Obama SOTU Neilsen ratings lowest since 2000 [Purp]

Ouch, that's gonna leave a mark.

Cruz teh comments. They're delicious, like bacon.

OBAMA. FATIGUE.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 10:05 PM



Comments

1 Ooooh....stomping on the ONT.

That takes balls....or bourbon.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2013 10:16 PM (GsoHv)

2 First?

Posted by: KellyFromMesquite at February 14, 2013 10:16 PM (/E7j7)

3 Second!!

Posted by: KellyFromMesquite at February 14, 2013 10:17 PM (/E7j7)

4 Mesquite Texas?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2013 10:17 PM (GsoHv)

5 Let me be clear, who can compete with the Westminster Dog Show?

Posted by: purple at February 14, 2013 10:17 PM (UCHOa)

6 I unstomped...

is that a word?

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 14, 2013 10:17 PM (1rU+d)

7 Or as they're spelled in the U.S., the Nielsen ratings...

Posted by: Pedantry Q. Grammatic at February 14, 2013 10:18 PM (opLk0)

8
So? the sonofabitch already got re-elected. He can get Olberman ratings and what does it matter?

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 14, 2013 10:19 PM (QLJPW)

9 Fatigue?!? Heck, no! I can't wait to see him on Entertainment Tonight giving his Oscar picks, and then Michelle's cameo on Parks and Rec, and then Obama's guest judging stint on America's Top Model, and then Michelle's visit to Travel Channel's Spring vacation special, and then....

Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2013 10:20 PM (amaU1)

10 [highlight=#F63817]I think this actually has more content than the ONT...[/highlight]

Posted by: alex at February 14, 2013 10:20 PM (4YlNx)

11 DOWN GOES ONT!

Posted by: cajun carrot, who seldom prays to Crom, cause he has no tongue for it.... at February 14, 2013 10:21 PM (/pQC5)

12 [h=#F63817]I think this actually has more content than the ONT...[/h]

Posted by: alex at February 14, 2013 10:21 PM (4YlNx)

13 Damnit.

I am soooo confused.

Stop it with the bumping and backdating and bumping again!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 14, 2013 10:21 PM (piMMO)

14 ONT disappeared?

Posted by: Y-not at February 14, 2013 10:21 PM (5H6zj)

15 Was there an ONT or am I just tired?

Posted by: joncelli at February 14, 2013 10:21 PM (CWlPF)

16 DOWN GOES ONT!

A shame really. It was going to be a roll your own.

Posted by: toby928 presents at February 14, 2013 10:21 PM (QupBk)

17 I was going to send the ONT back for a refund...must have been recalled for teh suck

Posted by: Red Shirt at February 14, 2013 10:21 PM (FIDMq)

18 what happened to the hidden scan ONT ?

Posted by: grease monkey at February 14, 2013 10:22 PM (VSWPU)

19 I can't wait to see his rain gutter mouthed beard shoveling food down again......

Posted by: TexBob at February 14, 2013 10:22 PM (AnHfr)

20 WTF?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 14, 2013 10:22 PM (4Mv1T)

21 Mom told me if I watched the SOTU my junk would fall off...

...it did.

Posted by: The Sea Slugs at February 14, 2013 10:22 PM (1rU+d)

22 wtf is up with the blog lately

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 14, 2013 10:23 PM (8sCoq)

23 You must all love me, sort of like the way I love loving you.

Posted by: #OccupyResoluteDesk at February 14, 2013 10:23 PM (7QU6R)

24 DOWN GOES ONT!

Posted by: cajun carrot, who seldom prays to Crom, cause he has no tongue for it.... at February 14, 2013 10:21 PM (/pQC5)


I want my...

I want my ONT!

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 14, 2013 10:23 PM (Vk2pI)

25 Mom told me if I watched the SOTU my junk would fall off...

...it did.
Posted by: The Sea Slugs at February 14, 2013 10:22 PM (1rU+d)


***

giggle

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 14, 2013 10:23 PM (piMMO)

26 Maet unstomped too. The ONT is gone.

Posted by: L, elle at February 14, 2013 10:23 PM (0PiQ4)

27 I love you funny fuckers.

Posted by: Mister Christopher at February 14, 2013 10:23 PM (DQhAB)

28 how do you square 'obama fatigue' with the motherfucker just getting re-elected

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 14, 2013 10:23 PM (8sCoq)

29 Bbbbbbut that's just because all the kool hip kidz are watching it online. Only old white Republicans still watch TV

- libs spinning this today

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at February 14, 2013 10:24 PM (HDgX3)

30 21
Mom told me if I watched the SOTU my junk would fall off...

