Bless their pointy, empty heads. Big Media outlets, in worship of Obama, continue to butt their heads against the cemented brick wall of reality. After last night’s primaries Politico writers dressed in their Harlequin finery to proclaim “Primary night yields good news for Obama, Dems.” The dervishes whirling at the New York Times toasted with Hopium filled chalices and celebrated “A primary victory boosts White House – For now.”
But the afternoon Hopium hangover hit hard. Rasmussen’s new presidential approval poll came out and it was sobering on all issues. Directly beneath the dubious headline of last night’s “triumphs” was a much more ominous and honest headline: “Stocks retreat as gloom descends on several fronts.” By the end of the day the Dow Jones industrial average was down by 265.
[And as a sidelight, today the Blagojevich jury is deadlocked; deadlocked as in they don’t have a verdict on “any given count”; job openings fell in June; the “leave Michelle Obama alone” youtube is up; and the Mosque of Doom just won’t go away.]
The Colorado results were hailed today as good news for Obama Dimocrats. But did any of these Hopium guzzlers notice the vote totals? For instance, in the Colorado Senate race the Republican loser got 197,143 votes. The Dimocratic winner received 183,521 votes. Both races were contested. The Republicans won on turnout.
The desperate Hopium guzzlers also faced a buzz kill this morning when the Obama backed Dimocratic winner effectively stated that Obama would not be welcome as a campaigner this fall. Another buzz kill was a widely ignored article in the New York Times, with this headline: “Obama’s Youthful Voters More Likely to Skip Midterms.”
But the biggest buzz kill of all came from the mouth of Harry Reid. Harry Reid said “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.” Harry Reid pulled out a race card then tried to put it back in the deck. The race card is Barack Obama’s and Harry Reid’s favorite card and they pull it out repeatedly.
Latino Republican and Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio hit back at Harry Reid.
But Marco Rubio, for all his popularity nationwide and in Florida, is not the Latino story today. Harry Reid, for all the damage he might have caused in Latino populated states like Nevada and Colorado, is not the Latino story today. The story today is Jorge. Jorge Ramos.
“President Barack Obama has lost the most trusted man in the Hispanic media.
Univision’s Jorge Ramos, an anchor on the nation’s largest Spanish-language television network, says Obama broke his promise to produce an immigration reform bill within a year of taking office. And Latinos are tired of the speeches, disillusioned by the lack of White House leadership and distrustful of the president, Ramos told POLITICO.”
Dear Jorge, perhaps you have heard the Big Pink mantra. Memorize it. Repeat it as a daily affirmation. Say it with us Jorge:
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.
“He has a credibility problem right now with Latinos,” Ramos said. “We’ll see what the political circumstances are in a couple of years, but there is a serious credibility problem.”
Ramos has been called the Walter Cronkite of Spanish-language media, an unparalleled nationwide voice for Hispanics. And just like the famed CBS newsman’s commentary helped turn the country against the Vietnam War, Ramos may be on the leading edge of a movement within the Hispanic media to challenge the president on immigration — a shift that some observers believe is contributing to Obama’s eroding poll numbers among Latino voters.
“When you have a Univision and a Telemundo taking an aggressive and active role pointing to the White House inaction, it calls attention,” said Jose Cancela, president of the media consulting firm Hispanics USA. “It is not helping the administration at this point in time.”
Obama does not seem to realize that you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.
“The editorials and commentary from the Spanish-language media have been brutal since April, when Arizona passed its controversial immigration enforcement law — a moment that crystallized a sense of urgency among Latinos but also underscored how little progress the White House had made on reform.
“Words matter,” Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart said in April on NBC’s “Meet the Press” — adding that Obama’s campaign promise, known as “La Promesa de Obama,” has gone unfulfilled. “We haven’t seen it.”
Words matter? Who knew? The endless rain of Obama words never had any meaning followed up with action. Words matter – interesting concept.
“The president’s major immigration speech last month only created more discontent.
