Skip to comments.Salon’s Joan Walsh: Bush’s Poll Numbers Are Up Because…Obama’s Doing a Good Job?
Posted on 04/24/2013 7:18:13 PM PDT by Kaslin
There are times when Id really like to see a liberal brain next to a conservative brain to see if there really is a physiological difference.
Consider Salons Joan Walsh who on MSNBCs The Cycle Wednesday actually said the reason former President George Bushs poll numbers are up is because President Obama is doing such a good job (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Salons Joan Walsh: Bushs Poll Numbers Are Up Because Obamas Doing a Good Job?
JOAN WALSH: Part of what I think the poll numbers tell us though is that President Obama improved the economy. The stimulus worked. It didn't do everything it needed to do, but it took people out of that misery that they were in, a lot of people. He has kept us safe. This bombing is an unfortunate blip, but in general he's done all the things you said. And people, the country doesn't have that sense of siege that it had in 2008, early 2009.
And so I think, you know, perhaps President Bush should thank President Obama tomorrow when he sees him because its let people sort of have the luxury of saying, Oh, he wasn't such a bad guy. And we don't like to hate our presidents. Outside of a fringe, maybe on both sides, Americans don't want to hate their presidents. They want to admire their presidents, and they tend to go up in esteem after they're gone. So, you know, its not that surprising.
For the record, the poll being discussed was published by The Washington Post/ABC News Tuesday showing Bush now with a 47 percent approval. This is way up from the 23 percent he had in October 2008:
What Walsh and her MSNBC hosts chose not to address is that according to Gallup, Obama currently has virtually the same approval as Bush at 48 percent.
More importantly as it relates to Walsh's absurd point is that as Bush's approval numbers have steadily risen in the past four years, Obama's have steadily declined to close to the lows of his presidency
With this in mind, it's far more likely that as Americans have soured on Obama despite his reelection, they're suddenly viewing Bush's presidency in a far more positive light by comparison.
Farbeit for a liberal such as Walsh to reach that logical conclusion
Uhhhh, B.S. Bush’s poll numbers went up because now Americans finally understand what Islamic Extremism is (Boston).
If only GW Bush had understood Islamic Extremism!
finally, it’s obama’s fault!
Can you say, “Delusional”? ;-)
Bush’s poll numbers are up because its a lead in for Jeb Clampett Bush running for President. Kind of interesting that GW
came out and endorsed his brother a day or two after this poll came out.
It’ll be renamed Islamic Expressionism by the time the media is done with it.
Considering obama’s agenda is directed towards destroying America I would say yeah, he’s doing a good job. In fact, he is doing fantastic.
In addition, these fools finally realized that everyone had a great life back when their hated Dubya was president...
Now, most of these clowns are either on EBT or jobless.
LOL, you really do have to give them credit for positively spinning things. The sad part is the people who actulally believe their spins.
She’s a left winger so of course she is delusional
Why don’t you crawl back under the rock you crawled out from
Exactly. What does an “approval rating” even mean abouyt a guy who hasn’t been performing the job for 4 years.
Walsh is a loon.
Or Uninstallation Art.
So, Obama improved the economy by making it worse, and the stimulus worked to improve the economy by slowing it down not only past and present, but long into the future as we got no rate of return on investment - it will continue to accumulate interest in additional debt, weighing the economy down for at least a generation or more.
That is typical liberal logic
Joan Walsh isn’t she the one that decided that the coldest winter in any many years was caused by Global Warming?
Bushs Poll Numbers Are Up Because ......Obama makes him look Milton Friedman and Ronald Reagan combined.
‘If only GW Bush had understood Islamic Extremism!’
“Religion of Peace”
It would be too crowded. For every one of you Bush lickers here posting
there are 10 non-Bush lickers.
Well... I’m voting for Bush.
The first short paragraph shows that the writer is either totally disconnected from reality or is deliberately describing a reality that does not in fact exist. It leaves me wondering whether she is actually that stupid or simply thinks most of her readers are that stupid.
RATS CAN’T LOSE.
LIKE RECENT NEWS REPORT THAT SAYS ‘LOS ANGELES [RUN BY RATS] HAS “THE WORST TRAFFIC IN THE NATION” — BUT ONLY BECAUSE OF ROBUST JOB GROWTH, ECONOMY’S UP, MORE PEOPLE ARE ON THE ROADS GOING TO THOSE FULL-TIME JOBS.........’