Oh, well. Heavens. Inside the Beltway will dutifully pass that information on to someone in a higher paygrade who will doubtless note that part about “supposedly.” More importantly, the precise professor has calculated deleterious effects of a liberal press beyond its annoying shrillness, observing, “The general leftward bias of the media has shifted the PQ of the average American by about 20 points, on a scale of 100.” and other converts — have ended up carrying out suicide bombings or have otherwise been killed, often without their families even knowing where their sons have gone. There has not been sufficient cooperation from mosque leaders.” Who’s buying into White House scare tactics? Not Republicans, and not tea partyers either, says a new Pew Research Center poll gauging public reaction to President Obama’s predictions that certain doom looms if the debt ceiling isn’t raised by Aug. 2. Oh, the drama. Even Reuters points out that the “language of Armageddon”and “biblical rhetoric” has surfaced during the protracted political stalemate.
The method is not working with the intended audience, however: 65 percent of tea party supporters say the deadline is no major problem and the nation can sail past it; 53 percent of Republicans, 39 percent of the overall public and 28 percent of Democrats agree. But the Dems are supporting the company line: 56 percent also say it is “absolutely essential to meet that deadline to avoid an economic crisis.” Twenty percent of tea partyers and 30 percent of Republicans would agree with that.