With President’s Day 2011 almost upon us this coming Monday, according to a recent Gallup poll, Ronald Wilson Reagan was named the greatest United States President ever. In the past 12 years of this survey, Reagan, Lincoln and JFK has have topped the list. If you ask me for the top 3 greatest Presidents ever … Lincoln, Washington and Reagan.
Ronald Reagan Speech – 1964 Republican National Convention
From 1964 to present, his words make even more sense today.
The 2011 poll had the rating as follows: 1. Reagan, 2. Lincoln, 3. Clinton, 4. JFK, 5. Washington and 7. Obama. With all due respect to those voting, its bad enough that Bill Clinton would have been named #3 and ahead of JFK, but Barack Obama at seven? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Its obvious that 5% of those voting couln’t name another US President other than Obama. Would this mean as pointed out by Michelle Malkin.com that according to liberal MSM comparisons of Obama to Reagan, even though they have nothing in common, that Obama’s wins by the transiative property? The answer would be, no.
We might want to see what the break down looked like according to Republicans, Democrats and Independents. Some might find in shocking that Democrats would pick Clinton ahead of Kennedy, Obama ahead of FDR and Lincoln and George Washington no where to be seen. Then again, nothing should surprise us any more from these folks.
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According to the most recent Gallup Poll, Barack Obama is a deadlock tie, 45% – 45%, as to if registered voters would support Obama or an “unnamed” Republican candidate. One year ago Obama had a 44% to 42% lead when the same question was asked. So where did that so-called bounce for Obama and come back kid go that the MSM has been shilling?
As stated at The Hill, the results of the Gallup poll provide optimism for the many GOP candidates that are expected to run in the Republican Presidentialprimary to face Obama. Obama’s talk of “winning the future” looks like it may not include him politically. Although Republicans have a long way to go and need to come up with a dynamic new candidate, not a past retread … Barack Obama does face the spectre of losing to an unnamed candidate, not even a headline name.
The poll, release Wednesday, underlines an opportunity for the large field of potential Republican candidates looking to defeat Obama on the heels of the Democrats’ “shellacking” in the 2010 midterm elections, when they lost control of the House and six Senate seats.
The results of the generic ballot survey are virtually unchanged from last year, when Obama held a slight two-point edge over a generic Republican.
But the poll suggests Obama is more vulnerable than former President George W. Bush at this point in his presidency.
Interestingly enough, when Obama’s poll versus a generic candidate is compared to GWB at the same time, Bush beat a generic Democrat among registered voters by 47% to 39%.
In polling from October 2001 through January 2004, George W. Bush consistently led an unnamed Democratic opponent, although by a shrinking margin as his job approval rating descended from a post-9/11 reading of 87% to the 50s and 60s. In February 2003, the point in Bush’s presidency comparable to Obama’s presidency today, Bush beat a generic Democrat among registered voters by 47% to 39%.
Swiss Neutrality? George W. Bush Cancels Trip to Switzerland … Threat of Protests & Arrest on War Crimes
So much for Swiss neutrality and sanity.
Former President George W. Bush has canceled his trip to Switzerland where he was to give the keynote address at a Jewish group’s charity gala on February 12 in Geneva. As reported at The Hill, GWB canceled because of expected protests and the treat of possible arrest on war crimes allegations. So much for the rules of diplomatic immunity. It is simply amazing just how whacked out these European countries have become. As Weasel Zippers stated, because those Swiss folks are certainly known for their rational protests, like the bare naked ladies moonbats protesting global warming in their birthday suits.
President George W. Bush has canceled an event in the famously neutral country Switzerland because of expected protests to his presence there.
Bush was supposed to give the keynote address at a Jewish group’s charity gala on Feb. 12 in Geneva.
Leftist groups had planned to protest the visit, according to news agencies. But several human rights groups had also filed criminal complaints against Bush, demanding that he be taken into custody if he stepped on Swiss soil and investigated for allegations of ordering torture.
A right-wing member of the Swiss parliament also demanded last week Bush’s arrest on war crimes allegations if he came to the country, according to Reuters.
Honestly, it is too bad that Bush did not go through with the trip and speak at the event. How would not have liked to have seen Swiss authorities attempt to arrest a former US President? It would have almost have been worth the dare. I wonder how many Swizz lives have been saved over the years due to interrogation? What the heck happened to Switzerland?
UNREAL, the National Debt has now passed the $14 trillion mark for the first time ever. In just 7 months, the National Debt as increased from $13 trillion on June 1, 2010 to $14 trillion on Dec. 31. Good grief. And as Weasel Zippers preemptively respond to Obama and his Democrat minions, No, this isn’t Bush’s fault.
