Jun
11
2013

Bush Rehabilitation Watch: And The Worm Doth Turn edition.

How entertaining. Gallup gives the news:

PRINCETON, NJ — Americans’ views of former president George W. Bush have improved, with 49% now viewing him favorably and 46% unfavorably. That is the first time since 2005 that opinions of him have been more positive than negative.

This is, of course, normal: most Presidents get better reputations after they leave office, particularly once they can be contrasted with their successors. Happened with every President that I remember except, I think, Nixon; and it’ll happen with Obama, and who ever succeeds him, and whoever succeeds Obama’s successor. Then why is it entertaining? …Oh, that’s just because I’m thinking of all those people in the Online Left out there who have based their self-image on being The People Who Opposed The Tyrant Bush. Now they’re The People Who Opposed That Bush Fellow Who Wasn’t Really So Bad, Honestly; And, Hey, He Did Fight AIDS.

[pause]

…Oops?

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2 Comments

  • midwestconservative says:

    Or Obama turns out to be just as corrupt as Nixon ( without impeachment or resignation though) and so no matter who we put up in 2016 he will look freaking awesome in comparison.

    • acat says:

      Umm, seriously? Shall we compare the number of scandals per administration? At this point, I think Obama wins that one …
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      Would you prefer to compare Obama and Nixon in terms of threats to liberty? Obama wins that one too…
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      It is a demonstration of just how effectively Nixon has been Alinsky’d that this comparison works, it is not an accurate comparison if one looks at the facts of both cases. Clinton and Nixon are rather more apt.
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      Mew

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