Skip to comments.Ex-NBC News Chief Gartner: People Don’t Blame Obama ‘for Anything That’s 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”
I think people have a fondness for him and I dont think people blame him for anything thats wrong in this country,
Fondness, I hate the SOB and his agenda...I used to think he would be ok to have a beer with but not now as I would not be responsible for my actions after a few mugs. He is not a nice person...he is a narcacist, a fraud, and has no moral compass.
he’s the guy who had to resign in disgrace from NBC after the Dateline fiasco
Gee, I thought the Kenyan Bandit’s low poll numbers
were because Americans DO blame him for the poor job
ROFLOL! He must only travel in liberal circles because here even in the grocery store lines you can hear all about how bad everything is since that blankety blank Obama took office.
“ideologues from both sides do it”
That goes without saying. My comment was directed at the MSM which casts itself as news organizations but are really propaganda outlets for leftist causes. Have you watched CNN or MSNBC lately? How much “reporting” did you see on Wisconsin or any number of other issues that have gone against the Obama administation lately? Conversely (or perversely) the smallest shred of “good news” is repeated endlessly. It’s really reached an absurd level.
He is a ‘queen’ then- like the Queen of England - a ‘celebrity’ figurehead.
That’s funny. I had a liberal apologize to me for falling for Obama’s lies and now sounding like a conservative. I mean, he is wanting Bachman for President. If Obama can completely change this guy from hard core social justice liberal to conservative, Obama is in big, big trouble.
Yep, that there racism accounts for his 39% approval in Gallup. Actually it does. The 39% is made up of racists who can’t see just how destructive this Anti-American President is.
Why do they look into the cameras every day and tell obvious lies?
In the Soviet Union, they were simply ordered to so so...it was the de facto core of their employment. Ditto modern China. And the publics have little recourse.
In contemporary America, news customers can easily see the bobbing head on the screen is spouting bu!!sh't. The advertisers and media beancounters can easily see the numbers of viewers/readers falling, making the enterprises less profitable/valuable.
In the case of the NY Times, the controlling family is led by a dim bulb who hates the country, and is rich enough to not care if it all falls apart. As for the Washington Post, its biggest shareholder has been lining his pockets with tax breaks and regulatory ease for decades...he personifies crony capitalism...of course that's Warren Buffett. And Michael Bloomberg needs no explanation.
But what about all the other outlets? Do their owners LIKE losing money? Or do they have a regulatory gun pointed at them?
Hey Gartner, all commies love obama.
Well Obama is not totally responsible for all that is wrong with this country, but Obama and those who put him in power are just about totally responsible for all the ills of this country.
Inadvertently correct, but to no avail: like in your car swerving to avoid a head-on crash and slamming at full speed into a bridge abutment.
We don't blame him for anything, but rather, everything.
Thank you for graciously agreeing to share your wisdom with us, Ms. Kael.
I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.
Their women have gone all Lysistrata on them about politics.
Which is odd, you know, when you consider how many are queer anyway.
Yeah, everybody loves obama. That’s why he’s got a rousing 39% approval rating.
Re: We like them to have this level of delusion. We should really be encouraging them anyway we can!!
Liberal Progressivism = a degenerate mental disorder....
He meant to say that nobody he knows blames Obama.
Ex-NBC News Chief Gartner: People Dont Blame Obama for Anything Thats Wrong in This Country
Translation: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
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“The president actually considered quitting. He really did. But now hes going on the attack. He wants to give a big F-You to White America - thats actually one of his primary motivations. You think the race card has been played up before? Just wait. 2012 is gonna be the most brutal political cycle we have ever witnessed. Ever.”
This is the result when an egomaniacal narcissist fails - he tries to punish and destroy everything around him. He WILL attempt to instigate a race war, of that I am now certain.
The MSM is in deep, deep denial about Obama. No good for America will come from this situation. It’s too bad he didn’t quit, in my opinion.
Yes, but many of us “non-people”, otherwise know as voters, think he is responsible for most problems in this country.
He’s just a picture of stupidity.
Do me a favor and watch a Nascar race on ESPN. The players do not blame Ernie Ervan.
Obama is down to 39% approval rating and this dipwad doesn't think anyone holds it against Obama.
Is he really that stupid?
This is the result when an egomaniacal narcissist fails - he tries to punish and destroy everything around him.
There are many similarities between Hitler and 0bama.