Monday, April 7, 2008

It's Damnnear Unanimous: Worst President Ever

Americans are pretty united in thinking the Bush-Cheney junta has taken the country in the wrong direction:

81 percent of respondents said they believed “things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track,” up from 69 percent a year ago and 35 percent in early 2002 ... A majority of nearly every demographic and political group — Democrats and Republicans, men and women, residents of cities and rural areas, college graduates and those who finished only high school — say the United States is headed in the wrong direction. Seventy-eight percent of respondents said the country was worse off than five years ago; just 4 percent said it was better off. [emphasis mine]
It's rare to see numbers like 81 and 78 in any poll on any controversial topic, so dissatisfaction with the retarded Texan the Supreme Court installed in 2000 is quickly receding from the list of controversial topics and is approaching consensus.
But in fairness to George W. Bush and his heart that Jesus famously changed, aren't Americans a little short-sighted and fickle? If only there were people out there who could take the long historical view. Oh wait ... according to a recent poll of professional historians:
Asked to rank the presidency of George W. Bush in comparison to those of the other 41 American presidents, more than 61 percent of the historians concluded that the current presidency is the worst in the nation’s history. Another 35 percent of the historians surveyed rated the Bush presidency in the 31st to 41st category, while only four of the 109 respondents ranked the current presidency as even among the top two-thirds of American administrations. [emphasis mine]

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