Q-poll: Obama worst president since WWII

posted at 8:41 am on July 2, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

It’s no secret that Barack Obama’s popularity has plunged over the past 18 months of his second term, but just how bad has it gotten? According to a new poll from Quinnipiac, Americans pick him as the worst post-WWII president of all. A third of respondents choose Obama for that dubious honor, while 28% pick George W. Bush:

President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, 33 percent of American voters say in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. Another 28 percent pick President George W. Bush. …

Obama has been a better president than George W. Bush, 39 percent of voters say, while 40 percent say he is worse. Men say 43 – 36 percent that Obama is worse than Bush while women say 42 – 38 percent he is better. Obama is worse, Republicans say 79 – 7 percent and independent voters say 41 – 31 percent. Democrats say 78 – 4 percent that he is better.

Obama beats up George Bush on the economy any time he can in order to distract attention from the fact that his own economic policies have produced the worst recovery since WWII — not exactly a coincidence in regard to this poll. That tactic isn’t working as well as it used to work, though:

Voters say by a narrow 37 – 34 percent that Obama is better for the economy than Bush.

That’s within the MOE, but that’s the good news on Bush comparisons. He’s now at 39/40 against Bush as to which was the better President, down from 46/30 in January 2011 when the question was last asked. Among independents, Obama scores 31/41 and barely holds serve with women at 42/38.

Obama got a little bit of good news in his overall approval ratings, but that just shows how bad the rest of the news is from this poll. His job approval improved to 40/53, up from 38/57 in December … but not by much. Among independents, it’s 31/59, and among women — a critical demographic for Democrats this fall — it’s 42/49. He’s dead even on trustworthiness overall (48/48) but 42/53 among independents, and underwater on leadership at 47/51 overall and 41/57 among independents.

Perhaps even more embarrassing — and potentially more dangerous for other Democrats — is the rise of buyer’s remorse from the election of 2012:

America would be better off if Republican Mitt Romney had won the 2012 presidential election, 45 percent of voters say, while 38 percent say the country would be worse off.

Missing Mitt are Republicans 84 – 5 percent and independent voters 47 – 33 percent, while Democrats say 74 – 10 percent that the U.S. would be worse off with Romney.

If independents have double-digit buyer’s remorse from 2012, that suggests a strong desire to make up for their earlier mistake. The economy is driving that remorse. Respondents rate the economy as their highest priority by far in the midterms. Obama only gets a 40/55 on the economy, and 34/61 among independents. At the very least, it shows that independents won’t be too motivated to vote for Obama’s allies, while Republicans will be very motivated to turn out in November.


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Q-poll: Obama worst president since WWII

We don’t have a president right now….

Electrongod on July 2, 2014 at 8:43 AM

It’s no secret that Barack Obama’s popularity has plunged over the past 18 months of his second term……

Flexibility…

Electrongod on July 2, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Change…..

Electrongod on July 2, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Obama is just getting started; he still has 2+ years to go.

Somebody needs to start a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a monument to the worst President ever: Barrack Obama.

albill on July 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM

But most effective.

rogerb on July 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM

44. Abraham Lincoln
43. FDR
42. Wilson
41. His Glorious Imperial Majesty Barack HUSSEIN Obama
40. Carter
39. LBJ

I guess they are right…

Best Presidents:

1. Washington
2. Jefferson
3. Reagan
4. Madison
5. Coolidge

ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Obama got a little bit of good news in his overall approval ratings……

Fore!!!

Electrongod on July 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM

If the media ever turns on bo, he will leave office completely crushed the thin skinned narcissist.

tim c on July 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Hey, I come here for shit I don’t already know.

msupertas on July 2, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Troll meltdown.

katy the mean old lady on July 2, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Hey, I come here for shit I don’t already know.

msupertas on July 2, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Aaaaand, we have a Winnah!

