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

Written by Marilyn Assenheim on October 10, 2013

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.”

But even NPR’s skewed polls could not lay the blame for government recalcitrance entirely at the Republican’s doorstep. Their own poll says otherwise. Like a three-year-old forced to accept chastisement, NPR pointed fingers, slathering dollops of “but they’re doing it, too,” when their poll numbers indicated that Democrats were being saddled with part of the shut-down blame. It nevertheless took NPR eight paragraphs to get to the point. Lest NPR’s admission, however reluctant, interfered with their dogma, NPR’s next statement immediately attempted to reclaim lost ground: “Congress is scraping rock bottom, with a ghastly approval rating of 5 percent.” NPR might be reminded that “Congress” consists of two branches. It is the Senate, under the thumb of The Lyin’ King’s “mini-me” Harry Reid, who refuses to vote on budget after budget submitted by the House.

George W. Bush was the constant butt of the left wing, for his entire presidency, with no pushback from the right. A spiteful MSM (Mainstream Media) couldn’t wait to trumpet his dismal numbers when they fell below 40%. Today, The Lyin’ King’s poll numbers are at 37% and a pin hitting shag carpeting would make more of a racket. The Lyin’ King has proven that even if he committed an axe murder in public the MSM and other dogsbodies would applaud. But despite toadies fanning the flames of the Imperial president’s ego, dictators historically occupy a precarious perch. The Lyin’ King’s perch is getting narrower. Whether he believes it or not.

Author’s Note: The poll cited in the article was conducted by the Associated Press. NPR did not give the AP attribution.

Marilyn Assenheim
Marilyn Assenheim was born and raised in New York City. She spent a career in healthcare management although she probably should have been a casting director. Or a cowboy. A serious devotee of history and politics, Marilyn currently lives in the NYC metropolitan area.