Jul 8, 2008

Single Digits

For my "Open Letter to Caroline Klein," follow this link.

Philip R. Klein writes in his latest article on the Southeast Texas Political Review:

For the first time in regional tracking polls by Rasmussen Report tells the sad story of America's faith in Congress. Which is now at 9%. According to news reports this morning - this is the first time in the history of Rasmussen that the tracking poll has showed this much distaste for congress in its history.

FLASHBACK : The United States hires Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and the democrats to run congress. And they get what they got - $4 per gallon of gas and a dead and do nothing congress.

Now - we here at the Review do not like the $4 per gallon gas - but we love the do nothing congress. Maybe they should start with drilling?

Philip didn't properly cite his reference - here's a link to the Rasmussen poll, so that you can read it for yourself.

Ironically, Philip didn't comment on this part:

Despite these negative attitudes towards Congress, Democrats continue to enjoy a double digit lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

By following the link to the Generic Congressional Ballot referenced by Rasmussen, we find:

Democrats continue to lead Republicans by double-digits in the Rasmussen Reports generic congressional ballot. When given the choice, 47% of voters nationwide would vote for their district’s Democratic candidate, while 34% would choose their Republican candidate.

Don't you just hate partisan hacks who draw errant conclusions based on personal prejudices? 

As I've pointed out before, Philip's logical fallacy is a textbook example of Cum Hoc Ergo Propter; that is, correlation does not imply causation. If Philip's statement were indeed true, then we could also note that gas has risen from $1.20 to $3.99 during the Bush Administration. Neither are valid arguments.

We could just as easily assume that when Philip R. Klein shows up to fight a fire, there will be damage from the fire. Therefore, Philip causes damage. On second thought, that may be a bad example.

It's even sadder when I can copy and paste the same old answers to Philip's "same old think, over and over and over again." 

As a centrist independent, I'm sure that neither party has all of the answers.

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