ToddPA on July 2, 2014 at 8:48 AM

As they’ll be saying elsewhere: They told me if I voted for Romney we’d have worst president since WWII — and they were right!

apostic on July 2, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Perhaps even more embarrassing — and potentially more dangerous for other Democrats — is the rise of buyer’s remorse from the election of 2012:

Romney was no prize, but after four years of Obama, he would have come off as Reagan II. It saddens me all the lost time and effort. Can anyone fathom the boom this country would be experiencing if the country weren’t bogged down in all the Obama fiascoes?

BuckeyeSam on July 2, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Wow how much does America hate the GOP since he kicked your butts twice nationally?

The Velvet Mafia on July 2, 2014 at 8:49 AM

It took people six years to figure out what we’ve known from the beginning. He is a horrible “leader” and I for one am embarrassed this country voted in such an incompetent, self-centered, egotistical narcissist. The real worry now is that will they vote any smarter next time? I have doubts.

scalleywag on July 2, 2014 at 8:51 AM

If the media ever turns on bo, he will leave office completely crushed the thin skinned narcissist.

tim c on July 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Wait until fall 2015, when Dems really start firing up the engines for Hillary. They’ll need to put all kinds of space between Obama and Hillary to highlight how Hillary will do what Obama promised and failed to do.

BuckeyeSam on July 2, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Wow how much does America hate the GOP since he kicked your butts twice nationally?

The Velvet Mafia on July 2, 2014 at 8:49 AM

He kicked more then just GOP asses…

The rest have their heads up their…..

Electrongod on July 2, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Best Presidents:

1. Washington
2. Jefferson
3. Reagan
4. Madison
5. Coolidge

ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Coolidge is our most Underrated President, IMO.

ToddPA on July 2, 2014 at 8:52 AM

If Jimmy Carter’s brain were alive, it would be smiling.

justltl on July 2, 2014 at 8:52 AM

BuckeyeSam on July 2, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Exactly. It’s going to be a decade or more to fix the messes this guy made. Some of them may not be fixable at all.

scalleywag on July 2, 2014 at 8:52 AM

In other news, 67% of those polled couldn’t say for sure if water is wet.

jjjdad on July 2, 2014 at 8:53 AM

I’d prescribe another Nobel Peace Prize, STAT. Maybe take two more and call me in the morning.

Marcus on July 2, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Wow how much does America hate the GOP since he kicked your butts twice nationally?

The Velvet Mafia on July 2, 2014 at 8:49 AM

For 2012, ask all those 2008 Obama voters who didn’t show up and all those GOP voters who didn’t show up for Romney. His re-election was hardly a butt kicking–see Reagan 1984.

BuckeyeSam on July 2, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Wow how much does America hate the GOP since he kicked your butts twice nationally?

The Velvet Mafia on July 2, 2014 at 8:49 AM

let’s reverse this shall we?

Circa 1972, how much does America hate Democrats, since Nixon
kicked their azzes twice??

ToddPA on July 2, 2014 at 8:54 AM

2018 Q-poll: Obama best King since George III

leftamark on July 2, 2014 at 8:54 AM

The Law of Stupid American Voters:

Garbage In = Garbage Out

MisterElephant on July 2, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Voters say by a narrow 37 – 34 percent that Obama is better for the economy than Bush.

Based on what?

Worst president since WWII

O has instructed his cabinet to find every way they can make it even worse.

mankai on July 2, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Wow how much does America hate the GOP since he kicked your butts twice nationally?
 
The Velvet Mafia on July 2, 2014 at 8:49 AM

 
You ain’t seen nothing yet.

rogerb on July 2, 2014 at 8:56 AM

We don’t have a president right now….

Electrongod on July 2, 2014 at 8:43 AM

We have a dictator, for the donks this is heaven

clnurnberg on July 2, 2014 at 8:57 AM

imagine what the numbers would be if not for the MSM and entertainment culture protecting him and propping him up to the low info voters/idiots out there.

jp on July 2, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Obama is just getting started; he still has 2+ years to go.

