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Sat Dec 6, 2014, 09:48 PM

Obama gets no credit, Putin gets no blame for economy

Obama gets no credit, Putin gets no blame for economy

by Jeremy Diamond at CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/05/politics/obama-putin-economy-polls/index.html?sr=reddit

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Washington (CNN) -- While the U.S. economy surges in 2014, posting the biggest jobs numbers in 15 years, the Russian economy is tanking straight into a recession after a bludgeon of Western sanctions.

But the economic news hasn't translated to presidential approval ratings -- in either country.

President Barack Obama has been facing some of his lowest job approval numbers this year while public support in Russia for President Vladimir Putin has surged over the last year to record highs.

Putin's numbers aren't just high; they've surged from a 61% low in Nov. 2013 as events in Ukraine unfolded and despite sanctions hitting the country. And as opposed to Americans, a majority of Russians think their country is on the right track.





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Reply Obama gets no credit, Putin gets no blame for economy (Original post)
applegrove Dec 2014 OP
Major Hogwash Dec 2014 #1
AndreaCG Dec 2014 #2
m-lekktor Dec 2014 #3
Major Hogwash Dec 2014 #4
Cha Dec 2014 #6
bemildred Dec 2014 #5

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 10:12 PM

1. I'm not surprised.

While the economy has steadily improved in the US over the last 6 years, the mainstream media chose to focus on controversial social issues that caused older, white Republicans' heads to explode . . gay marriages are now legal in more than 32 states.
That news dominated the media's attention during the summer along with more Benghazi news reports, and the spreading of fear of contracting Ebola here in America.
Every tv station participated in that, not just Faux Snooze.

Yet today, you can't even find a single news report on Ebola on tv these days, just a month after the mid-term elections.

The very same people who have seen gas prices drop and more jobs created simply can not believe that President Obama must be the one who deserves credit for it, as the rest of us can.

Unlike 1984, when a lot of those older, white Republicans were jumping up and down and chanting "Four more years" at all of the Reagan rallies that were televised across the nation into our living rooms nightly, when they gladly gave credit for the economy improving to the President that was in the White House at the time.

Not. This. Time.

What's different now 30 years later?

Well, to begin with, President Reagan was white . . . . . . . .

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 10:17 PM

2. And the corporate media won't give Obama the credit

And unfortunately democrats are not that good at tooting their own horns. But then even if they did would the media acknowledge it?

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Response to AndreaCG (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 10:34 PM

4. Some Democrats are very good at tooting their own horns.

But, you can't toot your horn loud enough to be heard over an 86-trombone band that plays Republican themes constantly.
Bands that are paid millions of dollars.

Like in Kentucky, where McConnell got so much help from the Koch brothers, yet despite the economy improving, for no apparent reason under the sun, the people in that state re-elected him!

Kentucky is now the most racist state in America.
What has been done cannot be undone.
McConnell is in for 6 more years.

Now the mainstream media will go unchecked in their non-stop criticism of President Obama for not cooperating with McConnell and Boehnor.
For the next 2 whole years!!

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 10:55 PM

6. White people on CNBC so mad at the good jobs number. They prefer the Bush financial collapse and..

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White people on CNBC so mad at the good jobs number. They prefer the Bush financial collapse and near depression to a black guy in the WH.
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http://theobamadiary.com/2014/12/06/a-tweet-or-two-182/

I did see one story about "Ebola".. another victim of ODS bites the dust..

Texas 3rd-Grade Teacher Resigns After Wishing Ebola Would 'Take Out Obama'

The teacher also joked she was hopeful President Obama would catch Ebola. "Can't Ebola just take one for the team and take out Obama?" Box said, according to the paper.

The Chronicle reported that trustees of the Houston Independent School District unanimously voted to approve Box's resignation on Thursday.


MOre
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/angela-box-texas-ebola-obama

on Idiots. Hell, we have some around here that won't give the President credit for anything.. their loss.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 10:44 PM

5. Yep, it's a mystery all right.

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