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Stop the Liberal Presses: New York Times/CBS Poll Finds Trouble for Obama ^ | April 19, 2012 | John Ransom

Posted on 04/19/2012 11:41:05 AM PDT by Kaslin

The liberal press is finally enunciating what the rest of already knew through pure common sense.

As poll after poll shows that Obama’s management of the economy will be the number one issue for voters, the liberal press has suddenly come to the conclusion that, yes, Virginia, there is an election under way.

Despite months of manufactured good news on the job and employment front, average voters are doing what average voters do: vote their own pocketbooks, not those of their neighbors in the Beltway.  

“A rising number of Americans see improvement in the economy,” reports the New York Times, “but a persistent wariness about their own financial circumstances is allowing Mitt Romney to persuade voters that he could improve their economic prospects more than President Obama, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.”

Americans are treating the so-called recovery more like a sighting of Big Foot than an economic reality.  

They know people who say they have seen it, they just really don’t believe that for them, personally, Big Foot exists.

This is how it should be.

Because in most things Americans are worse off today than they were last year at this time.

And this is reflected in more than just prices at the pump, although that’s not helping either.

While the official unemployment numbers have sagged a bit over the last few months, Washington is finding out that Americans aren’t going to be satisfied by statistics posing as real jobs.

Or green jobs posing as permanent jobs of any kind.  

Or pork barrel spending disguised as stimulus, or stimulus disguised as shovel-ready jobs, or healthcare disguised as deficit reduction or any one of the evasions, shifts or outright fabrications that Obama has offered instead of, say, a B-U-D-G-E-T.

Sawing a lady in half on stage doesn’t actually create two people with two jobs, even if Obama insists that an illusion has the same weight as truth if only you can get away with it.    

Yes, the fact that fewer people can actually find jobs today is more important than the what the press release from the office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics says.    

“Those and other findings in the poll offer a clear warning for a sitting president seeking re-election and trying to cast the race as a choice between him and Mr. Romney,” says the New York Times, “rather than a referendum on Mr. Obama’s first term in office.”

Oh my gosh: A president having to defend his first term in office?

Those are just more indignities that we put Obama through just because he’s the first black president.

But never fear liberals: It’s time to for the Times to pull out the class warfare card.     

The poll points out that “Only one-third of voters say they can relate to Mr. Romney, while nearly half say they can relate to Mr. Obama.”

And if they could show me compelling evidence that people want a president as their BFF, then I suppose that would be an important statistic. But instead, the new New York Times/CBS News poll probably just spent $15,000 to have pollsters ask a meaningless question.   

That’s because I don’t need a survey question to understand that nearly half of the people think that they could just as good a job as Obama as president, or perhaps even better.

Try this experiment as you walk around today. Ask people “On the Keystone Pipeline, would you say yes or no?”

If they say yes, then say “Congratulations. You are already doing a better job than Barack Obama.”

Or try this one: “Would you as a president, with a big staff, and all the resources of the federal government at your command, get at least one vote in Congress for your budget?”

Or this fun one: “Could you and your family spend a trillion dollars and create a lot of jobs?”

Because what the New York Times and CBSNews have been willfully blind to has been apparent to the rest of us for awhile: Obama’s been a really, really awful, bad, terrible president. Phew. Stink. Stink. Stink.

And this is just going to get worse for Obama as we move into summer.  

Expect the summer of recovery to be displaced by the summer of discovery    

And the liberal press admitting what the rest of us already knew through common sense is just the beginning of Obama’s reckoning.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections

1 posted on 04/19/2012 11:41:12 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
.. for the NYTslime to admit this; it must be really bad,
maybe a warning shot across the bow, so to speak
thxs, for the post..

2 posted on 04/19/2012 11:55:14 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: Kaslin

I tell ya...fear and panic is starting to spread amongst the Journ-O-List.

Internals of polls are showing them that Barry has stepped in it so deep that they probably can’t spin him out of it.

3 posted on 04/19/2012 11:59:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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4 posted on 04/19/2012 12:10:43 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Buckeye McFrog


I guess Team Obama and their media pals need to trot out the race-baiters again to try and distract the gullible public with some hyped-up race issue.

