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Obama beats Bush

No... really... he does:

Liberals may be forgiven for looking at the latest public opinion surveys and wondering if they somehow stumbled into the Valley of Death instead of Obama's promised paradise. The president remains somewhat popular personally, but, as Matthew Continetti of The Weekly Standard wrote recently, "Obama's domestic program is exceedingly unpopular. The public disapproves of the president's bailouts, stimulus, health care reform, and cap and trade policies, not to mention his decision to close the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay." That Continetti was perhaps too kind is seen in this stunning fact: When George W. Bush returned, bloodied and bruised, to his Texas home after eight years in the White House, 43 percent of Americans surveyed by Scott Rasmussen "strongly disapproved" of the job he had done. Today, after less than a year in office, 46 percent express the same intense level of opposition to Obama.

Change we can believe in.

H/T to Chuck aka XtnYoda.

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The 43% against Bush were n... (Below threshold)
Roy:

The 43% against Bush were nearly all liberal voters. The 46% against Obama are mostly non-liberal voters, which are only worth 3/5 as much. So Obama still wins.

Has someone been studying d... (Below threshold)
Burt:

Has someone been studying data analysis at East Anglia?

Its all Bush's fault.... (Below threshold)
epador:

Its all Bush's fault.

Today, after less than a... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Today, after less than a year in office, 46 percent express the same intense level of opposition to Obama.

This is while the left-wing propaganda machine does all it can to carry Obama's water. They castigated Bush for 8 years to turn public sentiment against him.

I predict even lower number... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

I predict even lower numbers, deservedly so.

Obama's frustrating. You c... (Below threshold)
James H:

Obama's frustrating. You can argue (quite convincingly, I think) that such things as the bailout and the stimulus packages were necessary. But the Obama administration has done a lousy job of explaining that necessity to the American people.

And those American people continue to see:

1) Jobless numbers that keep creeping up.
2) Politics that is as usual as it ever was.
3) Wall Street and other monied interests that continue to benefit even as the rest of the country hurts.

Even if you don't look to the federal government to solve every little problem, you DO look to the federal government to successfully manage a crisis. And right now, the federal government does not appear to be doing this.

Lower? How can you say such... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Lower? How can you say such a thing? Haven't you been paying attention to all those media-types? They all say those numbers are going to turn right around just as soon as we all know what's in that health care bill. I guess that means it's just a case of us being too stupid to understand what's good for us.

Excuse me now, I feel a sudden urge to go drive the porcelain bus.

I won....Again..No... (Below threshold)
Barry Soetoro:

I won....Again..

Now bow to my teleprompter.

The only thing the Democrat... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

The only thing the Democrats have to do to fall out of favor with the American public is to take power and start governing their way.

Oh, Lordy!Even mor... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Oh, Lordy!

Even more wanking of inflated polls into the combination wishing well and drinking supply of neoconservative consolation.

Have emergency iodine sent c/o Barking Shih-tzus.


Nothing to see here, folks.... (Below threshold)
sam:

Nothing to see here, folks.

Obama will personally save the Dems in November.

Just ask Jon Corzine and Creigh Deeds.

Seriously, has there ever been a more buffoon of a president?

Seriously, has the... (Below threshold)
James H:
Seriously, has there ever been a more buffoon of a president?

How about these guys?

You guys need to get outta ... (Below threshold)
Frosty:

You guys need to get outta yer bizarro Right Wing bubble occassionally.

I recall an MSM executive s... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I recall an MSM executive saying pre-election that he thought the media support would give Obama an additional 5-10% at the ballot box. If that remains true then his real popularity would be much less today.

But it's not all that surprising. Bush lost his popularity due to out of control spending, foot dragging and inaction over Iraq and a failing economy. Obama is suffering from even bigger spending, dithering over Afghanistan and an even worse economy.

Sounds about right.

James H - Any 10 w... (Below threshold)
jim m:

James H -

Any 10 worst presidents list that leaves out Jimmy Carter is highly suspect. How can anyone leave out the man who brought us 'Malaise' and stagflation and allowed Iran to hold him hostage in the White House for 444 days?

