Leave it to CNN: Network interprets bad poll as good news for Obama

by editor on August 19, 2011

CNN’s opening paragraph should have been “Even Democrats abandoning Obama.” Instead it was “Barack Obama’s base is behind another term for the president, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll.”

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Barack Obama celebrates after seeing on CNN that he has been re-elected

It’s really almost amusing to watch the way CNN spins the results of its own poll:

Seven in 10 Democrats say they’d like to see Obama as their party’s presidential nominee next year.

But wait. There’s real news buried somewhere in this article:

That figure may seem promising, but support for Obama’s re-nomination has fallen 11 percentage points since June.

And yet, despite the fact that other polls show the Obama’s support has plummeted with every group that got him elected in 2008, CNN deems Obama re-elected:

Without a prominent primary challenger, Obama’s bid for re-election seems to be safe for now.

His re-election seems to be safe. Not his re-nomination, but his re-election. Move along now. Nothing to see here.

Source: CNN

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rick57
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So assuming he got 100% of the democrat vote in 2008 that means that 30% of democrats will stay home or vote for a republican. Just a thought.

gloria hayes
Guest

I don’t think America could SURVIVE another term of this idiot! How he has managed to rip this country raggedly apart-one faction against another;Democrat vs.Republican,black vs.white,rich vs.poor–you name it-while PLAYING GOLF and VACATIONING and CAMPAIGNING,is beyond me ! THANK GOODNESS he has not applied himself to the job;if he had been more invovled, the country’s whole substructure would have imploded ,and we wouldn’t be facing a financial crisis,we wouldn’t be facing anything, because we wouldn’t BE ! Another term would just be giving him four more years to single-handedly finish tearing down what it took two hundred and fifty years and the bloodshed of many many good men to build !

Sidekick
Member

He is trying to dismantle the country according to Marxist doctrine. Think that is crazy? Then you are not paying attention.

danybhoy
Member

Here’s what I’m feeling…

If we go down the Highway To Hell, aka the progressive agenda, we will live in the world’s largest European social democracy.

We can do the Tea Party thing, & restore this nation into the constitutional republic we were set up to be. That made us the greatest nation to ever grace the face of the earth.

But if the Tea Party thing does little to push back the progressive thing, the split up of the nation could be on the table. This is the last option, but with the speed things happen in today’s world, it could happen, & quicker then you think.

…but 1st things 1st, let’s clean up the progressive mess, & see where things are at.

Sidekick
Member

I think if BHO is reelected, then your third paragraph is very possible. I don’t think open rebellion is out of the question either. Question is, in that scenario, would the military turn its guns on our own people or would they join the rebellion and overthrow the government? Last thought on this: as far fetched as this is, why couldn’t it happen here?

FormerlyDeanH
Guest

I always get a kind of warm feeling when something like this makes me recall that picture of Boris Yeltsin standing on that T90.

danybhoy
Member

It could happen here, but it depends on whether or not the military decides to honor it’s oath. Sounds like a 3rd world bannana republic? Maybe, but we do have a man with a 3rd world mentality in The White House. I will say this, if enough zero liability voters, who are little more then multi generational welfare recipients who get free sh!t from the gov’t but don’t pay taxes, if they get that they don’t exist without people who work, produce, & pay taxes, if they fear losing their gravy train, there will be violence. Same goes for the unions. Most of the socialist progressives in charge understand they cannot exist without producers because they need something to redistribute, but would they take the threat of a possible break up of the USA seriously? Probably not, but the USSR split up very quickly, nobody seen it coming, & things happen faster today then back then. So pay attention people.

Would our military turn it’s firepower on the citizens under orders of a rouge President? That’s a question we see answered all around the world, sometimes yes, sometimes no. I hope we never have to find out.

Sidekick
Member

I’m not staying up worrying about this yet but I am growing more concerned. I was in Atlanta on business this week and a few of the people I do business with and I were talking about this. I’ve known them for nine years and we barely ever discuss politics. Suddenly we are having a conversation about AR15s and the cost of ammo. That was weird.

poppajoe49
Member

Amazing how the times we live in have changed the conversations we have!

MDLION
Member

Bad news can be spun to look good and good news can be spun to look bad. I’ll give you two examples.

“Hiring practically stalled in December (2006), driving the nation’s unemployment rate up to a two-year high of 5 percent and fanning fears of a recession.”
-The Associated Press during the Bush years, January 4, 2007

“The unemployment rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent in March (2011), capping the strongest two months of hiring since the recession began. The rate has fallen a full percentage point over the past four months, the sharpest drop since 1983.”
-The Associated Press during the Obama years, April 1, 2011

MGAP
Member

Bad news can be spun to look good and good news can be spun to look bad.
And if you’re stooopid enough, you’ll take a bite of that shit sammich and wash it down with the koolaid. They do what is necessary to appease the mooks that watch their channel. I can picture some yahoo in his living room, fist pumping and yellin “hell yeah” to that bit of good news.

jim9101
Member

Rush Limbaugh played a great clip of Wolf Blitzed on CNN contrasting Blitzer’s coverage of low poll numbers for Bush versus low numbers for Obama. It is laughable.

danybhoy
Member

It was laughable, & it’s also why Wolfy & CNN are in the crapper. It is also why El-Rushbo is the king. CNN died when they killed “Crossfire”, & when Bernard Shaw retired.

MDLION
Member

I thought “Crossfire” was a great show in its early days. Pat Buchanan and the late Robert Novak were pretty good conservative debaters in my opinion. The show really went downhill at the end though when liberals Paul Begala and James Carville would too often be nasty, rude, and insulting. Particularly Carville.

FormerlyDeanH
Guest

Bill Buckley was a bit of a hero for me. His arrogant New England accent and really, his libertarian bent, before I even new what libertarian was. I liked Buckley. Pat Buchanan became a real favorite of mine when he beat George Herbert in the New Hampshire primary. That gave me hope Bush wouldn’t get the nod. I knew that dog was a globalist. I was pist at Ron for making him his running mate.

poppajoe49
Member

Carville is a toad!

beanhead54
Guest

MD: “…James Carville would too often be nasty…

Doesn’t Carville always look like he’s smelling someting nasty?

poppajoe49
Member

I hear he sniffs his own pits before he goes out in public, just so he can look like that.

drb
Member

And here I thought he just sharted himself on a regular basis.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

I have a neighbor that looks like that 24 hours a day. What a miserable existence. I imagine Dear Sweet Olivia being the same way.

danybhoy
Member

I did’nt have a problem with Begala or Carville, since they were major players in the DNC & were impact players. But guys like Bill Press & Michael Kinsley were useless as far as I was concerned, backbenchers at best.

rs
Member

Let’s not forget that 7 out of 10 people think that Obama’s doing a bad job with the economy.

poppajoe49
Member

Olivia thinks he’s doing a bang up job, so that’s all that matters!
Those silly polls mean nothing!

😉

Josh Gillam
Guest

Polls mean nothing to democrats when it makes their president look bad. But if it’s making a republican president look bad, they treat it like the divine word and it can’t be argued with. This is the same bias you see with democrats blaming Bush for the economy, and then saying that the president doesn’t have any real impact on the economy when Obama is in office. Seriously…what’s up with that?!

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