Congratulations, George W. Bush, Half The Country Doesn't Hate You Anymore!
At last, some good news for America's worst president ever. Not every single person in the country who isn't related to him or collecting a paycheck from Fox News still spends much time thinking about how much George W. Bush sucks:
It is the first time in more than a decade that Americans have expressed a favorable view of Bush, at least according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday.
A whole 52 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Bush now, which is really impressive, considering that when he left office in 2009, 63 percent had an unfavorable opinion of him, and gosh, we can't imagine why, since he was that silly clumsy goofball everyone wanted to have a non-alcoholic beer with once upon a time, before he crashed the economy, spent all our money bombing random countries, made the whole rest of the universe hate us and -- actually, those seem like good reasons.
Americans still have a much higher opinion of George's daddy and also Bill Clinton and even Jimmy Carter -- yes, Jimmy Carter! But here is how your liberal media, POLITICO, tells that story, with this catchy headline:
George W. Bush outpolls Barack Obama
Well, sure, that is one way to look at it, and it's even factually correct. Way to go, Dubya, you are a whole THREE POINTS!!! ahead of the current president in the favorability popularity cool kid contest, after six years of pretty much staying invisible, keeping your dumb mouth shut, and hoping Americans would forget all the terrible things you did to them. BRB, having the medal engraved!
Of course, despite his soaring approval numbers, George W. Bush has promised to keep on keeping himself out of view, now that his brother Jeb is "maybe" running for president. Why? Because even Dubya knows it's better not to remind voters that he and Jeb come from the shallow end of the same gene pool. Wouldn't want to let Americans start remembering the trauma of the Bush years all over again, since that tends to remind them of how much they now hate everything Dubya did as president, including that whole invading Iraq thing that his brother would or would not do, depending on what answer you would like to hear from him. Despite George's best efforts to help out his baby brother, Jeb's doing a fine job of reminding everyone he is very much a Bush and while he'll try not to be a Bush, he WILL be just like his brother in all the wrong ways.
Still, we are again impressed with the Very Serious Trolling of the president -- ha ha ha, 'Mericans love Bush more than you! -- and also impressed that 52 percent of the country has somehow managed to lobotomize the Bush horrors from memory. We'll have whatever bleach on tap they're drinking, thanks.