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Bush is back
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 4/23/2013 4:50:50 PM

It took less than 4 1/2 years of the Obama presidency for President George W. Bush to mount his comeback. While doing absolutely nothing on his own behalf (he’s been the most silent ex-president in my lifetime), his approval is up to 47 percent according to The Post/ABC poll. That’s up 14 points from his final poll in office. For comparison’s sake President Obama’s RCP average is a tad over 49 percent. Why the shift? Aside from the “memories fade” point, many of his supposed failures are mild compared to the current president (e.g. spending, debt). Unlike Obama’s tenure,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rubberneck, 4/23/2013 5:39:19 PM     (No. 9293063)

History will be good to GW Bush, particularly when he´s compared with the guy who followed next in line! (I just hope we´re not witnessing the beginning of the end.)

My only issue with the author: she states as one of his failings, "some excess in domestic spending." Major understatement, IMO.

But I´ll overlook that because she points out the "Clear Moral Compass" contrast. Now we´re wandering aimlessly.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: laurahome, 4/23/2013 6:13:44 PM     (No. 9293108)

How any sane person can defend Zippy´s record on anything while in office is beyond me. W was an imperfect president. Name me one that wasn´t. If George W. would run again in 2016, and Obama continue being, well, Obama, George would win another four years. But only if voter I.D. was put into place. It´s likely that the lack of voter I.D. put Obama into office both times.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rafter, 4/23/2013 6:40:45 PM     (No. 9293152)

Dubya was/is better than Obomber.

I´m afraid little bro Jebster wants to capitalize on that.

Give it a rest, Jebbie.
A big gummint liberal with a Mexican wife and a drug felon daughter.
And a son who plans on becoming president, too, someday, jes´ like Pappy.

Somebody save us.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: eoddad, 4/23/2013 7:01:36 PM     (No. 9293183)

Bush is light years ahead of Obama. Bush also loved his country, but his placid response to the lies told by the Left/MSM have left the American people confused enough to elect then reelect an absolute Marxist who hates the country.

Bush did nothing for the preservation of the Party and that allowed the Left to dominate since Obama´s election. For every point Jennifer makes I can ring off the damage Obama has done and continues to do and even her poll has Obama ahead of Bush if only slightly.

I defended Bush from every angle until his near sell out on Immigration. A strategic thinking Politician would not have allowed his/our party to be painted into a defensive corner we find ourselves.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: smidgen, 4/23/2013 7:10:51 PM     (No. 9293197)

I wish that title was true. I would welcome him in the White House right now.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: absalom, 4/24/2013 1:28:50 PM     (No. 9294564)

So Bush would win in ´16? Really? That fantasy is the ultimate triumph of hope over reality. The R´s ran his clone in ´12 when the effective unemployment rate topped 16% and Willard lost decisively. The GOP is a corpse led by dead men.

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