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Cindy McCain Endorses Joe Biden – Nobody Could’ve Seen That One Coming!

So much media BS, so little time… – Reuters put out a “breaking” report last night reporting the fact that Cindy McCain, the vain, grasping 2nd wife of the dead John McCain, is – gasp! – not going to endorse President Donald Trump for re-election! Who could have possibly seen that one coming?

Seriously, why is this news? Reuters describes Ms. McCain as a “prominent Republican.” But is that really true? What evidence is there that Cindy McCain is in fact a Republican at all, other than possibly a voter registration card in Arizona? Hell, Jake Tapper could go register to vote and claim to be a Republican, but that wouldn’t mean he actually is one.

It’s like when Cher, Rob Reiner and Barbra Streisand dress up in their matching wicked witch costumes for their annual Halloween party – does putting on those costumes mean they really are witches?

Ok, don’t answer that.

The point here is, why is this news? Why would one of the major newswire services publish a report about this? It would be “news” if anyone outside of Washington, DC gave a rat’s ass what Cindy McCain thinks, because her endorsement of Creepy Uncle McWifeMolester might influence others to do the same. But the truth is nobody outside of Washington, DC give’s a rat’s ass what Cindy McCain thinks; thus, no one is going to be influenced by her endorsement.

So, again, why is this even a story? You know why. We all know why. This is what the corrupt news media does to any Republican presidential candidate.

For the corrupt Democrat toadies in the media, this is also just another continuation of the glorification of John McCain, done for the simple fact that McCain was both a traitor to his party and Arizona voters over a span of decades, and a prominent Trump hater. McCain thus became the media’s favorite fake Republican for the simple fact that he consistently provided corrupt media outlets with a tool with which to beat first George W. Bush and later Donald Trump over the head. He provided them with the pretense to claim that those President’s weren’t really doing the right thing because a prominent member of their own party was criticizing them.

All of that media/McCain love affair flew right out the window, of course, when McCain tragically became the GOP’s presidential nominee to hand the presidency to Barack Hussein Obama in 2008. For the better part of that year, McCain was suddenly nothing more than another evil Republican in the media’s eyes, a racist, a homophobe, a misogynist, and any other -phobe or -ist they could think to tag him with. He was running against not just a Democrat, but The ONE, and thus had to be smeared and demonized.

But all the corrupt reporters flew right back to the McCain love nest as soon as the campaign ended because they really do need a pet Republican in the U.S. Senate, a role that is now comfortably filled by Milquetoast Mitt Romney.

The thing is, once you get past all of the media idolization, the 9 days of funerals and memorials, the undeserved lying in state at the Capitol, John McCain was just another senator, and not really even an especially accomplished one. His one landmark piece of legislation in over 30 years in congress, the McCain/Feingold campaign finance reform act, has opened the door for billions of dollars in dark money flowing into the political process, much of it from foreign sources, as we have seen in every Democrat presidential campaign in this century.

Worse, his efforts to intervene in foreign policy helped involve the U.S. in 19-year quagmires in Afghanistan and Iraq, and helped Barack Obama and John Kerry create a Syrian “rebel” group that ultimately became ISIS.

McCain was no more accomplished as a Senator than a Sonny Perdue or a Kirsten Gillibrand, but because he was a shameless, self-promoting “maverick” who has happy to show up on MSNBC twice a week to bash W or Trump, the media loved him.

Thus, McCain’s grasping wife Cindy, who begged President Trump for an ambassadorship and was denied it, is still able to garner the attention of her dead hubby’s adoring fans at Reuters whenever she continues her husband’s Republican-bashing habit.

It’s despicable, and really just kind of stupid, but that is what this country’s mainstream news media is.

That is all.

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Sorry Nancy, Your Coveted “Blue Wave” Just Isn’t Building

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Democrats – if they didn’t exist, no one in their right mind would dream of making them up. – In an interview on Monday, San Fran Nan said she agrees that, where the Democrats are concerned, “it’s time for new blood and we should move on.”  That’s the good part.  But in her next breath, she promised to continuing clinging to power so long as Donald Trump is President: “to have no woman at the table and to have the Affordable Care Act at risk, I said, ‘As long as he’s here, I’m here.”

Republicans everywhere popped open the champagne at the prospect of continuing to have the past and possibly future Speaker of the House as fodder for their campaign ads.

