Skip to comments.Libs: Clinton More Popular Than Reagan
Posted on 06/08/2004 2:03:13 PM PDT by kattracks
Frustrated liberals, angry at having to spend an entire week watching the nation pay tribute to the man they derided alternately as "an amiable dunce" and a heartless autocrat, are now claiming that Bill Clinton was actually a more popular president than Ronald Reagan.
"In truth, Ronald Reagan was never as popular as he is being presented to be with Americans," writes Slate Magazine's Eric Alterman.
"As president, [he] was never even as popular as Bill Clinton during the period of Clintons impeachment," argues the disgruntled Democrat.
For evidence, Alterman cites a Gallup poll that tracks approval ratings for Clinton, Reagan, Carter and both Bushes to back his claims. The same poll is touted prominently on Democrats.com, a web site run by former Clinton White House staffers and DNC veterans.
Unfortunately for Alterman and the rest of the Reagan-haters, some of us still remember what the voters said when they actually got a chance to make their will known at the polls.
Clinton, for instance, never won more than 49 percent of the vote, managing that feat in 1996. And he probably never would have been president at all without Ross Perot acting as a Republican spoiler in 1992, when Clinton squeaked in with just 43 percent of the vote.
Reagan, on the other hand, trounced his two Democratic opponents in 44 and 49 state landslides.
In fact, no president in U.S. history has ever gotten more votes than Reagan did in 1984, despite the fact that the nation's population has grown by more than 30 million in the last twenty years.
He never won so much as a majority of the vote.
Orders of magnitude more popular as this week's outpouring attests.
A poll falls under the following category:
Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics
Rave on witless drone, Reagan won 49, that's 49 states in 1984. Clinton will be remembered as a clown and his policies will be best left on the ash-heap of history.
When Clinton dies the crowds at his casket will be those wanting to make damn sure he's dead.
The only people lining up for the Sink Emperor will be saying: "Hey, he owed me money."
Liberalism is, after all, a form of mental illness.
Let them put Clinton on a 2 dollar bill to remind the world who disgraced this nation.
I'm sure Eric Alterman believes that Bill Clinton was a greater president than George Washington because Clinton got 370 electoral votes in 1992 and Washington only got 69 in 1789.
If you really think about it ...
There are many more evil, immoral, unethical, perverted, communists, slugs in the world.
Of course clintoon is more popular.
Yeah. And Germans thought that Adolph Hitler was much more popular than Otto von Bismark. But years later you couldn't find many people who admitted supporting der Fuerher.
This Just In.....Clinton more popular with democrats than with Republicans! When clinton passes away I will be more than happy to watch his funeral.
An angry CLINTON has been shut out from speaking at REAGAN's Memorial Service in Washington, D.C.
A quiet CARTER has also.
A passed on REAGAN1 will re-elect BUSH2 in 2004
A breathing CLINTON couldn't even re-elect AL GORE in 2000.
Peggy Noonan was wrong. The left couldn't even wait until after Friday to start their attacks of Reagan and their defense of Clinton.
Now that's a good idea
I can't wait for Clintons state funeral
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