By Joshua Stockley - When Romney trailed Obama in the polls, most Republicans dismissed the polls as the product of a liberal bias.
"The polls lie," they said. With Romney leading or tied in the polls, now Republicans are quoting them...How can polls be biased one day and unbiased the next? Republicans simply "feel" Romney should be ahead by a higher margin.
This contradiction appears in regards to the media. Republicans frequently accuse the mainstream media as being biased, which was their response towards the coverage of Romney's incendiary comments about 47 percent of Americans being freeloaders. Mysteriously, these charges disappeared when every print and broadcast organization declared Romney the prohibitive winner of the first debate...There's no bias, but Republicans "feel" the press isn't sympathetic enough.
This past week Republican paranoia extended towards unemployment statistics. Since Obama took office, Republicans have frequently quoted unemployment statistics showing the unemployment rate over 8 percent. The latest jobs report indicate unemployment has dropped to 7.8 percent, below the 8 percent threshold Obama promised when running for office. Now, Republicans are accusing the Bureau of Labor Statistics of being in cahoots with the Obama Administration and making up numbers because Republicans "feel" the unemployment rate should be higher.
...Republicans have a victimization complex. Republicans believe they are the honest, genuine, hard working, God-fearing members of society being incessantly harassed by the liberal media, liberal professors, liberal judges, liberal environmentalists, liberal secularists, liberal polling organizations, liberal government agencies, and other liberal "fill-in-the-blanks."...all actively conspiring together to plot the demise of Republicans (and America) and to prevent the victory of Mitt Romney.
The polls aren't biased, the media isn't biased, and unemployment numbers aren't biased. No one is out to get you. If Romney fails to win, then it's because Romney failed to make his case — period.
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