If you think political talk radio is a brutal place, you should try sports talk radio. In the world of news talk, you have a biased hosed with a political agenda attempting to spin current events to make you see them his way. In the world of sports talk, you largely have a field of minds so jammed with statistics and dates that they are unable to form a point of view on anything other than a simple Vegas line, let alone manage to try to find a way to spin the event for the mindless masses who tune it. This can make listening to channels like Mad Dog Radio on Sirius and XM Radio an exercise in frustration. Yet it is an exercise that I perform almost daily, and occasionally I call in to try to straighten some of these guys out. My latest beef? The New York Knicks.
We all remember the 2000 election fiasco in Florida, right? Remember the voters who were willing to stick their face in front of a TV camera and say they were confused by the ballot? At the time I wondered how these people could be stupid enough to be confused by that ballot, and then complicate by being too stupid to understand that they probably shouldn’t go on national television admitting it. But the question is, was that an anomaly, or is the average democrat that devoid of common sense? Well, far be it from me to imply that the state of intelligence on the other side of the isle is that bad off. I don’t want to believe that to be the case. But what does Obama think about the IQ of his base? A quick look at his meta tags will answer that question for us.
Let me start by explaining meta tags for those that are unfamiliar. Meta tags are a list of keywords that are used to define the content of your site to help direct users to your site via search engines. The tags can be viewed by right clicking on a page and viewing the page info. By viewing these keywords, you can determine the audience a site is trying to reach. For example, a site about cars would use tags such as cars, auto, automobile, sports cars, etc because that is what people searching for their content would type into the search engine.
Now let’s take a look at what Barack Obama thinks his supporters might type in in an attempt to locate his site. Here are his meta tags.
president, senator, illinois, chicago, barack, barck, barek, obama, 2008, 08, presidential, president, campaign, election
Barck? You have got to be kidding me. Does Obama really think his supporters are that stupid that they would think “Barack” would be spelled “Barck”? Or even Barek, for that matter. I could understand Barrack or even Barock, but “Barck”?
While it is common to use misspellings in ones meta keywords, typically one uses common misspellings. For example, let’s look at John McCain’s keywords.
John McCain, McCain, mccain for president, John S. McCain, McCain 2008, president, presidential, 2008, campaign, election, straight talk, straight talk express, politics, political, john mccain, john mccain for president, senator john mccain, sen. john mccain, cindy mccain, john mcain, john mckaine, john maccane, jon mccain, john maccaine, john mccaine, mccain 2008, johnmccain.com, senator mccain, mccain 2000, mccain campaign, mccain hq, exploremccain.com, explore mccain, mccain exploratory committee, mccain exploratory,
Notice a difference here? Look at the misspellings put in. “john mcain, john mckaine, john maccane, jon mccain, john maccaine,”. These are all different possible spellings of the same word. You don’t see some oddball, off the wall spelling like “McKnai”. Why? Because McCain assumes his supporters can at the very least make a reasonable attempt at spelling his name. This seems to be much more faith than Barck Barek Barack Obama has in the intelligence level of his supporters.