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Salon’s Joan Walsh: Bush’s Poll Numbers Are Up Because…Obama’s Doing a Good Job?
NewsBusters.org ^ | April 24, 2013 | Noel Shepard

Posted on 04/24/2013 7:18:13 PM PDT by Kaslin

There are times when I’d really like to see a liberal brain next to a conservative brain to see if there really is a physiological difference.

Consider Salon’s Joan Walsh who on MSNBC’s The Cycle Wednesday actually said the reason former President George Bush’s poll numbers are up is because President Obama is doing such a good job (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Salon’s Joan Walsh: Bush’s Poll Numbers Are Up Because…Obama’s 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 it’s 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, it’s 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



TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; barackobama; bho44; bhojobapproval; bush43; georgewbush; issheforreal; leftwinglunatic

1 posted on 04/24/2013 7:18:13 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Uhhhh, B.S. Bush’s poll numbers went up because now Americans finally understand what Islamic Extremism is (Boston).


2 posted on 04/24/2013 7:23:56 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

If only GW Bush had understood Islamic Extremism!


3 posted on 04/24/2013 7:26:39 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Kaslin

finally, it’s obama’s fault!


4 posted on 04/24/2013 7:26:54 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Kaslin

Can you say, “Delusional”? ;-)


5 posted on 04/24/2013 7:27:08 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Kaslin

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.


6 posted on 04/24/2013 7:28:44 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: headsonpikes

It’ll be renamed Islamic Expressionism by the time the media is done with it.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 7:29:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Kaslin

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.


8 posted on 04/24/2013 7:30:13 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Kaslin

9 posted on 04/24/2013 7:31:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


10 posted on 04/24/2013 7:32:04 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Kaslin

LOL, you really do have to give them credit for positively spinning things. The sad part is the people who actulally believe their spins.


11 posted on 04/24/2013 7:36:03 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

She’s a left winger so of course she is delusional


12 posted on 04/24/2013 7:36:13 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: tennmountainman

Why don’t you crawl back under the rock you crawled out from


13 posted on 04/24/2013 7:37:36 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: tennmountainman

Exactly. What does an “approval rating” even mean abouyt a guy who hasn’t been performing the job for 4 years.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 7:37:38 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Kaslin

Walsh is a loon.


15 posted on 04/24/2013 7:38:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Or Uninstallation Art.


16 posted on 04/24/2013 7:41:10 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Kaslin
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.

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.

17 posted on 04/24/2013 7:54:57 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Kaslin
There are times when I’d really like to see a liberal brain next to a conservative brain to see if there really is a physiological difference.

The liberal brain is upside down, inside out and everything reversed.
Left is right, down is up, good is bad and bad is good.
Controversial is sound policy, tried and true is old fashioned and backwards.
You can trust your enemies but not your friends.
The liberal brains are from the Darkside.

18 posted on 04/24/2013 7:56:04 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Republican Wildcat

That is typical liberal logic


19 posted on 04/24/2013 7:58:05 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Joan Walsh isn’t she the one that decided that the coldest winter in any many years was caused by Global Warming?


20 posted on 04/24/2013 8:14:23 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Kaslin

Bush’s Poll Numbers Are Up Because…......Obama makes him look Milton Friedman and Ronald Reagan combined.


21 posted on 04/24/2013 8:24:50 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Kaslin

22 posted on 04/24/2013 9:50:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: headsonpikes

‘If only GW Bush had understood Islamic Extremism!’

“Religion of Peace”


23 posted on 04/24/2013 10:54:34 PM PDT by Pelham (Without Deportation you have De Facto Amnesty.)
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To: Kaslin

It would be too crowded. For every one of you Bush lickers here posting
there are 10 non-Bush lickers.


24 posted on 04/25/2013 4:13:38 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Slings and Arrows

You betcha


25 posted on 04/25/2013 4:29:49 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Well... I’m voting for Bush.


26 posted on 04/25/2013 6:24:02 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Kaslin

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.


27 posted on 04/25/2013 11:08:14 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Kaslin

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.........’

WOW...


28 posted on 04/25/2013 8:43:14 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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