Theodore's World: 2012: The Media Can’t Save Barack From the Obama Economy

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June 20, 2011

2012: The Media Can’t Save Barack From the Obama Economy

2012: The Media Can’t Save Barack From the Obama Economy


With the Obama economy limping along thanks in part to the Administration’s policies in favor of extreme dollar weakness, there’s growing speculation as to his re-election chances in 2012. Will a difficult economic situation that includes high levels of unemployment make Obama a one-term president? History says no given the power of incumbency.

Added to that, another popular narrative of late points to an Obama victory owing to the supposed economic illiteracy of the electorate, along with a media that will provide our weakened president with positive media coverage no matter the state of the economy. Of course the problem with this bit of theorizing is that Americans aren’t stupid, and after that, past elections suggest that those same Americans tend to tune out the media.

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To put it simply, voters aren’t dim and they know when the economy is performing well. Conversely, when the economy is acting badly, voters are well aware once again.

The economy is weak, its weakness by definition has Washington and the Obama administration’s fingerprints all over it, and no matter how the media spin that which isn’t working, Obama is in serious trouble.

What’s unknown is if there’s a Republican who truly knows why the Obama economy sags, and who can talk about anything other than tax cuts which, at this point, are not the point. Specifically, is there a Republican who can explain to voters that $100 trips to the gas station are the direct result of the Administration’s currency policies, not to mention that a weak dollar decreases the very investment that drives company formation and job creation.

If such a Republican exists Obama will be a one-term president. If not, the Republicans don’t deserve to retake the White House.

Wild Thing's comment........

Add to this article this too, remember when obama said if a person complains about gas prices they should just trade in their car.

From back in April:

Obama says little short-term help for gas prices

“Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.”

“”If you’re complainin­g about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know,” Obama said laughingly­. “You might want to think about a trade-in.”

Posted by Wild Thing at June 20, 2011 04:55 AM


Another year his hair will be all white, look just like Uncle Jamimah, selling his Corn Likker.

Posted by: Mark at June 20, 2011 08:30 AM

I wonder if he's dying his hair white to make it look like the stress of the job is taking its toll. Those golf games and vacations have got to be stressful.

Posted by: BobF at June 20, 2011 09:49 AM

Part of an E-Mail I received,It could be pure BS
but I should make one stop and think!!

No Matter What
By Dr. Walter Williams
Can President Obama be defeated in 2012? No. He can't. I am going on record as saying that President Barak Obama will win a second term.
The media won't tell you this because a good election campaign means hundreds of millions (or in Obama's case billions) of dollars to them in advertising.
But the truth is, there simply are no conditions under which Barak Obama can be defeated in 2012.
The quality of the Republican candidate doesn't matter. Obama gets reelected. Nine percent unemployment? No problem. Obama will win. Gas prices moving toward five dollars a gallon? He still wins. The economy soars or goes into the gutter. Obama wins. War in the Middle East ? He wins a second term.
America's role as the leading Superpower disappears? Hurrah for Barak Obama! The U.S. government rushes toward bankruptcy, the dollar continues to sink on world markets and the price of daily goods and services soars due to inflation fueled by Obama's extraordinary deficit spending? Obama wins handily.
You are crazy Williams. Don't you understand how volatile politics can be when overall economic, government, and world conditions are declining? Sure I do.
And that's why I know Obama will win. The American people are notoriously ignorant of economics. And economics is the key to why Obama s

Posted by: gator at June 20, 2011 10:15 AM

And to add insult to injury, word is that the 1st skank has taken a government aircraft to africa. This is being paid for by "we the people." If the skank is searching for her roots all she has to do is check the sewer systems of Chicago.

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at June 20, 2011 03:39 PM

What an arrogant SOB, get rid of my gas gusseling 4 x 4 he can kiss my ass.

Posted by: Mark at June 20, 2011 04:28 PM

97 Jeep Cherokee 4" Rubicon lift 5 12:50x15 tires
6 Cyl. 500.00 rear swing out bumper holding spare
and 2 GI Cans. Hi-Lift Jack and GUN rack and it's
all mine..

Posted by: Gator at June 20, 2011 07:12 PM

...Walter Williams has repeatedly denied authoring the message that Obama is unbeatable and states his belief that Obama CAN be defeated. I like Dr. Williams. I have to admit that I awaken some mornings feeling that the message (incorrectly) attributed to Dr. Williams is 100% correct, especially when I continue to read the polls showing Ubama leading all GOP opponents by like 13%. Lately,the tide seems to be turning. In 1979 many said that Carter would surely be re-elected but "the numbers" had caught up to Jimmuh by 1980 and we know the rest. We need to keep the faith and get behind whoever we feel is the best candidate and not go after one another's throats...

Posted by: Willy at June 20, 2011 08:42 PM

I couldn't get anything out of snopes but the reason I posted it was to wake people up. For Gods
sake don't take anything for granted.Willy has it
spot on.. Send the SOB Packing..Pat Dollard is back up!!!!

Posted by: Gator at June 21, 2011 12:07 AM

Mark, LOL good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 21, 2011 04:24 AM

Bob, hahahahaha yes all that golf and trips can really be hard on a person.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 21, 2011 04:26 AM

Gator and Willy, thank you both so much. I really appreciate the information. Walter Williams is a favorite of mine and has been for many years.

Also Gator, I am glad Pat's site is back up.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 21, 2011 04:32 AM