Ed Driscoll

"Lame Duck, Effectiveness Depleted, Popularity Squandered"

Olbermann ranting last night about President Bush? Try The Atlantic complaining about President Reagan in 1987:

“Nineteen eighty-seven is Year One of the post-Reagan era. The problem is, Ronald Reagan is still in office. The revolutionary regime has outlived the revolution. Reagan himself is a lame duck, his effectiveness depleted and his popularity squandered.”

As Noemie Emery did last year, Matt Lewis also reminds us that Big Media hated Reagan then as much as they hate President Bush today. And this was in era when they were the media: no Fox, no Web, no Drudge, no Blogosphere, and Rush was just setting up shop.