Somebody needs to start a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a monument to the worst President ever: Barrack Obama.

albill on July 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Wasn’t there a city in California that named a wastewater treatment plant in honor of GWB? Guess they can rename the plant in honor of the current potus.

wifarmboy on July 2, 2014 at 8:57 AM

jp on July 2, 2014 at 8:57 AM

If the press wasn’t pimping so hard, Obama would still be in the senate.

clnurnberg on July 2, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Voters say by a narrow 37 – 34 percent that Obama is better for the economy than Bush.

 
Based on what?
 
mankai on July 2, 2014 at 8:55 AM

 
Ha. That’s easy. Based on them not having any more understanding of money than Obama.
 

The average American household with at least one credit card has nearly $15,950 in credit-card debt (in 2012), according to CreditCards.com, and the average interest rate runs in the mid- to high teens at any given time.
 
money.c n n.com/magazines/moneymag/money101/lesson9/

rogerb on July 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Exactly. It’s going to be a decade or more to fix the messes this guy made. Some of them may not be fixable at all.

scalleywag on July 2, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Obama is a symptom of a dysfunctional society. Not the cause. Him being term limited out of office will not change the electorate. So what is there to fix after he leaves? We have pretty much gotten to the point where we are now a democracy. The majority is truly a mob. Or rather, several disparate mobs working together to subvert the freedoms of others.

astonerii on July 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

2018 Q-poll: Obama best King since George III

leftamark on July 2, 2014 at 8:54 AM

That’s gold!

However, you’ve lost the trolls. They have no idea who George III was… Or how he’s relevant to their constitutional right to insurance-covered abortifacients that so many Americans died to protect.

mankai on July 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Can you imagine how bad it would actually be if the media reported honestly instead of defending the guy?? He would be envious of Congress’s approval rating.

Southernblogger on July 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Obama is a symptom of a dysfunctional society. Not the cause. Him being term limited out of office will not change the electorate. So what is there to fix after he leaves? We have pretty much gotten to the point where we are now a democracy. The majority is truly a mob. Or rather, several disparate mobs working together to subvert the freedoms of others.
 
astonerii on July 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

 
Well said, astonerii.

rogerb on July 2, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Obama is a symptom of a dysfunctional society. Not the cause. Him being term limited out of office will not change the electorate. So what is there to fix after he leaves? We have pretty much gotten to the point where we are now a democracy. The majority is truly a mob. Or rather, several disparate mobs working together to subvert the freedoms of others.

astonerii on July 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Meh. The 70′s were very liberal and what came next??

Southernblogger on July 2, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Obama is just getting started; he still has 2+ years to go.

Somebody needs to start a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a monument to the worst President ever: Barrack Obama.

albill on July 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM

There’s a bust of him every morning at the bottom of my toilet bowl. That’s more than sufficient.

Cherokee on July 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Now that the public is turning against him, he’ll be even more aggressive running the country into the ground.

Boomslang Joe on July 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM

2018 Q-poll: Obama best King since George III

leftamark on July 2, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Heh. “…or else!”

apostic on July 2, 2014 at 9:06 AM

I still don’t miss Etch-A-Sketch and I still wouldn’t vote for him.

Romneycare = 0bamacare and the corrupt gopE still will not repeal socialized medicine. They just want to manage Big Government themselves.

Etch-A-Sketch is for Shamnesty. He lied about it just like Screwbio.

Hank Paulson has already signaled that the gopE will be pushing for a carbon tax and Etch-A-Sketch was their chosen one to pull it off.

Willfully blind.

Jayrae on July 2, 2014 at 9:08 AM

You cant judge a sitting president you gotta wait awhile
-libs excuse

cmsinaz on July 2, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Boomslang Joe on July 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM

I think he would have to declare martial law to be any more aggressive in finishing us off.

Southernblogger on July 2, 2014 at 9:09 AM

If independents have double-digit buyer’s remorse from 2012, that suggests a strong desire to make up for their earlier mistake. The economy is driving that remorse. Respondents rate the economy as their highest priority by far in the midterms.

But….but…but Noah Rothman says we need to pander to single women or the Dems are holding the Senate or something.

Bitter Clinger on July 2, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Wonder if Obama will hear about this as he hears about so much else “On-The-News?”

