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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/09/30/cnn-poll-shows-obama-media-losing-shutdown-battle

by John Nolte 30 Sep 2013, 6:44 AM PDT


The con is on, folks.

Although a new CNN poll shows that across-the-board everyone will be blamed and damaged should the government shut down tomorrow, that is not the spin coming today from CNN or the rest of the left-wing media. Desperate to replay the '90s, even though today's poll says different, the media are working together to terrify the GOP into caving when what we really have is a situation where Obama is going to be much more damaged than a Republican Party that doesn't have much to lose.

According to the CNN poll, 58% believe congressional Democrats are acting like spoiled children, compared to 69% for the GOP. In other words, the public see both sides as losers, the GOP only a little more so.

In the event of a government shutdown, 46% would blame congressional Republicans and 36% would blame Obama. However, 13% would blame both -- which puts Obama only a point under 50%.

The media are attempting to spin these numbers in a way that makes it look as though the GOP will "bear the brunt of shutdown blame," but once you are at or over the 50% mark, it is all semantics. No one looks good and both sides are going to get hurt.

There is no question that the media's mission is to shape a reality that declares Obama a winner and the GOP a loser in the event of a shutdown. But both are looking like losers, which means a draw.

Moreover, and this is the most important point, the president is going to be the real loser in a draw. How much lower can congressional approval ratings go? Not much. That institution is already in the toilet. Obama's approval now sits in the low forties. A shutdown could drop him into the thirties, where a president becomes the lamest of ducks.

Obama has much, much more to lose in the event of a shutdown. Another thing the media should keep in mind is that there are two other issues that distinguish what his happening today with the 1990s: First, this shutdown is over ObamaCare; something substantial the American people can easily understand. ObamaCare is a BIG issue and increasingly unpopular.

Finally, the media landscape is completely different today. Clinton enjoyed a monopoly of media that sided with him. There was no Fox News and no New Media.

 

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If Custer had known what he was marching into, he might have chosen a different option.

The GOP today, OTOH..........?  Polls today show what polls a week ago said, more blame to GOP.

I foresee Obama taking this thing as far as he can, to set up democrat takeover of the House in 2014, to avoid this sort of thing.

I just listened to Rush a bit, and he was not having an easy time of guiding the GOP about what to do next.

It seemed like even he was realizing the GOP has got itself into a problem, and do not have control of the outcome.

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How much lower can congressional approval ratings go? Not much. That institution is already in the toilet

This is meaningless. The institution in aggregate may be unpopular but that doesn't apply to the individual members as seen in their reelection rates. People blame the other guys, not their own representative or senator.

Obama, though, is an object of individual focus. Thus animosity toward him carries far more weight.
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Ah....you need to turn Rush back on...

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Ah....you need to turn Rush back on...

Some people hear what they want to hear, eh?


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