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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??

Originally posted to mk3872 on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 09:32 AM PDT.

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    •  It's how they roll.... (3+ / 0-)
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      dotalbon, Kristina40, mk3872

      Politico is Faux Noise in print.
      The G-NO-P is pulling out all the stops and will not stop.
      Like the terminator.  We have to defeat them and defeat them badly.   Keep up the LTE's, and phone calls. Stay on offense....

      Whatever the Repuglicans say, the opposite is the truth .

      by MariaWr on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 09:37:32 AM PDT

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    •  Charlie Brown, meet Lucy and the football. nt (1+ / 0-)
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      dotalbon

      It is curious to see the periodical disuse and perishing of means and machinery, which were introduced with loud laudation a few years or centuries before. -RWE

      by Gravedugger on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 09:45:53 AM PDT

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      •  From the Great Pumpkin (0+ / 0-)

        One of the two most memorable specials, Lucy gives Charlie a piece of paper promising she won't pull the football away, and Charlie walks back saying "It's a signed document!" After he fails, again, she helpfully points out "Peculiar thing about this document: it was never notarized!"

        "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies." Thomas Jefferson

        by Uosdwis on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 10:11:29 AM PDT

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    •  Roger Simon is the Roger Ailes of the internetz (0+ / 0-)

      Different medium, same shit. Read at your own peril.

      "I know they're gearing up for a fight as we speak. My message to them is this: So am I." - President Barack Obama

      by Pacific NW Mark on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 09:50:46 AM PDT

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  •  This isn't the GOP... (4+ / 0-)

    its the corporations who own and control the media, and practically everything else.  They see that their are going to be major battles coming (labor, environment, finance regulation, etc.) and they want Obama to be weak and ineffective when those battles occur.

    The corps have run the repubs into the ground and know they are buying up the demos.

    There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on. (Geo. B. Shaw)

    by rubine on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 09:47:47 AM PDT

  •  The GOP has an agenda (0+ / 0-)

    and they stick to it.  It's a huge advantage.  When they're in the majority, they consolidate their strength.  When they're in the minority, they get attention out of propportion to their numbers.

    It is scarcely possible to conceive of the laws of motion if one looks at them from a tennis ball's point of view. (Brecht)

    by dotalbon on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 09:49:26 AM PDT

  •  They didn't "fall" for anything. (1+ / 0-)
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    luckylizard

    The "MSM" (I prefer "corporatist media") are just doing what they are being paid to do: Shill for the corporatists who own them.  To believe they "fell" for the lies is to believe that Goebbels "fell" for Hitler's propaganda.  THEY ARE THE SAME NASTY CORPORATIST GANG.  You are just seeing them do what they were designed to do:  Push whatever lies are necessary to keep the American People firmly in the corporation-dominated Matrix.  And Obama is just another one of their tools:

    http://www.youtube.com/...

    This is written from a populist-rightist perspective, and thus goes off the rails a bit, but the essential point--Obama works for the banksters--is unimpeachable.

    It is time we start gearing up for a primary challenge to Obama--and every other corporatist Dem who refuses to do what We The People need.  Otherwise we will continue to be truly uck-fayed. And I say this as an Obama donor and county delegate, but it is what it is.

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