TimBuk3 on July 2, 2014 at 9:11 AM

The surveys on Family Feud are more interesting.

MT on July 2, 2014 at 9:12 AM

He would be envious of Congress’s approval rating.

Southernblogger on July 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

The segment of the population that would worship 0bama no matter what, is greater than the approval rating of congress.

cozmo on July 2, 2014 at 9:13 AM

+1 BC

War on women in overdrive

cmsinaz on July 2, 2014 at 9:13 AM

But….but…but Noah Rothman says we need to pander to single women or the Dems are holding the Senate or something.

Bitter Clinger on July 2, 2014 at 9:11 AM

If the GOP doesn’t win the Senate blame “Drooling” Thad Cochran and Haley Barbour.

ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Speaking of worst since WWII…

==================================================================
FY 1947-2007 average annual deficit: 1.6% of GDP.
==================================================================

FY 1996-2007, Republican majorities ran annual deficits which were 50% BELOW average (0.8% of GDP).

==================================================================

FY 2008-2014, Democrat majorities have run annual deficits which are 300% ABOVE the FY 1947-2007 average (6.4% of GDP),
and 700% ABOVE the FY 1996-2007 Republican average of 0.8% of GDP.

==================================================================

Data Source:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2015/assets/hist01z2.xls

ITguy on July 2, 2014 at 9:13 AM

What possible reason could anyone have for thinking Obama is trustworthy?

I don’t get a lot of his positive ratings, but that one blows my mind. I hear Democrats of my acquaintance whine about his two-facedness as much as Republicans do.

MTF on July 2, 2014 at 9:14 AM

What happened to “mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm?

Kraken on July 2, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Can you imagine how bad it would actually be if the media reported honestly instead of defending the guy?? He would be envious of Congress’s approval rating.

Southernblogger on July 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

If the media had done their job Obama never would have gotten the Dem nomination and would not have been elected President twice. They were creaming in their pants over the thought of “racial justice” and getting the first Black person elected, they didn’t care about anything else.

Barack H. Obama is a figment of the entire Left’s imagination. He isn’t real, he is as fake as a three dollar bill. Turns out he really is a whinny, narcissistic think skinned product of Academia and Affirmative Action. He is going to get angrier and angrier as time goes on and he realizes he is a Lame duck. That is when he is going to get dangerous.

Johnnyreb on July 2, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Same poll has Reagan (35%) as best by 17 points over Clinton (18%).

Interesting that Carter ranks better than Nixon. Shows the lasting power of scandals. Obama may be holding this ranking for quite awhile.

airupthere on July 2, 2014 at 9:16 AM

The polling showing GWB as the second worst is interesting and I think good news.

We recall the extreme hatred of GWB by the Left. So, this implies that the poll has a strong Left bias (surprise). There are several presidents I consider much worse than GWB, but they’re all Democrats. More evidence of a polling bias.

So, the good news is that a poll apparently heavily biased to the Left still indicates that Obama sucks.

Tsar of Earth on July 2, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Obama is a symptom of a dysfunctional society. Not the cause. Him being term limited out of office will not change the electorate. So what is there to fix after he leaves? We have pretty much gotten to the point where we are now a democracy. The majority is truly a mob. Or rather, several disparate mobs working together to subvert the freedoms of others.
 
astonerii on July 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

 
Meh. The 70′s were very liberal and what came next??
 
Southernblogger on July 2, 2014 at 9:04 AM

 
Reagan.
 
