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Awesome: Olbermann and 538.com inadvertently confirm Dealergate findings!

posted at 12:02 am on May 30, 2009 by

Some moonbat whining in one of our comment threads alerted us to coverage of Dealergate by MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann.

In the broadcast, Olbermann cribbed the lefty blogosphere once again, parroting Ned Sliver’s findings over at 624.com.

Using a series of HuffPo keyword searches (eh, just ignore the half-assed methodology for the moment), Saliver computed the odds that your random Chrysler dealer would have donated to the Republican Party.

Ned started with those who listed their professions as “auto dealer”. The ratio in donations was 8.6 to 1 (GOP to Democrats).

Then Fred tried “Car Dealer”. That ratio was 3 to 1.

Then Frank tried “Automobile Dealer” and that ratio was 10 to 1.

Finally, Frodo used the profession “Automotive Dealer” (like I said, ignore the idiotic methodology). The ratio was 16 to 1.

Of course, Olby and Bilbo neglected to include one additional slide. They somehow forgot to ask the key question: what was the ratio of GOP-to-Democrat donations for the dealerships that were closed by Obama and his minions?

I mocked up my own slide to give you the answer that Olby and Naif “forgot” to show.

The ratio of donations for dealers that were shuttered was 42 to 1, GOP to Democrat.

Gee, I wonder if that difference is statistically significant?

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p.s., It’s been a while since I’ve bothered to watch Olberloon (and, given his ratings, that seems to be typical). His smooth, unchallenged lies are absolutely stunning!

For example, he said that the GOP had opposed the auto bailouts; thus “…if the GOP had their way [forcing Chrysler to undergo a normal bankruptcy proceeding,] it would’ve been every Chrysler dealership being closed!”

Say, don’t companies go through bankruptcy proceedings all the time and emerge on the other side without shedding every employee? Of course they do, that’s what most large bankruptcy proceedings provide for — think Delta Airlines, for instance, where the operation kept chugging along.

Who watches MSNBC? What kind of person could tolerate that sort of idiocy?

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Well just wait to the DOJ gets on this………waiting……..waiting…….waiting…… obviously this is a non issue and i’m just not getting with the program.

heshtesh on May 30, 2009 at 1:11 AM

DIRECTORBLUE: Special kudos to you for displaying the fortitude and bravery to immerse yourself into a world of such idiocy to retrive the information for us. A truly selfless act.

heshtesh on May 30, 2009 at 1:23 AM

Olby and Bilbo neglected to include one additional slide. They somehow forgot to ask the key question: what was the ratio of GOP-to-Democrat donations for the dealerships that were closed by Obama and his minions?

i’m sorry to hear nate silver’s reporting embarrassed you, the original champion of dealergate. however, comparing the number of republican- and demo-owned dealers and the donation amounts is apples and oranges. also, calling people names is immature and doesn’t help your credibility.

how about you try to compare “the ratio of GOP-to-Democrat donations for the dealerships that were closed” with the figure for the entire group of existing chrysler dealers?

sesquipedalian on May 30, 2009 at 6:38 AM

ahh… and by not reading the post at 538 link properly, i just embarrassed myself. so they did compare donation amounts too… i still think this dealergate is lunacy.

sesquipedalian on May 30, 2009 at 6:50 AM

sorry, i blocked MSNBC from my cable box, content too fictional to be considered a news program.

I do ,however, love this post.

UNREPENTANT CONSERVATIVE CAPITOLIST on May 30, 2009 at 9:59 AM

Shorter Sesqui-pedophile: “I can’t read and math hurts my brain.”

PimFortuynsGhost on May 30, 2009 at 10:11 AM

In addition to all of the potential for political manipulation by the federal government in all of this, is the question regarding WHY are they closing ANY dealers? I have yet to see ANYONE show how the dealers COST Chrysler MONEY!

The only untold explanation I can see is the opportunity for Chrysler to make money by selling new franchises in places that they just forced out of business. While this might seem unlikely to some, it is actually one of the reasons there are franchise laws in many states to begin with.

Freddy on May 30, 2009 at 6:17 PM

Who watches MSNBC? What kind of person could tolerate that sort of idiocy?

O-bots, obviously.

ddrintn on May 30, 2009 at 11:12 PM