Obama Job Speech Viewership Off By Over 25% - Down 11 Million
President Barack Obama calls for a speech in front of a joint session of Congress (both the House of Representatives and members of the Senate in attendance - 535 members) in order to stem the tide of failure of his 44th Presidency. The only problem is that every one in the room (and apparently outside the room as well) knew that this President had nothing else new to add.
After asking for, and getting an increase in Government spending (read that as taxpayer funded borrowing) of about 2.5 Trillion dollars that included ObamaCare, Stimulus, Omnibus, with the corporate takeovers of General Motors and Chrysler ... then fighting for, and getting an increase in the Debt Ceiling by another 2.5 Trillion Dollars earlier this summer ... this President had the gall to ask Congress to grant him another 1/2 Trillion Dollars of "Jobs" spending (read this as "son of stimulus"). He not only asked for this spending, he insisted on it saying "Pass This Bill" 17 (seventeen) times throughout his speech.
Fewer citizens than ever are buying what this most progressive and most divisive Chief Executive our country has ever elected has to say. Most citizens know why and it is simple ... this President got voted into office on fiscal prudence, no earmarks, transparency in the processes of law and bill creation (72 hour internet posting of all proposed bills before any vote), and unity ... with not one promise pursued once this man took office on January 20, 2009.
President Barack Obama watches a monitor in House Speaker John Boehner’s Ceremonial Office at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., before addressing a Joint Session of Congress on jobs and the economy, Sept. 8, 2011. Image Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
Gotta' love the way the mainstream outlet of USA Today spins the reduced numbers of the viewing audience with this following excerpted and edited article -
Obama's jobs speech draws 31.4M viewers
By David Jackson, USA TODAY
The Nielsen ratings people are reporting that 31.4 million television viewers watched President Obama's jobs speech on Thursday evening.
That is more than 10 million less viewers than for Obama's State of the Union addresses, and other major speeches.
Other Obama speeches have been delivered in prime time; the jobs speech was at 7 p.m., after negotiations with Congress and concerns about bumping into the opening game of the National Football League season.
Obama's State of the Union address in January drew 42.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
By contrast, Obama's March address on military action in Libya had on 25.6 million TV viewers.
Obama's most watched speech: His May 1 announcement about the death of Osama bin Laden, seen by 56.5 million television viewers.
The most watched televised speech that President Barack Obama delivered was the announcement that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was tracked down and killed. An effort he appropriately claimed that he green-lighted, but played up the fanfare (and released way to many mission details) as if he should have the major share of the credit.
This nation had been looking for "UBL" for nearly 15 years (Clinton, Bush, and Obama presidencies) with the last 10 having the intent on ending his life. This Chief Executive was the man that happened to be the one on the watch and we are thankful he did not stand in the way of a mission accomplished.
Obama's foray as Commander-In-Chief in directing our troops into harm's way, on the other hand, had its vote by the citizens with his lowest viewership ratings.
Why can not USA Today (as well as other mainstream media outlets) be more honest in the way it reports the viewership numbers here during Carter's Second Term?
We'd love to see a headline like this:
Obama's jobs speech suffers a viewership downgrade on the heels of a U.S. Credit Rating downgrade
O-U-C-H! - This has not been a very successful third summer of the 44th Presidency of the United States.
[Article first published as Obama Job Speech Viewership Off By Over 25% - Down 11 Million on Technorati]