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Barack Obama is incredibly popular with Democrats. He has a +84% net favorability. Compare that to a year ago, when he had a +82% favorability. Hmmm...he's really losing his base! I know that intensity has slipped a bit. But his actual popularity has not slipped. He isn't losing his base. He just needs to fire them up again.

You know who else loves Obama? Young people. He has a +70% favorability rating with people from 18-29. A year ago, it was +60%. Wow. He's really slipping!

Guess we can throw the myths of Obama losing his base and young people into the garbage can, can't we?

What does this show? It shows that the blogosphere is a different animal from the Democratic party. It magnifies the loud, annoying, piercing, whiny, and shrill voices, and sometimes we make the mistake of believing that those voices are the majority.

The trolls who keep stopping by here to post about primarying Obama need to take this diary, print it out, attach it to a rocket, and fire that rocket up their asses. See below for detailed instructions:

Thanks.

Update, 8 hours after having clicked "Publish" and then walking away, thinking that this diary was not part of the Meta-war, but a response to the dumb diary below it: First of all, I can't believe this diary made the rec-list. This is the worst diary ever.

You see, I happened to notice that Obama was doing OK in the polls with DEMOCRATS (and has been polling CONSISTENTLY WELL with Democrats since he was first born in a test tube Kenya in 1961), and that this diverged from the widely accepted CW. I also presumed that some people would not accept these facts unless they had some dynamite behind them.

I'm amused that this diary was seen as part of the proxy war between bill killers and Democrats. That debate is over. The Democrats have won. The bill should be improved, not killed. Why would I continue to bother with that debate? When the bill is passed (after being marginally improved), people will get insurance, live longer, and be happier. And the crybabies who oppose that will go home and cry, and after the debacle in the 2010 midterms, Obama will win by a huge amount in 2012, and after he's done in 2016, eventually he'll be seen as the gay rights president, the healthcare president, the "averted the Great Depression 2" president, the immigration reform president, the global warming president, etc. Blah blah blah, yawn!

This diary was written after I read a few Huffington Post articles that annoyed me, and then read a diary on here that said that people should unsubscribed from OFA. I think we're all in agreement here that the Huffington Post is a great place to read about Michelle's arms, and that quitting the OFA listserv will not change the world or insure 30 million people.

The End. I love you all.

Originally posted to Mark Warner is God on Sat Jan 02, 2010 at 02:32 PM PST.

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