The Czar, you loyal readers will note, has long maintained that history’s judgment on President Obama would be particularly harsh. Evidently, history is not waiting.
Last week, despite the intense suppression of the main stream media, the generally pro-liberal Quinnipiac polling team released a poll that asked folks who the best and worst presidents have been in living memory (since World War II, which is fair enough). The results were unexpected, at least by the Czar:
Yes, George W. Bush, the worstest, most awfully unpleasant president ever…no longer holds the title. That’s right! Barack H. Obama has now taken the mantle as the worst president ever. And not by a little… when the difference between Bush and Obama is more than the don’t know count, that’s big. And not, pace the Quinnipiac press release writers, “narrow.”
But look again: the best president since World War II? Ronald Reagan. That’s significant, and not in an obvious way. Yes, there’s been a lot of nostalgia for the 1980s, but when Reaganwho between 1981-1989 was the worstest, most awfully unpleasant president everdominates powerfully as an icon for presidential success, the country is sending a message. Not that they want small-government programs and reduced taxes, but that they want, crave, need the optimism and faith in America that Reagan delivered in spades.
This chart is a stunning damnation of Obama. Americans have had it: they want Reagan back. They want his pro-growth programs, his foreign policy, his leadership. Not Hope and Change: America has finished with this. And coming in a mid-term election year, this poll just about punts the Democrats in the crotch.
So Obama is worse than Bush. Actually, Obama is also worse than Nixon and Carter combined. Talk about a feat.
But okay, many Obama supporters are crying that this poll is somehow biased. The Czar doubts it; in fact, he thinks the poll tilts heavily left. The second, third, and fourth best presidents are two prominent Democrats. Frankly, the Czar thinks JFK gets too much credit over Eisenhower, but fair enough: this is popular culture talking, after all.
The poll included almost 1500 registered voters, which is about 500 more than most polls successfully achieve. And 31% of them were Democrats; only 26% were Republicans.
Another item uncovered in the poll: yes, the country has changed its mind. 54% (a six-point lead) of the country wants Mitt Romney president. The Czar is beyond pissed about this, since no doubt that 54% more than includes the millions of Republicans who decided not to vote in 2012 because they were so sure Obama was done for on his own. You stupid morons. Stupid, stupid, stupid morons. Yes, the passengers on Edmund Fitzgerald decided, perhaps choosing a different ship would have been a better deal. The only difference of course is that the Edmund Fitzgerald passengers had no idea the ship would wreck; Gordon Lightfoot could have written a song about the SS Barack Obama in 2009. Stupid, stupid, stupid morons.
A third item: understanding that folks might just be responding to increasing news reports that Obama’s popularity is in a crash position, Quinnipiac wondered what would happen if the false choice of Bush v Obama were eliminated. Their question was phrased to include the last 12 presidents, in historical order, and with a request to rank them. The intent was eliminate Well, I just hate Bush/Obama more than Obama/Bush psychologies. Meaning, in short, that this is about as raw a response as you can get. With most biases eliminated, Obama still wound up at the bottom, which was inevitable but the first time the psychological aspect was addressed.
Doubtless many Democrats are rolling their eyes and assuming that those of us with other political persuasions are celebrating this news. While we might be celebrating news of Reagan’s domination of the right-hand column, everyone is just sick, in their own Cassandra-like way, about the other column.
Obama is a failure of historical proportions. And this time we didn’t say it. You did.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.