TUNING OUT OBAMA

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Posted on 30th January 2014 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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You don’t see Obama’s pliant MSM talking too much about the fact his State of the Union, which was on 13 stations, drew the lowest rating of any presidential state of the union address in history. The country does not care what the lying son of a bitch has to say. They know he is the teleprompter president who makes promises and never delivers. He’s an empty suit. There is no substance, intelligence or integrity. He is a complete and utter failure. This was his fifth state of the union address and the ratings have fallen every year, from 32.5% in 2009 to 20.7% this week. The graph looks like the inverted chart of the number of people leaving the workforce and number of people signing up for Obama’s most successful program – SNAP.

Obama was on 13 stations and attracted 33 million viewers. I’m sure only a fraction of that number watched more than 15 minutes of the kabuki theater. The Grammy Awards were on the night before and attracted 28 million viewers on one station. Last year’s Super Bowl got a 46% rating and attracted 108 million viewers. Duck Dynasty regularly attracts over 11 million viewers on a crappy cable channel. American Idol gets 13 million viewers a couple times per week.

The country is no longer listening to the savior. He is nothing but a bloviating windbag. This is another sign that the ruling class and the peasants are getting closer to conflict. The people no longer care what the talking heads in the legacy media are saying. Their ratings are also at all time lows. No one trusts the corrupt snakes in Congress. Their approval rating is lower than syphilis. No one trusts the Wall Street shysters, as the average person is out of the market. The disconnect between the ruling class and the plebs has never been wider. Time is growing short. There will be further financial turmoil, boiling anger, violence and eventually war. The ruling class isn’t using their NSA surveillance and DHS arming of police forces around the country for nothing. They know what is coming.

The tuning out of the public to the lies and propaganda being spewed by Obama, lowlife captured politicians and the corporate media is a sign of coming retribution for the guilty and presumed guilty. There will be blood.

State of the Union, Jan. 28, 2014

Networks Combined Household Ratings No. of Households No. of Viewers (P2+)
CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Azteca, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera America, Galavision, Mun2, UNI* 20.7 23,949,843 33,299,172
Source: Nielsen
*Tape delay.

Below is a historical look at past State of the Union addresses.

Historical State of the Union Addresses

Date Networks Combined Household Rating Combined No. of Households Combined No. of Viewers President
2/12/2013 FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Azteca, UNI, MFX, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Current, Centric, GALA 21.8 24,767,047 33,497,607 Obama
1/24/2012 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, TEL, TF, UNI, CNBC, CNN, FBN, FOXNC, GALA, MSNBC and MUN2 24 27,569,423 37,752,613 Obama
1/25/2011 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, TEL, UNI, CNN, Centric, CNBC, FOXNC, and MSNBC 26.6 30,871,688 42,789,947 Obama
1/27/2010 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, TEL, UNI, CNN, BET, CNBC, FOXNC, MSNBC 29.8 34,182,725 48,009,595 Obama
2/24/2009* ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNBC, CNN, FOXNC, MSNBC, TELEMUNDO, UNIVISION 32.5 37,185,000 52,373,000 Obama
1/28/2008 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, FOXNC, MSNBC, TELEMUNDO^, UNIVISION 24.7 27,702,000 37,515,000 G.W Bush
1/23/2007 ABC, CBS, FOX**, NBC, CNN, FOXNC, MSNBC, TELEMUNDO**, UNIVISION ** 29.6 32,968,000 45,486,000 G.W. Bush
1/31/2006 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, FOXNC, MSNBC 26.9 29,578,000 41,699,000 G.W. Bush
TELEMUNDO, AZTECA AMERICA, TELFUTURA, TELEMUNDO 8.4 950,000 1,480,000
2/2/2005 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, FOXNC, MSNBC 25.2 27,699,000 38,382,000 G. W. Bush
TELEMUNDO, TELEFUTURA 6 660,000 1,050,000
1/20/2004 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, CNBC, FOXNC, MSNBC 28 30,286,000 43,411,000 G. W. Bush
1/28/2003 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, CNBC, FOXNC, MSNBC 38.8 41,447,000 62,061,000 G. W. Bush
1/29/2002 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, CNBC, FOXNC, MSNBC 33.6 35,547,000 51,773,000 G.W. Bush
2/27/2001* ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, FOXNC, MSNBC 27.6 28,201,000 39,793,000 G.W. Bush
1/27/2000 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, FOXNC, MSNBC 22.4 22,536,000 31,478,000 Clinton
1/19/1999 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, FOXNC, MSNBC 31 30,700,000 43,500,000 Clinton
1/27/1998 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN, CNBC, FOXNC, MSNBC 37.2 36,513,000 53,077,000 Clinton
2/4/1997 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN 28.4 27,600,000 41,100,000 Clinton
1/23/1996 ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNN 29.6 28,400,000 40,900,000 Clinton
1/24/1995 ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN 29.5 28,100,000 42,200,000 Clinton
1/25/1994 ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN 32.9 31,000,000 45,800,000 Clinton
2/17/1993* ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN 44.3 41,200,000 66,900,000 Clinton
Source: Nielsen
19 Comments
  1. Iska Waran says:

    I’d hate him a little less if he didn’t use that fake preacher voice always yelling at us.