Jim M:I'll agree i... (Below threshold)
James H:

Jim M:

I'll agree its not perfect. And I am divided on Richard Nixon being on the list. On the one hand, Watergate. On the other hand, Nixon did well on foreign policy.

I would put neither Nixon nor Carter on the list. It's difficult to look at presidents that recent from a historical perspective, I think.

bho needs to quit whining a... (Below threshold)
Buckeye:

bho needs to quit whining and blaming others and subscribe to the motto of Harry S Truman. "The Buck Stops Here"

I agree about Nixon. He en... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I agree about Nixon. He ended Vietnam, but it and all of Indochina were handled very poorly by both him as well as Johnson. He reopened relations with China, he concluded the first SALT treaty. But Watergate was a great stain upon the presidency and will forever be the first thing anyone thinks of.

On the other hand in his life post presidency he comported himself with dignity and regained some of the respect for his foreign policy experience. Unlike Jimmy Carter, who at one point had won over people with his charity work before revealing himself to be one of the foulest of racists and anti-Semites as well as the world's leading apologist for murderous dictators.

Jim M:Vietnam is t... (Below threshold)
James H:

Jim M:

Vietnam is tough to evaluate. For every liberal who declares the war a strategic loss, a conservative will pop up and defend it, saying the war was lost at home. And it really, really doesn't help that virtually any Baby Boomer who debates the topic is still as passionate about Vietnam today as he was forty years ago.

And your paragraph on Carter ("racist," etc.) highlights the danger of ranking recent presidents. Passions on them just just still too strong to rate them historically.

Barry's got nowhere to go b... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Barry's got nowhere to go but down. He sure as hell isn't going up with this economy. And most economists right now have the same advice "embrace the suck, it's gonna be here awhile".

"43 percent of Americans... (Below threshold)
914:

"43 percent of Americans surveyed by Scott Rasmussen "strongly disapproved" of the job Booshh' had done. Today, after less than a year in office, 46 percent express the same intense level of opposition to Obama."


Ha ha ha ha,

A year in and He's already failed to W.. By this time next year he'll be lucky too be at 30.3%, 2012 17.6%.

Ha ha ha ha..The numbers dont lie.. Barry is an unmitigated clown, BIG ears and all.

First off I know from many ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

First off I know from many life lessons and observations that anyone put in any position of responsibility that does not have ANY experience will fail. Obama is an inexperienced empty suit and will fail NOT because he is a democrat but because he just has no idea. Deride her all you want liberals but Palin had more experience, yet you refuse to acknowledge that truth.

Secondly, the liberals for years now have been touting the polls to us over and over again about how the world and the US lost confidence in Bush but now the liberals deride the polls. How sweet.

Thirdly, the MSM built Obama up so much and put him on such a high pedestal that Obama nor anyone, can live up to it. But Obama is actually believing the press about himself. All I can say is: 2010, Happy New Year, it is the year of the conservative. ww

They lost me at:<blo... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

They lost me at:

8. William Harrison
He was president for all of 30 days after contracting pneumonia during his interminable inaugural.

If the list was "least effective", that would be fair.
Not a very serious list if catching a deadly disease is cause for being included.

The list spent a longtime t... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

The list spent a longtime talking about slavery and its spread. Yet does not include Woodrow Wilson who segregated the federal government and remove black civil services employees and politician from office.

Vietnam is tough t... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:
Vietnam is tough to evaluate.

Maybe. It wasn't necessarily a bad thing to try to save the people of South Vietnam from Communism. The fact that our forces never got to take the war to the enemy had a lot to do with why it was such a tough situation. Even with that, South Vietnam would probably still be free today if the post-Watergate Democrats in Congress hadn't decided to abandon our treaty with South Vietnam. Not to mention abandoning the loyal people of South Vietnam who liked us and who have, of course, evaporated, unless they were lucky enough to catch a raft or some flotsam or jetsom to Hawaii. And there are some of those.

"WildWillie: <... (Below threshold)
914:

"WildWillie:

First off I know from many life lessons and observations that anyone put in any position of responsibility that does not have ANY experience will fail."

