Once again Barack Obama blamed FOX News and Rush Limbaugh for his dismal ratings. Obama told the New Yorker it was FOX and Rush Limbaugh’s fault he is sinking in the polls.
RUSH: Well, ladies and gentlemen, it looks like I continue to live rent free in the head of the president, Barack Obama. It seems that the New Yorker has just posted more from their 18-page Obama interview. I don’t know if the whole thing has been on the Internet. I didn’t read the whole thing. It may have been up there all the time. But here is what the president said, the New Yorker interview with David Remnick that they have just posted.
“Another way of putting it, I guess, is that the issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I’m not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I’m somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things that we’ve put in place worked better than people might think. And as long as there’s that gap between perceptions of me within the average Republican primary voter and the reality, it’s hard for folks like John Boehner to move too far in my direction.”
So it’s me again, and Fox News. We are the reason Obama can’t advance his agenda, because Boehner is afraid to move too close to Obama because I have made you — along with Fox News has made you — think Obama is something that he isn’t. And it’s such a shame. I have so distorted who the real Obama is in your mind, that it is paralyzing our government. It is paralyzing the Speaker of the House, who really, really, really, really wants to go in there and really, really work with Obama, but he just can’t. It’s hard for people like Boehner to move too far in my direction because of the misperception of me, Obama says, created by Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.
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We have polling news all over the place today, and we have some data, some actual data that is not polling news, actual results. For example, Quinnipiac poll has Obama way under 50% all over the place. By the way, this is a poll that’s sympathetic to the president. They’ve got his job approval at 40%. Economic policy approval at 39%. Obamacare approval at 36%. In the Quinnipiac poll 77% say the economy is not so good or poor. Forty-nine percent say that Obama is dishonest, and that is the majority in that category. Fifty-three percent say the Obama Regime is incompetent.
So I guess Fox News and I are having a robust time here in getting the truth out about the Regime and the president. You look at that poll, and looks like we’ve succeeded here. In what? Having the truth finally understood. It’s only taken five years. Five years of steady effort.
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