Saturday, June 01, 2013

Have another scandal, please

By Mustang Bobby

If the game plan of the righties was to bog down the Obama administration with claims of scandal and thereby turn the country against him so that he had no choice but to either resign or go back to Kenya, it’s not working out like that.

President Obama’s approval ratings have increased since a trio of controversies involving his administration began dominating the news cycle.

Fifty percent of those surveyed in Gallup’s three-day tracking poll released Wednesday say they approve of the job the president is doing, compared to 43 percent who said they disapprove.

The 7-percentage point positive margin is better than where the president stood in the poll over the two weeks before the IRS and Department of Justice scandals broke, and is near Obama’s rating over the waning days of the 2012 campaign when voters convincingly elected him to a second term in office.

Obama’s Gallup numbers are up three percentage points since the pollster’s May 23-25 survey and suggest Obama’s approval ratings held steady, even as the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of Tea Party groups made headlines.

It looks like things actually get better for the president the more they hound him. Hmm… Not to get all conspiracy-theorist, but maybe that was his plan all along: come up with these fake scandals to trap the GOP into being the assholes that they are to generate sympathy for the President and therefore get his way….

Hey, it’s not that far out there. After all, this is the guy with the parents who planned way back in 1961 to plant a story in the Honolulu classifieds about his “birth” in Oahu just so 45 years later he could run for president and take over the world.

(Cross-posted at Bark Bark Woof Woof.)

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