What’s the point?

CNN is taking the art of the unscientific poll to new heights:

Fifty-six percent of people questioned say they had a very positive reaction to the speech, with 21 percent indicating they had a somewhat positive reaction and a equal amount suggesting they had a negative reaction…. The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted just before and just after the president’s speech, with 427 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey’s sampling error is plus or minus 5 percentage points. The sample of speech-watchers in this poll was 45 percent Democratic and 18 percent Republican.

This is getting absolutely absurd. Why doesn’t CNN just question members of the Obama administration and announce 100 percent American support for his health care speech while they’re at it? If I was a Democrat or an Obama supporter, I would be furious at the total incompetence of my side’s intelligence. Do they genuinely believe it’s going to somehow help the administration to be putting obviously false information out there?

As for the “You lie!” comment, well, all I have to say is that there is no question that Obama was clearly lying about illegal immigrants receiving government health care. Obama is not a king and the American people are neither serfs nor slaves. It seems to me that etiquette does not demand sitting in silent witness as blatant lies are being told. If Obama doesn’t want to risk being interrupted, he should give a speech without a live audience. If he knows he’s giving a speech to a live audience, perhaps he should consider not saying things that everyone knows is not true.