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Ex-NBC News Chief Gartner: People Donít Blame Obama Ďfor Anything Thatís Wrong in This Country
Newsbusters ^ | 8/14/11 | Brent Baker

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 weekend’s Bloomberg TV’s Political Capital: “I think people have a fondness for him and I don’t think people blame him for anything that’s 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 he’s 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 don’t think people blame him for anything that’s wrong in this country, unless – I think the far-right of the Republican Party does, but I don’t think the moderates do and certainly the Democrats don’t. He generally shows up quite well in Seltzer’s Iowa poll.

That’s the Des Moines Register’s “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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Why? Cuz I don't like it
1 posted on 08/14/2011 9:56:04 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

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.


2 posted on 08/14/2011 10:01:14 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Nachum

http://news.yahoo.com/poll-shows-trouble-obama-iowa-150204665.html

here’s another Iowa poll on Obama


3 posted on 08/14/2011 10:01:50 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Nachum
The engineering of consent is the very essence of the democratic process, the freedom to persuade and suggest.

– (Edward L. Bernays, "The Engineering of Consent", 1947)
4 posted on 08/14/2011 10:01:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Nachum
I don’t think people blame him for anything that’s wrong in this country, unless – I think the far-right of the Republican Party does

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.

5 posted on 08/14/2011 10:02:10 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Nachum

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.


6 posted on 08/14/2011 10:05:00 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Mr. Mojo

Don’t waste your time responding to such obvious nonsense.


7 posted on 08/14/2011 10:06:39 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: Nachum

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.


8 posted on 08/14/2011 10:06:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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“I don’t think people blame him for anything that’s 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.


9 posted on 08/14/2011 10:07:31 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Nachum
Obammy is Lurve...


10 posted on 08/14/2011 10:07:43 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Nachum
...Obama ticked up to a 48 to 47 percent approval over disapproval...

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.

11 posted on 08/14/2011 10:08:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

You can not expect a marxo-muslim to drive a Christian capitalists car... after all the Capitalist Christian built it and knows its workings.


12 posted on 08/14/2011 10:08:11 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamarisk)
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To: greyfox

Don’t waste your time responding to such obvious nonsense.


Exactly.


13 posted on 08/14/2011 10:09:07 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Starboard
. They see and report only that which fits their agenda. They marginalize any opposing point of view.

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.

14 posted on 08/14/2011 10:09:07 AM PDT by Hildy (Hollywood liberals once embraced Communism "because they hadn't invented Pilates yet"- David Mamet)
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To: Nachum

15 posted on 08/14/2011 10:09:14 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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“I think people have a fondness for him and I don’t think people blame him for anything that’s wrong in this country,” except, that is, “the far-right of the Republican Party.”

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.

16 posted on 08/14/2011 10:12:17 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Nachum
How Miserable? Index Says the Worst in 28 Years
17 posted on 08/14/2011 10:12:23 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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I don’t think people blame him for anything that’s wrong in this country, unless – I think the far-right of the Republican Party does

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.

18 posted on 08/14/2011 10:12:31 AM PDT by oldbrowser (They're socialists don't call them liberals)
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To: Nachum

Sshhhh.

We like them to have this level of delusion. We should really be encouraging them anyway we can.


19 posted on 08/14/2011 10:13:22 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Nachum

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”


20 posted on 08/14/2011 10:13:22 AM PDT by mporter345
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