Oh, Chips. Your humor slays me. I hate polls!
I hate them too Marilyn – although you’d never think it, the number I post here It never fails to give me a giggle, though, how these encouraging polls are COMPLETELY ignored by the MSM, and the less chirpy ones make headline news.
The Repubs and msm are trying so hard to ruin this President. I really hope it fails. Last night I went to a local BBQ for our local Dem legislators that survived this session in MT. All 17 Vetos from Gov. held. The President of our Senate was Carol Williams, wife of our former congressman Pat Williams. It was at their house. Anyway the talk was about how we survived the onslot of stupid bills. The thing they all said was these people are stupid and mean, just plain mean. We are going to have a real fight between Sen. Tester and Repub Rehburg. I really am not looking forward to any of it. I just don’t understand how people want a person to represent them that doesn’t do anything for them. Just coming here is such a relief from what’s out there. Thanks Chips.
I know, the msm and the GOP makes you want to slice your wrists!
I remember Ron Paul at cpac saying, I want Americas youth to opt of America. What a cynical thing to say. Imagine that message?
That is the message the GOP and the msm is pushing! How gross!
Saw some WaPo poll this morning claiming Obama lost his OBL bump. Ugh! Hate the media. Despise the media!
I’m laughing, yeah, yeah, yeah . Rupert Murdoch owns the Washington Post, in which the latest poll, gave President Obama a 47% approval rating for this week. It was in the ABC/Washington Post Republican poll. If you think about it 47% is not to shabby with all that he have to deal with going on. He can be reelected with 47% of the overall vote. So I am sick of the talking heads trying to predict something that may happen a year and a half from now. Pleeease. LOL.
actually, he owns the Wall Street Journal, but 47% is not bad at all….and I like Gallup better, because it reflects just how volatile people’s moods are…
The media is up to something. They want Romney to win the republican nomination, so they come up with a poll that shows Americans trust Romney on economy. It is funny how Romney has not said how he intends to fix the economy or create jobs. As governor, his state was one of the worse in unemployment but the media continue to fawn over him. When The president and whoever the republicans put out are evaluated side by side, I believe Obama will win.
Yeah, I definitely think the corporate media is telegraphing the money and it’s placing its bet on Romney simply because he’s been through this before. Even though he’s a failure of a candidate, I don’t think anybody who’s pulling the strings at this point trusts the rest of them because a couple of them are crazy and the rest really have no distinction. But PBO will dance circles around Romney. Except for those with the hatred and the blinders, there is no way people will vote for Romney over PBO. We will have to work hard to win the votes and convince those who sit on the fence but we will do what it takes to win.
I wrote about this on BWD…PBO’s message for the campaign was telegraphed in Toledo
“I want our future to be big and optimistic, not small and fearful”.
THAT’S the right message, and he can easily beat Romney with it. Plus Romney is seriously flawed…against auto bailouts, failure to embrace his own healthcare plan, etc.;etc….
I also think Romney reeks of weakness and lack of conviction. He would make a good puppet, a la W.
have any of them said how they would fix the economy? The GOP is waiting for Obama to rebuild America so they can tear it down again.
How can anyone with brains think that electing the same party that drove the economy into a ditch would now fix it…that after they expected this democratic president to fix their mess overnight..saying hurry up as we are ready to mess it up a little more when we take power again…when History is written, the nation will be shocked to find out how this man saved this economy..sadly, he gets no credit…
I was listening to one of my favorite You Tube videos last night, and I believe the lyrics, well most of them, relate to how PBO “tips” around the WH, the congress, and the msm. This is the video defining the song:
Right now Romney has the allure of the novel for the pundits and some people. Give him more time in the public eye, actually talking, and his numbers will drop precipitously. He does not wear well. I think some of the MSM are trying to gin up his support because they are truly afraid the GOP will nominate someone from the lunatic right, and they know that will be no contest. I think Huntsman is positioning himself for 2016, he doesn’t want to lose this time. Let the two Mormons battle it out. Also, once Romney’s jobs figures for his term as governor of Mass are known, he will be toast. He says nothing specific. His Romneycare plan will not let him through the Republican primaries.
What the MSM is doing now is stirring up drama so people will watch. Actually the numbers of people who do watch is slipping sharply. I talked with my daughter yesterday, and she said none of her peers watch network news, or cable news. They have other ways of getting informed. Did anyone else notice the ratings that have come out that more people listen to NPR than watch FOX, MSNBC and CNN combined? This is another under the radar happening. The MSM “pundits” are filled with self-importance.
