Archive for April 4th, 2011

04
Apr
11

‘so, who’s still advertising on beck?’

Media Matters: At least 300 advertisers have reportedly dropped their ads from Glenn Beck’s Fox News program since he called President Obama a “racist” who has a “deep-seated hatred for white people.” Here are his April 4 sponsors, in the order they appeared:

Rosland Capital … Solar Solutions (mysolarbackup.com) … Lifestyle Lift … Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. (Move Free Advanced) … Law Offices of Pulaski and Middlemen … Foundation for a Better Life … News Corp. (Fox News’ Glenn Beck) … Goldline … International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (Passoverfoodbox.com) … EasyWater (Zerowater.com) … Sokolove Law, LLC … News Corp (Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor) …. Merit Financial … Can-Am … EasyWater … Lifestyle Lift … People Media’s OurTime Network (OurTime.com) … Tax Masters (txmstr.com) … Lear Capital … Realtybid.com … News Corp. (Fox Broadcasting Co.’s Breaking In) … News Corp. (Fox News’ Fox & Friends) … Lifestyle Lift … Law Offices of Pulaski and Middlemen (1-800-Bad-Drug) … Am Med Direct/Better Care … Rosland Capital … News Corp. (Wall Street Journal) … Sokolove Law, LLC … Solutions from Science (Survival Seed Bank)

Law Offices of Pulaski and Middlemen (1-800-Bad-Drug) – contact them here

Sokolove Law, LLC – contact them here

mysolarbackup.com – contact their customer services through their website

Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. – contact them here

EasyWater (Zerowater.com) – contact them here

Can-Am – contact them here

Tax Masters – contact them here

Rosland Capital – contact them here

OurTime.com – contact them here

Realtybid.com – contact them here

Am Med Direct/Better Care – contact them here

Merit Financial – contact them here

04
Apr
11

he’s so focused on 2012 he’s forgotten his duties!

President Barack Obama talks with advisors in the Oval Office before a phone call with President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon to discuss the situation in Cote d’Ivoire, April 4, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

04
Apr
11

looking good

CBS: President Obama has officially kicked off his re-election campaign. So it’s a good time to ask: how good are his chances – at the moment, at least – to win a second term?

The short answer is: Pretty decent. (The even shorter answer, according to the speculators over at Intrade, is: 59.4%.) For starters, Mr. Obama is polling well against two of his most likely opponents: A poll last month found Mr. Obama would beat Mitt Romney by nine points and Tim Pawlenty by 19 points in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup if the election were today.

… Mr. Obama’s approval rating two years into his term (49 percent) was higher than two of the last two three presidents to win a second term – Presidents Reagan and Clinton….

….even those who disagree with Mr. Obama tend to like him – a crucial factor in winning the independents who broke from the Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections. The fact that 84 percent of Americans (according to an Associated Press poll last month) call Mr. Obama a likeable person speaks to his advantage among the casual voters who may not go to the polls in a midterm year but will cast ballots in 2012.

…And that’s just the start of the bad news for Republicans. The potential candidates who would seem to have the strongest appeal to swing voters – people like Indiana’s Mitch Daniels and Utah’s John Huntsman – will have a tough time getting through the primaries if they enter the race. Even if someone with relatively broad appeal wins the nomination, they will be linked at some level to the more polarizing figures in their party – think Michele Bachmann – who are sure to win more than their fair share of media coverage.

…the economy seems to be improving – most notably, the unemployment rate fell to a two-year low in March. And while the trends could reverse before next year, it appears likely that the economic landscape will be improved from the depth of the recession by the time voters weigh in. That would take a lot of the sting out of Republican attacks over the stimulus package and, more broadly, Mr. Obama’s stewardship of the economy.

….Add to that the fact that the 2012 electorate will be very different than the electorate in 2010 – as former political operative Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) bluntly told Politico, “It’s going to be younger, browner, and more to the left.” The young and minority voters who came out for Mr. Obama in 2008 – and then, in many cases, sat out the midterms last year – will likely be back next year, which is good news for the president as well as other Democrats. (In the midterms, the wealthy and elderly were disproportionately represented.)

All this does not necessarily mean Mr. Obama will win – a lot can and will happen between now and November 2012. But the president’s relative popularity, coupled with the seeming weakness of the GOP field and the improving economy, suggest that he is well positioned to secure a second term.

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04
Apr
11

‘why i cannot for vote obama’

Motley Moose: So I received an email from my friend and President Barack Obama this morning. He has announced his intention to pursue another term as presiding executive of that circus of dysfunctional acrimony that passes for the US government. I was immediately reminded of the headline in The Onion on the morning following his election: “Black Man Given Worst Job in the World.”

I have supported Obama since the primaries. But I can no longer do so. What kind of nut job would ask for a second helping of what he’s received? I have come to question his sanity. Do we really want a pathological masochist with his “finger on the button” to “answer the 3AM call?”

But all jokes aside, if Obama sees this as the moment to begin to mobilize supporters and activists, it seems the right time for us to start discussing the particular challenges that lie ahead …. how do we get this deranged fool of a president another 4 years of insults, misery and frustration?

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:lol:

Thank you Carole!

The Onion (2008): Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job – African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation’s broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis. As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, “It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can’t catch a break.”

04
Apr
11

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