    30th January 2014 at 11:35 am

  2. dc.sunsets says:

    93% of people are disengaged from what occurs in Mordor-on-the-Potomac so they pay no attention to to Head Clown.

    5% of people work for Mordor-on-the-Potomac and believe (correctly) that for the Clowns-in-Charge, it’s business as usual.

    2% of people understand that whatever their Worry-of-the-Day, nothing the Head Clown says will change one damn thing, that the vast interlocking system we call “the federal government” has such massive inertia that it cannot be so much as nudged one way or another.

    My guess is that, other than lobbyists and PR flacks, no one watched more than 30 seconds of the platitude-filled, empty-promise-fest that was the SOTU address.

    30th January 2014 at 11:37 am

  3. dc.sunsets says:

    More money is spent analyzing how to package political programs and manage people’s thinking about them than is spent recruiting cannon fodder for the .mil, selling hair care products at Wal-Mart, getting financial morons to roll their neg-am car loan into a New car loan and sell boner pills and testosterone patches combined.

    By the time they arrive at the Head Clown’s SOTU address what you have is the most homogenized, content-free pabulum ever.

    The only people who can watch such drivel must be the epitome of Low Information Voters.

    “Democracy” is the most subtle, effective form of slavery ever invented. It’s so much cheaper (and the con artists get SO much richer) if the slaves picking cotton believe they are “free” because they periodically have the choice between which overseer whips them and whether the chains on their wrists are Red or Blue.

    30th January 2014 at 11:44 am

  4. Sensetti says:

    Admin say: The country does not care what the lying son of a bitch has to say. They know he is the teleprompter president who makes promises and never delivers. He’s an empty suit. There is no substance, intelligence or integrity.

    The only thing worse than Obango are the stupid fuckers that voted for him………twice.

    30th January 2014 at 11:56 am

  5. Hope@ZeroKelvin says:

    So while I am laughing that Obongo’s SOTU was virtually ignored by most of the country, serves the MF right, it is extremely troubling that this has happened.

    Obongo is probably happy at some level that people are ignoring him as he can now proceed with his destruction of the country without all that pesky attention.

    The sheeple have briefly woken up from their slumber, but the lights are still on, the water is still running, American Idol is on the teevee and the fridge is full of food, so all must be well, and they have apparently rolled back over asleep again.

    Now is not the time to take your eyes of this guy and his Admin. They are more dangerous than ever, IMHO.

    30th January 2014 at 12:07 pm

  6. Stucky says:

    Hope did a blow-by-blow last year. I contributed. But not this year … not even for the benefit of TBP. I was not kidding when I said I turned it off after 5 minutes to watch a basketball game. I can not watch him for more than one or two minutes tops.

    Physically, I can feel my heart rate increase. Sometimes I get a stomach ache and have to take a shit. If I see Moochelle I can’t get a hardon for three days. Mentally, I feel like killing black squirrels and shit.

    Ms. Freud INSISTS I turn the channel when he’s on …. seriously, after about 10 seconds. If I don’t, she walks out of the room. Really. And she voted for him the first time.

    30th January 2014 at 12:21 pm

  7. Sensetti says:

    dc.sunsets says: Don’t you think, Sensetti, that if Mickey Mouse or Charles Manson was properly packaged either one could in a presidential election?

    Homeless person would be more acceptable when the other choice is a Liberal Progressive.

    30th January 2014 at 12:27 pm

  8. Persnickety says:

    Mob democracy (aka “Democracy”) has always resulted in conflict, violence and ultimate failure of the state. Aristotle was writing on this c. 330 BC, so it’s not exactly new. The founders of the US were well aware of this and designed a Republic that was not a mob democracy – there were votes for some, not all, in a way that was intended to reign in the well known problems of mobocracy. That Republican has been dismantled piece by piece since shortly after its formation, and we now have a bifurcated system with mobocracy as theater, and oligarchic kleptocracy substance behind the scenes.

