Skip to comments.Ex-NBC News Chief Gartner: People Donít Blame Obama Ďfor Anything Thatís Wrong in This Country
Posted on 08/14/2011 9:56:00 AM PDT by Nachum
Asked how Iowans view President Barack Obama, Michael Gartner, the President of NBC News from 1988 to 1993, insisted on this weekends Bloomberg TVs Political Capital: I think people have a fondness for him and I dont think people blame him for anything thats wrong in this country, except, that is, the far-right of the Republican Party.
For the Bloomberg TV show which first runs on Friday nights, Al Hunt interviewed Gartner, an Iowa native, at a game of the Iowa Cubs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs which Gartner co-owns.
From the end of the August 12 Bloomberg interview:
AL HUNT: What kind of shape is Barack Obama in for the 2012 campaign in Iowa?
MICHAEL GARTNER: I think hes in pretty good shape. First of all, people out here have an attachment to him because he was out here. I think people have a fondness for him and I dont think people blame him for anything thats wrong in this country, unless I think the far-right of the Republican Party does, but I dont think the moderates do and certainly the Democrats dont. He generally shows up quite well in Seltzers Iowa poll.
Thats the Des Moines Registers Iowa Poll and in the latest one Obama ticked up to a 48 to 47 percent approval over disapproval, so unless Gartner thinks 47 percent of Iowans are part of the far-right, a lot more than just them blame Obama for something.
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This guy epitomizes the myopia of the corrupt mainstream media. They see and report only that which fits their agenda. They marginalize any opposing point of view.
here’s another Iowa poll on Obama
Last I checked Obama's disapproval rating was 54%. So according to Gartner, 54% of the electorate resides in the far-right corner of the GOP.
In a twisted way, he is right.
Obama was not in charge when the downturn started. People do not blame him for the housing crisis or the bank meltdownn.
However, the reason people will not vote for him in 2012 is because he did nothing to FIX those problems! They are not getting better, despite Obama’s policies.
So, yes, Obama did not start this, but Obama is not going to end it either. Therefore, we need someone else.
Don’t waste your time responding to such obvious nonsense.
When I see a definitive poll that shows the majority specifically blames Obama for the economy, I`ll believe he`s speaking BS. There still is a disturbingly high percentage of people who think Obama`s wonderful.
“I dont think people blame him for anything thats wrong in this country, except, that is, the far-right of the Republican Party.”
Indeed....those people who are FAR and away RIGHT about what is causing the problem.
It's easy to approve of Barry when you don't pay taxes anyway. We've got too many takers in this country and not enough givers.
You can not expect a marxo-muslim to drive a Christian capitalists car... after all the Capitalist Christian built it and knows its workings.
Dont waste your time responding to such obvious nonsense.
ideologues from both sides do it. People here do it. Palin supporters here have tunnel vision when it comes to her. They are just as short sighted, bone headed and out of touch with reality as this guy is.
Really? Which people have a fondness for him? Media presidents? Mr. Gartner really ought to widen his circle of acquaintances.
Mr. 0bama is not responsible for filling the 2006 Congress with grotesque spendthrifts, to be sure. He is responsible for filling his administration with vicious ideologues, academic fools, and race and class warriors whose notion of politics is a place at the public trough for their favorite super-citizens. The latter may be fond of him; the rest of us think he's an idiot.
He's lying and he knows he's lying.
This is the attitude that allowed him to rise to the top at NBC. This is the reckless bald faced lying attitude that has taken one of the greatest news organizations and turned it into a joke.
We like them to have this level of delusion. We should really be encouraging them anyway we can.
A man the other day told me this, “I would never vote for Sarah Palin, but I would screw her”
I responded: “I did not vote for Obama, but he is definitely screwing us”
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