Skip to comments.FReep CNN Poll on Rush Limbaugh!
Posted on 03/01/2009 9:14:58 AM PST by SolidWood
Go to CNN.com and freep their poll on whether Rush is right about Obama stoking fear to push a liberal agenda.
Scroll down... on the right side.
Currently only 30% siding with Rush.
(Excerpt) Read more at CNN.com ...
I don’t do CNN.
Too many libs there for us to take on and turn it around.
Good grief... even the question is slanted.
I tried to vote based on linking from the Free Republic article above. My vote wouldn’t count and nothing would happen as I kept hitting the “vote” button.
So then I opened a new browser window and came to CNN from Googlenews. It registered my vote.
So the CNN guys have pro-actively stopped the ability to Freep their polls.
I dont do CNN.
I wouldn’t call it a “liberal” agenda. It’s more like a Marxist dictatorship agenda.
Good thing the US didn’t think like you at Verdun and the Battle of the Bulge.
as of now
Do you agree with Rush Limbaugh that President Obama is inspiring fear to push a liberal agenda?
Yes 29% 15672
No 71% 37456
Total Votes: 53128
I hit “Yes” four times and it wouldn’t count.
So I gave up.
Yes 29% 15879
No 71% 38033
Or, you can use a plugin on firefox called "refcontrol" and set the referer addy to something like Http//www."Obama sucks.com
CNN always preloads their polls with how they think people will vote to account for poll spamming... It will be almost impossible to turn a poll that has fifty four thousand votes with a fifty percent disparity.
I don’t either, but I’ll make this exception. Currently(9:38am Pacific) the poll shows that 71% don’t think that Obama is using fear. That’s because conservatives haven’t weighed in.
or at Wake Island, at Corregidor, at Midway, at Salerno, at Normandy, at Puson, at Hue, at Kuwait, at Bagdhad, at Tikrit..
These idiots ignore Rom Emanuel's quote "Never let a serious crisis go to waste...it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before."
BUMP and vote.
I wonder if you entered from DU or another lefty site if you would get the same result. My guess is no. I don’t have the fortitude to go there though and register and then vote. I would feel defiled.
I wouldn’t say that. There IS no way for them to know you came from a FreeRepublic web page. More likely is your browser screwed up, etc. Notice the problem went away after you closed and reopened the browser ?
It’s 30% now which is pretty darn good for CNN.
I would have expected something like 95% against Rush.
Still @ 30 after my BIG Vote
Who don't actually exist.
CNN has been known to load their polls upfront so they really don’t mean anything.
Many, many years ago CNN was a fine international news organization. Now they are merely political hacks for the democrats. I haven’t watched CNN since the katrina smear and I don’t watch anything affiliated with NBC (except for Kudlow’s show and Santelli’s appearances).
Won’t let me vote “Yes.” Get an error on page message.
Are you using Apple's Safari browser? I am, and the same thing happened to me. I had to switch to Firefox for it to work.
I have Firefox on my Mac and it worked.
Same here. At first I tried Safari ..no luck. Went to Firefox and success.
“Many, many years ago CNN was a fine international news organization.”
When it comes to “disasters” CNN does excel!! They are showing a disaster in the making with the Obama adminstration.
Same thing here. The poll is rigged.
yes, I am using Safari.
I went back and copied the URL in a new window and voted again. It worked just fine. Odd kind of work around.
Thanks for the tip though. This is not the first time this has happened and I never thought about using firefox.
I’ll try that next time.
Freeped but the DU’s got to it already.
It is probably a rigged poll anyway. Ruah is right. The Democrats created this mess and are using fear to grab more control. The public is clueless about how they are being manipulated.
30% like myself voted that obailma is using fear to inspire liberal agenda success while 70% say that obama is not using fear (lol). Wonder if this is another fantasy poll from CNN brought to us by folks who like to play with results.
Are you using the new Safari 4.0?
If so, how do you like it?
They say it’s much faster loading... snappier.
Isolate Rush a Saul Alinsky Tactic
RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources - money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)
RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Organizations under attack wonder why radicals don’t address the “real” issues. This is why. They avoid things with which they have no knowledge.)
RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)
RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity’s very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)
RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)
RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. (Radical activists, in this sense, are no different that any other human being. We all avoid “un-fun” activities, and but we revel at and enjoy the ones that work and bring results.)
RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.)
RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)
RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists’ minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.)
RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. (Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management’s wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side.)
RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem. (Old saw: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Activist organizations have an agenda, and their strategy is to hold a place at the table, to be given a forum to wield their power. So, they have to have a compromise solution.)
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)
Is there a possibility that CNN may not be recording the votes correctly?
I’m still running 3.1.2
I have 750 MB of updates corralled in my system updater that I need to turn loose. I just hate the size of Mac’s updates.
I think I’ll open the gate this afternoon and let it download because now I’m curious about the improvements you mentioned.
And yeah... I do believe online polls leave a lot of room for manipulation.
Done. 30% Yes 70% No. Gee, does ya think maybe CNN is visited far more by libtards than Conservatives? Just a guess.
The stats haven’t changed in the past hour. Gee, wonder if it could be rigged.
I went in on a separate window, no problem. No surprise.
Yes 30% 20555
No 70% 48958
Total Votes: 69513
No 70% 49498
Lots of stupid Americans watch CNN.