February 11, 2013
HOW’S THAT HOPEY CHANGEY STUFF WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA?
A majority of voters believe President Obama has been no better than his immediate predecessor, President George W. Bush, when it comes to balancing national security with the protection of civil liberties, according to a new poll for The Hill.
Thirty-seven percent of voters argue that Obama has been worse than Bush while 15 percent say he has been “about the same.”
The results cannot be fully explained as party line responses. More than one in five self-identified Democrats, 21 percent, assert that the Obama administration has not improved upon Bush’s record. So do 23 percent of liberals.
The results are especially striking given the liberal hopes that attended Obama’s election, the opprobrium he heaped upon Bush’s national security policies during the 2008 campaign and his early promise to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.
And the moral preening and bullying engaged in by Obama partisans — yes, I’m talking about you, Andrew. It’s like all the hope-and-change/Bush-is-a-war-criminal stuff was just pure partisan hackery or something.