A corollary to the theory posited in the previous post: If the media tells you one thing, immediately assume the opposite is true. Case in point - Obama's much-heralded "comeback", starting with the lame-duck session (where he passed the Bush tax cuts) and ending with a eulogy/pep rally in Tuscon. Via Contentions:
The latest poll from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press shows 46% of Americans approve of the job he’s doing, a two-point drop from a similar poll taken last June, while 44% disapprove. The numbers are similarly static when it comes to his handling of specific issues, from health care to Iraq to the budget deficit.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday showed a slightly bigger bounce in his approval ratings, with 48% of those polls approving of the job he’s doing, up from 44%. But the trend was still relatively flat from polls taken in the months heading up to the election.
The much-heralded lame-duck comeback was most notable for how low it set the bar for comebacks. Legislation passed. Period. Not overwhelmingly liberal legislation, mind you — just legislation....Extending the Bush tax cuts was among the highest priorities for conservatives. That it happened and was even defended by the administration as sound economics can hardly be counted as a liberal achievement. A real comeback will take more than a week of properly functioning government.
Obama will make a comeback when he "comes back" to the American people he claims to lead, and start governing from the center-right. In other words, there will be no comeback, just fits and starts, like a typically unreliable GM automobile.
In light of the polls, to the media and their insane storylines, I say: Don't stop,baby. Please don't stop...