...it did.


Posted by: The Sea Slugs at February 14, 2013 10:22 PM (1rU+d)

Well if you cleaned your room you wouldn't have this problem.

Posted by: Sea Slug Mom at February 14, 2013 10:24 PM (CWlPF)

31 is that a word?

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 14, 2013 10:17 PM (1rU+d)

It is now....and a good one.

What are you drinking?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2013 10:24 PM (GsoHv)

32 28
how do you square 'obama fatigue' with the motherfucker just getting re-elected


Posted by: Jones in CO at February 14, 2013 10:23 PM (8sCoq)

__________________
Do you really think the average Obama voter even knows what a SOTU is, let alone watches it? Think about who the typical O-bot is....welfare recipient, high school dropout. But they know they have to vote "D" to keep the stash flowing.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at February 14, 2013 10:25 PM (HDgX3)

33 I am beyond fatigued with him.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 14, 2013 10:25 PM (l3vZN)

34 What happens when you put salt on a sea slug? After all, they do live in salt water.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 14, 2013 10:26 PM (l3vZN)

35 This is pretty much what I counseled in the aftermath of the election, when people were looking around for high windows to jump from. To wait and see what transpired next.

Consider this while we speak of ratings: at last year's Democratic convention, who got the highest ratings? Not Obama. Bill Clinton did.

Clinton promised America's low information voters that if they were patient, and waited a little bit longer, a few more months, then Obama would have the economy just as broadly prosperous as it was in the late 1990s when Clinton was in office.

Total bullshit, of course. But the LIVs bought it.

Once they realize that they were played? That the magic Clinton economy is not in fact coming back this year, or the next, or the next? They'll be pissed. And it will be reflected in Obama's approval ratings.

What will Obama do? What he usually does when things aren't going his way. Sulk on an expensive golf course somewhere. All for the best. Meanwhile, we need to focus obsessively on turning in a strong performance in 2014. If the GOP take back the Senate that year, then Obama is an instant lame duck.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 14, 2013 10:27 PM (gqT4g)

36
Think about who the typical O-bot is....welfare recipient, high school dropout.
----------------------------------
We keep pinningthe Obamanomenonon those types. But I know plenty of otherwise decent, smart people who couldn't wait to pull the lever for that bastard.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 14, 2013 10:28 PM (QLJPW)

37 Barry with the whistling sssses and the raw emotive power of Keanu Reeves on downers is more than I can bear. It's a trial to get through a ssssoundbite. The speech was pure torture. I had to go to my bedroom for a Hank Hill fix.

Posted by: huerfano at February 14, 2013 10:28 PM (bAGA/)

38 To be fair Bambi's ratings were undercut by the other Black fellow with a grievance based vendetta bent on destruction on the west coast

Posted by: sven10077 at February 14, 2013 10:29 PM (LRFds)

39 What we need is more .. COWBELL !!

Posted by: Dan Rather at February 14, 2013 10:29 PM (e8kgV)

40 So tonite Mitt Romney posted a photo on his facebook page of his brand new Valentine grandchildren (twins) and the comments went crazy. He had over 6000 comments in 45 minutes. Most were about the babies but about every 10th one was "I sure wish you were the POTUS"

Posted by: small town girl at February 14, 2013 10:32 PM (zdOaO)

41
To be fair Bambi's ratings were undercut by the other Black fellow with a
grievance based vendetta bent on destruction on the west coast


Posted by: sven10077 at February 14, 2013 10:29 PM



Like watching the NBA finals during the OJ low speed chase?

Posted by: huerfano at February 14, 2013 10:33 PM (bAGA/)

42 test

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 14, 2013 10:33 PM (GEICT)

43 FREEEEEDOOOOOOOMMMMM!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 14, 2013 10:33 PM (GEICT)

44 Good thing that Romney guy never got in they could not talk about Watergate. Rubio would be up for confirmation of Secretary of something in the Romney administration and not just thirsty.