Hey, if he won’t get down into the ’30s on his own, we’ll just put him there. – The fake news hacks at CNN loudly trumpeted their new “poll” on Monday, a “poll” which purports to show President Trump’s public approval rating at just 38%.  That all looks pretty disturbing for the President until you look into the bowels of how the “poll” was conducted and realize that it included just 25% Republicans in its sample of self-described “registered voters.”

Had the poll instead included around 34-35% Republicans, which is what it should have done, its result most likely would have shown the President’s approval at about 42-43%, which is pretty much where other polls of registered voters are putting it these days.  Meanwhile, the most accurate poll during 2016, Rassmussen, which is also the only poll taking the time and effort to survey “likely” voters, pegs Mr. Trump’s approval rating at 48%.

Thus, what we clearly have with the CNN poll was yet another example of a fake news organization dummying up some more fake news on what was otherwise a fairly slow news day.  Sadly typical.

But CNN’s not alone.  We saw ABC and the Washington Post issue a similarly faked-up poll on the generic congressional preference question at the end of August.  This poll pretended to find that the Democrats suddenly had a 14-point lead among registered voters on that question.  Really?  Can that be right?

Well, given that other recent polls of registered voters (Economist/Yougov and Reuters/Ipsos) pegged the Democrat edge at 9 and 5 points, probably not.  Then when you consider that the two recent polls on this question that look at “likely voters” (Rasmussen and Grinnell/Selzer) show the Democrat edge barely present at 4 and 2 points, the ABC/WaPo poll becomes a clear outlier.

A real polling organization, when its “sample” (assuming there really was a sample) produces a result so clearly outside of any notion of reasonableness, might be expected to take a second look at things before rushing to publish.  But ABC/WaPo and CNN are not real polling organizations – they are ostensibly “news” organizations, and they unfortunately seem to produce these polls in an effort to manufacture news, not to truly inform the public.

You may remember that ABC/WaPo are also the same two media organizations that dummied up a poll just two weeks prior to Election Day 2016 that pretended to show Hillary Clinton holding a 13-point lead over Donald Trump.  When even the Nate Silvers and New York Times‘s of the world guffawed at that silly result, I predicted what its new margin would be each and every day over the next ten days, and got it on the nose every day but one as the fake poll’s margin very predictably narrowed to within its margin of error the Friday before the votes were cast.  I was able to do that because the poll’s results were pretty clearly tailored to make news, not to accurately gauge the state of the race.

The thing about polls these days is that the legitimate polling organizations continue to struggle with how to actually obtain a decent sample that really is reflective of society at large.  Some of these groups, like Rasmussen, appear to have a pretty good handle on things, and some of them keep monkeying around with their methodologies.  The one disturbing generic congressional ballot poll by a legitimate organization recently is the one by Emerson College last week that arrived at a 13-point edge for the Democrats.

Emerson describes its methodology as follows:

“The sample consisted of registered voters, n=1,000, with a Credibility Interval (CI) similar to a poll’s margin of error (MOE) of +/- 3.2 percentage points. The data was weighted by ethnicity, age, party affiliation, region and mode. It is important to remember that subsets based on gender, age, party breakdown, ethnicity and region carry with them higher margins of error, as the sample size is reduced. Data was collected using both an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system of landlines only (n=500) and an online panel provided by Survey Monkey (n=500).”

Who knows if that convoluted method renders a result that can be trusted?  Then again, after the absurdity of the polling results in 2016, it’s an open question whether any of these poll results really produce anything worth reading, other than providing, on average, some general trend.

Right now, the trends are a) President Trump’s public approval rating is right where it has been throughout this entire year, and b) the Democrats have a modest edge in the generic ballot question, but not a big enough edge that would produce their much-coveted “blue wave” come November.

The Campaign Update told you way back in December that there would be no “blue wave” in this election, and nothing that has happened since that time has changed that general outlook.  Lots can happen in the 8 weeks remaining until Election Day, but the reality is that public attitudes appear to be pretty much set.

All of which means that we should expect the Republicans to pick up somewhere between 2-5 net seats in the U.S. Senate, and the Democrats to gain seats in the House, but not enough to saddle the nation with San Fran Nan as Speaker of the House one more time.

Just another day in just ignore all the fake polls America.

That is all.

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