Then the Bushes, Clintons, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Boehner, and McConnell. But other than the Bushes, Clintons, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Boehner, and McConnell, I agree with your point.

rogerb on July 2, 2014 at 9:18 AM

If only Obama can give a speech to change all this and solve all the problems under the sun… Speech, speech, speech, speech, speech…. OMG, my body is shaking with extreme excitement waiting for Obama speech, thrill in my legs and all…

mnjg on July 2, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Well DUH!

gophergirl on July 2, 2014 at 9:18 AM

If only Obama can give a speech to change all this and solve all the problems under the sun… Speech, speech, speech, speech, speech…. OMG, my body is shaking with extreme excitement waiting for Obama speech, thrill in my legs and all…

mnjg on July 2, 2014 at 9:18 AM

*snort*

gophergirl on July 2, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Since WWII? How about since before the Civil War? If not since 1690?

rbj on July 2, 2014 at 9:19 AM

That’s only because he’s the currently the president. W. Bush is worse, because his policies were the same as Obama’s, and that is why we have Obama, to begin with.

rickv404 on July 2, 2014 at 9:19 AM

The sad part is that there are so many many people that cannot get by their own racism to accept that he has been a disaster for America.

They voted for him to prove to themselves and their Liberal friends how “open minded”, how “progressive” they were to vote for a completely unknown man because he was black. And they are sticking with him because to give up on him would prove how stupid they were in the first place.

clippermiami on July 2, 2014 at 9:20 AM

rickv404 on July 2, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Bless your heart, you try so hard.

cozmo on July 2, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Chuck Todd not taking the poll seriously so goes the rest of the lsm

cmsinaz on July 2, 2014 at 9:21 AM

mankai on July 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Touche. But we could all stand to lose some trolls, no?

leftamark on July 2, 2014 at 9:22 AM

The Dow went up 130 points yesterday because SCOTUS snapped the gym towel at Dear Leader and laughed while he cried.

Imagine what the economy will do when we have a real president!
Think 1982 here.

Tard on July 2, 2014 at 9:22 AM

rogerb on July 2, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Right. But even with Clinton the country was far more conservative.He actually stole the Republicans playbook as far as lip service to small govt and his admin was very business friendly. There are cycles to lib populism being followed by returns to reality.

Southernblogger on July 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM

What happened to “mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm?

Kraken on July 2, 2014 at 9:14 AM

What? Did Mooch give up her lobster?

leftamark on July 2, 2014 at 9:27 AM

The Dow went up 130 points yesterday because SCOTUS snapped the gym towel at Dear Leader and laughed while he cried.

Imagine what the economy will do when we have a real president!
Think 1982 here.

Tard on July 2, 2014 at 9:22 AM

How did you come up with this dumb conclusion?… First the “Limousine Liberals” controlled Wall Street is totally disconnected from the real economy and in fact it works opposite to the real economy… Bad economic news (bad GDP, bad unemployment, etc…) is great news for Wall Street and vice versa… The “Limousine Liberals” controlled Wall Street wants the Federal Reserve to keep printing trillions of dollars to buy their toxic assets and to lend them money at zero interest so they go ahead and charge the consumers much higher interest rate. They are making record profits under Obama but all the terrible expense of the nation and for generations to come… So please do not confuse for a second that Wall Street is the economy in fact the opposite is true…

mnjg on July 2, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Obama is a symptom of a dysfunctional society. Not the cause. Him being term limited out of office will not change the electorate. So what is there to fix after he leaves? We have pretty much gotten to the point where we are now a democracy. The majority is truly a mob. Or rather, several disparate mobs working together to subvert the freedoms of others.

astonerii on July 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

We lost this country well before Obama.

We lost this country in 1992 when the American people elected that serial rapist, lying PoS, Bill Clinton.

sentinelrules on July 2, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Wall Street is being 100% supported by Fed printing of counterfeit dollars.

ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Y’all giving credence to these type of polls are silly. This type of poll is a mile wide and an inch thick….

I think Obama is the worst of the last 90 years…but this type polling… I mean come, on, people are saying Obama is better for economy that the last Bush….Gheesh

georgealbert on July 2, 2014 at 9:31 AM

We lost this country well before Obama.

We lost this country in 1992 when the American people elected that serial rapist, lying PoS, Bill Clinton.

sentinelrules on July 2, 2014 at 9:29 AM

We lost this Republic sometime between 1861 and 1920.

FDR, LBJ, Clinton, and Obama exploited everything done then.

ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 9:32 AM

This type of poll is a mile wide and an inch thick….

georgealbert on July 2, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Of course it is. It is also a snapshot of what many LIV’s are thinking. This type of pole sometimes has a snowball effect.

cozmo on July 2, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Wasn’t there a city in California that named a wastewater treatment plant in honor of GWB? Guess they can rename the plant in honor of the current potus.

wifarmboy on July 2, 2014 at 8:57 AM

San Francisco had a referendum about that in 2008. However, they voted against renaming the plant after Bush by a 70%-30% vote. (Many of the people who didn’t like GWB didn’t want to commemorate him even as a joke, or to force the sewage plant employees to be constantly reminded of him.)

J.S.K. on July 2, 2014 at 9:34 AM

rogerb on July 2, 2014 at 9:18 AM

 
Right. But even with Clinton the country was far more conservative.He actually stole the Republicans playbook as far as lip service to small govt and his admin was very business friendly. There are cycles to lib populism being followed by returns to reality.
 
Southernblogger on July 2, 2014 at 9:23 AM

 
I don’t disagree, but we won’t return to conservatism. We may return to Clinton conservatism, though, and that’s where they’ve won. Hotairians two decades from now will be having a similar conversation and saying “but even with the second Bush the country was far more conservative…”
 
We local-government, let’s-pay-our-bills types are a fringe minority now.

rogerb on July 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Ok! All really, really, really, severely conservatives who stayed home or voted democrat in the last presidential election have proved their point. They have made sure the democrats get the blame for this mess.

Now what? How long will it take to undo the damage?

Vince on July 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Generally, people will never admit they were conned, scammed, showed bad judgment. They’ll need someone to blame. I hope it’s the corrupt media. They have a reckoning coming.

Rational Thought on July 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Barack H. Obama is a figment of the entire Left’s imagination. He isn’t real, he is as fake as a three dollar bill. Turns out he really is a whinny, narcissistic think skinned product of Academia and Affirmative Action. He is going to get angrier and angrier as time goes on and he realizes he is a Lame duck. That is when he is going to get dangerous.

Johnnyreb on July 2, 2014 at 9:15 AM

My thoughts exactly. It does not matter to him if the GOP wins the Senate in November or not, he sees already that the GOP will back down at every opportunity. He is already setting precedent to “go it alone”, he can’t guarantee Hillary will even run, much less win.With only 2 years to go and so much left to do, he will double down on this behavior.

leftamark on July 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM

mankai on July 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Touche. But we could all stand to lose some trolls, no?

leftamark on July 2, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Well, at least for the moment we have them scrambling to figure out who George III was (Jeb Bush?) and what this cryptic “WWII” is all about.

mankai on July 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Wasn’t there a city in California that named a wastewater treatment plant in honor of GWB? Guess they can rename the plant in honor of the current potus.

wifarmboy on July 2, 2014 at 8:57 AM

San Francisco had a referendum about that in 2008. However, they voted against renaming the plant after Bush by a 70%-30% vote. (Many of the people who didn’t like GWB didn’t want to commemorate him even as a joke, or to force the sewage plant employees to be constantly reminded of him.)

J.S.K. on July 2, 2014 at 9:34 AM

A real shame…if they had, they could be taking a big Obama every morning…then sending it over to see Bush.

msupertas on July 2, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Can you imagine how bad it would actually be if the media reported honestly instead of defending the guy?? He would be envious of Congress’s approval rating.

Southernblogger on July 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Add to this an entire generation (or more) raised on the ever more blatant propaganda in the public schools and universities.

ncinca on July 2, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Wow how much does America hate the GOP since he kicked your butts twice nationally?

The Velvet Mafia on July 2, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Not even close to the truth.
McCain and Romney both had to run against the media as well as the democratic machine. And I will probably never be convinced that there wasn’t fraud involved in 2012.

Nixon and Reagan “kicked butt.” Obama, not so much.

jazzuscounty on July 2, 2014 at 9:38 AM

ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Oh, so you are one of those loons who thinks Lincoln was one of the worst Presidents because he wouldn’t let this country become Balkanized so Southerners could continue with slavery? Good to know.

