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AP to Americans : Stop being “grouchy”
Hot Air ^ | November 11, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY

Posted on 11/11/2009 9:07:30 AM PST by RobinMasters

Dan Calabrese notices a scolding tone coming from the Associated Press in reporting its latest polling. It headlines the report by noting that “a grouchy public [is] sticking with Obama,” having seen a 54% job approval rating in its survey — but some bad numbers on the issues. Does the AP report those falling levels of support as a consequence of Barack Obama doing a poor job? No, as emphases from Dan and myself show:

The public grew slightly more dispirited on a range of matters over the past month, including war and the economy, continuing the slippage that has occurred since Obama took office, the latest Associated Press-GfK poll shows.

This comes at a time when he is trying to revive the struggling economy, considering sending more troops to the 8-year-old Afghanistan war, muscling a health care reform overhaul through Congress and hoping to push through other ambitious measures like legislation focused on climate change.

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1 posted on 11/11/2009 9:07:31 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; traderrob6; OL Hickory; socialismisinsidious; trlambsr; Altera; ...

Ping.


2 posted on 11/11/2009 9:08:03 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: preacher

Ping.


3 posted on 11/11/2009 9:08:46 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Grouchy?

First I was bitter - now I’m grouchy?

Lets see how the Ass. Press likes it when Obama turns on them like he did Fox News.


4 posted on 11/11/2009 9:12:55 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: RobinMasters
Time to dust off a mood that I thought Reagan had destroyed - malaise. We're suffering from Obamalaise.
5 posted on 11/11/2009 9:13:22 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Obamalaise - the new mood for America.)
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To: KarlInOhio
Yikes. I didn't realize how predictive I was. I was just responding to the exerpt, but then read the rest of the article and saw that the quote from AP actual used "malaise" in the very next paragraph.
6 posted on 11/11/2009 9:16:42 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Obamalaise - the new mood for America.)
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To: RobinMasters

We’ll stop being ‘grouchy’ when the press stops using its influence and power to help install rank amateurs as President that have no business being President.


7 posted on 11/11/2009 9:16:42 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Food Stamps!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
First I was bitter - now I’m grouchy?

You are mellowing. Yeah, as long as they aren't grouchy when AP goes out of business, I won't be.

8 posted on 11/11/2009 9:17:26 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: RobinMasters

I’m not grouchy... I’m full of rage, hate and have blood in my eye.

Other than that, I’m in a good mood.


9 posted on 11/11/2009 9:17:30 AM PST by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: RobinMasters

Americans to AP, catch up with the train!


10 posted on 11/11/2009 9:17:47 AM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: Responsibility2nd

Obama hates employed people.


11 posted on 11/11/2009 9:18:05 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: RobinMasters

Comrade Liz from the All Propaganda outlet peddling another phony poll from a far left German PR firm .
AP seems to be searching farther and farther to the East to find the best far left propaganda polling group to help peddling the Obama talking points .
LIZ Sodita has always been a very dedicated Democrat with a press pass.
I think it time a weathy GOPer buy AP and just shut it down. Its a very dangerous Dem party propaganda outlet !


12 posted on 11/11/2009 9:18:14 AM PST by ncalburt (San Fran Nan , Your Harvey Milk was gunned down by a fellow Dem-RAT)
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To: RobinMasters
Grouchy? I recall the media being grouchy with Bush's 4.8% unemployment rate. Now it's FUNemployment with ibama.
They haven't seen anything yet. The FUN is just beginning. hehe
13 posted on 11/11/2009 9:20:43 AM PST by Redgirl (ibama - it's all about him)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Grouchy, bitter, clinging to my guns and religion?
Someone better watch out, they are getting on
the fightin side of me.


14 posted on 11/11/2009 9:20:44 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: KarlInOhio; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
Yep, Karl you got it... start spreading that 'ol Jimmy Carter-era term around: "MALAISE" in association with Obama.

