Local News: Very Little Information, LOTS of Unintentional Comedy

As you know, I watch so you don’t have to, so I know that if you’re looking for actual substance, you’re not going to find it on last century television network newscasts. Their local affiliates are even less worthy of your precious time, unless that is you’re looking for a few good laughs. Where else are you going to see a woman talk about the fact that the “vacuum cleaner man” has “seen my tits?” So, to help you celebrate New Year’s, I present this 2012 local news blooper real. Enjoy!

What The Jurassic Media Isn’t Telling You About Their Latest Poll

As you know, some of the most enthusiastic Obama campaign workers don’t actually receive a paycheck directly from its coffers. They like to call themselves “journalists,” and they have been spinning like tops, faster and faster as they lose more sleep contemplating their looming defeat, now less than 100 days away. Their latest attempt to dispirit their opposition is today’s CBS-New York Times-Quinnipiac poll, which proves conclusively that  the narcissistic, completely unqualified, affirmative-action assisted empty suit currently occupying the Oval Office is way ahead of Mitt Romney in three battleground states, Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. If it’s in the Liberal Death Star, it must be true, right? No, because–I hope that you are sitting down–they aren’t telling you everything, and what they are leaving out makes a HUGE difference.

Here’s how Jeff Zeleny and Dalia Sussman’s New York Times story, New Polls in Three Battleground States Show Obama Edgebegan:

President Obama is struggling to convince voters that he deserves to win re-election based on his handling of the economy, but his empathy and personal appeal give him an edge over Mitt Romney in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, according to Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News polls.

Of course! After all, if Mr. “Punish Your Enemies,” who is comfortable with letting babies who manage to survive abortions die without medical assistance, isn’t the poster child for empathy, I’d like you to show me one. Obviously, readers are in for a completely objective report.

Later in the story, we read

Mr. Obama has a clear advantage on personal measures, and far more voters say he cares about the needs and problems of people like them.

Mr. Romney is seen as being able to do a comparable job on the economy. More voters in Florida say his economic policies would be better for their own financial situations. Among independent voters in the state, the poll found Mr. Romney outpacing Mr. Obama by 14 percentage points when asked who would perform better on the economy.

Here we go again with the touchy-feely garbage that gives Obama an obvious edge. Is it just me, or do you think that possibly many of that 14 percent of Florida voters who believe Mr. Romney, the former successful businessman, who would do a better job pulling our economy out of the toilet, just might decide to choose him over the guy who started out on Chicago street corner with a clipboard and a bullhorn?

Here’s the most significant information omitted from the breathless Lame Stream Media reports. The authors of this agitprop have repeated that Obama’s advantage lies in his personal appeal, his favorability. With that in mind, consider this graphic, which was not in the story, but which you had to look for on another page. Since I know it’s hard to read, scroll down for the rest of the story.

Obama v. Romney Likeability
When you add up the numbers, please note the difference between those who have no opinion.

Consider Pennsylvania. Obama’s favorable is 53%, and his unfavorable is 42%, for a total of 95%. Romney’s favorable is 39% and his unfavorable is 47%, for a total of 86%. So, only 5% of people are undecided on their opinion of the One v. 14% who apparently don’t know enough about Gov. Romney to say one way or the other. The numbers are similar in the other two states. There’s not much more to learn about Barack Obama, Celebutard-in-Chief, ironically, the most overexposed (as in covered by obsessively by the dinomedia), and least known (as in having every significant bit of information about him sealed), individual in modern history. Even his room-temperature IQ, slobbering worshippers in the American Idol audience have lost interest at this point. By contrast, many Americans still need to get acquainted with the former Massachusetts’ governor, and when they do, many of them are going to like what they learn.

In addition, these polls oversampled Democrats by approximately 9%.

These silly polls, and the misleading stories about them, are ridiculously transparent attempts to discourage people from voting against the Dear Reader this fall. Not only won’t it work. Like most of the things they do, these polls and the reporting about them is embarrassing and pathetic.

