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GSLevel9 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 01:58 PM
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So how did W get to a 44% approval rating?
Edited on Wed Nov-10-10 01:59 PM by GSLevel9
Simple if you look at it the right way.

Because W is the conservative icon of the right, correct?


NO.


Because W is hailed by the teaparty as the role model to glorify?


NO.



George W. Bush spawned TARP and to this day supports comprehensive immigration reform. George W. Bush started 2 wars and spent money like a drunken sailor (not to besmirch drunken sailors) and engaged in controversial wartime decisions. In his time he was never popular to the right. He's a Connecticut blue blood Country Club Republican and not a Jim DeMint.

So... why in the hell does George W. Bush have an approval rating comparable to President Obama? How did W go from 18% in 2008 to 44% today?


Ok, let me tell you how. George W. Bush is NOT Barack Obama. That's all. Nothing else. You have this 45-50% of the voting public that just hates Obama. They've found their new icon in George W. Bush. Do they REALLY miss George W. Bush yet? Of course not, silly assumption...
Today's right LOVES George W. Bush BECAUSE the left HATES George W. Bush. The enemy of my enemy.... right? This also explains why it doesn't matter what Bush does/did. He will receive a free pass forever because he's the wedge against Obama and the current DEM party. They love that smirk, those boots and that wood pile down at the ranch. They love George W. Bush as an extension of their HATE for Obama and the DEMS.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 01:59 PM
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1. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Put Dubya back in the West Wing and his approval would sink like a stone again.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 02:01 PM
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2. 44 is being awfully generous...
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 02:04 PM
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3. Every president generally sees a spike in approval when they're out of office.
Because they're not doing anything anymore. They're not making the tough and divisive decisions. They're not on television. They're not being associated with all the bad news we're seeing today.

It happens. No big deal.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 02:21 PM
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4. Well, I certainly approve of him being out of office. n/t
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Jack Bone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 02:22 PM
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5. 2 possible answers...
#1 ACRS (Americans Can't Remember Shit)

#2 Polls have been wrong before..and that trend continues here.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 02:34 PM
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6. That was a Gallup poll wasn't it?
Their election predictions were way off. They're off their game at the moment.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 02:35 PM
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7. Presidents always see approval spikes after leaving office. Nothing special. nt
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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 02:37 PM
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8. I would approve of * 100%
If he was in a supermax federal penitentary.... :-)

Oh btw, if * truly believes in an afterlife and his Creator's judgement of either winding up in "Heaven or Hell", I would think that he (and Cheney) would occasionally wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, knowing that Hades is likely where he is going to spend eternity?

If I had the chance, I would tell * that he should just confess his guilt to the American public, as well as the world, accept the probability of him being arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced, do his time quietly and honorably in prison (unless he was to get a death sentence for treason), and MAYBE, just MAYBE then his Creator MIGHT have mercy on his everlasting soul... :evilgrin:

Yeah, I am all too aware that * has said and really believes that God spoke to him, and that he believes that he told that he was "divinely" destined to be our POTUS and CIC. But the "God" that he thought had spoken to him likely was just one of his equally soused buddies who was still holding onto the second bottle of booze that they were sharing... :beer:
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