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Obama TV ratings drop for joint session speech - lowest ever.
washington examiner ^ | washington examiner

Posted on 09/09/2011 2:04:19 PM PDT by sunmars

President Obama’s jobs speech represented the lowest ratings he’s received for any address to a joint session of Congress of his presidency.

The speech garnered 31.5 million viewers, according to the website TVbythenumbers, which was slightly lower than his Sept. 2009 health care speech to Congress, which drew 32.1 million viewers and is probably the fairest comparison.

But viewed against other addresses to Congress, it looks worse, and is part of a broader downward trend.

During his first speech to a joint session of Congress in February 2009, Obama drew 52.4 million viewers. His first official State of the Union Address on January 2010 drew 48 million viewers and this year’s SOTU had 42.8 million.

His highest rated speech of all time was his speech on the death of Osama bin Laden, which drew 56.5 million viewers, though it wasn’t to a joint session.

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1 posted on 09/09/2011 2:04:22 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Well, it was a re-run. Sh**, he ain’t loved as much as “I Love Lucy”.


2 posted on 09/09/2011 2:06:39 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: sunmars

Anyone that still watches his teleprompter BS needs their head examined!


3 posted on 09/09/2011 2:06:56 PM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-The Wanna-be Dictator!)
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To: theDentist

It wasn’t a speech. It was a yell fest. It sounded like a rally for union workers on strike. Not befitting a President.


4 posted on 09/09/2011 2:08:51 PM PDT by RC2
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To: theDentist
Well, it was a re-run.

Yep, and my wife and I watched another rerun during the speech; Gunsmoke on the Westerns Channel. Good show though I've seen it before...

5 posted on 09/09/2011 2:11:41 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: blondee123

All it takes is just two viewings:

First viewing - You think he is lying.

Second viewing - Confirms your first thought.

Any additional viewing is a total waste of time that could be better spent on something more important, like picking your nose.


6 posted on 09/09/2011 2:13:06 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: blondee123

BTTT


7 posted on 09/09/2011 2:13:24 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE RINOs!)
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To: RC2
It sounded like a rally for union workers on strike.

Or like the "Nuremburg Rally" for Paul Wellstone.

8 posted on 09/09/2011 2:14:09 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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To: sunmars
President Obama’s jobs speech represented the lowest ratings he’s received for any address to a joint session of Congress of his presidency.

Of course. Who wants to hear him talk about enslaving us even more - to the tune of another half trillion - so he can trow away our hard earned wages at union thugs? We don't need unions, so why the heck listen to this loon?
I think there's something seriously wrong in obomas head. I don't think he's all "there."

9 posted on 09/09/2011 2:14:26 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: theDentist

Besides, Green Bay and New Orleans was about to kick off the 2011 NFL season. Before that was a much better pre-game show. Why would anyone in their right mind tune in to the usurper in chief when the NFL is about to commence playing for real?


10 posted on 09/09/2011 2:14:40 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: sunmars

He forgot to tell Congress:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28


11 posted on 09/09/2011 2:15:57 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE RINOs!)
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To: sunmars

What, Zero made a speech? I was doing the laundry.


12 posted on 09/09/2011 2:16:03 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I welcome our new reptilian overlords. They are so quiet!)
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To: sunmars

USA Network had the NFL Kickoff pregame. I watched that.


13 posted on 09/09/2011 2:16:15 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: sunmars

Dudden surprise me. I have NEVER watched a minute of any speech he has ever given. NONE. I refuse to watch him. When he hits my TV screen, I change the channel immeidately if not sooner! There is NOTHING that comes out of his mouth I want to hear. Even if he came on to say “I quit” I would get my info on it here or somewhere else, but not from his lying mouth.


14 posted on 09/09/2011 2:24:20 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: sunmars

31.5 million viewers..of which, no doubt..31 mill had tuned in to NBC..looking for the football game....and a huge collective WTF went up across the land...


15 posted on 09/09/2011 2:24:34 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: bcsco
I napped and thank God for cable TV for my grandkids. I have never watched his speeches & never will.

I've been unlucky enough to get smacked with a clip of him, while surfing channels & he does YELL at people. That is the Chicago THUG style he learned!

