Obama needs ‘some help’, because empty promises and lies don’t work anymore.
In the end Obama will even beat George W. Bush’s ‘disapproval ratings’, although that is quite a difficult task and still a long way to go.
Obama is just another puppet of the elite
Obama Approval Index History
Presidential Approval Index: -8
Strongly Approve: 29%
Strongly Disapprove: 37%
Total Approve: 47%
Total Disapprove: 52%
Compare that to January:
Presidential Approval Index: +28
Strongly Approve: 44%
Strongly Disapprove: 16%
Total Approve: 65%
Total Disapprove: 30%
Source: Rasmussen Reports
Massive propaganda campaign for Obama hits air
A new coalition on Thursday launched $12 million in television ads to support President Barack Obama’s health reform plan, in the opening wave of a planned tens of millions of dollars this fall.
The new group, funded largely by the pharmaceutical industry, is called Americans for Stable Quality Care. It includes some odd bedfellows: the American Medical Association, FamiliesUSA, the Federation of American Hospitals, PhRMA and SEIU, the service employees’ union.
The decision of labor and progressive groups to join with industry groups could draw new heat about the president’s package from the left.
The ads began airing at about 11 a.m. ET Thursday.
The group is likely to be the biggest spender in support of health reform. The campaign will serve as a counterweight to the critics at town meetings, which are getting saturation news coverage while Congress is out of town.
In a reversal from former President Bill Clinton’s 1993-94 health care debacle, the group’s campaign is likely to mean that White House supporters keep the upper hand on the airwaves.
PhRMA’s participation is key, because the group has promised to kick in as much as $150 million for advertising and grass-roots activity to help pass the president’s plan.
The debut ad is meant to shore up support among the conservative House Blue Dog Democrats and to target swing senators. So it’s airing in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Virginia. The first buy is expected to run for two weeks, with a weekly spend of around $3 million.
“This group has joined forces to communicate the specific benefits of reform at a time when there is a lot of misinformation about what health care reform actually means,” an official of the group said.
The first ad is called, “Mean for You,” as in, “What Reforms Means for You.”
The 30-second script, with a soothing male narrator: “What does health insurance reform mean for you? It means you can’t be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition or dropped if you get sick. It means putting health care decisions in the hands of you and your doctor. It means lower costs, a cap on out-of-pocket expenses, tough new rules to cut waste and red tape and a focus on preventing illness before it strikes. So what does health insurance reform really mean? Quality, affordable care you can count on.”
The official provides a little more back story: “These groups were part of a looser coalition that started back in January that focused on the links between health reform and the economy. Now that the debate is turning on what health reform means for the individual, they felt the need to launch a new front that addresses some of those particulars while debunking some of the myths that are floating around. Plus, these groups recognize that their collective voice packs more punch than if they were to just speak out individually.”
The ad was made by GMMB, which was a lead agency for Obama for America. Partners include Frank Greer and Jim Margolis.
By MIKE ALLEN | 8/13/09 6:28 AM EDT