My Monday column unskews the Unskewed Polls website and how Republicans are desperate for polls that match their fictitious view of the president.
Last week, when the conservative British commentator Stuart Varney said on Fox News Channel that every poll, including the Fox News poll presumably, doesn’t “feel right” and dismissed the “mathematical gobbledegook” used to ascertain the respective results, it all made sense to me.
Conservatives are liars. To themselves more than anyone else.
The conservative self-deception has fooled many of them into believing the president is less popular than he is, that Mitt Romney is more electable than he is, and that the economy is worse than it really is. Rewind through the last four years and recall the syllabus of non-reality-based attacks on the president. He’ll destroy the nation. He’s a secret Muslim. He’s lazy and shiftless. He’s a socialist. He’s a Nazi. He’s somehow a Nazi-communist-socialist. He’s the only politician who uses Teleprompters. He’s solely responsible for the national debt, which somehow didn’t exist prior to January 20, 2009. He’s pushed “failed economic policies” “down the throats” of the American people. He’s responsible for the biggest tax increase in the universe. He gutted welfare reform. He stole from Medicare. He’s an unpopular, idiot “man-child” lightweight failure who’s apologizing for America and bribing poor black people with free Obama Phones.
None of that is true, except to conservatives who, above race and every other nearsighted justification for their anti-Obama apoplexy, are simply terrified that center-left policies might actually work. Continue reading here.