La Opinion, the country’s largest Spanish-language daily newspaper, titled its editorial, “Words are not enough.”[snip]
“Cheap and easy rhetoric,” La Opinion contributor Jorge Delgado concluded.”
Spanish Big Media (and if you do not know the world-wide reach of Univision and Telemundo – you better start watching the hours long extravaganza which is “Sabado Gigante”) is really Big Media. Spanish language Big Media will not be bought off with Michelle Obama publicity stunts in Spain. Spanish language Big Media refuses to be Obama’s lap dog:
“It is unprecedented what Spanish-language media has been doing over the past several months,” Cancela said in an interview. “Many in the administration thought there was a cozy relationship and the Spanish-language media would play the role of quiet cooperator. It has been a wake-up call.”
The shift in tone among Hispanic opinion makers is helping solidify a narrative about Obama among Latino voters. They held great hopes for the president — given his promise in a May 2008 interview with Ramos to draft an immigration reform bill during his first year in office — but he has deeply disappointed them so far.
“Latinos voted overwhelmingly for President Obama, and they expected him to keep his promise and he broke his promise,” said Ramos, author of the recently released book “A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto.”
American Big Media better get the rewrite desk. Maybe Colorado last night was not such a good night. If Jorge is gone a lot of Latinos will go with him.
“The swing in opinion couldn’t come at a worse time for Democrats, who need a strong Latino turnout in November if they hope to maintain control of Congress. That voting bloc could be decisive in dozens of competitive House, Senate and gubernatorial races across the West, according to a report by America’s Voice, an immigration reform advocacy group.
But polls show signs of trouble. Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics dropped from 69 percent in January to 57 percent in May, even as his support among black and white voters remained stable, according to the Gallup Poll.
In a Univision/Associated Press poll released last month, only 43 percent of 1,521 Hispanics surveyed from March 11 to June 3 said Obama is adequately addressing their needs. [snip]
The president heavily courted Hispanic voters with La Promesa, and Democrats control both chambers of Congress. Latinos may acknowledge that it takes 60 votes to do anything in the Senate, but they’re not accepting it as an excuse.
“It was lukewarm,” said Ruben Funes, editorial page editor for La Prensa newspaper in Orlando, Fla. “It is not really strong support from him.”
Obama Dimocrats have so hocked themselves to a patchwork of racial and ethnic groups that now they are in trouble. Obama and his thugs dumped the winning FDR and Hillary Clinton coalition and the new Obama Dimocrat coalition is not worth a warm bucket of spit.
Latinos via Jorge might be the first group (beating Gays, Jews, Women) to detox from the Hopium:
“Editorial page editors and Spanish-language journalists told POLITICO that their coverage reflects rising frustration in their community. For years, they said, Democratic leaders told Hispanics to be patient; now, their patience has run out.[snip]
“There is a disappointment of a promise that has not been fulfilled,” said Henrik Rehbinder, La Opinion’s editorial page editor. “More than disappointment is some anger, some resentment, over the fact that this administration was going to be sensitive to family separations, and they really are not.” The critique from Ramos could prove particularly damaging to the White House.
A Mexican immigrant and Univision anchor for more than 20 years, Ramos carries such weight with Hispanic-Americans that his commentary is viewed as the definitive take on an issue — “kind of the final word on it,” said America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry.
Ramos turned critical after the first anniversary of Obama’s Inauguration, when it became clear the promise would not be met, and he hasn’t let up on the administration since.
“They know they are in trouble with the Hispanic community, and the problem in November is the Hispanic vote may be up for grabs again,” Ramos said. “My fear is they might not vote. They don’t feel protected or supported by either party.”
Jorge baby, Obama can’t be trusted. Get that simple fact into your head. Get that simple fact to your viewers. Whatever side of the illegal immigration issue you are on, Obama can’t be trusted. Whatever side of the legal immigration issue you are on, Obama can’t be trusted. Whatever side of whatever issue you are on, Obama can’t be trusted.
Get it now Jorge?
[Note: Tomorrow we introduce another must-be-memorized mantra to supplement the current mantra. Don’t miss it Jorge.]