"The fact that such propaganda is naive, cartoonish, and an insult to any thinking person’s intelligence actually helps the moronic masses absorb it better."
May 11, 2011
By Paul Joseph Watson
Here’s a reminder that the vast majority of Americans are amongst the most gullible people on the planet. President Obama’s ability to pose as a “tough guy” over the contrived fable of the Bin Laden raid, allied with a return to simple-minded Bush-style terror fearmongering and helpful media spin on the economy, has enabled him to secure a massive 13 point bounce in approval ratings.
From being in a position where even Democrats were so convinced that Obama would lose the election they were prepared to declare him incompetent and evict him from power, a majority of Americans now think that Obama deserves a second term.
Back in November, the president’s approval rating stood at a paltry 47 per cent, but following the Bin Laden raid and Obama’s hastily executed photo-op at ground zero, allied to his administration’s fearmongering about Al-Qaeda reprisal attacks, it now stands at 60 per cent according to a AP-GfK survey, a whopping 13 point bounce from the all time low.
After the staged Bin Laden Hollywood production, 65 per cent of Americans now believe that Obama is a “strong leader,” and 69 per cent say they trust him to keep the nation safe.
Meanwhile, although unemployment has risen to 9 per cent, while people on food stamps are at an all time record high, as house prices continue to plunge with 25% of all mortgages now underwater, and the dollar continues to sink, Americans have also bought the corporate media’s spin on the “improving” financial picture, with a majority now approving of Obama “stewardship” of the economy. Read More