Skip to comments.Amidst Obama's Falling Poll Numbers, MSNBC Tries to Suggest He Could Rebound Like Reagan
Posted on 08/24/2010 1:55:18 PM PDT by Justaham
During the 3 p.m. MSNBC news hour Monday, anchor Chris Jansing asked the question and hosted an expert who supplied the seemingly desired answer. The question: Could President Obama make a mid-term comeback similar to President Reagan in 1982? The answer: Absolutely.
The two discussed the similarities of the situations faced by the presidents, and seemed to conclude that if the economy turns around, President Obama would almost certainly be re-elected.
It is a big if, but the short segment seemed quite focused on what would happen after the economy turns around. The two didn't bother to discuss what would happen if the economy continues to be stagnant, or takes a turn for the worse.
"Well you have a President facing a deep recession, high unemployment, dropping poll numbers, and a potentially game-changing midterm election. That was Ronald Reagan's first two years in office. Then, two years later, he won re-election in a landslide," stated MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing. "Could President Obama make the same comeback?"
Guest Allan Lichtman, presidential historian at American University, answered in the affirmative. "Absolutely," he responded. "They are kind of mirror images of each other."
After Lichtman explained how the two Presidents' situations are quite similar, Jansing asked her follow-up question. "If the economy starts to turn around in the next year to 18 months...is it likely to follow that Barack Obama will have a much easier time with re-election?"
"It will follow like night to day," Lichtman predictably answered. "And of course this all presumes the Democrats don't commit internal suicide by challenging [Obama] in the primaries."
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Pass the kool aid.
Unless there is an absolute and wholesale looting of all retirement accounts, savings accounts, 401Ks, stock accounts, etc. there is simply no way the fiscal surety of this country can be immediately ameliorated, period. Anything else, any proposal, any excuse is just another word for more debt.
Allen Lichtmann really compares the ideology of Reagan to Obama? Really? No wonder our children are growing up completely lied to and confused, the Progressives (Marxists) cannot spew enough lies to justify reality.
Oh yes, very similar. They both have black hair, for example.
He will not rebound.
just give it up press or so called press, you’ve been a laughing stock for over two years
Reagan lowered taxes, Obama's raising them. Reagan loathed big government, Obama loves it. Reagan was a patriot who believed in the unique qualities of the American race, Obama more often sides with our enemies and believes Americans are a deeply flawed people.
Reagan grew in popularity as he earned peoples' respect, Obama started out with all kinds of unearned respect and p*ssed it away in 18 months.
MSNBC is serving KoolAid laced with Obamatoxins.
Ronald Wilson Reagan loved this country.
Barack Hoover Obama does not.
“Unless there is an absolute and wholesale looting of all retirement accounts, savings accounts, 401Ks, stock accounts, etc”
Raiding people’s hard-earned nest eggs?
Got Civil War, if you want it.
The word Obama should not even be used within the same sentence as the name Reagan.
Utterly offensive, blegghh!
hahahahahahahahahahahahah.... funny, funny, funny..... hahahahaha
Mirror images? Stupid metaphor. More accurate would be two cars passing on a hill, at the same place momentarily, but going in opposite directions.
Obozo is so deep in the crapper that even the NYFD couldn’t raise him from the slime!
Sorry zeroites....you'll have to find another tactic.
MSNBC have been in full fledge War with the people since the the Bama spoke about the Mosque. It starts with Morning Joe and ends with Rachel. It is to much to bear. O
Not if he stays his course. Not a chance.
Now the press have comedians writing their scripts?
I don’t want that. I’m just sayin’......of course, it’s a fighting issue....I’m just pointing out what it would really take to get us out of this mess and I don’t even think that that would do it. We are really on the downhill side of a broken shit pipe, if you ask me.
I NEVER watch MSNBC any more. Not since the ‘08 election. They used to be somewhat tolerable. They are total left wing whacko now. Every last one of them.
Reagon - Obama comparison?
NO F’n WAY!! MSNBC is out to lunch!!
Only problem........Reagan liked this country.
More mental illness on display from the leftists.
Reagan took what Carter destroyed and built it into the biggest boom in USA history.
Mr Potato Head took a average but functional economy and pushed us to the brink of collapse.
Yea, sounds about the same to me /sar.
Zero has spent massive amounts of money we don't have and is raising, not cutting taxes. And his Fed is doing their darnedest to reflate the currency.
Policies that worked versus policies that wont. Big difference, Professor Moron.
Sometimes even I can hardly believe what the ‘progressives’ suggest. First they want GW to bail out BO from the mosque fiasco, now this.
Believe me it was much worse when Reagan was first elected. You couldn’t buy a job then but I learned you could ‘find work’. That’s when I started my first business. That’s one big difference between then and now. I don’t see anyone ‘finding a need and filling it’ like we used to. As for me, when I get an idea, I lay down until it passes. I’ve got enough to do to survive the Obama era. (It’s not Obama, it’s the fools who put him in office that worry me.)
The answer from the other MSNBC talkunit was "Absolutely".
These people live in a world with tangerine trees and marmalade skies! They all keep pet Unicorns in there yards!
No, he won’t.
IMHO, the reason Obama is dropping like a stone is more than the economy.
It’s because Americans have started to figure him out, and are realizing the depth of the deception the MSM has worked on them.
They are realizing he’s not a Christian. Not moderate. Not post racial. Not competent.
They are figuring it all out, and are to the point they feel they’ve been decieved.
One big difference between Reagan and Barak, we like Reagan. People dont even like Barak
The undocumented, pres_ _ent Obama is the worst pres_ _ent in the known Universe.
Even dead cats bounce. Just not very high or for very long.
The media has used this “Obama is reaganesque” meme several times.
It’s beyond bizarre, it’s out of this world.
Aint it funny how the left always uses Ronald Reagan as the barometer and standard by which even THEY are judged! B O’s name should not be allowed to be used in the same sentence as Reagan, let alone comparing him to one of our greatest presidents. What a joke these MSM thugs are.
...that and even dead cats bounce...
Obama is like Reagan, much in the same way Bill Maher is like _______________(insert any comedian that is actually funny or smart)
Reagan’s first rebound came when he got shot.
Don’t tell me let me guess, they think were all racists??? Never leave an argument w/o it.
Pray for America
“Mister, we’ve got a man like Herbert Hoover againnnnn.....”