Rush pointed out this paragraph in the AP article at the start of his show today:

People were gloomier about the direction of the country than in October. They disapproved of Obama’s handling of the economy a bit more than before. And, perhaps most striking for the commander in chief, more people have lost confidence in Obama on Iraq and Afghanistan over the last month. Overall, there’s a malaise about the state of the nation. …

15 posted on 11/11/2009 9:25:16 AM PST by nutmeg (Obamunism is destroying America)
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To: RobinMasters
54% approval rating??? BS

Sorry socialists, that propaganda doesn't fly here...

Lets the see the breakdown of how many dems they sampled vs Republicans...Rasmussen has Zero at 46-48% steady for the last few months.

16 posted on 11/11/2009 9:26:55 AM PST by HailReagan78
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To: KarlInOhio
"Obamalaise"

The new sandwich spread of the poor. Goes well with cheese and chicken salad.

17 posted on 11/11/2009 9:35:32 AM PST by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


18 posted on 11/11/2009 9:35:55 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: RobinMasters

Americans to AP....

Mind your own business.


19 posted on 11/11/2009 9:42:33 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RobinMasters

FU AP, I’m far past grouchy. As a matter of fact I find that I clean my weapons 4/5 times per week, and laugh out loud at times.;-}

I wonder if AP or the drive bys think that is normal?


20 posted on 11/11/2009 10:37:26 AM PST by c21sac
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To: freekitty

His approval is twice what Bush’s was despite things being demonstrably worse now. Shows what media propaganda can do. Damn scary.


21 posted on 11/11/2009 10:52:15 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: RobinMasters

No, I was grouchy last November. More recently I have been apoplectic.


22 posted on 11/11/2009 10:53:50 AM PST by diplomatic_immunity
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To: RobinMasters

American Pravda speaks. They must’ve gotten a new fax from the DNC.


23 posted on 11/11/2009 10:54:56 AM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: KarlInOhio; Revolting cat!
Obamalaise

I hate the stuff, except when I need to make some chicken salad.

24 posted on 11/11/2009 10:57:22 AM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: freekitty

Oh yes, 54% approval. One more sign this nation is going down the drain. That is the reason I am grouchy! Hate to be pessimistic but we must also be realistic.


25 posted on 11/11/2009 10:58:44 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: RobinMasters

I’m not grouchy, on the contrary, contentment has been the rule of the day for some time now.

The conservative uprising nears and then we and our children will be free of the yoke of demo-marxism for many generations.

Life is good.


26 posted on 11/11/2009 11:00:09 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: c21sac

LMAO!


27 posted on 11/11/2009 11:03:19 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: RobinMasters

Grouchy? I wish I was just grouchy. Try incredibly pissed off.


28 posted on 11/11/2009 11:05:02 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: RobinMasters

Seems we’re not being the grateful peons and peasants the Oligarchy thinks we oughta be....


29 posted on 11/11/2009 11:08:36 AM PST by mo
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To: TNCMAXQ

I call BS on that poll. Check their sampling data, if they have any. An honest poll would be much less favorable, I suspect.


30 posted on 11/11/2009 11:11:18 AM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: HailReagan78

I’m getting fed up with the Commies pulling statistics out of their rectums and calling them gold. Or is it just me that doubts whether ANYONE was polled?


31 posted on 11/11/2009 11:11:23 AM PST by jonascord (Hey, we have the Constitution. What's to worry about?)
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To: RobinMasters

They’ve got us confused with Obama “Groucho” Marxist


32 posted on 11/11/2009 11:29:52 AM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: RobinMasters

Americans are grouchy because:

Bummer “is trying to revive the struggling economy, considering sending more troops to the 8-year-old Afghanistan war, muscling a health care reform overhaul through Congress and hoping to push through other ambitious measures like legislation focused on climate change.”

We KNOW it will be done wrong or made worse.