The latest posting today of the National Debt shows it has topped $14 trillion for the first time.
The U.S. Treasury website today reported that as of last Friday, the last day of 2010, the National Debt stood at $14,025,215,218,708.52.
It took just 7 months for the National Debt to increase from $13 trillion on June 1, 2010 to $14 trillion on Dec. 31. It also means the debt is fast approaching the statutory ceiling $14.294 trillion set by Congress and signed into law by President Obama last February.
The federal government would have to stop borrowing and might even default on its obligations if Congress fails to increase the Debt Ceiling before the limit is reached.
Some Republicans in the new Congress have said they’ll seek to block an increase in the Debt Ceiling unless a plan is in place to significantly reduce federal spending and unfunded government liabilities on entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.
White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee warned yesterday.
However, as reported at the NRO President Obama’s economic advisor Austin Goolsbee argued that a refusal by the Senate to increase the government’s debt ceiling would be “catastrophic” and a sign of “insanity.” Hmm, intertingly enough that’s not the position the Obama had in the past.
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. (Obama’s thoughts on the debt limit in 2006, when he voted against increasing the ceiling)
Funny how Obama does a 180 when he is in power.
Barack Hussein Obama likes to blame all the ills of his Administration on former President George W. Bush. Does Obama blame his poor job approval ratings on GWB as well? Presently according to Gallup, Obama has a 42% approval rating and a 49% disapproval.
How bad has Obama been as President? It took Barack Obama only two years to reach an approval level of GWB in the 5th year of being President. One has to try in order to accomplish such poor poll numbers so fast.
Wonder why there are some Democrats who do not want Obama to run in 2012? However, it would also appear from the rhetoric from Barack Obama that he in no way understands the will of the people from their votes in the 2012 midterm election.
Thunderous Ovation for GWB & GHWB at World Series Game 4 as “W” Throws a Strike … While Obama Speaks to Half Empty Crowd
MISS THEM YET AMERICA … WHAT A MOMENT TONIGHT IN TEXAS.
Father, son and baseball … it does not get any more American than that. Tonight at the MLB World Series in Texas, George W. Bush (43) and George H.W. Bush (41) entered the ballpark to thunderous applause to throw out the first pitch. The crowd kept on cheering. America, remember what it feels like to genuinely feel good about a moment that is not spin or about so-called promises of hope and change?
Check out the fast ball from “W”! I had to chuckle when I heard Nolan Ryan ask the President whether he wanted him behind the plate or not. GWB’s response was, oh yea, that’s fine like of course, what else is there, hahaha.
Video Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
Who would have thought in less than two years that we would miss GWB? However, Obama’s policies and liberal/socialist agenda have made many long for the days. One thing you never heard for GWB was blaming Clinton for anything, even though we were in the midst of an economic downturn, dot com bubble disaster and corporate scandals following the 8 year of Bill Clinton. Bush never played the blame game.
Remember Barack Hussein Obama’s pathetic first pitches? Who could forget the lameness.
On the campaign trail, Obama’s final pre-election rally ended with a thud. I guess one could say, that Obama came “in like Liar and out like a lamb”.
Interestingly enough, today Barack Obama spoke to a half empty audience in Ohio. Obama and Biden failed to pack the arena at the event billed as the final one in a series of “Moving America Forward” rallies aimed at ginning up enthusiasm for Democrats. Oops! I guess we can see how enthused Democrats are with Obama in Ohio where unemployment and the economic down turn has devastated Ohioans. I guess we know why Republicans Bob Portman is running away with the Ohio US Senate race and John Kasich is the odds on favorite to become Ohio’s next Governor.
Where have all the people gone Mr. President?
The arena where President Obama and Vice President Biden are making their final appeal to Democrats to get out and vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections was far from capacity Sunday afternoon.
The crowd estimate stands at 8,000 in the arena that seats just over 13,000and a couple thousand empty seats are visible above the stage where Obama and Biden rallied supporters.
The NY Times state run media noticed the lack of presence of individuals but decided to take the company line of lies and spin. By the way, Cleveland State has about an enrollment of 16,000 students, the Cleveland Browns had a bye week so there was no football and Democrats going to church, really?
About 8,000 people attended the Democratic National Committee’s Moving America Forward’ rally at Cleveland State University’sWolstein Center, a hall where the capacity is 13,000. The rafters were largely empty.
Organizers noted the president was competing on a Sunday afternoon with church, football and Halloween.