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Ignorance in Action: Obama Supporters Cannot Answer Basic Questions About Government or About Their Own Candidates…But Look at What They Did Know…

Posted by iusbvision on November 18, 2008

There has been an ongoing argument in elections class this semester. Do young people vote for Obama because of marketing or because of increased knowledge? I said that it is marketing, and even though it upset people, I contend that the public education system has produced a generation of of largely poor critical thinkers who have great self asteem but don’t know much. Such poeple make an emotional decision and use what intellect they have to justify it. I have NEVER (and I ask this question to almost every Obama supporter I meet if the topic of politics comes up) met a student or lay person, who supported Obama, that can even answer basic questions about his past life, which is strange because Obama has written two memoirs.

I contend that the media gives people only selected facts, and delivers them with an attitude or a narrative spin, The result is that people belive they are informed, when they are not.

This study below also shows how the media gets talking points out to people that they want delivered to the masses. The video and the study speak for themselves.

Zogby Poll of 512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points

97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates

Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).

And yet…..

Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes [Obama spent $232,000 per HOUR in October – Editor]

Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.

Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we “gave” one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)

Special thanks to hotair.com for the video link!

Update – Second Video from Brietbart TV.

Posted in Campaign 2008, Chuck Norton, John Ziegler, Journalism Is Dead, Palin Truth Squad | 3 Comments »