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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:07 PM

Alert !!! - SANITY is breaking out among the Freepers...

(this comes out of a thread discussing the "creative" plan to block President Obama's victory by boycotting the Electoral College vote, spun over at WND)

...snip...

It does nobody any good to live in a fantasy world. Maybe television has destroyed our country, people are way to easily deceived into believing fiction.

You could add up every imagined fraud thrown out by the WND nuts, the conspiracists, and people who are just too eager to find wrongdoing to actually read headers on spreadsheets, and you wouldn’t come close to the vote totals separating Romney from Obama and victory.

When did supposedly intelligent conservatives start thinking that polls of 1000 people tell you the truth? Not that it matters, because the polls told us that Romney would lose — except of course if you changed the parameters more to your liking. State polls, the only polls that matter in an electoral college election, showed even BEFORE the hurricane that Romney needed a miracle.

...snip...

So long as you view the world from your own perspective, you won’t understand why anybody would vote for Obama, and therefore you will be shocked, and assume it must be fraud. Hang out for a day with the “other side”, and you’ll understand why they loved Obama, why they got better turnout than you could expect, and how they won the election.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2961345/posts?q=1&;page=51


Can't imagine he'll last long...


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Reply Alert !!! - SANITY is breaking out among the Freepers... (Original post)
brooklynite Nov 2012 OP
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #1
BainsBane Nov 2012 #5
TheOther95Percent Nov 2012 #12
RobertEarl Nov 2012 #2
freshwest Nov 2012 #3
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #4
appleannie1 Nov 2012 #6
Rockyj Nov 2012 #13
Coyotl Nov 2012 #7
central scrutinizer Nov 2012 #8
Native Nov 2012 #9
Jim Lane Nov 2012 #10
ejbr Nov 2012 #11
zipplewrath Nov 2012 #14
freshwest Nov 2012 #16
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #15
freshwest Nov 2012 #17

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:16 PM

1. Good GAWD, he actually makes some sense......maybe he is a DUer?

You are correct, he won't last long. Okay, which DUer has infiltrated Freepland?

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:36 PM

5. exactly

I don't believe for a minute that it's a freeper.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:25 PM

12. I had the exact same thought.

The person making sense has a low post count. He/She will not last long.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:19 PM

2. To the freeps

The voting machines are owned by republicans. There is no way we stole many votes. Obama knew he didn't need to, all he had to do was make sure the people showed up to vote. Every election that the Democrats turnout at around 60% we win.

You should join us in now seeing to it that the business of the country is done by the will of the people.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:23 PM

3. Gawd bless him. As you say, he won't last long. Another 'Obama ass kisser' soon to be kicked out!

Refreshing to see a mind finally seeing the light.




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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:28 PM

4. RIP former Freeper...

They've no doubt tombstoned him by now.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:41 PM

6. Poor guy will be shunned after he is thrown down and kicked to the curb

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:35 PM

13. maybe he will come to the light...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:56 PM

7. A slight bit of self-preservation instinct MAYBE, but sanity

would mean giving up illusions long held and treasured

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:39 PM

8. ignorant of math however

re: "When did supposedly intelligent conservatives start thinking that polls of 1000 people tell you the truth?"

the mathematics behind confidence intervals and probability is as solid as anything else in math. If the sample is unbiased, a sample size of 1000 is sufficient to produce a margin of error of around 3% with 95% confidence. This is the typical number used for election polls. It doesn't matter how large the population is. It will be just as accurate with a population of 200,000,000 as it is with a population of 200,000. The trick is in sampling - bias can crop in many different ways.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:55 PM

9. Thank you!

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:25 PM

10. Doesn't this depend on the variance?

I've always assumed that, for political polling, the practical effect of considering variance is that there's a higher margin of error in the rare poll in which more than two candidates receive significant support, because the variance is higher.

Of course, you're absolutely right that the issue of sampling bias is far more important, as the Literary Digest discovered.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:58 PM

11. He's a TROLL!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:09 PM

14. A small minority

So long as you view the world from your own perspective, you won’t understand why anybody would vote for Obama, and therefore you will be shocked, and assume it must be fraud. Hang out for a day with the “other side”, and you’ll understand why they loved Obama, why they got better turnout than you could expect, and how they won the election.

One could give a similar speech to a small minority around here.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:37 AM

16. Sad but true. Perhaps more exposure to the ideals will help.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:47 PM

15. Surprisingly, he seems to have gotten only 1 reply

And it was positive, thanking him for being the "designated grownup" of the thread.

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Response to democrattotheend (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:38 AM

17. No kidding. I'd have thought Jim Bob would have tossed him. It was an very good post, though.

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