19
May
11

good news is no news

Politicususa: Last night Fox News released a new poll that revealed President Obama’s job approval ratings have swung a net 13 points and increased to 55% in the past month.

The poll has Obama’s job approval rating at 55%, which is an 8 point increase over the last month. Obama’s disapproval rating has declined by 6 points from 47% to 41%….

…Liberals approve of how Obama is performing as president, 78%-17%. Moderates also approve of the Obama presidency, 72%-24%. As expected almost 2/3 of conservatives disapprove of Obama, 33%-64%….

These job approval ratings for Obama are his highest in the Fox News poll since June of 2009. Even before the capture of Bin Laden an improving economic picture had the President’s approval ratings trending upwards, and now it looks like they have taken off.

….The media won’t tell you this, but Barack Obama isn’t in that much trouble. The popular media narrative is that this president’s political future is in jeopardy. Gloom and doom sells…

When even the Fox News poll shows growing Obama approval ratings the media may just have to face the fact that this president is fairly popular, and a whole lot of Americans are going to vote for Barack Obama in 2012.

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9 Responses to “good news is no news”


  1. 1 bonkers
    May 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    “doom and gloom sells” is the storyline they’re pushing for the constant negative coverage of President Obama that dominates the MegaMedia?!?

    Huh? Where was that then during the Shrub years when DimSon could do no wrong…ever, even though so many things were clearly going down the tubes for years. Now, nearly every economic indicator has shown sustained positive progress at the same time there’s success in foreign policy and getting bin Laden, and it’s “doom and gloom” time? If anything, positivity and “America, f*ck yeah!” sells much more.

    The small handful of billionaires that own almost all of the MegaMedia and because of that, control almost all of America’s political discourse, simply hate our incredible President and want him and any Dem that might raise their taxes a tiny bit gone.

    • 2 theo67
      May 19, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      I think most of it is fear, not hate. They are terrified, because they’ve thrown everything at him, and he still stands tall. Their power and their world is washing away, and they are so afraid of change that they can’t figure out where they will stand in this new world, so they’d rather prevent it from existing. Well, it’s too late. And they will be left behind.

  2. 4 HZ
    May 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    It is such a sad sight to witness these billionaires and not so billionires display daily so much hate in our society today. When these people have been given the opportunities to amass so much in monitary assets, but can only use it to try to bring down a good and decent man with goodness in his deeds and heart, is sad. I am a person of very modest means, and I worked hard, but still found ways daily to give back in a positive manner to a part of my great society. I will say that it was the most rewarding and ever present goodness in my life today. the income that I made on my job will never give me the beauty and satisfaction of what I gave to that community and those people in it. I get mad, angry, very hurt, and disappointed with these hateful people. You do not have to agree with the President’s policies all the time, but surely you must be able to love him and respect him. President Obama is a good man. He loves this country, and he works so hard to make it a better place for all of us. Who would hate that so much in that they would spew hatered daily and say and do vile things towards him daily. I can’t wrap my brains around such evil. To me these billionaires are using their money as disgusting channels of filthy deeds towards this country and this President. However, I do believe that our President will prevail in the end. This President won this election fair and with dignity. People gave their talents, their money, their precious time, and sacrificed their time to put this man in the Oval Office, and now we can’t enjoy him. I do not buy this, ” Oh, that is the way politics is.” Well, the young people have spoken, we are not about this kind of ‘politics.’ We are about helping this gifted and intelligent President accomplish the goals that will lead our futures through the gates of much solid opportunities for our future. Theese hateful and shortsighted men and women just do not get it. My plea to all of the beautiful young people out there who worked(and are still working) to elect and now re-elect, DO NOT ALLOW these hatemongers to destroy what you have worked so hard for in 2008 and will continue in 2012. I am old, and I cry and get so tired, but I will not give up. There is a just judge in this earth we live in. I would rather have my legacy be,”Well done my good and faithful servant,” rather than,”depart from me, I never knew you.” Let us keep praying, sending positive thoughts, writing letters of encouragement to our President. If there is one thing that I have seen during this time, it is this: for the first time in decades, we have been given a man who loves us, works hard for us daily, tries to bring us together, respects us, and respects his office as President of the United States. He pulls out the good that is within us. I have not seen that in many decades.

    • 5 sjterrid
      May 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      HZ, I love your writing. I’m 55 yrs old and I have no intention of letting these people get to me. I promise I will continue to do what I have to do to get the President elected, by donating, Making calls, and working with OFA.

