Obama ran on having a transparent government, cutting the debt in half during his first term, decreasing unemployment to 6% in his first term, etc., etc. None of this occurred.<quoted text>
So you're saying that Obama's failings are making Bush more popular
...and you don't care what I buy?
THAT'S STUPIDITY SQUARED.
Liberals concluded that Obama would take office and make our nation a utopia. As this didn't happen, most of his promises didn't occur, and we find ourselves in worse shape after over 4 years of Obama, many Americans realize that Bush wasn't so bad after all. Thus the improvement in his ratings. I would imagine Bush's ratings will continue to improve as we continue through Obama's second term.
In the wake of a recession that began roughly seven weeks after President Bush took office, America experienced six years of uninterrupted economic growth and a record 52 straight months of job creation that produced more than 8 million new jobs. During the Bush presidency, the unemployment rate averaged 5.3 percent. We saw labor-productivity gains that averaged 2.5 percent annually a rate that exceeds the averages of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Real after-tax income per capita increased by more than 11 percent. And from 2000 to 2007, real GDP grew by more than 17 percent, a gain of nearly $2.1 trillion.
Upon taking office, George W. Bush inherited an economy heading for recession and championed policies that made things better; upon taking office, Barack Obama inherited an economy in a deeper recession and championed policies that have made things worse. That is a key different between the two.
On his worst day, the economic decisions by Obamas predecessor were better, more responsible, and more enlightened that anything President Obama has done. The Economic Urban Legend carefully created by Barack Obama is breaking apart. According to some polls, more Americans now hold Obama responsible for the bad state of the economy than they do Bush.
George W. Bushs presidency was certainly not perfect; none are. But like Truman before him, Bushs achievements will be vindicated.
Now square that!