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Revenge of the Gipper: Reagan best, Obama worst president since WWII

Revenge of the Gipper: Reagan best, Obama worst president since WWII

Obama worse than Bush — let that one sink in.

A Quinnipiac University National Poll released today confirms what conservatives across the country have known since 2008: that Barack Obama is a dreadful president. Via Quinnipiac University:

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.

Ronald Reagan is the best president since WWII, 35 percent of voters say, with 18 percent for Bill Clinton, 15 percent for John F. Kennedy and 8 percent for Obama, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Among Democrats, 34 percent say Clinton is the best president, with 18 percent each for Obama and Kennedy.

Meanwhile, just under half of voters polled believe that America would be better off with Mitt Romney at the helm:

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.

There are two takeaways from this poll, and only one of them has to do with the fact that the majority of Americans are experiencing some serious buyer’s remorse over all the “hope and change” happening down on the border/in Benghazi/at our VA hospitals.

Out of the 1,446 people Quinnipiac polled, 61% of them believe that America’s worst presidential years have occurred between 2001 and 2014. Are voters just suffering from limited long-term memory? Or are they, as a group, more influenced by the media? (Jimmy Carter came in a distant 4th in the poll.)

Barack Obama’s first Presidential campaign revolutionized the way Americans consume digital content, and his operatives focused not only on the promise of a President Obama, but on the purported Hell that was 8 years of George W. Bush.

Since then, Republicans have been doing their best to catch up; what has resulted is a tidal wave of digital content that voters couldn’t escape if they wanted to. Short of completely unplugging and moving off the grid, there’s no way to avoid being inundated with countless Facebook ads, promoted Tweets, Google ads, TV spots, and radio ads demanding their attention on behalf of this candidate or that national group.

Since 2008, we’ve blamed Bush, we’ve blamed Obama, and we’ve blamed each other for America’s slow march off a steep cliff.

Who could blame the American public for being less than enthusiastic about the two Presidents who have borne the brunt of our digital discontent?


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I would say Lyndon Johnson was the worst; the country was in such despair that Richard Nixon made a comeback. Johnson seems to have been successfully written out of history by Democrat-centric academia. I still feel Reagan should not have run for a second term.

    LSBeene in reply to cbenoistd. | July 3, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Hey CB – I am SO with you on Johnson. What I have noticed is how they have (pardon the pun) whitewashed his record vis a vis civil rights.

    I went to an Army seminar where, at one point, they had a video talking about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Patriotic music and all that – and there was (Fmr) Pres Johnson being the hero of the civil rights movement, when the reality was he was a dyed in the wool racist.

    Eastwood Ravine in reply to cbenoistd. | July 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    It is only in viewing history with 20/20 vision that Reagan, in terms of political and historical narrative, probably obtained the best 1st term in the modern Presidency. Reagan having a second term, and being succeeded by his Vice-President — giving the Republicans three consecutive terms — is a profound verdict of history. It is one of the reasons why Reagan is widely regarded — even by those on the Left.

    The 1980s would not have been what we know them had not Reagan (and by proxy his Vice-President) locked the Democrats out of the White House for 12 years. Let us pray Obama delivers the White House to the right people in the Republican party for another 12 years.

Just looking at the ‘worst’ doesn’t tell the whole story.

The poll is a truly shocking look into how blindly biased liberals are.

The numbers for Obama and Bush are actually fairly close – Obama at 33 %, Bush at 28 %

On the other side of the scales, you have who considers them the BEST President.

Only 1% of Republicans thought Bush was the ‘best’. Conservatives were willing to admit that he wasn’t a great President, though not nearly as bad as the media would have you believe.

Meanwhile 18% of Democrats think Obama is the ‘best’. Let that sink in for a minute. Not ‘acceptable’ not ‘good’, but ‘BEST’. He has the same percentage of Democrats thinking he’s the ‘best’ as JFK!!