Ted the Average on July 2, 2014 at 9:39 AM

If this was Bush or any republican for that matter, Wolf Blitzed would come on every 15 minutes with breaking news and insight about this extraordinary and historic poll.

jaywemm on July 2, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Oh, so you are one of those loons who thinks Lincoln was one of the worst Presidents because he wouldn’t let this country become Balkanized so Southerners could continue with slavery? Good to know.

Ted the Average on July 2, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Slavery wasn’t the cause of the War of the Northern Aggression.

ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Ok! All really, really, really, severely conservatives who stayed home or voted democrat in the last presidential election have proved their point. They have made sure the democrats get the blame for this mess.

Now what? How long will it take to undo the damage?

Vince on July 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM

They still haven’t learned. Wait and see.

ncinca on July 2, 2014 at 9:40 AM

We lost this Republic sometime between 1861 and 1920.
 
ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 9:32 AM

 
It’s interesting to note that’s around the time when, as was discussed recently, people went from saying “the united States ARE” to “the United States IS“.

rogerb on July 2, 2014 at 9:41 AM

lend them money at zero interest so they go ahead and charge the consumers much higher interest rate. They are making record profits under Obama but all the terrible expense of the nation and for generations to come… So please do not confuse for a second that Wall Street is the economy in fact the opposite is true…

mnjg on July 2, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Flesh that bolded part out a little bit please. If they were charged 1% vs zero% will the consumer be better off?

Vince on July 2, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Slavery wasn’t the cause of the War of the Northern Aggression.

ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Dude, I have studied this. There was going to be a war at some point. Slavery was the catalyst.

cozmo on July 2, 2014 at 9:42 AM

rogerb on July 2, 2014 at 9:41 AM

That was a direct result of the war.

cozmo on July 2, 2014 at 9:43 AM

It’s interesting to note that’s around the time when, as was discussed recently, people went from saying “the united States ARE” to “the United States IS“.

rogerb on July 2, 2014 at 9:41 AM

And we need to go back to it being an “are”.
First thing that needs to happen it the REPEAL of every 20th Century amendment with the possible exception of presidential term limits.

Voting age, voting eligibility is and should be up to the States, as should the election of Senators.

ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 9:44 AM

rogerb on July 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Time will tell, but there is a reckoning coming if we don’t start facing reality as a country. The gravy train will be derailed through reform or another Weimar.

Southernblogger on July 2, 2014 at 9:44 AM

If independents have double-digit buyer’s remorse from 2012, that suggests a strong desire to make up for their earlier mistake.

Regretting the second purchase of a bad product is called idiot’s remorse.

RadClown on July 2, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Slavery wasn’t the cause of the War of the Northern Aggression.

ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 9:40 AM

War of Northern Aggression? I guess it’s pretty aggressive to fight back after rebels seize federal installations and fire on one of the holdouts…

Anyway, what was the cause?

Ted the Average on July 2, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Dude, I have studied this. There was going to be a war at some point. Slavery was the catalyst.

cozmo on July 2, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Lincoln didn’t even make it into an issue until nearly 3 years into the war.

That war was about the North imposing Big Government onto the South. It was also about turning DC from a CONSENSUAL union created by the States into a Regime that enslaved states to it.

ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 9:47 AM

That was a direct result of the war.

cozmo on July 2, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Yeah. That great Republican Lincoln was the architect of American central govt and the almighty Feds.

Southernblogger on July 2, 2014 at 9:48 AM

War of Northern Aggression? I guess it’s pretty aggressive to fight back after rebels seize federal installations and fire on one of the holdouts…

Anyway, what was the cause?

Ted the Average on July 2, 2014 at 9:46 AM

National Divorce.

Coming up again Soon -tm.

ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Slavery wasn’t the cause of the War of the Northern Aggression.

ConstantineXI on July 2, 2014 at 9:40 AM

It was started during a peaceful protest by a group of southerners objecting to a video. My history teacher told me that.

jaywemm on July 2, 2014 at 9:50 AM

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