Well, at least he didn’t blame it all on the Jews.

Sorry: it’s just after years of joking about being a minion of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, seeing the President of the United States play that card – in all seriousness – is kind of bemusing.

Obama: GOP conspiracy out to kill health reform

President Obama took to the conservative airwaves Thursday to charge that Republican leaders are engaged in a vast right-wing conspiracy to kill health care reform in order to repeat the 1994 mid-term takeover of Congress, which followed the defeat of President Clinton’s reform plan.

“I think early on, a decision was made by the Republican leadership that said, ‘Look, let’s not give him a victory, maybe we can have a replay of 1993, ’94, when Clinton came in, he failed on health care and then we won in the mid-term elections and we got the majority. And I think there are some folks who are taking a page out that playbook,” the president said.

I suppose that we look very big and scary from the outside, Mr. President, but I assure you: there’s nothing to fear, here. After all, they let me be part of the VRWC, and as several of my readers can personally attest, I among the mildest and most inoffensive of men. It’s a very odd conspiracy that would let me have any sort of role in it, let me tell you! I mean, I don’t even get paid for this*. So you don’t have to be frightened of me.

No, what you should be frightened of is that Zogby’s going to have you clocked in at a 45% approval rating tomorrow morning.  And this after three weeks or so of having your minions call us every name in the book – at least, the ones not screaming about your backroom deal with PhRMA.  So, by all means: keep on doing everything that you’re doing, just like this.

Much obliged!

Moe Lane


Crossposted to RedState.

Zogby to report a 50% approval rating for Obama tomorrow.

Zogby will also always have been hated and despised by half the left-blogosphere by this time tomorrow, but that’s another story.

Although there is a fairly massive caveat there:

The honeymoon is over, a national poll will signal tomorrow as President Obama’s job approval stumbles to about 50 percent over the lack of improvement with the crippled economy.

The sobering numbers come as the president backpedals from two prime-time gaffes – one comparing his bowling score to a Special Olympian and another awkwardly laughing about the economy, which prompted Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” to ask “are you punch-drunk?”

Pollster John Zogby said his poll out in the morning will show Americans split on the president’s performance. He said the score factors out to “about 50-50.”

(H/T: Protein Wisdom & Jules Crittenden)

“About” in this context could mean anything from 48% to 54%, and if it isn’t 50% it’ll be closer to the latter. The RCP average implies that this is the first poll that Zogby’s doing for President Obama’s approval ratings, so we don’t know whether he’s looking at likely voters, or adult ones. Although it should be noted that a 50 approval rating from adult voters wouldn’t be bad news for the President: it’d be the kind of catastrophic news that makes people start exploratory committees. Continue reading Zogby to report a 50% approval rating for Obama tomorrow.