Mainstream Media

Vote! MSNBC Poll

By on 4.24.09 | 10:30AM

Liberal "news" network MSNBC recently launched an online poll to grade Obama. From email:

They know we don't watch their network, and the votes will pile up from misguided liberals with high grades.

EVERYONE, click on the link below and give Obama the "F" he deserves. As of now he has 30% "A" grade from the liberals. We can drive this down.

A quick perusal of Google shows that this email is not only making the blog rounds on the right, but the "outrage" rounds on the left. Click, vote, and as the email suggests, make sure Obama gets the grade he deserves.

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