Skip to comments.The Decider returns to haunt Mr Nuance as George W. Bush eclipses Barack Obama
Posted on 11/13/2010 12:45:05 PM PST by chickadee
Looking at the 43rd and 44th American presidents right now, it is worth reflecting that it was only the unpopularity of Bush and all he represented that enabled someone as inexperienced and unproven as Obama to ascend to power.
By the same token, perhaps only a performance in office as myopic, self-absorbed and hubristic as that of Obama could have brought about a Bush rehabilitation so swiftly.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
One thing that was never really recognized about Bush’s low poll numbers at the end of his presidency was that he was only “unpopular” because he had lost the support of a lot of conservatives for doing some things they did not agree with.
Had they stuck with him (not saying they should have exactly, just making a point), I think Bush would have remained quite popular. Except for the anti-war loonies, there was never a deep and wide feeling among Americans that Bush wasn’t, well, a Decider, a straight-talker, a man who put his all into protecting each and every one of us, an honorable man who honored our troops, our people, our history and our place in the world. None of those things were ever in doubt with George W. Bush.
The point is there is a huge (and HUGH) difference between being unpopular for not, essentially, being conservative enough and being unpopular because you are a Marxist hellbent to destroy the U.S.A. from the foundation on up.
Jeb Bush has already said he’s not running!!
You have a good point about conservatives being disappointed by Bush (immigration and the medicare drug program come to mind), but in addition, I think the general population was sick and tired of the constant negative media claque. They ripped Bush incessantly, 24/7. People were willing to vote for Obama just to get some peace from it all, thinking that once the lefties and the media had their darling in place, that the national conversation would improve.
It seems that the general population has decided that the price of “peace” was too high and they made their feelings known on 11/2/10.
Obama isn’t fit to lick the cow $h!+ off W’s boots...well maybe, but that’s about it.
Mitt Romney is Jeb Bush’s placeholder. If he gets the nomination, he can’t get elected and, after 8 years of BO, a Bush is going to look awfully good.
Yer pushin' it a bit too far now.
I love the description of Obama as “Hamlet on the Potomac”. That’s a keeper.
Thanks for posting this.
They were emulating their hero Bill “I-did-it-because-I-could” Clinton.
VERY LENGTHY ....yet you missed another important one:
Hazel O’Leary was appointed Secretary of Energy, and she went about to “sell the crown jewels” of our defense. She reduced security levels at various nuclear labs, and with the beneficial support of traitors like Wen Ho Lee - the Chinese were able to get their hands on ALL of our nuclear weapons designs!!! (Wen Ho Lee transferred highly classified data from secure computers to his office computer, where it could be “vacuumed” for the data. AND investigations were so bungled that Wen Ho Lee ended up being charged only with mis-handling data ....and getting a $1.6 million dollar payout for the “mis-treatment” he received. I bet the Chinese are laughing their asses off about successfully pirating our nuclear secrets AND getting their spy paid by the US.
We're going to need that in writing and notarized.
It’s like the difference between a fresh-faced boy scout and Boris Betanoff.
I am not normally into auto-biographies. But I bought President Bush’s book. I can hardly put it down. It is a well written plain speaking book. Yes he ordered waterboarding. Good.
He explains his decisions and why he made them. I do think in the long run, history will be very good to President Bush. Thank you President Bush for keeping me and my family safe.
President George W Bush is a leader of transformative courage, character and vision!
[NOTE: I can actually compliment GWB without feeling the need to add a disclaimer!]
Bush is a man. Obama is a child. No comparison.
This article is another example of why I enjoy reading The Telegraph ... the unvarnished truth!
“There is only one president Americans my age miss, and he’s dead and gone. You can have your Bushes and Fords”
Really, there were THOUSANDS your age at the Villages yesterday very LOUDLY and enthusiastically telling President Bush that they missed him!
Recall that the Clinton administration, in violation of the law, denied the Bush transition team resources and access for six crucial weeks after the election. Their intention from the start was to cripple the government.
That got derailed by 9/11, to a degree. but then after Bush's re-election in 2004, the Soros wing decreed that they had "bought the (democrat) party and would be using it their way."(close paraphrase). Their way was to lauch a coordinated attack (think: JournoList) and hate campaign against Bush, with the deliberate intent of setting up the 2008 election.
They tipped their hand by featuring Obama at the 2004 convention. That's where the 2008 campaign began. They knew that 2008 would be open, with no incumbent running, and that if they could make enough people hate Bush, they could elect anyone they wanted, even a novice a**hole like Obama.
So yes, after many years of brainwashing, millions of Americans hated Bush more than they loved their country. Now that the hate machine has re-focussed on Sarah Palin, perceptions of Bush are coming back to normal.