Thursday, September 20, 2012

Credit Canard

By Bill Maher

A recent PPP poll asked Ohio Republicans, "Who is more responsible for the killing of Osama bin Laden?" 38% said Obama, 15% said Romney, and 47% are unsure. I'd like to know the thinking behind that 15% for Romney -- do they think he’s a secret Navy SEAL or something?
It would have been funny to ask who's more responsible for Obamacare, Obama or Romney, because if they said Romney, they might be right.

"Who's more responsible for the New Deal? Romney or Roosevelt?"

I know we're not supposed to make the killing of bin Laden political. It's how the Navy SEAL who shot him ended his interview on 60 Minutes. But there are a couple big things left out of that piece.
First, it wasn't just that the trail for bin Laden had gone cold -- it was that the Bush administration and Republicans had completely abandoned it. Mitt Romney mocked Obama for saying he'd go into Pakistan to get him. He said he wouldn't move heaven and Earth to do it. Why shouldn't that be a major strike against him?

Secondly, presidents don't actually do the fighting. They're not like Bill Pullman in Independence Day -- they don't actually get in the plane. But what Obama did with bin Laden was as close as you get. When the one helicopter went down, the reason there were two others to take them back into Afghanistan was because Obama himself asked for that to be in the plan. Mark Owen doesn't seem to realize that.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...


"PPP surveyed 1,072 likely Ohio voters. The margin of error for the survey is +/-3.0%. PPP surveys are conducted through automated telephone interviews."
3% error? Thats bullshit. Most intelligent people screen their calls and thats not taken into consideration. The 1072 people answered the phone do not even remotely represent within 3% the 11.5 million Ohioans. At best 50/50, probably less due to the contrived interrogation method.
Aside from this, multiple choice is well documented to be prejudicial by the forms of the limited answers, but it is used because it caters to the stupidity/limited resources of the lying statisticians at the polling company. Not that it would change anything but the tone of mockery of this blog post, but if the answer had read "neither" instead of "unsure", "neither" would have cleaned house.
Statistics are lies, said the genocidal war pig and prime minister of the enslaved isles, Benjamin Disraeli.
Its nice of the ppp to provide enough material for me to weigh the validity of their claims, then flush. You might want to also read the survey data that Rasmussen uses. Holy shit, too funny.

Geri Lit said...

Just proves my point. Dumb is the dominant gene.

Anonymous said...

Thats right. Bill Maher & his criminal associates says that all you white orphans and adopted kids who paid all these income taxes for civil programs that you somehow were never eligible for, now you have to work to provide other people's children with the things you never had. And you're assholes if you don't think this is fair. And you're a criminal if you don't work your asses off. And the IRS will stalk you for the rest of your lives. this is all your fault, you should have grown up to be Superman, or Batman, or Iron Man. Just be glad we didn't send you off to die. Yet.

Anonymous said...

I think you skipped your meds today.

Eric Blair said...

It was quite simple, All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. Reality control" they called it in "Newspeak," "doublethink.

Anonymous said...

Oh shit. I'm totally faded but this douche is on another wavelength all together: holy shit, sounds like a ken kesey character. Seek help man, seek help fast.

Anonymous said...

Bill,
Please read the first independent study That has been secretly held in France by a world famous university . The first results have been issues this week and are frightening. This university has done tests on rats for a period several times longer that what the FDA or European authorities required.
Yves

PS you said in one of your broadcast that Europeans had the choice to consume GMO sine it is labelled.
True and not true : under 3 % of the content we do not know and European consumer cannot know if animal they eat have been fed with GMO
Have a ggod one

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Chris Prior said...

Who should take credit for BIN LADEN? Well that is easy... TAX PAYERS.. If a single scientist cures cancer under the Pfizer name does he automatically become the CEO of Pfizer? So it's the people that pay for, not only the Navy Seal but his ammo as well, that should and always will accept the credit... So the Credit goes to the USA (and a few canadians that pay US taxes)..

Shelly said...

Bill,

Do you know the % breakdown of republicans, democrats, 'other' that make up the "47%" that don't pay taxes. I think this could make a fun pie chart.

Best Regards and Cheers!

Anonymous said...

right on the mark Bill. Obama killed UBL and the republicans hate it because it's one less reason to fund our fucked up defense industrial complex

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see Bill interview libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson

Anonymous said...

It just goes to show that people will believe what they want to believe and don't confuse me with the facts.

hey Bill,

What did you think about this?

http://m.video.pbs.org/video/2270078138/

mark di said...

Obama has done far more than he Far Right will ever give him credit for. Unless it's about the bad stuff that people like Paul- Pinocchio-Ryan did. That, they will pin on Obama.

Anonymous said...

Fellow Democrats! Ineed your help. When Obama wins the white house, and the country falls further into the abyss, who are we going to blame? We need to have our plan together. We did a good job with Bush this time, but we need to be on the same page for the next election. Is it Bush, Bush Sr., Reagan, Romney? Let me know. I don't want to screw this up.

Anonymous said...

obama's not that great. he's a politician. politicians tend to suck. don't forget that.

Mr G Man said...

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Kelly said...

You are a very rich s.o.b living inside your own bubble. If you ask me am I better off after four years I have to say no. My husbands job has been cut, my insurance is higher and I am losing my house. Obama has let us down. I don't go shopping at the malls as your show seems to indicate that everyone is at the malls. Keep your nipple cream. We can't afford it.

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