16 posted on 09/09/2011 2:24:54 PM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-The Wanna-be Dictator!)
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To: ken5050

They might have had the television on, but they were probably using the bathroom, or in the kitchen fixing snacks for the ball game.


17 posted on 09/09/2011 2:26:18 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I welcome our new reptilian overlords. They are so quiet!)
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To: Paine in the Neck
"Or like the "Nuremburg Rally" for Paul Wellstone."

LOL. . . I always refer to it as the Paul Wellstone Memorial and Tractor Pull Rally.

Those democRats really know how to throw a memorial don't they. . . Classy!

18 posted on 09/09/2011 2:27:02 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: NCC-1701

Like your tagline, saw a big sign with that same thing on it, while traveling thru Missouri a couple of weeks ago.


19 posted on 09/09/2011 2:27:39 PM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-The Wanna-be Dictator!)
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To: blondee123

Dinner was just about ready, and my wife had just walked in the door when I’d switched to Have Gun Will Travel. While we were finishing getting dinner on the table, Gunsmoke came on. I told her I’d channel surfed, and this was it. She said “That’s fine by me”.

Afterward she walked the dog while I sat down with a glass of wine and my eReader. About 45 minutes later I turned the TV on hoping he was off and he was. Nice way to get through a speech with your sanity intact.


20 posted on 09/09/2011 2:30:03 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: sunmars

As I was watching last night I was thinking how is it his supporters still think this guy is so brilliant.Then I saw all those morons standing and cheering and I realized and finally got it, he was the smartest guy in the room


21 posted on 09/09/2011 2:31:38 PM PDT by JIM O
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To: sunmars

Bad timing, 7 on the east is 4 on the west, good chunk of the people that actually wanted to hear him blather were still at work.


22 posted on 09/09/2011 2:32:26 PM PDT by discostu (keep on keeping on)
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To: sunmars

We watched the NFL game (New Orleans vs. Green Bay). It was great.


23 posted on 09/09/2011 2:34:05 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: sunmars

I’ve only watched a total of 5 minutes of Hussein since he emerged out of nowhere to usurp the Constitution, enabled by slobbering hordes of “tv” worshipping morons..

Not paying for MSM sat/cable helps. If something interesting is on Foxnews(very rarely) one of my bookmarked streams is usually up..


24 posted on 09/09/2011 2:36:56 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: sunmars

Just wondering how many watched the NFL opener?


25 posted on 09/09/2011 2:37:26 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Am The Person Whom I've Been Waiting For.)
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To: RC2

Every time I hear him, I think of MacBeth’s speech:

“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”


26 posted on 09/09/2011 2:40:11 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: sunmars

Sorry folks, but that’s still a lot of folk. I was hoping the GOLFER in Chief would have garnished only a few million viewers...BUMMER.. :(


27 posted on 09/09/2011 2:41:48 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: discostu
Bad timing, 7 on the east is 4 on the west, good chunk of the people that actually wanted to hear him blather were still at work.

They are the lucky ones - they still have jobs. I doubt they really wanted to hear his plans for them.

28 posted on 09/09/2011 2:43:37 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: sunmars

I watched “Pawn Stars” from my DVR. Best example of true capitalism I can think of and it sooo entertaining! Love that show.


29 posted on 09/09/2011 2:44:18 PM PDT by albie
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To: Tax-chick

Where was I? Oh, yes - on the deck, I think - enjoying a warm summer sunset with a cigar and a wee dram ‘o singlemalt.


30 posted on 09/09/2011 2:47:31 PM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: sunmars

I watched Seinfeld re-runs. Interestingly, they were also about nothing.


31 posted on 09/09/2011 2:52:33 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: sunmars

I watched flies screw (polite). Seemed more interesting and original at the moment.


32 posted on 09/09/2011 3:01:57 PM PDT by Red6
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To: sunmars

We watched “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” instead.

Much more stimulating intellectually.

And easier on the gastric system.


33 posted on 09/09/2011 3:02:54 PM PDT by Ole Okie (!!!?)
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To: RoseofTexas
Maybe a lot of people “watching” obama's speech were playing drinking game.

Every time Obama said “pass it quickly or now” or whatever, everyone had to chug.

