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Showing posts with label Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) poll. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) poll. Show all posts

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The TPI Morning Gazette: Trump. Duggars. Fogle, Clinton, Walker, Cop Abuse

Non-Progressive News...


Other than the words of a carnival barker, do you think anyone actually believes Trump's unscripted and ridiculous claims that protesters in Chicago and Ferguson (Missouri) are "illegal immigrants?" I personally have yet to see nor hear any people protesting in Ferguson do did not seem to be young black people and to a much lesser degree young white people. Even the horrific visuals of the violent perpetrators in the community appear to be young black males. 

The business of separating whatever comes to one's mouth from a brain that thinks entertainment first and logic much further down the list is pathetic. 

The Daily Kos
“You know, a lot of the gangs that you see — this doesn’t hopefully pertain to you guys so much — when you look at Baltimore, when you look at Chicago, and Ferguson a lot of these areas,” Trump said on FM Talk 1065AM on Thursday. “You know, a lot of these gang members are illegal immigrants. They’re gonna be gone. We’re gonna get them out so fast, out of this country. So fast.”

(Buzzfeed @ the 2:15 minute mark)

The really pathetic aspect of such a come-on carnival bark; media nor any listeners challenge such lies.  

Did someone at the Trump rally actually yell "White Power?"

The answer is "yes."

How about a comment from the Trump camp. or, should I say a non-comment? SOTU TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANGER-full-interview.cnn

The classic four minute plus non-answer! It is impossible for the campaign manager to not know of the "white power" yell. We will see if the campaign works to eliminate such racism going forward. Or, will the campaign leverage the white nationalism sentiment, via simply ignoring the racist manifestation. Actually, when you arrive at the event to the sounds of the Rolling Stones "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and take the stage with Lynard Skynyrd's "Southern Man," it is possible the yell could have been strategically placed in the "carnival tent." 

Of course, the very bloviating Trump would make a statement of contempt regarding teh yell, but that would put-off those who are actually seeing Trump as a white nationalist leader. 


Ted Cruz mimics Rand Paul's Chameleonism: the 14th Amendment. From 2011 via HuffPo through last weeks "change due to Trump", Cruz works to maintain a hold on his campaign for the GOP nomination.  He clings to a hold that is slipping due to Trump's complete and utter carnival barking. What is a GOP candidate to do?


The 14th Amendment states that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

Koching Walke

We truly do not believe most Americans (progressive or conservative, racist or not) to care about "Black Lives Matter," young protesters against the American justice system. Of pessimism extrapolates to other matters of race across our multi-diverse and multi-cultural society. 

A recent WSJ/NBC poll yielded respondent disparity in perceptions of cop abuse on minorities. The poll pool included a small number of adults, but seems credible while showing clear differences in perceptions of abuse we are seeing almost daily. 
Some 508 adults were asked questions regarding Baltimore and racial disturbances. The margin of error was plus-or-minus 4.35 percentage points for all adults. The margin of error is higher for subgroups.

A May 2015 Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI)  poll of 1,000 plus 18 years old yielded similar results. Yet, the PRRI results offer opportunity for much closer review and scrutiny. It was also accomplished with a larger responded pool (See Methodology below). 
Fair Treatment of Black Americans by the Criminal Justice System Approximately four in ten (41%) Americans overall agree that blacks and other minorities receive equal treatment as whites in the criminal justice system, compared to a slim majority (51%) who disagree.

Survey Methodology 
The survey was designed and conducted by Public Religion Research Institute. Results of the survey were based on bilingual (Spanish and English) RDD telephone interviews conducted between April 29, 2015, and May 3, 2015, by professional interviewers under the direction of SSRS. Interviews were conducted among a random sample of 1,003 adults 18 years of age or older living in the United States (500 respondents were interviewed on a cell phone). 

Is it possible Walker has orders from the Koch brothers to avoid social issues, or has he and his team's view of the survey offered opportunity to simply push aside the "slight" majority who feel "Yes" there is disparity treatment from the US justice system against blacks? In either case, the "numb" candidate from Wisconsin brushed off the issue as if it was a pesky gnat.
Scott Walker Dismisses Black Lives Matter As Not One Of The “Things That Matter” #UniteBlue
— The Progressive Mind (@Libertea2012) August 22, 2015
The Next exhibit of American conservatism, needs no additional comment.  We will point out and remind of your GOP vote that is shared by this sick mind.

The radio host who asks "What's wrong with slavery?" has many fans in the 2016 GOP field:Posted by Media Matters for America on Friday, August 21, 2015
Darrell Issa continues to show why part of his past life includes a felony conviction. We realize Hillary Clinton's email blunder is prime number one campaign strategy as we move towards 2016, but Issa's level of the unscrupulous is inexcusable.
The Iran Deal and media misinformation and misrepresentation, or should we say "lies?"
This story was an absolute disaster that the Associated Press had to scrub. And yet in the right-wing bubble, you wouldn't even know there was a problem.
Posted by Media Matters for America on Thursday, August 20, 2015

While 29 scientist signed and forwarded a letter to President Obama regarding the "deal." The GOP has been wrong on every measure and in every political since their lock-step declaration of obstruction against President Obama. Iran exponentially increased its nuclear capabilities under George W. Bush, sanctions et al. Why should Americans, as we do, but the current resistance to an opportunity to slow Iran's march towards a nuclear weapons?  We do so without regard for Israel and GOP desire to attack Iran. We do so without any thoughts the existential reality of arms sales from defense contractors during times of war.  And, we do so without any reflection of how such wars impact the US Middle Class. We are American and we cannot be accused of nor indicted for deep contemplative thought beyond our media. War also feeds revenues to media, folks.


Are we foolish enough not to realize war has become a US paradigm. We should remind the nation was not immersed in an active war during the Carter and Clinton years. In fairness, we experienced a major escalation of the Viet Nam War under LBJ and Obama has also enacted an escalation if Afghanistan.

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