Posted by: Dihydrogen Monoxide at February 14, 2013 10:34 PM (Ea64Y)

45 41 Huerfanpo,

yup...do you watch the likely killer whose athletics were in the past or the likely athletes whose potential murders are in the future...

Posted by: sven10077 at February 14, 2013 10:35 PM (LRFds)

46 yup...do you watch the likely killer whose athletics
were in the past or the likely athletes whose potential murders are in
the future...


Posted by: sven10077 at February 14, 2013 10:35 PM



The answer is...Ray Lewis!

Posted by: huerfano at February 14, 2013 10:39 PM (bAGA/)

47 I am going to report all of you to the White House facebook page!!!!!!!

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 14, 2013 10:39 PM (Zd/NW)

48 46
yup...do you watch the likely killer whose athletics

were in the past or the likely athletes whose potential murders are in

the future...




Posted by: sven10077 at February 14, 2013 10:35 PM


The answer is...Ray Lewis!


Posted by: huerfano at February 14, 2013 10:39 PM (bAGA/)

Dammit, you two bastids is gonna make me go get my white suit from my lawyer.

Posted by: Ray Lewis, NFL Treasure at February 14, 2013 10:41 PM (Zd/NW)

49 I feel like someone's to blame for this. A certain high-IQ group if you will

Posted by: Chuck Hagel at February 14, 2013 10:46 PM (8HhF2)

50 Ahh... Some of those comments over there are priceless.

Posted by: shredded chi at February 14, 2013 10:46 PM (E3ZNh)

51 You know those ratings systems are flawed. They don't take into account houses that have more than two television sets. And other things of that nature.

Posted by: Wes Mantooth at February 14, 2013 10:56 PM (s/Ukz)

52 Sorry, but I just can't willingly subject myself to TEH STOOPID in those comments, schadenfreude notwithstanding.

Posted by: cool arrow at February 14, 2013 11:04 PM (WMsq+)

53 Who cares? He got reelected. He has also passed some of the most shitty and far reaching legislation in 50 years as well as putting 2 idiots on the court. But these ratings for 1 speech doesn't augur well for his 3rd term.

Posted by: Naes at February 14, 2013 11:07 PM (r4dYV)

54 So both of Dubya's SOTUs did better? Hee hee.

Posted by: Xavier at February 14, 2013 11:15 PM (gkfvW)

55 Ok, so the libs claim they were all watching together at "watch parties."

Am I insane, or have Republicans ever done this? How gay is a watch party for SOTU?

My Mom wanted my daughter to watch the inauguration...FUCK THAT. When I was a kid, we didn't watch Reagan get inaugurated, and this is America - no royalty please.

Posted by: sexypig at February 14, 2013 11:26 PM (dZQh7)

56 i'm actually against the 22nd Amendment

in my defense Reagan was too yo

Posted by: JDP at February 14, 2013 11:34 PM (8HhF2)

57 Dorner had a part in this, IMO. A charred part, but he had a part.

Posted by: Baldy at February 14, 2013 11:51 PM (opS9C)

58 How gay is a watch party for SOTU?

Dood - Elton John thinks that kinda shit is teh ghey.

Posted by: The Sea Slugs at February 15, 2013 12:13 AM (1rU+d)

59 I was watching internet pron like I always do.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 15, 2013 12:26 AM (SkyIE)

60 Just imagine the lengths his staffers will have to go to keep this a secret from the one who walks with thin skin..

Posted by: Bufalobob at February 15, 2013 12:30 AM (x+7qA)

61 Posted by: USS Diversity at February 14, 2013 10:19 PM (QLJPW)

I think it re-enforces the theory that he didn't really get re-elected, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at February 15, 2013 01:15 AM (KL49F)

62 It's not "Obama fatigue". It's just the change in the way people today consume news.

Each election cycle, there's a ~1.5% change in the electorate, as X people die and X+ people become new voters.

That change isn't 'simple'; it has exponential features, like compound interest does. Thus, the additional numbers of new voters aren't accounted for by simply tacking on those who reached voting age; there's an accelerated effect on each age, up to ~37, whereupon it starts to decline, but very much more slowly than the accelerated rates of increase earlier.

