Yes, President Bush, America does miss you

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by JamesL, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. JamesL

    JamesL

    Several months ago a huge billboard appeared near Wyoming, Minnesota, with a beaming photo of George W. Bush with the caption “Miss me yet?” The answer to that question is clearly yes, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research poll, which shows the former president staging a remarkable political recovery despite having largely disappeared from public life since leaving office:

    By 47 to 45 percent, Americans say Obama is a better president than George W. Bush. But that two point margin is down from a 23 point advantage one year ago.

    “Democrats may want to think twice about bringing up former President George W. Bush’s name while campaigning this year,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

    This has to be one of the most extraordinary political comebacks in decades. And as this week’s Washington Post/ABC News poll showed, nearly 25 percent of Democrats now believe “a return to Bush’s policies would be good,” a staggeringly high figure. As The Post reports:

    Obama and the Democrats have argued that if Republicans were to gain control of Congress, they would return to the policies of President George W. Bush. Two-thirds of Democrats share that view and say it would be bad for the country. But almost a quarter of Democrats say a GOP-led Congress would take the country in a new and better direction or say a return to Bush’s policies would be good.

    The CNN poll is of course deeply humiliating for the White House, especially coming just three and a half weeks before the November mid-terms. George W. Bush’s resurgence is in large part due to mounting opposition to the Obama’s presidency’s left-wing agenda, but it is also spurred by Obama’s image as an out of touch, aloof and elitist president, divorced from economic and political reality on the ground.

    A lot of Americans frankly miss the down-to-earth and significantly warmer leadership style promoted by President Bush, as well as his unfailing sense of optimism and heart-felt pride in America on the world stage. You certainly won’t ever find Bush apologising for his country or extending the hand of friendship to her enemies.

    And when Bush’s memoir “Decision Points” is published on November 9th, I’m in no doubt it will storm The New York Times’ bestseller list riding a new wave of nostalgia for his time in office. George W. Bush is back in fashion with a vengeance, in marked contrast to his increasingly unpopular successor in the White House.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100058215/yes-president-bush-america-does-miss-you/
     
  2. A lot of Americans frankly miss the down-to-earth and significantly warmer leadership style promoted by President Bush, as well as his unfailing sense of optimism and heart-felt pride in America on the world stage. You certainly won’t ever find Bush apologising for his country or extending the hand of friendship to her enemies.

    Unlike the American inferiority complex we currently are embracing with Obama.
     
  3. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Ouch, that's gonna leave a mark.
     
  4. So can anyone posting here think of a Republican candidate who's having Bush campaign with him on the campaign trail?

    Because I can't.
     
  5. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    no, because the GOP doing just fine without him.
     
  6. JamesL

    JamesL

    With numbers like these, maybe he should.
     
  7. Absolutely agree. I hope you guys are phoning your reps to get them out on the campaign trail with Bush.
     
  8. It’s come to this: ND Dem now touting fact that … he voted with George Bush
    POSTED AT 4:14 PM ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2010 BY ALLAHPUNDIT

    Their tears of desperation are oh so delicious.
    Note how insistent the ad is in connecting Pomeroy to Bush. They could have said “Earl voted to create Medicare’s prescription drug plan” and left it at that; instead, not only is Dubya mentioned but we get a honking big photo of him at the signing ceremony. That makes sense strategically in a deep red state like North Dakota, where Pomeroy’s now in the fight of his life after cruising to landslide wins the past two cycles, but it’s risky insofar as Bush’s Medicare expansion is one of the many counts included in the tea party’s indictment of him. After voting for TARP, the stimulus, and ObamaCare, Pomeroy’s big sop to conservatives this year is to remind them that … he also voted to expand government health care under Bush? That’s an interesting approach, but on balance probably a smart one: As a Democrat, he’s not going to win many tea party votes in the first place and whispering the magical incantation of “Medicare” will help among the famously high-turnout demographic of senior citizens. Especially since it’s that same O-Care boondoggle that Pomeroy voted for in March that has so many seniors worried about Medicare being underfunded going forward.

    Anyway, I used to think it’d be funny if Bush tried to leverage his unpopularity with the public by endorsing vulnerable Democrats in purple districts, on the assumption that their polling would crater. Now, thanks to Hopenchange, I think it might help.

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  9. Bugscoe makes an interesting point -- if even the Democrats are campaigning with Bush, why aren't the Republicans? Phone your reps now and get Bush out on the campaign trail. He's that popular.
     
  10. lol, yea let's bring back Generalissimo Bush, he can finish the job of turning the rest of the country into South Carolina
     
    #10     Oct 10, 2010