When the seas began to recede, and we were the ones we were waiting for? When everyone looked forward to waking up to find free gas in their car and a unicorn in every pot, all courtesy of the Obamessiah?
During all that time, the President’s Poll Numbers were regularly trotted-out to defend his policies. “Well“, the logic went, “he must be doing the will of the people. Just look at how POPULAR his POLL NUMBERS are…!”
Ahhh, good times.
But now, the same folks who’ve so slavishly been reporting his popularity have radically changed course, and would like the media to put the kibosh on reporting poll results:
Obama pollster: reporters should stop covering polls in 2014 http://t.co/G8Yt3udrq1
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 31, 2013
Politics 101: when one line of reasoning is no longer operable, …change your reasoning.
After a year of seeing President Obama’s approval ratings plummet, the president’s pollster is offering a strikingly candid and pessimistic New Year’s resolution.
Reporters should go the next “year without reporting any public polling data,” Joel Benenson, president and CEO of Benenson Strategy Group, said.
I’ll wager that Mr. Benenson not only said that with a straight face, I’ll bet he’s convinced himself that this is the only “logical” thing for reporters to do. You know, so as to keep the “noise” of polls from “distracting” from the President’s “important legislative agenda”, and all.
And yes, I truly DID need to put all those words/phrases in quotes, to highlight how truly ridiculous this is.
C’mon, do we really need to keep playing “What if Bush was in office…?“, even as we enter the SIXTH year of Obama’s presidency? Sadly, I guess we do.
As you listen to the clip below, please note the slightly different tone of Wolf’s reportage. Why, it’s almost as if he was somehow more excited to report Bush’s falling poll numbers than he was of Obama’s:
Just something to keep in mind as we start 2014. And if you start to notice a dearth of stories dealing with Obama’s free-falling poll numbers this year, at least you won’t need to ask ‘why?‘…