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Polling hypocrisy prediction already comes true!

In yesterday’s blog post I wrote:

I think the hypocrisy we will see from MSM pundits is that, indeed, they will say that the polls don’t mean anything, even though they were eager to say that earlier polls showing Hillary beating Trump proved that Trump would lose, and they ignored the fact that Reagan initially was far behind Carter in early polling before he became the presumptive nominee.

The hypocrisy has already come to pass! Today we see an op-ed in the NY Times, Stop the Polling Insanity, explaining that the polls are wrong because, even if Republicans are stupid enough to vote for him, everyone knows that Trump can’t possibly win the general election in November. So any poll showing Trump ahead has to be wrong.

And also, they claim the polling result showing that 28% of Hispanics supported Trump proves that the poll must be wrong. Because 28% of Hispanics couldn’t possibly support Trump.

What the elites don’t understand is that most Hispanics are prole, and the proles love Trump. This is why Trump will do much better with minorities than Romney or McCain.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 20, 2016 at 8:40 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. “28% of Hispanics supported Trump”

    That validates the statement Trump made last summer: “And some, I assume, are good people.”

    Mark Caplan

    May 20, 2016 at 9:12 am

  2. “What the elites don’t understand is that most Hispanics are prole, and the proles love Trump.”

    I will also add that Trump speaks scathingly about illegal immigrants, yet is positive regarding Hispanics on the whole. There are millions of Hispanics who aren’t illegal immigrants or have them as family members, so if anything, the Hispanics who do resent and look down on illegal immigrants can vote for Trump and come away feeling that they’re better than illegals. A good fictional example of this would be Benito Martinez’s character in the first season of American Crime.

    It’s similar to how low-earning workers often approach minimum wage laws: people who have a low salary that is still higher than the minimum wage look down on people who are on the minimum wage and hence don’t want it to be raised.


    May 20, 2016 at 9:22 am

    • Minimum wage affects only blacks, and to a certain extent, Hispanics.

      Look at Kanye West — He is not a minimum wage worker, and so are the black athletes, who blow all their money on stupid things, just like the black server at McDonalds, or the welfare king in the hood.


      May 20, 2016 at 11:40 am

  3. ‘And also, they claim the polling result showing that 28% of Hispanics supported Trump proves that the poll must be wrong. Because 28% of Hispanics couldn’t possibly support Trump.’

    My Tajik likes Trump. He applied for a refugee status for the second time and should have his temporary papers before November. After that he doesn’t care. He thinks he can pull it off by reapplying and schlepping and keeping ep his status long enough to a stay here. NYT is stupid, it doesn’t understand how normal people think.


    May 20, 2016 at 9:37 am

    • It’s not that the NYT is stupid. They have an agenda. Once again, it proves that all of our elites don’t care about a functional country. They just want more money, and in the case of politicians, they want both.


      May 20, 2016 at 10:23 am

      • …power and money.


        May 20, 2016 at 10:24 am

      • JS, ‘stupid’ in this context is colloquial prole talk, not to be taken literally. Proles use this word a lot. You should understand us better, but you don’t. A prole would say that you are stupid, even though your SAT maybe high. Get it now?


        May 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      • No, they are stupid. Read DailyKos. They seriously expect Trump to win 5% of the Hispanic vote. Liberals are total morons.

        Otis the Sweaty

        May 20, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      • Elite liberals are not morons, but nazis with a dictatorial intent.


        May 20, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      • NYT is run by Jeff Bezos, amazon billionaire. These people want global power. The existence of countries and governments is an annoyance to them. Hillary is a globalist billionaire and to them nationalist billionaires like Trump are their worst nightmare. He gets his money from legal business, they get their money from backroom deals.

        [Yes, the Clintons have billions tucked away from the taxman in the Clinton Foundation “charity” (personal slush fund)]


        May 24, 2016 at 7:05 am

  4. The media pulling strings? Water is wet.

    the cult of lion

    May 20, 2016 at 9:38 am

  5. I’m trying to figure out how you’re using the word “hypocrisy” here. I’m pretty sure the word used to refer to public displays of virtue by vicious people. Today, however, the word seems mainly to be used to refer to the statement by someone who in the past has done something X-like that it’s bad to do X. This isn’t hypocrisy in the old sense of the word; in fact, if hypocrisy consists in the statement by someone who has in the past done something X-like that it’s bad to do X, then every reformed wrongdoer who urges others not to do wrong would be a hypocrite. It seems to me that people use the word in this way (which does not appear to be the way in which you are using it) in order to transfer our sense of the extra-odiousness of public displays of virtue by vicious people (which are extra-odious because, first, deceitfulness is odious, and, second, this sort of deceitfulness is especially dangerous to the deceived) to any sort of morally judgmental attitude whatsoever (since everyone has done wrong in the past, so that if hypocrisy consists in a past-X-doer’s denunciation of doing X, then it’s always “hypocritical” to denounce the doing of X). But, as I’ve said, you’re not using the word in this way either. So how are you using the word? Maybe Yakov would have some thoughts on this question, given his interesting analysis of the prole-sense of the word “stupid”.


    May 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    • The hypocrisy is that they say one thing when the polls are pro Clinton and the opposite when the polls are pro Trump.

      “X is good and true (if it supports what I want)”
      “X is bad and false (if its not what I want)”

      That is the very definition of the word – espousing and applying contradictory beliefs on the same issue to different people.


      May 24, 2016 at 6:54 am

  6. I saw that article, and thought of Lion. I don’t know why 28% is so surprising. Hispanics who are legal immigrants and are at the low end of the pay scale might see cheap illegal labor as a threat.

    May 20, 2016 at 2:16 pm

  7. …Hispanics couldn’t possibly support Trump.

    They don’t because they don’t exist.

    So called “Hispanics” have identities that are nationality/ancestry based. As in Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, Mexican, Colombian etc.

    Trump criticized the Mexican government and illegal Mexicans. Plenty of American’s of various “Hispanic” nationalities have no problem with that critique.


    May 20, 2016 at 4:36 pm

  8. In every election, ~30% of Hispanics vote Republican. As has already been pointed out, these people will also vote for Trump because a) they are “white Hispanic” and identify as such, and/or b) they are still working or lower-middle class and, like Caesar Chavez, recognize that it’s not beneficial to have an endless supply of cheap labor flooding across the border. I know many such Hispanics, not least because they make up half my family. Trump has them in the bag.

    Seth Long

    May 21, 2016 at 12:14 pm

  9. The last Republican presidential candidate endorsed by the NYT was Dwight Eisenhower (1956).

    Black Death

    May 21, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    • The NYT endorsed Eisenhower over Adlai Stevenson? That guy was like a White Obama; full of “I’m smarter than you, snarky McSnarksnark.” That would have been the perfect NYT candidate.

      Mike Street Station

      May 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      • Indeed. They made the same endorsement in 1952. And, to my surprise, they endorsed Tom dewey over harry Truman in 1948.

        Black Death

        May 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm

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