  3. 6 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 19, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    THAT EX-SENATOR FROM ILLINOIS THEY USED TO LABEL ‘TOO INEXPERIENCED’ FOR A PRESIDENTIAL RUN HAS CERTAINLY GIVEN THE GOP INSURRMOUNTABLE CHALLENGES HASN’T HE? OH YES…THE SO-CALLED ‘WEAK ONE’ PUT AN END TO THE ‘TERROR ROAD’ FOR BIN LADEN…WHILE HE STOOD WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE AT A CORRESPONDENT’S DINNER! IN BETWEEN ALL OF THE OPPOSING INSULTS, HE CARRIES HIMSELF WITH HUMILITY,RESPECT,INTEGRITY AND A DEEP DEVOTION TO HIS COUNTRY…WHILE MANY WERE SAYING IT WASN’T HIS COUNTRY.
    HE TAKES ALL THOSE INSULTS AND CONTINUES TO FOCUS ON HIS RESPONSIBILITIES AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF! IF HE’S ACCOUNTABLE…HE SAYS SO. HE DOESN’T SPEND TIME VOCALIZING BULLEY SCENARIOS FROM HIS PODIUM…SHYS AWAY FROM COMPLIMENTS AND HUGE APPLAUSE. WHEN HE DOES RECEIVE AN HONOR LIKE THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE…HE DOESN’T CREDIT HIMSELF…HE CREDITS AMERICA AS A WHOLE. HE CONTINUALLY URGES ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ TO STAND UP FOR WHAT WE WANT IN GOVERNMENT…TO BECOME INVOLVED.

    HE JUST MIGHT SNEAK OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO SALUTE THE BODIES OF LOST SOLDIERS RETURNED TO DOVER…OR YOU’LL FIND HIM IN A SCHOOL READING TO CHILDREN…OFTEN TIMES A FOOD LINE AT A SHELTER SERVING THE HOMELESS. HIS HAPPIEST MOMENTS ARE SPENT ‘HANDS-ON’ WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE…YOU WON’T FIND ANY GLITZ ON THAT STAGE…OFTEN TIMES HE’S IN A FACTORY DISCUSSING PROBLEMS WITH ‘JOE MAIN ST.’

    HIS DAILY SCHEDULE IS ALWAYS SO CROWDED…VACATIONS ARE FEW AND OFTEN INTERRUPTED BECAUSE HE TAKES HIS PRESIDENTIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO RESPOND TO AN ISSUE REGARDLESS OF WHERE HE IS. HE FIGHTS FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITES FOR ALL CHILDREN SO THAT NOONE FALLS THROUGH THE CRACKS. HE KNOWS THAT ‘HEALTHCARE’ NEEDS TO BE DRAINED OF FRAUD AND WASTE BECAUSE IT IS AN IMPORTANT SPOKE IN THE WHEEL THAT TURNS OUR ECONOMY. MORE IMPORTANTLY…HE WANTS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN HEALTHCARE COVERAGE SO THAT THE SUFFERING ARE NOT IGNORED AND LEFT TO DIE IN OVERLY CROWDED EMERGENCY ROOMS. HE IS HUMBLED BY THE SUPREME SACRIFICES OF OUR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN AND EQUALLY SO EXTENDS A HAND TO THE POOREST OF THE POOR OR THOSE SUFFERING FROM INTERNATIONAL TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENTS! HIS COMPASSION IS ENDLESS…AND IT SHOWS! THE BEST NEWS WE HAVE TODAY AND EVERYDAY IS ‘YES WE CAN’ DO IT AGAIN BECAUSE WE HAVE AN AWESOME PRESIDENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE!

  4. 7 Sue in Minnesota
    May 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    HZ and Sue Duvall Smith, I applaud your commentary….spoken with heart and honesty. We will keep moving forward, lead by this gifted, generous and deeply commited man. Yes. We. Can.

  5. 8 Luci1119
    May 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    And Sue, that’s why the Repubs are so AFRAID of PBO, because you rarely meet anybody who Is In a position to be GREEDY, Authorative, or Parading his Power. PBO Is a workaholic, a busy -holic. He loves our Country to the point, that he’s just trying to make It a BETTER Place, for ALL and yet Is Humbled, willing to help and serve others. He’s Honest, they can’t measure up to him. Like you said, he’s just a GOOD PERSON, who happens to be BRILLIANT. It’s ENVY, and JEALOUSY.

  6. 9 joyce
    May 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Nothing to add, you all have said it so very well


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