Barack Obama, President Obama — December 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Did you hear the one about how liberals hate Pres. Obama?


Have you been hearing that lately, how much true liberals really don’t like President Obama much these days? It’s all over the television. The news shows talk about how he has “lost his base”. The pundits wonder if he’ll get beat by Sarah Palin in 2012. The liberal blogosphere is all a-twitter (including Twitter) about how the President should be primaried in two years.

You know what? It’s all bunk.

Seriously, take a look at the latest Gallup polling on President Obama’s approval/disapproval ratings:

Check out that top line, the group of Democrats that likes him best. That’s liberal Democrats.

Check out the third line down, the group of Democrats that likes him least. That’s conservative Democrats.

In other words, the more liberal a Democrat is, the more likely they have a high opinion of President Obama.

So much for that ridiculous media narrative.

Another maddening thing is Gallup’s commentary on the poll.

Liberal Democrats’ approval of Obama remained subdued, averaging 80% in the past week…

An 80% approval rating is “subdued”? Really? The group most likely to be disappointed in him for one reason or another still gives him an 80% favorability rating and that’s “subdued”? It’s this kind of editorial horse shit that keeps these memes going. It’s all the more crazy-making when it happens in the same goddam sentence where they give you data that disproves it!

That’s some serious Jedi Mind Trick stuff is what that is.

These are not the droids you’re looking for…

These are not the poll numbers the President is looking for…

Maybe Gallup should just report the numbers and let us interpret them on our own from here on out. I think we’re pretty capable of parsing them for ourselves, don’t you?

I’m just sayin’…

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