Progressives love statistics. That’s because progressives lie. We know, as Mark Twain knew, that statistics lie; and progressives love nothing more than lies and propaganda.
There are lies, damned lies and statistics. Mark Twain
Examples of lying statistics that progressives embrace are those that “prove” that racial profiling exists in traffic stops, that minority groups suffer from voter suppression, and that blacks get inferior health care, all because of racism.
Progressives point out correlation, but deliberately obfuscate causation, ignoring all other variables besides racism.
It’s shoddy science, but they don’t care. They’re not interested in truth; they’re interested only in power and anything they can use to expand their power.
So let’s look at a statistic that Eric Holder recently presented:
Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday the average number of mass shooting incidents has tripled in recent years.
Between 2000 and 2008, the U.S. experienced an average of five mass shootings every year. Since then [since 2009, when Obama took office] the annual average has tripled, Holder said. So far in 2013, there have been at least 12, he said.
Let’s put on our “progressive” Halloween costumes and pretend that we’re progressives and that George W. Bush is still president. Let’s pretend that Bush took office in January 2009 and since then the average number of “active shooter” incidents has tripled. What would progressives say?
They’d say, without doubt, that there’s something about the Bush administration that has caused these mass shooting events.
Therefore, looking at the increase in active shooter events through a progressive lens, holding progressives to the same standards they apply to their political opponents, it appears that Eric Holder and the rest of the Obama administration are somehow responsible for the 300% increase in active shooter incidents since Holder and Obama took office.