Yet another new ad, this time from the DNC slated to hit the airwaves very soon.
A new Washington Post/ABC news poll has come out, and it finds President Obama still enjoying a 66% approval rating. 42% also think the country is heading in the right direction. Compare that to when Bush was in office:
Right Wrong No direction track opinion 3/29/09 42 57 1 2/22/09 31 67 2 1/16/09 19 78 3 12/14/08 15 82 3
Obama’s numbers have almost tripled, and that has the wingnuts pissed off, like Gateway Pundit:
UPDATE: Of course... MSNBC's poll (linked above) is hopelessly biased.
Even with an 11-point advantage among Democrats, Obama cannot convince a majority that the country is on the right track.
First things first. This poll was conducted by Washington Post and ABC news, not MSNBC. MSNBC just happed to report on it.
Also, when do you think the last time that 42% thought the country was on the right track? Well the poll tells us:
4/18/04 42 57 1
So we haven’t seen that kind of number since Bush’s first term! Damn Obama just can’t close the deal!!
The spin doesn’t stop there. Gateway Pundit took that from Ace of Spades, which said:
The Morning Joe crew had fun with Glenn Beck’s constant tears this morning:
I wonder who all these pansies are that watch Beck’s show? I mean men don’t cry – right? That’s what the Republicans said when Joe Biden got choked up talking about the death of his wife and daughter. I mean just ask John Boehner about “manning up”:
Well maybe its ok to cry if you’re a Republican.
It very well could be now that Bill O. is threatening a boycott of the country.
I bet you Spain is holding emergency meetings today to figure out how to survive the economic impact of this boycott. Well that’s if falafel is a major industry there.
NOT! Rep. Paul Ryan ended up admitting that the GOP budget will run up the deficit “a lot”.
“A lot”. On the day before their budget is to be released, this is the kind of hard hitting numbers we saw last week when the Republicans were supposed to release their budget. I guess the GOP line item will look something like this:
- Tax reductions for those making over $250,000 – ALOT
- Money for healthcare – Not so much
- Military spending – ALOT
- Stem Cell Funding – SQUAT
What is really amazing is that Paul Ryan is the one who came up with this budget, and he can’t even give any numbers. That really sounds like the leadership of a party that wants to regain power. Well maybe in some banana republic.
The DSCC has a new ad out hammering the Republicans on the economy and putting the blame on their blind following of George Bush.
The best part is that the ad ties in the obstructionism of the Republicans when it comes to fixing the economy, using the Republicans own words.
What happens when a commenter on a right wing blog disagrees with the rest of the people there? Easy – they are tagged as some “leftist invader”. Now Andrew Breitbart is on the war path against these “leftist invaders”:
A digital war has broken out, and the conservative movement is losing. Read the comment sections of right-leaning blogs, news sites and social forums, and the evidence is there in ugly abundance. Internet hooligans are spewing their talking points to thwart the dissent of the newly-out-of-power.
We must not let that go unanswered.
Uninvited Democratic activists are on a mission to demoralize the enemy - us. They want to ensure that President Obama is not subject to the same coordinated, facts-be-damned, multimedia takedown they employed over eight long years to destroy the presidency - and the humanity - of George W. Bush.
Political leftists play for keeps. They are willing to lie, perform deceptive acts in a coordinated fashion and do so in a wicked way - all in the pursuit of victory. Moral relativism is alive and well in the land of Hope and Change and its Web-savvy youth brigade expresses its "idealism" in a most cynical fashion.
Two of the biggest righty blogs out there are Hot Air and Michelle Malkin. Head on over to those blogs and try to comment. What? You can’t? That’s because the only way to comment on these sites is to be invited.
Looks like the well is dry for GM and Chrysler:
The White House says neither GM nor Chrysler submitted acceptable plans to receive more bailout money, setting the stage for a crisis in Detroit and putting in motion what could be the final two months of two American auto giants.
The Obama administration, however, has decided not to require the automakers to immediately repay government loan money they previously received, since that would force both companies into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
I really want to hear some explanations on these decisions. We could be looking at the end of a major American era, one that is responsible for America’s position as a global leader today. It’s also not going to help the job numbers in the foreseeable future.
Still, I can’t stop and wonder how much of the auto problems are still the side effect of the much larger illness of frozen credit markets. If that’s the case, then why have we dumped so much more money into the banks and seen no cure yet?
It also makes me wonder about the decision for the administration to force Rick Wagner out as CEO of GM. There appears to be a major double standard here. We force out the CEO of GM, yet our tax dollars go to bonuses of bank execs that helped put GM, Chrysler and the whole nation in this mess. I got a feeling a bunch of Democrats on the hill will be asking the same questions today.