By Scott Whitlock Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post on Newsbusters.com. According to retired ABC News journalist Ann Compton, Barack Obama launches into “profanity-laced” tirades against the press in off-the-record meetings with reporters. In a C-SPAN interview, Compton also derided the President for leading “the most opaque” administration of “any I have …Continue reading "Ann Compton on Obama: He Launches ‘Profanity-Laced’ Tirades Against Press"
By Dave Andrusko Given what has taken place in the last three weeks, including the devastating mid-term elections in which (likely) nine Democratic senators will have lost, it comes as no surprise that a new Quinnipiac University survey finds President Obama’s approval numbers below 40%. His approval—39%– is down to within one point of …Continue reading "Obama’s approval numbers near record low"
By Ken Shepherd President Obama’s problem is that he’s surrounded by sycophants who tell him what he wants to hear, not what he needs to hear. That was the post-election analysis of none other than… Chris Matthews?! That’s right, the tingly-legged, Obama-boosting Hardball host made the argument on colleague Alex Wagner’s November 5 Now …Continue reading "MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Of All People, Slams Obama for Being Surrounded by ‘Sycophants’"
By Dave Andrusko Reporters and opinion writers do not necessarily agree on what might appear to be even the obviously straightforward items. That helps to explains why David Nakamura and Juliet Eilperin can write that at his Wednesday press conference President Obama said he “heard” the voice of the electorate and would “forge compromises …Continue reading "At press conference a “blasé” Obama “acknowledged no fault or error and expressed no contrition or regret”"
By Dave Andrusko Two weeks from today we vote in the mid-term elections. Survey results from a number of hotly contested Senate races show the difference at a point or two. In two states—Louisiana and Georgia—that require the winner to have 50%, there is a likelihood that there will be subsequent runoffs after November …Continue reading "Obama’s sagging fortunes among women voters dragging down vulnerable Democrats"
By Curtis Houck On Sunday, NBC Nightly News took the unusual step of running a story that not only discussed the upcoming midterm elections but also President Obama’s unpopularity on the campaign trail as Democrats struggle to keep control of the Senate. The problem with the story, however, was that it aired on Sunday …Continue reading "NBC Banishes Story on Obama’s Unpopularity on Midterm Campaign Trail to Sunday Night"
By Dave Andrusko A poll released Friday reveals that a whopping 53% of respondents characterized the presidency of Barack Obama as a failure versus only 41% who rate it a success. Only 6% say that they aren’t sure in the poll conducted by IBD/TIPP. “Obama’s standing among independents is even worse, with 58% calling …Continue reading "As mid-terms loom on the horizon, 53% rate Obama’s presidency a failure, only 41% a success"
By Dave Andrusko Put yourself in President Obama’s shoes and you read these headlines: “Pres. Obama’s Approval Rating Drops To All-time Low In New Jersey” “Only 36 percent of Democratic candidates have expressed support for Obamacare” “Obama’s Pass-the-Buck Presidency” It’s enough to make you want to play 36 holes of golf, not just 18. …Continue reading "Obama’s Trifecta of terrible headlines"
By Dave Andrusko As NRL News Today discussed yesterday, if you pulled up this week’s Reuters-Ipsos poll, you would find President Obama’s job approval ratings at a startlingly low 35%. “Fifty-eight percent of Americans expressed disapproval of the White House’s current occupant — 37 percent of them ‘strongly,’” according to Fox News’s Brendan Bordelon. …Continue reading "Obama’s coalition frays as approval numbers plummet"
By Dave Andrusko As far back as March/April, I wondered if once President Obama’s approval ratings dropped below 40% (even if by only a percentage point), would he ever come out of that nosedive before he hit the mid-30s, or even lower. If you go to the latest Reuters-Ipsos poll, you find the President’s …Continue reading "Obama job approval sinks to 35% in Reuters national poll, even New York only gives him 39%"
By Dave Andrusko For a variety of reasons, mostly time, I’ve yet to write on the Obama Administration’s unprecedented clamp down on journalists. Here’s food for thought—“8 ways the Obama administration is blocking information”—an Associated Press article based on remarks AP Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee delivered at a joint meeting of the American …Continue reading "Obama Administration’s day to day intimidation of reporters"
By Tim Graham On Page 2 of Monday’s Washington Post, their political team Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan reported this in their weekly focus on the best news for each party. For Republicans, the best news? “A Washington Post-ABC News poll showed that Americans, by 55 percent to 38 percent, think Obama is more …Continue reading "ABC Skips, WashPost Downplays Majority of the Public Defines Obama Presidency a ‘Failure’"