Media Fail! Does The Lyin’ King’s Approval Rating Matter?

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by Marilyn Assenheim

The Lyin’ King has abandoned any pretense of concern for Americans. If his “1-800-f**k yo” Obamacare-sign-up telephone exchange wasn’t enough of a tip-off about his contempt, this week the Dictator-in-Chief upped the ante in his childish slaps at the constituency. He decided to take additional hostages … then, irrationally, blamed Republicans. A good idea? Not.

With Boehner hanging tough on the budget, for the moment, The Lyin’ King sulked. He responded by decreeing that the families of America’s fallen soldiers would not receive death benefits as long as the budget standoff was in place. FOX News informed us that PBS fared a bit better: “… [T]he administration dished out $445 million to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) on the first day of the slimdown, which means funds for the likes of PBS Newshour, NPR and ‘Sesame Street’ are being spent before cancer research.”

Yes, the man cancelling cancer trials for children but funding Big Bird is the man deciding what America’s needs. But is the nation still in lock-step with him? Perhaps not. The Lyin’ King’s reward for his latest misstep seems to be that his approval numbers have slipped again, to 37%. Numbers provided courtesy of NPR.

The regime’s chief cheerleader, NPR launched an expected pogrom against their archenemies, the Republicans. On Wednesday NPR wrote: “62% of (those surveyed) blame Republicans for the shutdown… (NPR’s) poll found that the tea party is more than a gang of malcontents in the political landscape … Rather, it’s a sizable — and divisive — force among Republicans … (the tea party is) more apt than other Republicans to insist that their leaders hold firm in the standoff over re-opening government and avoiding a default of the nation’s debt in coming weeks.” The last anyone heard, it was El Jefe who made a laughable pronouncement that he will not negotiate but he will compromise. Never hampered by facts NPR considers that kind of drivel “brave.”

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