Monday, November 18, 2013

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Columnist Reg Henry Let's His War On Palin's Christmas Book Befuddle His "Journalism"



The rank prejudice and utter cluelessness of leftist media writers like one Reg Henry, who spews his anti-Palin bile at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette never ceases to amaze. Henry's Palin derangement syndrome (PDS) bile finds an outlet in his "article"  (Link: http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/reg-henry/2013/11/13/Palin-s-phony-war-ruins-the-holiday-cheer.html ) 

"Palin's phony war ruins the holiday cheer"


Not only is Palin apparently at the forefront of ruining Christmas for him, and all like minded leftist haranguers, but her book is leading the charge. That he can determine this by, in his own words "not having read the book" is a Christmas miracle in itself, but he determines that a few Palin vocalized  extracts at a radical left site is all he needs to make his judgement.

But it is where he goes full PDS that Henry shows the utter stupidity of  the "lamestream media" as Governor Palin rightly calls them. Henry calls himself an educated man but that "education" is so facile that he doesn't let his prejudices get in the way of the facts. 

"But what to my wandering eyes should appear but Sarah Palin. The ex-vice presidential candidate -- whose industrial-strength cluelessness did more than anyone to elect Barack Obama in 2008 -"

Here below are the unimpeachable true facts relating to the impact Governor Palin had on the 2008 election. As is immediately obvious, she increased McCain's vote and had no effect on the amount of the Senator Obama's election margin. 

As history has shown to all except the blinkered left which Henry represents, the fact that the share market crash-not the Couric interviews-determined the election, has given America a president who is sinking the country at the same time as his poll numbers sink towards G.W. Bush  territory.

Reg Henry can be contacted at rhenry@post-gazette.com 




Putting To Rest The Big Leftist Lie; "Palin Caused McCain's Loss"; Indisputable Evidence To The Contrary




The left continues with their big lie that Palin cost McCain the 2008 election. This is often seen in comments from so called "Republicans" along the lines of "I was going to vote for McCain but when he chose Palin I switched to Obama" and similar such nonsense. 

Here are are the unbiased, unvarnished facts (with links to the full reports in red) from respected professional polling firms.The major issue was the economy, the Lehman brother's collapse and McCain "suspending" his campaign. 


Palin's addition to the ticket was a significant plus factor which  kept McCain as close as he did until nothing could save him as the economy tanked and the bail-out inflamed passions.


It has been a disgusting spectacle watching the McCain team, through the mechanism of the Hollywood left's hatchet job "Game Change' put the blame for their incompetence on Palin-the facts prove otherwise.

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PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR THE PEOPLE & THE PRESS November 5, 2008

Yet those who cited Palin's selection as a factor in their vote -- 60% of all voters -- favored McCain by 56% to 43%.
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After the election, on Nov. 7, 2008, an article published by Rasmussen


Rasmussen Reports
Friday, November 07, 2008
Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republican voters say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin helped John McCain’s bid for the presidency, even as news reports surface that some McCain staffers think she was a liability.

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Gallup Daily: Election 2008

Despite the premise of “Game Change” – that Sarah Palin cost John McCain the 2008 presidential election – Gallup polls prove HBO’s assertion categorically false. Palin wasn’t the reason the Republicans lost the election. She’s the only reason they had a fighting chance up until the time McCain suspended his presidential campaign in late September.

Gallup polls from the last presidential race prove that once Palin joined the ticket on Aug. 29, 2008, McCain’s ratings steadily climbed to a point where the Republican ticket even outshined Democratic Sen. Barack Obama.
In the two weeks before Palin joined the McCain ticket, the Arizona senator drifted in the low 40 percentile range, mostly around 41, 42 and 43 percent, while Obama held as much as an 8 point lead at about 49 and 50 percent. Four days after Palin joined the ticket, however, McCain’s numbers climbed to 45 percent and Obama’s sank to 47 percent, narrowing the gap significantly from eight points to two.
Between Sept. 4-6, McCain and Palin actually overshot the Obama ticket by 3 percent with the Republicans in the lead at 48 percent and the Democrats at only 45. McCain consistently held that lead until Sept. 15, and then the candidates balanced out with Obama enjoying a mere three-point lead, and no lead at all from Sept. 22-24, when the numbers were tied at 46 percent.
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Some were intrigued as to how McCain’s decision would play out in the polls, but once he suspended his campaign in late September he never recaptured the lead he enjoyed with the breaking news of recruiting Palin.
It was downhill from there.
McCain’s campaign was taken out of suspension, but it never actually got back off the ground. From then, the gap between McCain and Obama only widened, leaving the Republicans at a severe disadvantage. McCain’s numbers remained steady around 42 and 43 percent throughout October, but Obama’s continued climbing, and by October 31, McCain’s standing had dropped to 40 percent and Obama’s had reached 53 percent - a devastating 13-percent gap.


 (Gallup article from SPIB-Dr. Fay)

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