Skip to comments.Do Undecided Voters Use the Internet?
Posted on 09/09/2012 11:19:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Scanning my newspaper over coffee this morning, an Associated Press story from the campaign trail leapt off the page:
>>>SEMINOLE, Fla. -- Eager to change the subject after a dismal jobs report, President Barack Obama tried to rekindle some of the enthusiasm of his 2008 campaign Saturday with a bus tour through a must-win swath of Florida, urging supporters not to "buy into the cynicism that somehow the change we fought for isn't possible." Republican candidate Mitt Romney faulted both his own party in Congress and Obama for exposing the armed forces to huge spending cuts.<<<
Obama, speaking to a crowd of 11,000 at the Seminole campus of St. Petersburg College, gave Floridians a populist plea not to "turn away now."
"If you give up the idea that your voice can make a difference," Obama said, "then other folks are going to fill the void: the lobbyists, the special interests, the people who are writing $10 million checks, the folks who are trying to keep people from voting" and more.
Now consider this story, published just yesterday in the same newspaper, which portrays a specific example of cynical special interests worming their way into the heart of the federal fisc:
>>>Solyndra disclosed in court papers filed this week that Argonaut Ventures I LLC and Madrone Partners LP could reap hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks after Solyndra emerges from bankruptcy. Those tax breaks would be based on Solyndra's net operating loss carry forwards, which are estimated at between $875 million to $975 million. If Argonaut and Madrone were to generate an equal amount of income from future business operations totally unrelated to Solyndra, they could use those operating losses to cut their federal income tax bill by up to $341 million, according to court papers.<<<
Golly, I wonder who is behind Argonaut Ventures?
>>> Argonaut, which holds a 39 percent stake in Solyndra's parent company and joined with Madrone to provide bankruptcy financing for Solyndra, is an investment vehicle of the George Kaiser Family Foundation of Tulsa, Okla. The foundation is headed by billionaire George Kaiser, a major Obama campaign contributor and a frequent visitor to the White House.
As part of a February 2011 loan restructuring by Solyndra, Argonaut and Madrone provided some $70 million in financing that stands ahead of the money owed to U.S. taxpayers in repayment priority.
Under Solyndra's reorganization plan, the federal government would recover a maximum of about $24 million, less than 5 percent of the half-billion-dollar Department of Energy loan to Solyndra.<<<
Needless to say, net operating loss carry forwards are useless to proprietors of small businesses but a boon to those, like Mr. Kaiser, who have already made it--and could use some shelter from President Obama's plans to increase taxes on "millionaires and billionaires." Since Argonaut would not dispute that, with respect to this bankruptcy windfall, the firm "didn't build that," it's a safe bet that some significant percentage of the private profit cascading from the failed demi-billion-dollar federal loan to Solyndra will find its way back into Democratic party campaign coffers.
President Obama is running for president, challenging the cronyism of the corrupt incumbent--some fellow named Barack Obama (no relation). The question is: How can Obama-the-Challenger get away with his rhetoric given the immediate availability of contrary facts devastating to his argument?
Anybody undecided at this point had better resign his status as a higher primate.
The choices are clear
Yes, the ‘undecided’ do use the internet - they go on local newspaper sites - like this author wrote about - and read the ‘cute’ stories.....if a Conservative isn’t in those comment sections to shoot down the stories and show the links for why it is in error - or at the very least *cough* ‘just a tad bit’ bias....they will go onto the next article in line. If they find a comment there written by a Progressive - they are being further told ‘everything is alright - nothing to see here’
Undecideds are everywhere - they don’t read at FR and they don’t read at DU...they are reading MSM. We need to be there. The Progressives are....
NO.... They’re too busy watching “DANCING WITH THE STARS” and “The Kardashians”
Undecideds are card carrying morons
I think that the takers simply outnumber the makers in the large electoral Blue and Purple states. Obama only needs about 20 states to get his 270. Mitt has to work twice as hard because his Red state votes simply do not have as many electoral votes. The advantage is with the Liar in Chief. It seems people are not aware of this and we keep wondering about national polls. They mean zip. As long as Bama can manipulate the large electoral states he wins. It is as simple as than. Facts, mean nada to the moron vote. Nada.
“Undecideds are everywhere - they dont read at FR and they dont read at DU...they are reading MSM. We need to be there.”
Anyone who is “undecided” now has not been paying attention.