33 posted on 11/11/2009 11:35:22 AM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: RobinMasters

I simply no longer believe these polls of Obama’s popularity. There is no way 60% of the people could dislike his policies and 54% like him. None of this makes any sense. I’m sure they will be “seasonally” adjusted next November.


34 posted on 11/11/2009 11:38:51 AM PST by HarleyD
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To: RobinMasters

The prospect of tyranny makes me grouchy. I’m funny that way.


35 posted on 11/11/2009 11:40:45 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Gator113

RE: “I’m not grouchy... I’m full of rage, hate and have blood in my eye.

Other than that, I’m in a good mood.”

**************

Hey, that makes two of us!!!


36 posted on 11/11/2009 11:59:58 AM PST by CaliforniaCon
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To: TNCMAXQ

What’s realistic about being pessimistic?


37 posted on 11/11/2009 12:11:35 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RobinMasters
I cant speak for anyone else but I am well beyond “grouchy”. The AP strongly understates my anger. Just remember our Founders were the original liberal radicals properly understood and I say its about damn time for a return to real radicalism!
38 posted on 11/11/2009 12:20:11 PM PST by Archon of the East (Universal Executive Power of the Law of Nature)
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To: RobinMasters

the AP is afraid of the Carter Era MISERY INDEX returning.

17%+ unemployment?

The OBAMA MISERY INDEX is very high.


39 posted on 11/11/2009 12:22:21 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: RobinMasters
AP to Americans : Stop being “grouchy”

Americans to AP : Stop being incompetent

40 posted on 11/11/2009 4:44:36 PM PST by Publius6961 (Â…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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To: Publius6961

Dear AP: Stop being in existence.


41 posted on 11/11/2009 7:02:09 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: RobinMasters

We are grouchy because we have to see liberal women every day.


42 posted on 11/11/2009 7:06:41 PM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: RobinMasters
This comes at a time when he is trying to revive the struggling economy, considering sending more troops to the 8-year-old Afghanistan war, muscling a health care reform overhaul through Congress and hoping to push through other ambitious measures like legislation focused on climate change.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Remember?

Obama: “ I won the election.”

So far:

1) He has acted to socialize the economy, thereby reassuring slow/no recovery ( Tough duty?)

2)He has been considering for four months about sending troops to Afghanistan, purposefully creating a war of attrition much the same as Vietnam.( Tough duty?)

3)Muscling a Demographic Warfare bill under the disguise of a Helath Care bill through propagandaic assault on the American public, much of which is unconstitutional.( Tough duty?)

4) Push through ambitious programs which will have a retrograde effect on industry and the taxpayers , as well as ant possibility of a free economy, pushing any economic recovery back further. ( Tough duty)

None of this is the hope and change those who voted for Obama were promised, and even the so called 54% of support comes by in large from those who have a shallow understnding of the issues and listen only to propaganda.

Look at the verbs used by Morrissey in the above quote, they indicate a jingoistic set of talking points, not journalism:

1) Revive ( a lie, none of his policies would revive the most robust dying corpse)

2) Considering ( a lie, 4 months of considering after invoking hazardous Rules of Engagement , resulting in the increased death rate of our soldiers needlessly. This is not considering, its obfuscation bordering on treason.)

3) Muscling ( true, never has our legislative process been less democratic.)

4) Push through ( true, never has our executiive process been subkect to unilateral executive orders designed to destroy the current infrastructure of our political, economic and social systems. Immigration is a case in point, censorship of the press another,and spinning human genocide at Fort Hood yet another)

Revive, Consider, muscle and push through.(Obama doesn't give a fiddlers f—k what the harangued citizenry desperately need or want, its all about neo-socialist ideology.)

Relish 50% Obama. It won't last much longer.

You won the election. Stop your whining and start doing things that will genuinely fix our problems, do so from the center.Otherwise you are done, a lame duck with no nest, reviled by America.

43 posted on 11/11/2009 8:08:22 PM PST by Candor7 (The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA)
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