I am of the generation that still wants a good network news program in the evening. I won’t watch Diane Sawyer, and Brian Williams has become so self-important that I tired of him. In addition, he always led with weather stories and concentrated on that while the rest of the world was ignored. Then, I learned that COMCAST also owns the Weather Channel, so this became an obligation for the news.
Well, I tuned in to CBS News last night with Scott Pelley. I was pleasantly surprised. He led with international news, and he was not the center of the broadcast. He barely mentioned Santorum’s announcement, and gave just a sentence that Santorum’s support came from far right social conservatives. I felt it was objective and factual. I hope it continues.
I agree with this re the younger generation. I have one son, 24, and a lot of nieces and nephews ranging from early teens to early 30′s. I can’t imagine any of them sitting down to watch a news broadcast the way we did back in the day. I had one exchange with a nephew, a new and very busy doctor, who counts himself as a libertarian, who never listens to the news for the same reasons I don’t — I don’t care what color Paris Hilton’s birthday car was, I don’t want a journalist’s opinion on things, I don’t want drama for the sake of drama, and I refuse to listen to anyone who’s paid to blather, because they’ll just keep going long after the strangling point. As one college student said, if it’s important I’ll hear about it. They operate through osmosis. That doesn’t mean they’re not susceptible to the blather, because they may not know enough to weigh the other side. But news shows, like newspapers, are a thing of the past, and to keep going they just get more frantic.
That’s why it’s important that we feed the younger generation thru the medium that they focus on: facebook, email, twitter. We have a responsibility to send them this great source of information that we receive from Chipsticks & BWD so they can receive facts not white noise. Thanks Betsey for the input from the generation that we need to get plugged in. Armed with the right information, they too will get FIRED UP & READY TO GO by election time.
I agree on the MSM’s plan to shore up Ken Doll
As a Massachusetts resident, I find it hard to believe that anyone in America would trust Romney, of all candidates, to straighten out the economy. I think some review of his policies and actions both as an entrepreneur and as Governor is in order. Apart from that, in what way is his current position on economic matters different from those that got us into the most severe recession in most Americans’ memory? The only thing he could be proud of – the passage (not the implementation!)of the Massachusetts health care reform – is a subject on which he twists facts in order to retroactively amend his actions to suit the wishes of the right-wing extremists that control his party. Hardly a confidence inspiring candidate!
The thing that scares me about Romney is that I have some good friends that are Dems but they are from Salt Lake City, not Mormon, and they think Romney is wonderful. He came in and saved the Olympics and they think he could save America. I haven’t gotten into any indepth conversation with them I am just waiting. But it scares me that they think Romney is better than Obama.
The facts about Romney’s business “acumen” will come out during the election. As I’m sure you know, saving the Olympics is nothing like dealing with the complexities in this recession. I wish people could remember that we are now in a very different economy.
Great comment, meta. I was just going to post that the Olympics — one freakin event — does not compare with working within a global economy. These rethugs don’t even like other countries. How are they going to build bridges with world leaders to make help our U.S. economy? They can’t. And we’ll be right back where we started or worse, if they were to get in.
Also, let’s keep Romney’s economic “record” out there. Mr. Entrepreneur who made his billions buying companies and liquidating them, sending U.S. jobs overseas. Yeah, that’s quite a record.
Republican leaders left Social Security untouched in their House budget this year, but a group of GOP lawmakers are looking to fill the gap themselves with legislation that would create a voluntary privatized version of the program.
Introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), who also chairs the House’s campaign efforts at the NRCC, the “Savings Account For Every American Act” would allow people to immediately opt out of Social Security in favor of a private “S.A.F.E.” account. Eventually the program would expand to let employers send their matching contribution to workers’ Social Security to a “S.A.F.E.” account as well.
“Our nation’s Social Security Trust Fund is depleting at an alarming rate, and failure to implement immediate reforms endangers the ability of Americans to plan for their retirement with the options and certainty they deserve,” Sessions said of the plan, according to The Hill. “To simply maintain the status quo would weaken American competitiveness by adding more unsustainable debt and insolvent entitlements to our economy when we can least afford it.”
And the public likes republicans better>? It must BE< it has to be bad messaging! It cannot be anything else!
Chipsticks, I chuckle to myself whenever you post a Poll. I hate Polls!
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