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Michelle Obama Goes to Sharpton to Save ObamaCare

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With President Obama’s approval at a low point and as the personal horror stories of ObamaCare continue to blanket the news, the president desperately needs to change the momentum.

As Fox News’ Howard Kurtz warned, the latest Washington Post/ABC poll shows Obama is stuck in a negative media cycle.

What’s most striking about the Washington Post/ABC survey is how far the president has fallen in the past year, by all sorts of measures. His 43 percent approval rating isn’t as low as in some recent polls, but some other questions are more telling.

There is a vicious cycle here, from the White House point of view: Obama gets ripped in media coverage, then his decline is certified in media polls, which in turn brings him more negative coverage. In this stock-taking holiday season, we have the constant recap of how little the president has accomplished this year. And the bipartisan budget deal that passed the Senate yesterday with a surprising 67 votes doesn’t count as much of a victory, since its scope is so modest that neither side is terribly excited about it.

Facing this uphill battle, the president decided to use his wife Michelle to save his presidency by having her take the lead in a series of softball interviews with black radio personalities including Al Sharpton.

Politico reported:

MSNBC host and National Action Network president Al Sharpton will air an interview with first lady Michelle Obama on his radio program Thursday.

The interview is one of three the first lady will give to African-American radio hosts this week in which she will tout the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and encourage African-Americans to get coverage. She will also give interviews to radio hosts Yolanda Adams and Joe Madison.

This strategy makes sense from two perspectives.

First, Michelle’s approval ratings are far higher than her husband’s.

Second, going to the black media will generate positive news in Obama’s core support group. Remember, the black vote was a major factor in his election and reelection and blacks will play a big role in the 2014 mid-term elections.

In addition to helping her husband, Michelle will also be coming to Sharpton’s rescue.

Bill O’Reilly recently exposed the way Sharpton uses his MSNBC post to manipulate news through selective video tape editing (see earlier post).

While Michelle Obama remains popular, she can’t save her husband from the damage caused by the ObamaCare train wreck.

By repeatedly lying about an issue that is directly affecting millions of Americans, Obama has lost his credibility and he is never going to get it back.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with CloutHub.com, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a BlazeTV.com host, Outreach Director with FreedomWorks.org overseeing its Empower.org outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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