18% of Democrats thinking he’s a better President than JFK, Reagan, or even Clinton just showcases how rabidly partisan the Democrats have become. In the face of all evidence nearly 1 in 5 still thinks Obama is the greatest President ever. Simply unbelievable.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Olinser. | July 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    It is indeed stunning. I can only conclude that those who think obamullah is the best president ever must be at least one on the following 1). Black 2). Very wealthy and don’t care how high the cost of living is or how bad the job market is as long as their white guilt is assuaged 3). Poor-on-purpose and know that the government will always provide their basic needs no matter the cost 4). Ignorant beyond imagination

    sjf_control in reply to Olinser. | July 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Can you imagine how Obama would have handled the Cuban Missile Crisis?

    Paul in reply to Olinser. | July 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    There are a large percentage of Democrats who would quite literally drop to their knees and give Barry Soetero a rimjob on command. They’d then go home and proudly kiss their Momma with those same lips. They probably wouldn’t brush their teeth for the rest of their lives, and they’d proudly show off the corn kernel stuck in their teeth to their prog drone friends. That’s how insipidly brainwashed they are.

    Estragon in reply to Olinser. | July 3, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    When you consider that blacks comprise nearly 30% of Democrats, it’s less shocking.

    Ridiculous as ever, but no longer shocking.

Obama, Reid, and Pelosi took over congress, and essentially economic policy, in the 2006 election, and obviously Obama took over foreign policy after the 2008 election

After you better off now then you were in 2006?

Is our country in a stronger position then 2008?

Obviously the answer to both questions is no…and as such Obama has failed.

And he has failed to such a catastrophic extent he and Biden should be impeached so we can get a jump start on cleaning up his mess.

It won’t happen of course, because we don’t have an opposition party…but it should.

    DINORightMarie in reply to 18-1. | July 3, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Oh contraire! He has succeeded beyond his wildest imagination!!

    His “fundamental transformation of America” has taken no time at all…………

    JoAnne in reply to 18-1. | July 3, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Repeat after me – Cloward-Piven, Cloward-Piven, Cloward-Piven. He is very near total success except some of those pesky citizens in CA threw a hissy fit and turned the DHS busses back.

    Estragon in reply to 18-1. | July 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    The majority of the “deficits” Obama blamed Bush for were enacted by the Democratic Congress beginning in 2007.

“So sue me” will go down in history as one of the most arrogant, stupid, insipid remarks made by a president ever.

Red_Right_Returning | July 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm

What’s interesting is the historical ignorance of Democrats. Even if I were a blindly partisan, foaming-at-the-mouth, rabidly devout Democrat, I wouldn’t pick Clinton or Obama or even Kennedy. Anyone who knows history would pick Harry Truman as the best post-war Dem president, yet he apparently doesn’t register with the members of his own party.

“Obama worse than Bush — let that one sink in.”

That’s supposed to be the shock??

Obama’s been worse than even Carter since he took office. Carter’s probably the only US citizen to actually benefit from the Obama calamity: he’s no longer the worst President in US history. Plus, once Obama’s out of office, Carter can hand off his job as Spokesman for the terrorist group HAMAS and retire peacefully to a life of fending off rabbits with rowboat oars.

Even more startling is the fact that Bush faced a full six years of virulent opposition from the press, during which time he was vilified and made to look alternatively stupid or an evil mastermind. Obama has had over six years of adulation from the press, covering up or ignoring his scandals, faults, associations, and incompetence.

So that Bush is recovering while the media is still cheerleading for Obama is telling. History will judge quite differently.

Peggy Noonan and Matt Continetti have recently postulated that Obama has “checked out” and will play golf and party to run out his term.

I disagree. I don’t think he ever “checked in.” He is lazy and worthless and NEVER did anything but party and play golf and speechify. And raise money, and take vacations.

Even the PPACA (“ObamaCare”) was written by Pelosi and Reid’s people in Congress.

Every single budget Obama presented has been defeated in the Democratic-controlled Senate, usually unanimously.

He has always been useless, a puppet of leftist crooks like Valerie Jarrett.