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The Country’s Going Straight to Hell, But at Least We’ve Got a ‘Likeable’ President

Posted on | January 18, 2013 | 9 Comments

Random adults:

[M]ore than seven in 10 are dissatisfied with the current state of the economy, and just more than a third are either “very” or “fairly” confident in Obama’s ability to promote a strong and growing economy.
And 60 percent believe the coming year will be a time to hold back and save because of harder times ahead . . .
As for views on Obama’s qualities as president, he gets the best marks for being easygoing and likeable (61 percent give him high marks here)

Pete Da Tech Guy’s non-random response:

So let’s get this straight, Over seventy percent of the public are dissatisfied with the economy, just over a third of the people are confident in the president’s ability to fix it, and 60% of the folks are battening down the hatches for rough weather.
Yet this man just two months ago won 300+ electoral votes?

Exactly: When the media deliberately mislead the public, we can expect widespread confusion to prevail. Welcome to Low-Information Nation.


9 Responses to “The Country’s Going Straight to Hell, But at Least We’ve Got a ‘Likeable’ President”

  1. Truth, Inconvenient Truth, and Statisitcs | hogewash
    January 18th, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    […] information voters who relied on the Main Stream Media for election coverage now provide us with a worked example of cognitive dissonance. [M]ore than seven in 10 are dissatisfied with the current state of the […]

  2. Finrod Felagund
    January 18th, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    As I said at the time, you can’t fool all of the people all of the time, but sometimes you can fool 51 percent of the people at election time.

  3. Quartermaster
    January 18th, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    What is truly shocking is that just more than a third of the electorate are confident Zer0 can get the economy to grow. A bunch of idiots is what they are.

  4. Adjoran
    January 18th, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    20 years of “motor voter” and “rock the vote” and “postcard registration” caught up with us. We never needed more people voting, we needed more INFORMED people voting – and we didn’t get that from MTV. We should in fact be restricting the right to vote to those who can pass a randomly generated civics test.

    Case in point: Obama “likable?” By what standard? The guy is an arrogant, obnoxious, lying jerk.

    For my money, anyone who finds that jackass likable is too stupid to be allowed to vote.

  5. bobbymike34
    January 18th, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

    What we have to come to terms with is that the people who determine elections the idiot 10% ONLY hear (yes their fault for being idiots) Republicans are evil, rich loving, war loving, racist, sexist, homophobes and Democrats are caring, loving, compassionate, people who ALSO want to give you free stuff the Republicans want to take away especially from your Gramdma.

    How do we overcome this, I don’t know?

  6. Dandapani
    January 19th, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    We are no longer a nation of adults, but a nation of children. Anyone read the book Lord Of The Flies. This won’t end well.

  7. K-Bob
    January 19th, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    One of Stalin’s greatest assets was that so many people, both within the land of gulags and without, found him so darn likeable. As Ace said about a picture of young Stalin, he’d totally sleep with your wife.

    So likeability as a measure of a man can lead to something so bad that “disaster” is how you describe the mere beginning.

  8. Michael Mattei
    January 19th, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    Yeah there’s some of that meaning “rock the vote” but you can lay 99.99% of our current nightmare right at the feet of the GD NEA-they are turning out millions of children that haven’t a clue they’ve won the lottery by being born in America-instead they’re indoctrinated-their empty noggins are filled with hatred of our heritage and Christian values.

    In my world, the Dept/Ed is nuked-number 1 on a long list

  9. RichFader
    January 19th, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    Likeable *how*?

    Go figure that the first president to be roughly my age is an insufferable prick.