Saturday, July 5, 2014

Will Obama be remembered as worse than W?

Poll: Obama 'worst president' since World War II

According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, those surveyed consider Obama worse than W. Bush; worse than any President since the Axis called it a day.

Whether it's getting elected or securing a legacy, the mechanics of politics are the same: It isn’t about what you do, or even about what you say; it is about the feeling you give people when you speak. Reagan is seen as a fiscal hawk, yet he ran deficits that would have embarrassed Lyndon Johnson. But he made people feel good when he spoke, so no amount of evidence can erase the memory of his tough but empty talk on government spending.
 
Clinton signed a “tough on crime” bill, and presided over and SIGNED the Defense of [hetero] Marriage Act, but because he made people feel good when he spoke he has the image of a benign, progressive liberal.
 
Obama makes a lot of people feel good, so in the long run, he will be remembered more favorably than W, who didn’t even make himself feel good.

 

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