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    Seeing the polls is what astounds me. Yes, they're all "good" in the sense that more ("most") people realize that it's the Republicans who are at fault, that slightly more people than not think Obamacare is good, and so on.

    What astounds me is that the numbers are not of landslide proportions. These are very obvious things. The Republicans voted to stop the economy, plain and simple. The excuses they offer, which tend to change from week to week, don't matter. They did it, and the numbers should reflect that with 85-15 results.

    Same with Obamacare and a fist full of other topics.

    The reason the numbers aren't better is, I believe, the media. Fox News and Hate Radio mainly, but the anemic national media, too, which has been maneuvered into the lowest form of reporting: "he said, she said" and "both sides do it".

    It's tough for real journalists. Look at Soledad O'Brien. An excellent journalist, one of the few. She actually asked probing questions and questioned false statements. Gone. There wasn't even a Liberal bent to her skills; she was just practicing journalism.

    And when the corporation booted her Liberals raised up in a huge protest. Not. Liberals did nothing. Not a peep. Imagine a corporation booting O'Reilly like they did O'Brien, or Doocy, or Hannity. Massive outrage, threats, wild charges, all pundits on auto-fire. But Liberals? Quiet as church mice.

    And that's why there are misinformed folks like your "moderate" friend. And that's why the poll numbers, which should be of landslide magnitude, only range, on topic to topic, from "moderately" good to good on subjects where truth is very obvious.

    The media. Fox and hate radio. They are destroying America.

    A Southerner in Yankeeland

    To save your life and our country, read "Pity The Billionaire" by Thomas Frank, and "Winner-Take-All-Politics" by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson. Then read more books.

    by A Southerner in Yankeeland on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 10:51:55 AM PDT

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