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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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.....”
Don’t even put those mens names in the same line. What a joke!
Do they think eliminating the Bush tax cuts at the beginning of next year are going to do that? Dream on.
They can't see that he did much to make it that way. He can't rebound! He can only make it worse!
Oh, god! Where's my Zantac???
Sure he could... if we have 8%+ growth for the next six quarters, like Reagan had. Anybody hear think that the GDP will grow 8% in the third quarter? Let’s check out month1, July:
Home sales down 27%.
Overall same-store sales down 1%.
Hmmm... unless inventory hits 390%, it don’t look so good.
BBWWWHHHAAAHHHHAA!....Good luck with that!
The excuses will be many.....
1. Keep the economy in depression with real unemployment approaching 20% so that that little tin god can get thrown out on his useless ear, or...
2. Improve the economy, drop real unemployment significantly, re-institute the American private business sector, but the miserable piece of crap gets re-elected?
What the heck kind of a choice is that?????
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