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Amidst Obama's Falling Poll Numbers, MSNBC Tries to Suggest He Could Rebound Like Reagan
Newsbusters.org ^ | 8-24-10 | Matt Hardo

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2010; midterm; midterm2010; obamaflaks; obamaprreps; poll; polls; whitehouseflaks; whitehouseprreps
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1 posted on 08/24/2010 1:55:22 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

LOL!


2 posted on 08/24/2010 1:56:56 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Justaham

Pass the kool aid.


3 posted on 08/24/2010 1:57:23 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Justaham

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.


4 posted on 08/24/2010 1:58:48 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Justaham

LOLOLOLOL!!!


5 posted on 08/24/2010 1:59:11 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Who needs an enemy when we have Barack Obama?)
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To: Justaham

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.


6 posted on 08/24/2010 1:59:28 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: boomop1

7 posted on 08/24/2010 1:59:28 PM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: Justaham
Absolutely," he responded. "They are kind of mirror images of each other."

Oh yes, very similar. They both have black hair, for example.

8 posted on 08/24/2010 1:59:41 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Justaham

He will not rebound.


9 posted on 08/24/2010 2:00:07 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Justaham
I knew Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama is no Ronald Reagan.

:>D

10 posted on 08/24/2010 2:00:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Justaham

just give it up press or so called press, you’ve been a laughing stock for over two years


11 posted on 08/24/2010 2:00:48 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Justaham
Of course Reagn and Obama are similar in the same manner as a person and his reflection in a mirror.

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.

12 posted on 08/24/2010 2:01:12 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: boomop1

MSNBC is serving KoolAid laced with Obamatoxins.


13 posted on 08/24/2010 2:01:14 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Ronald Wilson Reagan loved this country.

Barack Hoover Obama does not.


14 posted on 08/24/2010 2:01:21 PM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: Justaham
I laughed as well, so I need not comment further.
15 posted on 08/24/2010 2:02:26 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Gaffer

“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.


16 posted on 08/24/2010 2:02:38 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Justaham
I predict he will make a come-back with a Republican led house & senate.
17 posted on 08/24/2010 2:02:42 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Justaham

The word Obama should not even be used within the same sentence as the name Reagan.

Utterly offensive, blegghh!


18 posted on 08/24/2010 2:02:54 PM PDT by chris37
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To: Justaham

hahahahahahahahahahahahah.... funny, funny, funny..... hahahahaha


19 posted on 08/24/2010 2:02:56 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: Justaham
Lichtman is a classic sucky liberal professor. What he avoids facing is that Reagan had put America on the road to recovery, and after 1982 it was progressively better for the next ten years. By contrast Obama has America on the ropes and he is punching like a palooka.

Mirror images? Stupid metaphor. More accurate would be two cars passing on a hill, at the same place momentarily, but going in opposite directions.

20 posted on 08/24/2010 2:03:19 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Justaham

Obozo is so deep in the crapper that even the NYFD couldn’t raise him from the slime!


21 posted on 08/24/2010 2:03:32 PM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: Justaham
Reagan was a good, humble, patriotic American.

Sorry zeroites....you'll have to find another tactic.

22 posted on 08/24/2010 2:03:47 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: Justaham

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


23 posted on 08/24/2010 2:04:40 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Justaham

Not if he stays his course. Not a chance.


24 posted on 08/24/2010 2:04:44 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Justaham

Now the press have comedians writing their scripts?


25 posted on 08/24/2010 2:04:56 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EyeGuy

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.


26 posted on 08/24/2010 2:05:28 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: GoCards

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.


27 posted on 08/24/2010 2:06:04 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Dallas59

Reagon - Obama comparison?

NO F’n WAY!! MSNBC is out to lunch!!


28 posted on 08/24/2010 2:06:19 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Justaham

Only problem........Reagan liked this country.


29 posted on 08/24/2010 2:06:20 PM PDT by Cheryllynn
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To: Justaham

More mental illness on display from the leftists.


30 posted on 08/24/2010 2:06:42 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Justaham
Sure, a turn-around is a cinch, especially since the entire American media octopus campaigns and cheerleads for Obama every minute of everyday and they hated Reagan's guts. Or maybe America is actually capable of seeing thru the BS in a record amount of time and will judge this president as the total loser he is.

Fingers crossed.

31 posted on 08/24/2010 2:07:02 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Justaham

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.


32 posted on 08/24/2010 2:07:31 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Justaham
Reagan cut taxes and was restraining non-defense spending while Volker was winning the fight against inflation.

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.

33 posted on 08/24/2010 2:07:57 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Justaham

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.)


34 posted on 08/24/2010 2:08:09 PM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: Justaham
Similarly, an MSNBC talkunit mouthed the question "If Obama flapped his arms fast enough, would he achieve flight?"

The answer from the other MSNBC talkunit was "Absolutely".


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

35 posted on 08/24/2010 2:08:12 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Dallas59

These people live in a world with tangerine trees and marmalade skies! They all keep pet Unicorns in there yards!


36 posted on 08/24/2010 2:08:13 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Justaham

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.


37 posted on 08/24/2010 2:08:17 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Justaham

One big difference between Reagan and Barak, we like Reagan. People dont even like Barak


38 posted on 08/24/2010 2:08:23 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Justaham

“The undocumented, pres_ _ent Obama is the worst pres_ _ent in the known Universe.”


39 posted on 08/24/2010 2:08:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Justaham

Even dead cats bounce. Just not very high or for very long.


40 posted on 08/24/2010 2:09:04 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Justaham

The media has used this “Obama is reaganesque” meme several times.

http://www.bing.com/search?q=obama+%3Alike+reagan%22+2008&form=QBLH

It’s beyond bizarre, it’s out of this world.


41 posted on 08/24/2010 2:09:20 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Justaham

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.


42 posted on 08/24/2010 2:09:41 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: Justaham
Well, at least they haven't lost their sense of humor...

...that and even dead cats bounce...

43 posted on 08/24/2010 2:11:24 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: Justaham

Obama is like Reagan, much in the same way Bill Maher is like _______________(insert any comedian that is actually funny or smart)


44 posted on 08/24/2010 2:11:57 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Justaham

Reagan’s first rebound came when he got shot.


45 posted on 08/24/2010 2:12:58 PM PDT by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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To: Justaham
"They are kind of mirror images of each other."

Other than the fact Obama is evil, I can't find another
image.
46 posted on 08/24/2010 2:13:19 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: GoCards

Don’t tell me let me guess, they think were all racists??? Never leave an argument w/o it.

Pray for America


47 posted on 08/24/2010 2:13:20 PM PDT by bray (A fun read: http://www.brayincandy.com/id239.html)
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To: Justaham
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children
and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
"
President Ronald Reagan


48 posted on 08/24/2010 2:16:27 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Sybeck1

“Mister, we’ve got a man like Herbert Hoover againnnnn.....”


49 posted on 08/24/2010 2:16:39 PM PDT by Notary Sojac ("Goldman Sachs" is to "US economy" as "lamprey" is to "lake trout")
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To: Justaham
I'll DVR MSNBC on the night of Nov 2 for comic relief and to see the Obamatoids heads exploding. Must see TV.
50 posted on 08/24/2010 2:16:56 PM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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