As a political tyro, Barack Obama has decided to turn to someone with “experience” to run the Census Bureau. Leave it to Beaver to chose someone whose “experience” will end up being detrimental to the assignment that he has been tasked to perform..
Obama has chosen Robert M. Groves for the job. Groves was a former associate director of the census from 1990 through 1992. In the article “Groves Rules Out Use of Sampling in 2010 Census”, we read that the “GOP” is concerned that Groves “might put politics over science”.. This is without question a genuine concern because the “science” that the Obama administration and its liberal lickspittles believe in is, for example, the “science” of global warming.. The only thing more imbecilic than the “science” of the left would be the “politics” of the left..
The position of director of the Census Bureau though somewhat insignificant sounding is actually quite consequential when it comes to the practical application of “politics”. The census will be used to redraw the congressional boundaries which in the hands of the conniving communists of the left, will be known to us as “gerrymandering”.
As well the Census data, the Census Bureau according to the liberal Wikipedia, “directly affects how more than $300 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education, transportation and much more..” Needless to say, several “communities” will have some severely skewed numbers when the result is an appreciable increase in the amount of handouts from today’s Uncle Sham..
Groves already sounds like the prototypical liberal lackey. He said, “adjustments won’t be used in 2010 to redraw congressional boundaries, because there is simply no time to prepare for it..” A lack of time has never been an impediment to the liberals. Who can forget the “rush” to pass the 1,500 page “stimulus” bill earlier this year? “We are dealing with an unprecedented crisis that has to be dealt with and dealt with rapidly.” (January 24, 2009 “Obama Hurries Congress to Hurry Along Stimulus Package” ABC News.) Time allows for “nagging details” to be discovered within the liberal chicanery, thus explaining their apparent allergy..
Groves is already “on record” SUPPORTING the use of “survey sampling” when it comes to something as important as the census. Groves “pushed” for sampling to be used during his tenure in the early 1990’s to “make up for an undercount of millions of minorities..” Please note the two VERY CRUCIAL words in that last sentence: “make up”.. “Make up” in this case means to “guess” and these “guesses” tend to favor the political party in power. There is nothing at all scientific about the imaginary “guesstimates” of survey sampling. Survey sampling IS “politics over science”.. It is the liberal math of two plus two equaling ten thousand, give or take a couple of million..
Groves said, “I am pursuing this post because I believe strongly that this country needs an objective, nonpartisan, professional Census Bureau..” These claims were quite similar to the “promises” made by the brown Bolshevik when he was singing for his supper on the campaign trail.. Groves continued, “If the information is believed to be slanted by partisan influence, the credibility of the statistics is destroyed..” There can be no “credibility” when it comes to a document produced by another socialist subordinate, especially one that has endorsed the fudging of the numbers on behalf of the “minorities” in the past.
Here the Roosevelt “pack the court” plan is falling under the “see you and raise you” fascist format of the Obama administration. By cooking the Census books, Obama can forever alter the prospect of “voter irregularities” in two crucial swing states Ohio and Florida. (On that note, the “voter fraud” and other such tommyrot and tomfoolery bandied about by the puling progressives in 2000 and 2004 mysteriously disappeared in 2008. Why? The “right” guy won.. Same machines, same idiotic voters, Democratic winner, no problems!! Ohio went Obama by a mere 4.54% and Florida by an even skimpier 2.82% but the results favored the left so there wasn’t a problem, right?)
Groves will be “leading” 1,300,000 Census workers. Helping with the whole “sampling” concept will be the accommodating acolytes of ACORN who have already submitted hundreds of thousands of applications for the Census positions. Until their proven record of falsifying, fabricating and outright lying relative to voter registration forms is dealt with, these goons should not be allowed to have anything to do with the process.
Groves said he “planned to work closely with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and a team of experts so he can make the necessary tactical and quick management decisions within the broad plans already in place..” This “team of experts” is what should concern us. “The broad plans already in place” would have to be the Obama supplanting of capitalism with socialism. Why does the Commerce Secretary need to be involved with the work of a subordinate? Shouldn’t he be concerned with such novel concepts as “business and industry” or has Obama outlawed such capitalist concerns within the former United States of America thereby freeing up the Secretary to help?
Again from the article we read, “The Supreme Court ruled in 1999 that the wording of the federal law barred broad uses of statistical sampling to apportion House seats. Justices however indicated that adjustments could be made to the population count when redrawing congressional boundaries and distributing federal money..” There you have it, the penny dropped. Lets break that down..
“Broad uses”. If they get away with using it in places like Ohio, Florida and Texas, they can claim that that is not “broad” but the damage will be done. “Adjustments could be made”? If “adjustments” are OK, why the hell are we taxpayers being bilked for another 4.5 BILLION dollars for the Census Bureau’s budget and mind you, that was the budget for the 2000 Census Bureau. The Obama goons haven’t sunk their teeth into this project yet so a quadrupling of that 2000 number doesn’t seem to be too far out of the realm of possibility being that they have already quadrupled the deficit to that degree..
If “redrawing congressional boundaries and distributing federal money” is the payoff in the balance, what would stop the liberals from making these “adjustments” in each and every state in the union? They can permanently tip the balance of political power in their favor and they can shower the constituents with federal monies with which to buy their votes with for at least the next ten years..
The fix is in, kids. “Census officials have already acknowledged that tens of millions of residents in dense urban areas are at high risk of being missed because of language problems and an economic crisis that has displaced homeowners..” That sound to me like the “coverall” for the counting of illegal aliens. No problemo amigo, just do a little “sampling”..
In the 1990’s, former Commerce secretary Robert Mosbacher called the liberal move of “sampling” “political tampering” as he overruled Groves desire to implement the “science” of sampling. Please keep in mind that there will be no one standing in the way in 2010 for Grove to take over right where he left off..