Check this out ... Here is a quote from Politico's Mike Allen today from ABC News:
"What this pointed to is the fact there is a real distrust out in the country of this president," Politico's Allen said. "That it's not a 50-50 country. That it's not an Obama nation and that's what we saw bubbling up this summer with health care as the catalyst."
Politico is probably the most easily distracted news source of the Net when it comes to falling for Republican talking points and tactics. But that is really totally over the top.
Regardless of the horrible August that Obama & the Dems had and in spite of the largest most powerful news organization (News Corp) determined to bring him down, Obama stil holds a 50+ % approval throughout the country.
Taking those numbers, one must completely ignore national polling, turn things on its head and instead do what the rest of the MSM has done these past few weeks: fall for the Republican gimick of being loud & obnoxious and then have these DC insider beltway pundits try to convince us that means that MOST Americans do not approve of Obama.
This is all incredibly dishonest and an incredible disservice from our 4th estate.
No doubt we'll continue to have hear about what AWESOME tacticians the Republicans & Fox News are, how BAD Obama is doing and how right-wing freakouts over every little move Obama makes is a distraction for HIM.
Bottom-line: our press are suckers for any garbage the right-wing puts out there because their one-liners are simply provocative and drama-filled.
How, for example, can the irrational freakout over the school speech be a distraction for Obama? Shouldn't this be a distraction for the Republican party and their efforts at being a real national mainstream political party??