    This system will, eventually, fall and be replaced with a more stable system, perhaps a public oligarchy, perhaps a monarchy, and sometime shortly thereafter the cycle will begin anew.

    30th January 2014 at 1:22 pm

  9. dc.sunsets says:

    “This system will, eventually, fall and be replaced with a more stable system, perhaps a public oligarchy, perhaps a monarchy, and sometime shortly thereafter the cycle will begin anew.”

    It definitely is a cycle.

    The problem is that now we have Fukushima-ready reactors dotting the globe and rulers chosen by a system guaranteed to select sociopaths & psychopaths….rulers who have access to nuclear weapons and possibly worse.

    I strongly suspect that by the middle of this century the world will experience its first actual nuclear or bio-weapon exchange.

    The neo-Malthusians who are “worried” about “overpopulation” are apt to get their wish, and then (if still alive) rue the day they wished for it.

    30th January 2014 at 1:37 pm

  10. dc.sunsets says:

    Next on deck is likely a fully Stalinist dictatorship or, possibly, a military coup. This could occur near a stock market low, and the coup-de-tat is more likely if the DJIA gets below 1,000. President Hillary would be a fine Stalinist, but the pool of Stalinist candidates is likely quite deep in Mordor-on-the-Potomac’s moat.

    (For the record, if stocks pull an elevator drop between now and Nov 2016 it’s possible the Democrat Party will cease to exist as a political force. The dictator who emerges will come from somewhere else, possibly a complete surprise from our current vantage point.)

    After the low is in place, stocks (and economic conditions) should rally for a couple decades until it looks like the asset mania is back, despite underlying economic weakness even compared to the 1990′s. Paradoxically, people will think dictatorship is “good” for economic health, as usual mistaking correlation with causation.

    After that, theory holds that another sell-off in stocks will take the markets down hard and it will be that decline that parallels the rising threat of World War III.

    At the low or shortly thereafter, someone will decided to lob a few nukes and get a few in return. I wonder if Tierra del Fuego will be a nice place to dig a fallout shelter….

    30th January 2014 at 1:47 pm

  11. Stucky says:

    matslinger

    WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?

    DO YOU HAVE TO SHIT ALL OVER EVERY THREAD WITH YOUR HORSESHIT CONSPIRACY CRAP?

    THERE ARE WEBSITES WHICH CATER TO THAT CRAP. GO THERE AND SHIT.

    STOP HIJACKING EVERY THREAD! YOU ARE RUINING THEM.

    Maybe you should ask Admin for posting privileges. That way you can post all your bullshit in one thread where the rest of us don’t have to see it.

    30th January 2014 at 2:22 pm

  12. Persnickety says:

    Aristotle: Greek, 384-322 BC

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle

    Constantine: Roman, 272-337 AD (approx. 650 years later)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_the_Great

    I think you’re probably thinking of Justinian however: Byzantine (Eastern Roman empire), 482-565 AD (approx. 860 years later)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justinian_I

    30th January 2014 at 2:25 pm

  13. Maddie's Mom says:

    Who?

    30th January 2014 at 2:29 pm

  14. AWD says:

    Only 10% of the population watched our psychopathic pathological liar president. And, 10% of households in the US do not have cable or satellite TV, and subsist on watching local channels and antennae reception. And this 10% had no other choice than to watch fucknuts mully, since it was on every channel (they were a captive audience). A coincidence? I don’t think so. Every other person simply changed channels when they see the antichrist on TV again.

    30th January 2014 at 2:36 pm

  15. Westcoaster says:

    Obama is all about PR with no regard for substance. Problem is, now he believes his own press releases.

    30th January 2014 at 3:10 pm

  16. Maddie's Mom says:

    Obama has no intention of helping the “middle class”.

    He is doing his best to destroy the middle class.

    His words are nothing but noise to give the middle class a shred of hope to cling to.

    Who cannot see that?

    30th January 2014 at 5:34 pm

  17. Econman says:

    This is another sign that the ruling class and the peasants are getting closer to conflict.

    No shit Sherlock.
    Bring the guillotines to DC, the capital of Panem. Heads need to roll, literally.

    30th January 2014 at 5:49 pm

  18. Kill Bill says:

    I have never been able to listen to O’bungos lilting whistling lawyerly sophist rhetoric.

    30th January 2014 at 7:27 pm

  19. bb says:

    Duck Dynasty is a great show and A & E has some good shows.You just got to bitch about everything.
    Next idiot that puts down Duck Dynasty is really going to get a lashing.

    30th January 2014 at 8:36 pm

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