'New voters' share much more in common with each other and with those in the range of accelerated rates than they do with those in the slower decelerated rates. Thus, the 'Generation' effect: not quite 20 years, and not all identified up or down, but most often in both directions. Younger new voters begin to identify more with older new voters than they do with those younger than they are but not of voting age; older new voters vice versa; and this starts to happen in the early 30s. The reach of the latter's identification tends to remain sometime into a person's 50s.

So what's been happening in RECENT years is an accelerated resort to non-'traditional' news and general information gathering. That is: less to dead tree newspaper, less to TV network channels, less to establishment media and news, but still: ACCELERATED demand for information.

It's pretty easy to reconcile those tendencies and trends with generally DECREASING resort to establishment network channel TV against a larger INCREASING resort to the Internet generally, but increasingly also to all manner of sources that oldies and more narrow-frame-minded people would regard as 'oddball'. For example: watching it off a site linked to a Twitterfeed, or an Instagram; watching it off Newsbusters, or Mediaite, or off a network being fed off a single-access feeder.

That doesn't mean there were NO factors that could have had a depressive effect on top of all those (frankly far larger) factors. There's the matter of this being a re-elected president's first SOTU; there's the matter of the various components of the Fiscal Cliff having been broken off and segregated into what APPEAR to be more manageable bites for Congress; there's the impression from the election on and again from just after New Year's of a president who's 'got this' under control, which reduces worry, which in turn reduces interest.

But mostly the effects THIS year are easily expected and predictable from the fact that for the 47% of information consuming voters whose favorite candidate LOST, it's not 'fun' to watch the SOTU, and not much more 'fun' to watch the reply (or replies; I think different numbers apply to the second one).

Could ANY of it be traceable to "Obama fatigue"? Sure -- particularly to Republicans who've become enervated, discouraged and depressed from not defeating Obama.

In sum, this phenomenon is more likely suddenly detecting a foul order emanating from your own bathroom while you yourself are taking a shit.

Posted by: Rex the Wonder God at February 15, 2013 02:58 AM (21TJo)

63 Yeah...that's why he was re-elected.

Why do we insist on kidding ourselves?

Posted by: Sgt. York at February 15, 2013 03:06 AM (gU6mL)

64 We have to get inside their fortress and insert some snakes to chase Wolf Blitzer and Candy Cow Crowley out of their chairs while on the air. Or some burning sacks of dog shit in front of Al Sharpton's dressing room door. A severed teddy bear head in Stephanopoulos' bed...

Something tells me that the MSM ripe with scandal and degenerate behavior (i.e., pedophilia, narcotics, cat juggling) and it is one James O'Keefe undercover sting away...

Encouraging people to stop buying shampoo from their sponsors will not work. Actual covert action of unconventional methods holds the key to Obama's eventual defeat. Blood-less sabotage.

Where is our Guy Fawkes? Joe Doakes can't do it alone.

Posted by: AgentLobos at February 15, 2013 03:22 AM (ZuGlR)

65 Ratings were down because no one watches reruns.

heh.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at February 15, 2013 06:45 AM (DZqR0)

66 Gosh! I really think that Seth MacFarlane so funny!

Posted by: The guy who thinks that Seth MacFarlane is so funny at February 15, 2013 07:10 AM (IJHzz)

67 Me? I was watching "Benson" reruns.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at February 15, 2013 07:11 AM (wbmaj)

68 Speaking of watching the SOTU, who won the Westminster? I turned it off and went to bed when the ridiculous Belgian water whatever finished first over the Doberman in the working group. I got tired of my Dobe complaining and telling me "I can whip that foo-foo dog's shaved ass."

Posted by: Peregrine Took, Hobbit S.O.B. at February 15, 2013 09:42 AM (erlzv)

69 62
It's not "Obama fatigue". It's just the change in the way people today consume news.


And to think such change could miraculously happen in just a year. Right. Go with that. Hard.

Posted by: The Sea Slugs at February 15, 2013 10:37 AM (1rU+d)

70 I put this is a thread yesterday but no one noticed.
I hope his huge ego is affected by his low ratings.

They may have been lower if not for the people that were turned to news stations for the Dorner details. I have avoided all speeches by the JEF unless someone on talk radio plays a clip.

Posted by: CarolT at February 15, 2013 03:13 PM (z4WKX)






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