Education secretary-designee Betsy DeVos had a critical lesson from Econ 101 to offer Bernie Sanders during her confirmation hearing, as well as a small education about what the Education Department is for.
BY TYLER DURDEN
(see “New Podesta Email Exposes Playbook For Rigging Polls Through ‘Oversamples’” and “ABC/Wapo Effectively Admit To Poll Tampering As Hillary’s “Lead” Shrinks To 2-Points“). In fact, just 16 days prior to the election an ABC/Wapo poll showed a 12-point lead for Hillary, a result that obviously turned out to be embarrassingly wrong for the pollsters.
But, proving they still got it, ABC/Washington Post and CNN are out with a pair of polls on Trump’s favorability this morning that sport some of the most egregious “oversamples” we’ve seen. O showed an 8-point sampling margin for Democrats with only 23% of the results taken from Republicans…
…while the CNN poll showed a similar 8-point advantage for Democrats with only 24% of respondents identifying as Republicans.
“A total of 1,000 adults were interviewed by telephone nationwide by live interviewers calling both landline and cell phones. Among the entire sample, 32% described themselves as Democrats, 24% described themselves as Republicans, and 44% described themselves as independents or members of another party.
Of course, as we’ve repeatedly pointed out, these sampling mixes couldn’t be further from reality.
And while a quick 2 second review of the methodology of these polls immediately reveals their obvious bias, here are some of the results.
ABC latched on to the conclusion that Trump is just being super mean to the media…
Even though they found that the media is treating him “fairly.”
Meanwhile, ABC/WaPo found that President-elect Trump is the least popular candidate to take the White House in modern history, with a 40% approval rating…
…while his cabinet picks were apparently equally disliked by ABC/Wapo’s disaffected Hillary supporters.
In conclusion, this seemed to sum up today’s polls perfectly:
JANUARY 17, 2017
In the latest sting video covertly filmed by Project Veritas, leaders from several left-wing organizations conduct training workshops informing “comrades” how anti-inauguration events will proceed.
One DisruptJ20 organizer, Legba Carrefour, explains the protest will consist of several “clusterfuck blockades… where we are going to try to blockade all the major ingress points in the city.”
“Which include, they can include shutting down major bridges and highway access points as well as shutting down metro rail. So to do that we are going to try to break into several teams kind of like the checkpoints,” Carrefour says.
“So fears in doing that, we don’t think these are going to be necessarily arrestable actions but there is a possibility you could be; so keep that in mind if you want to participate,” he continues, evidently cognizant the actions may be illegal.
In another video clip, Carrefour goes on to describe how agitators would go about shutting down not just one, but “every single line in the city”:
“So we figured out the trains pull up… one person is going to lock one end of a chain to an edge, and on the other end of the chain the end of the car, so on and so fourth. Done.”
“It takes 15 seconds and everyone can leave and literally it can’t go anywhere at that point, it’s anchored. And you can use a really thin chain, you don’t need a heavy chain… that would require like a bolt cutter to undo, basically to shut down that line.”
“If I were to… hit Metro Center, Gallery Place, and L’Efant Plaza, they are all close enough to walk to and that’s every single line in the city.”
As Project Veritas founder and investigative journalist James O’Keefe notes, the acts discussed could be construed as terroristic acts violating federal law.
“Disabling trains constitutes an act of terrorism” under 18 USC 1992, O’Keefe says, which states offenders “…shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both, and if the offense results in the death of any person, shall be imprisoned for any terms of years or for life, or subject to death.”
Another leftist organizer appearing in the exposé also tells workshop attendees it’s OK to punch Trump supporters in the throat.
Asked if protesters should engage in “throat punching,” Smash Racism Co-founder Mike Isaacson says, ”Generally speaking, Nazis will only actually attack people if they have, if they strongly outnumber them, because Nazis are essentially cowards… Bring it, throat punching is probably a good thing.”
An undercover Project Veritas reporter then asks Isaacson how they should go about engaging with loud Trump-supporting “Nazis.”
“I would say that’s where you do the throat punching. I’m going to be honest,” Isaacson responds.
This latest video follows another undercover Project Veritas release Monday in which members of the DC Anti-fascist Coalition claimed they would be deploying butyric acid during a celebration known as the Deploraball, scheduled for January 19.
After its members were accused of criminal acts, the leftist group Disrupt J20 released a statement claiming they were aware of Project Veritas’ efforts and were in fact engaged in a counter-sting operation where they “spoke of false plans in order to protect themselves, and did not discuss any real intentions.”
“It is laughable that Project Veritas believes that organizers would discuss secret ‘stink bomb’ plans with an unknown individual in a public venue,” the statement reads. “Project Veritas’ lack of judgement portrays the poor quality of their work.”
Project Veritas has referred their footage to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
“I don’t know Mr. Trump personally, I have never met him and don’t know what he will do on the international arena. So I have no grounds to attack him or criticize him for anything, or protect him or whatever,” Putin said.
Despite the fact that elections in the US are over and ended with a “solid win“ for the Republican candidate, an intense political struggle continues in the US, the Russian president observed, adding that there are certain forces that aim “to undermine the legitimacy of the president-elect.”
“I have an impression they practiced in Kiev and are ready to organize a Maidan in Washington, just to not let Trump take office,” Putin said, apparently referring to anti-government protests in the Ukrainian capital in 2014, which resulted in the leadership being ousted.
Those anti-Trump forces in the US also want to “bind hand and foot” the newly-elected leader, Putin added. He said that in this way, they aim to interfere with the domestic and international policies outlined in Trump’s presidential campaign.
By doing so, these forces “severely harm US interests,” Putin said.
The campaign to discredit the president-elect shows that certain “political elites in the West, including in the US,” have “significantly” worsened, according to the Russian president.
“Prostitution is an ugly social phenomenon,” he told reporters, adding that people who stand behind “fabrications” being used against Trump “are worse than prostitutes.”
“They have no moral scruples,” he said.
The Russian leader also called the allegations that Moscow might have blackmail material on the US president-elect “evidently fake.”
“When Trump visited Moscow several years ago, he wasn’t a political figure. We didn’t even know about his political ambitions, he was just a businessman, one of America’s richest people. So does someone think that our intelligence services go after each American billionaire? Of course not, it’s complete rubbish,” Putin said.
Commenting on reports spread in the Western media accusing Trump of frolicking with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel, the Russian president said he doubted that a man who had been organizing beauty pageants for years and had met “some of the most beautiful women of the world” would hire call girls in the Russian capital.
Last week, a report on what was claimed to be a secret dossier, reportedly compiled by former UK intelligence officer Christopher Steele, was published by CNN and BuzzFeed. It alleged that Trump was groomed and supported by Russian intelligence and that the Kremlin was in possession of compromising material on the president-elect.
The dossier reportedly contained a bizarre story of Trump allegedly hiring prostitutes to “perform a ‘golden showers’ show in front of him” on a hotel bed in the Ritz Carlton presidential suite in the Russian capital, where Barack Obama and his wife had previously stayed.
The US president-elect, who will be inaugurated on January 20, has branded the dossier a “complete fraud,” saying that intelligence insiders have confirmed to him that the allegations were fake.