poor while the republicans want to give all of our money to the rich. This should be pretty cut and dry folks. Who do you want to give all of your money to?

/most of us are middle class
/it doesn't matter who we vote for
 
2008-09-24 01:02:19 PM
pxlboy: i get customers who threaten to cancel their service at the first sign of any problem. i'll just go to $Competitor.

/cable internet tech support
//yes, for that company
///off-day slashies!


I work for a travel agency website, and this guy called us asking if we could pick up his briefcase, he left it at JFK security. Im in Fargo. He thinks we are at the airport.
 
2008-09-24 01:02:23 PM
Thorak: Tacoby Bellisbury: Pretty much, this. Most people don't have the balls to admit that Obama's a poor choice (publicly)

The problem is, they've got a poor choice in Obama, and an absolutely asinine, idiotic option, in McCain. I can't imagine why anyone would even consider voting for that man, unless they're the "America, HUAAGGH!" moron jingoistic types which are all I imagine he could appeal to.

Unless you LIKE being raped by corporations and having your country plunged ever further into inescapable debt to enrich the friends of the Republicans, while encouraging the rest of the world to grow less and less friendly due to your hostile and antagonistic foreign policy.


antagonistic...good word.
 
2008-09-24 01:02:27 PM
Tacoby Bellisbury: Rockdrummer: I believe most of the "undecided" are really decided, but don't say so because they don't want to be called racist, or have Obamatrons "in their face."

Pretty much, this. Most people don't have the balls to admit that Obama's a poor choice (publicly)


I'll admit such things HAVE happened-friend of mine has a story of some governor that was up by 10 points in exit polls, slaughtered in the vote, all because people didn't wanna have to say it to anyone's face that they voted against the black guy (he's a black CEO, it's relevant to his interests)-not saying they VOTED because they didn't want a black guy, but it's clear they didn't want people to KNOW they didn't vote for him.

Buuut....we've had real elections now, and the real polls HAVE favored the black guy. Whether he wins in November I can't say, but I'm reasonably satisfied that we aren't all hardcore racists.

Then again, I was for Clinton, and I'm for Palin now (and...that other dude), so I'm a racist, according to the fark threads I read.
Oh, and you're a sexist if you don't agree with me. Either way, we're all going to hell
/Window seat, I likes the view
 
2008-09-24 01:02:42 PM
lilbjorn: Republicans start blaming the bailout delay on the Obama campaign in 3 .. 2 .. 1 ...

Actualy, it was Acorn, Jessy Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the Democratic party that pressured the Republican controlled Congress and Banks to lend money to people who couldn't afford a house. That began this downward spiral. Republicans are guilty of giving in.

The people in charge of the money should have told these racists bastards to fark off. Instead they gave in, and now the "Forgotten man" will pay for it as usual.

We have to learn to say "NO" to people demanding something for nothing. Start with Illegals, then work on the racists demanding something for nothing cause their grandparents parents were slaves to some other person's grandparents parents in an era neither side can even relate to.
 
2008-09-24 01:03:25 PM
WayneKerr: I'll admit that I'm a racist and that I hate old people. Women should not be in power, and wars should not be fought on Sundays, when we are in church praying for our side to win.

The choice for President is clear-- clear as a brick wall built by foreigners.


RON PAUL!?!
/Wait...is he old?
 
2008-09-24 01:04:15 PM
FiveThirtyEight: Obama 309, McCain 229
Princeton Election Consortium: Obama 297, McCain 241
Electoral-Vote.com: Obama 282, McCain 256
PollyVote: Obama 280, McCain 257
 
2008-09-24 01:04:16 PM
GodLovesBeer: lilbjorn: Republicans start blaming the bailout delay on the Obama campaign in 3 .. 2 .. 1 ...

Actualy, it was Acorn, Jessy Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the Democratic party that pressured the Republican controlled Congress and Banks to lend money to people who couldn't afford a house. That began this downward spiral. Republicans are guilty of giving in.

The people in charge of the money should have told these racists bastards to fark off. Instead they gave in, and now the "Forgotten man" will pay for it as usual.

We have to learn to say "NO" to people demanding something for nothing. Start with Illegals, then work on the racists demanding something for nothing cause their grandparents parents were slaves to some other person's grandparents parents in an era neither side can even relate to.


Nice. 7/10
 
2008-09-24 01:05:34 PM
Barakku: Then again, I was for Clinton, and I'm for Palin now (and...that other dude), so I'm a racist, according to the fark threads I read.
Oh, and you're a sexist if you don't agree with me. Either way, we're all going to hell
/Window seat, I likes the view


You were for Clinton, and now you're for Palin?

How do you reconcile the absolutely massive policy differences between Clinton and Palin/old guy, and how did they factor into your decision?
 
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