I can’t wait until November 7. I don’t think there’s enough champagne on the planet for the celebration I’m planning. What say you?

We Don’t Want Nobody Nobody Sent

I took the title of this post from the late Milton Rakove, political science professor and chronicler of what has come to be known as “The Chicago Way.” It was the title of one of his books, subtitled “An Oral History of the Daley Years.”

I thought about Prof. Rakove’s book yesterday as I watched our Thug-in-Chief at yet another propaganda event, staged by the CBS branch of his PR team, address a sob story from laid off government employee, Karin Gallo. The  43 year-old mother-to-be sought help from the One in the following exchange:

“Just under three years ago, I took a job with the federal government, thinking it was a secure job,” Gallo told Obama during the town hall, which was taped Wednesday afternoon at the Newseum.

Gallo, who is seven months pregnant, told Obama that she and her husband are also building a new house. (Watch video of the exchange above or here.)

“I’m stressed, I’m worried. I’m scared about what I — what my future holds. I definitely need a job. And — I just wonder what would you do, if you were me?”

Apparently, National Zoo’s “non-essential employee number 7” knew what she was doing. While some of us were still scratching our heads wondering why, if she is a self-admitted “non-essential” federal employee, she had a job in the first place, we learn the rest of the story.


On “The Early Show” Friday, Gallo said that, while she didn’t get to speak directly with the president, she did have a conversation with a White House staffer on Thursday who seemed eager to help, and told her several other staffers were trying to come to her aid, as well. Gallo added that she also got a phone call late Thursday from the Presidential Personnel Office, which wants her to come in Monday for an informational interview.

Asked by co-anchor Erica Hill what she’d say to other job seekers who weren’t fortunate enough to come to the president’s personal attention, Gallo said she “never once thought there was no light at the end of the tunnel. I definitely thought there was going to be something on the other end. … I always just kept the faith that something was going to happen, that there was going to be an opportunity. I completely lucked out that the opportunity was so huge for me. But I guess I speak for a lot of Americans who are out of work and frustrated. And I just have to say – keep the faith and know that there is something at the end of the tunnel.

Mrs. Gallo’s experience is very instructive, and the lesson seems to have been lost in the discussion about whether Barack Obama was being honest about the decline in the number of government workers (he wasn’t), or the emotionally-driven commentary about the plight of working mothers. WWBD (What Would Barack Do)? As it turns out, he would do precisely what Mrs. Gallo did; that is, get to someone with some clout.  As for the rest of you, those who aren’t fortunate enough to have friends in high places, you’re on you’re own. If that phrase sounds familiar, ironically it’s part of the mantra that Barack Obama and his apparatchiks like to use when they are bludgeoning Republicans with demagogic accusations of cruelly demanding that people be responsible for their own needs.

Barack Obama’s “remade” America is Chicago writ-large. Picture a pyramid. At the top, are the political royalty and their well-connected friends enjoying lavish celebrity-studded parties, vacations at pricey resorts, and opportunities to line their pockets at taxpayer expense. In the middle are the various mascot groups, representing the members of the identify politics coalition necessary to win and/or steal elections, and the beneficiaries of government largess, such as public employee union members, whose livelihoods and perqs depend on democrats remaining in power. At the bottom, as you guessed, are the serfs, whose role is to shut up and work without complaint to pay for the whole sorry mess. The “law,” ostensibly neutrally applied to all, is in fact only something that the suckers in the latter group have to worry about. For those higher up on the pyramid, those pesky rules don’t necessarily apply. If you have an in, there’s a “fix.” Witness the thousand-plus waivers to Obamacare, or the tax exemptions arranged by Governor Pat Quinn to avoid the wrath of voters when they realize that his anti-business policies cost them their jobs.

Congratulations, Mrs. Gallo, not only on your new arrival, but for reminding all of us what this administration is all about, the Chicago Way. It’s one of the few things about which B. Hussein Obama is an expert.


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