Hey, it worked before.

5 posted on 04/19/2012 12:12:39 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Kaslin

What recovery??? There is no recovery, at all. The recent unemployment number jump over the past few weeks, coupled with the lousy job report earlier in the month is proof the “Obama Economy Recovery” does not exist. In fact, the nation is continuing in strong recession. And....this is no fluke. This is the dedicated plan of Obama to destroy the nation, first, economically and second, total destruction of the Republic!!! Anyone that believes otherwise, and I mean anyone, is not wrapped too tight, insane, on drugs or Kool Aid, working with Obama and his ilk to bring down the nation. Americans, Wake-up!!! Your country is slipping away from you, caused by the Obama, America haters!!!

6 posted on 04/19/2012 12:52:36 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Every time I fill up my car, I console myself witht he thought that the extra $20 it costs me is actually a contribution to defeat Obama..

7 posted on 04/19/2012 1:13:46 PM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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Several months back I posed the question, “When has Obama reached Fail Safe, i.e. at what point is it too late for economy to turn around?” It takes a while for things to get rolling, and I think Obama’s chances are now past. He could still win re-election (although I find it highly unlikely), but he’ll have to do it with smoke and mirrors, constantly forcing his opponent to stay on the defensive and away from the economy.

I was a Rick guy but Obama’s tactics worked on him, e.g. the contraception debate. All three of the remaining GOP candidates have so far stayed focused on Obama and the economy. If we’re going to win, that’s how we’ll do it. And don’t forget, Obama has a complicit MSM behind him, who’ll do his bidding.

Stay focused on the economy, jobs, unemployment and the debt. When Obama’s folks bring up dogs, religion, racism etc., don’t fall for it. Stay focused.

8 posted on 04/19/2012 1:14:55 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Every time I fill up my car, I console myself witht he thought that the extra $20 it costs me is actually a contribution to defeat Obama..

9 posted on 04/19/2012 1:16:19 PM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: Kaslin

Why does Obama constantly look for scapegoats and make absurd arguments?

For example, just recently, today maybe, he said that he wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and that he and Michelle succeeded because someone gave them an opportunity to be educated and become successful. He said something along those lines.

Now, consider that Obama went to the most exclusive prep high school in Hawaii. It was paid for by his grandma, who was a bank vice-president in her career. Obama then went on to attend both Columbia and Harvard, two Ivy League universities. We don’t know who paid for those, but, he is one of the elite he is apparently resentful of!!

He has had the benefit of an upper middle class or upper class upbringing!! Yet he’s going around, implying that he and Michelle came up out of the ghetto, and only government programs made that possible.

Now will anyone in the MSM point out that Obama comes from a background of priviledge, which makes his rhetoric absurd on its face????

10 posted on 04/19/2012 1:42:49 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kharis13

You are right on the money!!! I think the same way. This economy is in free fall and IMHO, any woman or any Black American that votes for Obama has got to be insane or so loaded with drugs, they cannot stand or speak. Obama has been devastation on women, Blacks and all minorities, as well!!! Just look at the unemployment numbers amongst Balcks and single women and moms. It stinks being a Black or a single mom in Obama’s America!!!

I also believe the Romney campaign has this guy wired, and....they will not be trapped into the Obama hate game!!! In fact, while not a romney fan at all, I believe a blind monkey with one hand tied behind his back could beat Obama with little trouble. IMHO, it’s Romney’s to lose.

Both Obama and the Democrat Party are headed over the cliff, politically, come November, 2012. The Democrat Party still has a chance to broom Obama out of office, but.....they won’t. IMHO, The Democrat Party will be adrift at sea for the next twenty years, at least!!! And....American Black folks, unless they ditch Obama right now, will fall back in progress, one hundred years for cuddling up to this Economic Slave Master, Barack Hussein Obama. Sad, that they cannot see the forest for the trees. are right. It’s work, work, work, to bring Obama down politically. And. stay focused on the prizes, the economy, more jobs, growth, reducing the debt, freedom, liberty and individual opportunity!!! Let us all get with the program to rid America of Obama and the Democrat Party.

11 posted on 04/19/2012 2:40:32 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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