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THE END OF THE “BLAME BUSH” ERA?

Posted by Andrew Roman on November 3, 2009

poll numbers dropI’m always after interesting little tidbits.

Take this little morsel from Rasmussen: In one month, the percentage of people in the United States who blame former President George W. Bush for the nation’s economic woes has dropped six percentage points – from 55% to 49%.

Here’s a tastier nugget: The percentage of people who say President Barack Obama is more to blame for the ailing economy has jumped eight – from 37% to 45%.

Obama’s closing in.

And all of this in spite of a liberal media complex that all but greases itself up and bends over for the man.

Another delectable scrap to chew on is the fact that back in February – during the first month of the Messianic Age – just under half of all Americans said they trusted their own judgment more than the president’s when it came to economic issues – something that, in and of itself, is tremendously troubling. Today, however, that percentage has surged to 63%.

Talk about a right turn.

It’s actually a novel idea … trusting your own judgment. I wonder what Jefferson, Washington, Adams, Paine, Franklin, Hancock, Hamilton, Jay, Livingston, Chase and Madison would have thought of that concept.

(Inexplicably, 27% of Americans say they still trust the President’s economic judgment more than their own).

And if this next little statistic doesn’t perfectly illustrate the difference between left and right, then nothing ever will.

According to Rasmussen, “Eighty-four percent (84%) of conservatives trust themselves more, but 56% of liberals have more confidence in the president.”

More than half of the left place more trust in the president – and thus, the government – than themselves. I’m not sure whether to nod and sigh, or scream and vomit.

And I’d love to know who these sixteen percent of conservative are that put more trust in Barack Obama than themselves. Still, the fact remains, the overwhelming vast majority of conservatives believe in themselves – the individual – more than an elected official.

Conservatism 101.

No further analysis necessary.

Three more little gems to gnaw on:

– 62% of voters oppose the passage of another economic stimulus package this year.

– Just 42% now support the health care reform plan proposed by Obama and congressional Democrats. Most voters expect the plan, if passed, to drive up health care costs and hurt quality and expect a middle-class tax hike to pay for it.

– For nearly four-out-of-five voters, the bigger problem for the country is not their unwillingness to pay higher taxes. It’s their elected representatives’ refusal to cut government spending.

In other news, America is a center-right country.

Can we remember that?

(Say it with me, now) Yes, we can!
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