What If Bush Were President Today? Would He Be Re-elected?

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    I seriously doubt Bush would have an ice-cube's chance in hell to win re-election with such a poor economy and after all of the things have happened since Obama has been POTUS.

    Yet many claim that Obama has a better then 50-50 chance of being re-elected. Why is this?

    It's simple. Nothing bad that happens is blamed on Obama while everything that happens in the universe was blamed directly on Bush.

    It seems one lone nut-case in Arizona has bailed Obama out. Just when he was courting with approval ratings in the 30s, now Obama is back up around 50%. Never mind the lousy way he's handled the economy, the massive increase of the debt under his watch, the scandalous manner in which his responded to the Gulf oil spill, the release of hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents. Let's not forget the fact that hundreds of Americans ares still dying in foreign lands, and it seems Obama is trying to become Ronald Reagan now.

    Anyone else would have resigned in shame, but not Obama. Nothing seems to effect him personally. Nothing is his fault. He keeps giving his speeches with a straight face while his party politely applauds his efforts claiming that Social Security is well funded for the next 40 years, and that deficit-reduction was their primary goal. The lies that pass their lips are too funny to be believable.

    So considering all of this, do you think Obama would have a chance in hell if he got the same kind of treatment Bush got? Do you think that the MSM is gonna be able to sell this pack of lies to the public long enough to get this loser another 4 years?

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    There is no doubt that he gets a pass on a lot of shit for some reason. Just 1 example is fuel prices. Folks of all political stripes were freaking out when it went over 3bucks under Bush, yet hardly a fucking peep now when the price of everything, EVERYTHING, is going through the roof.
     
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    The only thing that has happened is the right wing media and left wing media have switched roles.
     
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    I doubt Ronnie is in heaven.
     
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    If you're expecting rational thinking to be reflected in polls then you're sort of missing the point about polls.

    Polls measure public percertion.

    Since when does public perception have anything to do with reality?
     
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    Could anyone, Republican or Democrat, turn around a mess in two years that took eight years to make?
     
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    That's ridiculous. It took way more than 8 years to make. :eusa_angel:
     
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    I stand corrected:eusa_hand:
     
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    That's the standard excuse the left uses, but things were fine till the Dems took over congress in 07'.
     
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    Either the elections last year were a referendum on Obama and this thread is wrong, or not.
     

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