Midway through the speech, more kegs were tapped and more of the “good stuff” was brought out.

The hangover this morning was a “son of a ....” and so absenteeism was quite high today.

34 posted on 09/09/2011 3:09:40 PM PDT by hummingbird (Obama...I've got your economy plans right here. Dolt.)
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To: Noumenon
You made a wise choice, my FRiend!
35 posted on 09/09/2011 3:11:28 PM PDT by hummingbird (Obama...I've got your economy plans right here. Dolt.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sunmars.

Here's the magic words:
"My resignation will be effective at midnight tonight."
This would also be acceptable:
"I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President." *

36 posted on 09/09/2011 3:14:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Noumenon

Better than doing laundry, but laundry is better than watching Zero.


37 posted on 09/09/2011 3:22:53 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I welcome our new reptilian overlords. They are so quiet!)
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To: sunmars

People talk about what a gifted orator he is.

I don’t see it. He hesitates way too long mid-sentence, has to use the prompter, and seems robot-like as he swings from one prompter to the other.


38 posted on 09/09/2011 3:34:30 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Tax-chick

I went to the gym. I haven’t been able to watch President Zero since the Guantanamo speech his 1st or 2nd day in office.. that one infuriated me to such an extent, that I swore off every listening to him speak again. I rather read about it after the fact.


39 posted on 09/09/2011 3:35:16 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Tax-chick

I used the remote and changed to the Watch Paint Dry channel.


40 posted on 09/09/2011 3:37:11 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Obama 2011: "Let them eat peas")
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To: trisham
We watched the NFL game (New Orleans vs. Green Bay). It was great.

one of my boys & I were stuck in traffic due to the power outage. I was MUCH more enjoyable than listening to Obama speak.

41 posted on 09/09/2011 3:38:37 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: sunmars
The speech garnered 31.5 million viewers, according to the website TVbythenumbers, which was slightly lower than his Sept. 2009 health care speech to Congress, which drew 32.1 million viewers and is probably the fairest comparison.

No, it means 31.5 million people's televisions were on the channel while he was speaking. Most of those people probably left the room when he pre-empted their regularly scheduled programming.

I turn the sound off whenever I see his face. Especially if I am eating.

42 posted on 09/09/2011 3:41:22 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

I can believe it. The very sight of him is nauseating. Listening to him speak is stroke inducing.


43 posted on 09/09/2011 3:42:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32; Chuzzlewit

I occasionally see a brief clip of him on FR, but I mute the sound so all I see is his head robotically turning back and forth from prompter A to prompter B. My catz have much more alert expressions!


44 posted on 09/09/2011 3:43:52 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I welcome our new reptilian overlords. They are so quiet!)
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To: bcsco

Thats something when the old reruns are more interesting than Obama.


45 posted on 09/09/2011 3:47:55 PM PDT by depenzz (There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by sword. The other is by debt. John Adam)
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To: sunmars
S-W-E-E-T!
46 posted on 09/09/2011 3:53:43 PM PDT by hummingbird (Obama...I've got your economy plans right here. Dolt.)
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To: sunmars

Fortunately, my cable doesn’t carry MSLSD. The Whistler is not permitted in my home, anyway.


47 posted on 09/09/2011 4:13:22 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: blondee123
I hadn't planned to watch or listen, couldn't anyway since I had no power but I was curious at some of the "reaction" to the speech. FoxNews played a couple clips for Cantor, Sessions and Gingrich and the meanness, the edge to Obama's delivery was far beyond anything I'd ever seen. It was totally inappropriate for the venue.
48 posted on 09/09/2011 5:01:58 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: RetiredArmy
Same here. I read about it on the internet. I cannot listen to him talk. I just can't, something about his lying voice, his hideous face, I just can't listen. When I see him, this is what I see: Photobucket
49 posted on 09/09/2011 5:05:43 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: sunmars

Did anyone else note Obama’s angry shouting that Republicans want to cut MOST Federal government spending?

“MOST?”

As in 51%?

What a numbskull. Ryan and Company would be ecstatic if they could just get close to a spending freeze.


50 posted on 09/09/2011 5:56:00 PM PDT by cookcounty ("I love loving him," --brilliant Matha's Vinyud liberal explaining her support for Obama)
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