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Thursday, September 30, 2010

News Roundup for 9/30/10

Obama and Clinton

-Headline of the Day-
"Gallup's Obama-Hillary 2012 Primary Poll; Or, How to Invent News."

As the 2010 elections loom, they're already becoming yesterday's news. Who'll win in Novemeber? Republicans -- duh! Who even cares anyway? Now on to the next story -- whee!

And the next story is way in the far-flung future of atomic robots and flying cars and mutant zombies: 2012, where The Jetsons live. And in the 2012 Democratic primary, it'll be Hillary Clinton vs. Barack Obama. Or not. Probably not. Almost definitely not. Who cares? Let's have a look anyway!

Gallup asked respondents if they'd vote for Clinton or Obama and Barack Obama won by 15 points. Why are we even bothering with a primary election? It's gonna be a rout. Of course, Gallup cautions that "voter sentiments at this stage of the 2012 election cycle have low predictive validity." In English, that means it doesn't mean crap and Gallup just wasted a bunch of people's time by making them take a bullshit poll.

But it's big news! Start writing your concession speech now, Hill. (Dave Weigel)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, Uncle Mark has a cartoon about living in the olden times when America was really America!

Click for animation

OK, so that doesn't sound so good...

But they hadn't invented socialism yet, so yay! Of course, they hadn't invented penicillin yet, either. So... Yeah... (

-Bonus HotD-
"Orly Taitz Endorses Sharron Angle, Calls Nevada Election 'Number 1 Race In America'."

Yup, gettin' some of that birther magic from The Queen herself. Sharron Angle may be royally screwed. (Huffington Post)

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