Friday, October 31, 2008

Obama Test Site Leading Questions Say it's not true Brad

thinkers are out there, hooray

Brad O'Leary's test Obama site analysis

vhammon on 10/02/2008 This 'test' is likely to be totally inaccurate. The questions are framed to push the reader toward an answer; they lack context and full information and use biased descriptions. Some are just plain inaccurate reflections of Obama's proposed policies.

on 10/02/2008 WOW IS THIS like in court ..LEADING the witness
a judge would slam that gavel hard every question.

can you guess
who hes workingn for ?


on 10/02/2008 Not for nothing, but this is what would be called a push poll, were it an actual poll. Rather than actually give a fair view of Obama's ideas, it instead offers only the criticisms of them. The questions are based on the premise that one should disagree with Obama. On the environment, instead of giving a fair view of both the benefits (such as lower greenhouse gases, less smog, less acid rain, less pollution in general) and the costs (higher prices), it simply says "it might cause higher prices, do you agree with Obama's plan?" That's busch-league.

Also, I want to know how they came up with this one:

"6. In general, what should be more important to Americans in their daily life: Moral values or material concerns?" I'm not aware of any candidate *ever* who has said that we should prioritize material concerns over moral concerns. I think the difference isn't in that one group supports morality, and the other supports materialism, but that we define "moral concerns" differently. Plus, I assume at least someone checked out the "buy the book" page, and saw that the author of the site has a book out slamming Obama.

I don't agree with Obama 100% of the time, not even close, but this kind of "test" is absolute bullocks.

mabs0 on 10/02/2008 This is a misleading, inaccurate, biased poll. It is designed to present a simplistic view of his policies and lead people into disagreeing with them. It's not as much a scientific poll as propaganda.
Here is an example:
"4. Some say Barack Obama’s plans to implement sweeping environmental regulations will raise the cost of gas, groceries, heating and air conditioning. Do you favor or oppose
Obama’s environmental plans?"

Yeah, that an unbiased question... not. A low information respondent will always answer no and come away with the impression that the opinion is based on facts, when in fact it is not.

Not to mention that this:
1. Do you agree or disagree with Barack Obama’s $65 billion plan to institute taxpayer-funded universal health coverage, which would provide health insurance for those currently uninsured, including illegal immigrants.
is entirely inaccurate.

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