View exhibit A if You must:

Barry Obama.

Hey Bryan! Neo-conservativ... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Hey Bryan! Neo-conservative shadowy cabal government!

BOO!

Burt! Talking abou... (Below threshold)

Burt!

Talking about East Anglia, if only 0zero and those of his fellow fascist cronies who comprise his congressional cabal and "administration," would use the East-Anglian computer models and the well doctored Mann's Hockey Stick , the "Democratic" crony-caused monetary crisis would be cleared up by March!

And a week later we'd all be drowned under a King Tide of Liquidity!

BUSH APPROVAL RATING SAMPLE... (Below threshold)
SteveP:

BUSH APPROVAL RATING SAMPLE

Pew 1/7-11/09                                          24

CNN/Opinion Research 12/19-21/08           27

USA Today/Gallup 12/12-14/08                 29

ABC/Washington Post 12/11-14/08             30

FOX/Opinion Dynamics RV 12/9-10/08       30


NBC/Wall Street Journal
12/5-8/08                                                 27


CBS 12/4-8/08                                           24


 
 
Sorry. Nobody's going to match this kind of failure with the American people. Complain and whine all you want. Obama's doing 20 times the job Bush ever did and the current polls are based on frustration with government, not Obama.

"BUSH APPROVAL RATING SAMPL... (Below threshold)
914:

"BUSH APPROVAL RATING SAMPLE

Pew 1/7-11/09 24


CNN/Opinion Research 12/19-21/08 27

USA Today/Gallup 12/12-14/08 29

ABC/Washington Post 12/11-14/08 30

FOX/Opinion Dynamics RV 12/9-10/08 30


Sorry. Nobody's going to match this kind of failure with the American people. Complain and whine all you want. Obama's doing 20 times the job Bush ever did and the current polls are based on frustration with government, not Obama."


posted by little stevie peepee Jan 5 7:09 AM


Ha ha ha, dream on dic wad.


Ha ha ha, dream on ... (Below threshold)
SteveP:

Ha ha ha, dream on dic wad.

My dreams are fine. Yours will never come close to reality, lah-hoo-ser.

"I won....Again..</p... (Below threshold)
914:

"I won....Again..

Now bow to my teleprompter"


I won.... Again..

Take a bow teleprompter.

Youve gottan know that OBAM... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

Youve gottan know that OBAMA is your typical liberal demacrat blame others for your own blundering and bumbling

steveP "Sorry. Nobody'... (Below threshold)
Marc:

steveP "Sorry. Nobody's going to match this kind of failure with the American people. Complain and whine all you want. Obama's doing 20 times the job Bush ever did and the current polls are based on frustration with government, not Obama."

So by looking at your two sets of numbers, one for obama currently and the second for Bush as his term ended....

You're saying obama IS Bush numerically. That's some "accomplishment." It took eight years for Bush to amass the same shitty numbers as obama did in less that a year.

"Great job" steveP.

So by looking at yo... (Below threshold)
SteveP:

So by looking at your two sets of numbers, one for obama currently and the second for Bush as his term ended....

You're saying obama IS Bush numerically. That's some "accomplishment." It took eight years for Bush to amass the same shitty numbers as obama did in less that a year.

Obama Approval Ratings:

CNN/Opinion Research 12/2-3/09 48

USA Today/Gallup 12/11-13/09 49

ABC/Washington Post 12/10-13/09 50

FOX/Opinion Dynamics RV 12/9-13/09 49



Do you intentionally set out to be a pathetic liar, Marc? Or do you just not give a damn about actual facts when they counter your opinion? Next time you want to debate an issue don't believe that others are dumber than you and unable to do research. All it proves is that you're deliberately trying to mislead because the facts are not on your side.

You have the same problem as most far-right conservatives: You can't distinguish fantasy and wishful thinking from reality. Truth is, Obama's approvals don't come close to the embarrassing lows of Bush, nor will they.

And no amount of delusion will change that.

(Once again - these are actual numbers up there from the SAME EXACT SOURCES and not some loser poll conducted by NewsMax or some other partisan idiots).




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