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The mainstream news media embraces what veteran CBS News reporter Bernard Goldberg has described as a “slobbering love affair” with Obama, slanting the news to give the President favorable treatment whenever possible.
At least five different polls, according to the Media Research Center, found the public strongly believed that the news media was biased in favor of Barack Obama in 2008. A Rasmussen poll, for example found 69 percent were convinced that the press favored Obama and were trying to help him win the election. There is no evidence this bias has receded. Once the Republicans have a standard-bearer, the press likely will go back to kissing Obama’s feet and finding flaws in the GOP nominee.
Nearly twice as many people today are working for all levels of government—22.5 million– than in all kinds of manufacturing—11.5 million—almost an exact reversal as in 1960, according to Steven Moore, a Wall Street Journal editor. Probably each worker has a spouse or other relative who will vote the same way. If most are inclined to cast their ballots for Obama, that will provide a huge voting block. “We have moved from a nation of makers to a nation of takers,” Moore wrote in an article in April.
The U.S. Census Bureau says poverty is at an all-time high. People living on less than $5,500 increased by 4 million from 2008 to 2009. The number of people unemployed for more than six months approaches 50 percent. Millions of Democrat-inclined voters cling to their welfare like Obama once said that middle Americans cling to their guns and religion.
The campaign plans to ramp up the race issue, bloggers say. Voters have been hammered with guilt for being white–in schools, on television, in movies, with racism coming at them from all sides. Obama’s re-election team is banking on it bringing victory in 2012.
Months from now, the economy could rebound, at least improve enough so it appears to be heading back from recession.
Obama also will have the social media team on his side. As the first Facebook president, he holds a wide advantage technologically. The Obama campaign said it had surpassed one million donors, the Chicago Tribune reported Oct. 17. The campaign said that 98 percent of the donations were in amounts of $250 or less. It also disclosed a list of 351 bundlers, who can collect from others in large amounts.
Add probable Chicago fraud, Black Panthers at the polls, union money and door-knocking, and multi-billionaire George Soros dollars to the reelection strategy.
Perhaps the most important element in a possible Obama return was defined by David Horowitz in his book “The Shadow Party.” Leftist activists, he writes in his forward, “are organized in two distinct movements, one exerting pressure from below [This could be the Overcome Wall Street movement] the other exerting pressure from above [radicals in the Obama Administration and allies outside]…Thus could a radical minority impose its will on a moderate majority,” namely Republicans and Independents.
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