Bush More Popular Than Obama After First Month

Judging by the media coverage of its “Slobbering Love Affair” with Barack Obama, I assumed that he was just the most popular president in the history of the known universe.

But then, they lie.  In fact they lie a lot.  In fact if they actually do tell the truth, you can only assume that some kind of mistake was made, and that heads will surely roll for it.

This story is going on two weeks old.  I’m sorry that I was late to find this out – but then again, realize that the mainstream media was never going to tell me, which meant I had to somehow stumble across the news myself.

From Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters:

Well, before Obama stepped in front of Congress this evening, Gallup published the following:

For the first time since Gallup began tracking Barack Obama’s presidential job approval rating on Jan. 21, fewer than 60% of Americans approve of the job he is doing as president. In Feb. 21-23 polling, 59% of Americans give Obama a positive review, while 25% say they disapprove, and 16% have no opinion.

Almost exactly eight years ago, then newly-elected President Bush’s numbers were 62 percent approving his performance, 21 percent disapproving, and 17 percent having no opinion (scroll about 3/4 down this Polling Report link).

As such, regardless of how hard media are working to foster this view that this is the most popular president in the modern era, such is not the case.

In fact, even ABC’s director of polling reported Tuesday that Obama’s current numbers are actually quite average with George H. W. Bush, John F. Kennedy, and even Jimmy Carter being more popular after just a month in the White House.

I somehow doubt this will get a lot of attention from the teeming hordes of press members who worked so diligently to get him elected.

And of course, he was right.  It didn’t.

The media has been using Obama’s mythical (in the literal sense) popularity as a weapon against Obama’s opponents.  The “conventional wisdom” is that since Obama is so incredibly popular, he must be doing really well.

Jimmy Carter was one of our most popular presidents when he first came to office; now he’s regarded as one of the worst presidents in American history.  (For what it’s worth, he’s number six on my list.   Andrew Jackson – whom I regard as one of the most damaging presidents in US history – isn’t even on the US News list).  Carter was a disaster on both the home and domestic fronts.  And it is fitting that his Community Reinvestment Act was the bomb that blew up our economy even 30 years after his failed presidency came to a dismal end.

Barack Obama is already proving a failure on both the home and domstic fronts.

A Wall Street Journal article, entitled “Obama’s Radicalism Is Killing the Dow,” sets forth the case for both:

It’s hard not to see the continued sell-off on Wall Street and the growing fear on Main Street as a product, at least in part, of the realization that our new president’s policies are designed to radically re-engineer the market-based U.S. economy, not just mitigate the recession and financial crisis.

The illusion that Barack Obama will lead from the economic center has quickly come to an end. Instead of combining the best policies of past Democratic presidents — John Kennedy on taxes, Bill Clinton on welfare reform and a balanced budget, for instance — President Obama is returning to Jimmy Carter’s higher taxes and Mr. Clinton’s draconian defense drawdown.

Mr. Obama’s $3.6 trillion budget blueprint, by his own admission, redefines the role of government in our economy and society. The budget more than doubles the national debt held by the public, adding more to the debt than all previous presidents — from George Washington to George W. Bush — combined. It reduces defense spending to a level not sustained since the dangerous days before World War II, while increasing nondefense spending (relative to GDP) to the highest level in U.S. history. And it would raise taxes to historically high levels (again, relative to GDP). And all of this before addressing the impending explosion in Social Security and Medicare costs.

We’re told that the economy has been in recession since December 2007.  But more jobs have now been lost under Obama in the four months since he was elected (2.6 million) – when investors and bussiness leaders realized that a dangerous failure would be in the White House – than in the previous 11 months of the same recession during Bush administration.

More and more business analysts are now attributing the blame on Obama:  In addition to the Wall Street Journal (this a different article than the one above), Business Week, Bloomberg, Investor’s Business DailyCNBCs Larry Kudlow, Jim Cramer, and Rick Santelli also have come to the conclusion that Obama is economic anthrax.  And that is just a few among many others.

Obama’s presidency will be a catastrophic failure.  That is as sure as his socialism.  The only question is whether he will end up #1: the president whose policies led to the Second Great Depression and the downfall of the republic.

3 Responses to “Bush More Popular Than Obama After First Month”

  1. A 1-In-100 Blogger Says:

    If only there was a preventative yet slick remark I could say after reading this article, apart from “I told you so,” then I’d gladly replace my prediction (shared by many) with prevention. Unfortunately, the only emotion is frustration at this point.

    For example, here’s one of many tax increases that lied-to Americans will see: if you own a SUV (or four wheel drive vehicle), bend over. Turns out predictable-Obama is going to tax people for driving an SUV because it’s not ‘green friendly.’ This is one of many tax increases to come.

    I don’t know how the taxing will be implemented for SUV drivers (mile-by-mile, an end-of-year bill, or whatever) but everyone should begin preparing to keep a lot less money they earn on their paychecks. The government included, they’re retartedly killing their tax revenue potential by destroying small businesses.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    We have so many “laws” of economics that preclude liberal thought. So you have to wonder how otherwise intelligent and educated people violate everything they learned. I figure it’s twisted sense of “fairness” plus the desire to be able to control the economy. Laissez faire is hardly the system that the power-hungry are going to pursue, is it?

  3. mjB Says:

    the wheels are going to come flying off the bus quick enough!



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