In this new Qunnipiac poll, everybody is underwater as far as approval on the economy goes — though President Obama gets higher marks than everyone else. More importantly, despite the almost three-year long campaign by conservative politicians, conservative media (especially Fox News), and a compliant mainstream press, the blame for our failing economy still goes to the “leader” that got it there: George W. Bush.
“Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of President Obama’s handling of the economy, but by 2-1 they pin the blame on former President George W. Bush rather than Obama, who is now more than 60 percent through his term of office.”
“Given this public view, it might be reasonable to expect that the president’s re-election campaign will be, as it was in 2008, running against the former president, in addition to the actual GOP nominee,” said Brown. “The key voting bloc, independents, say 49 – 24 percent that Bush is more responsible for the economy than Obama.”
Aside from the politics, it is amazing that the brand of economic brain-deadery the Bushies employed isn’t in the trash. Yet, here are Eric Cantor, John Boehner, and Mitch McConnell proposing the same old crap that got us in this mess in the first place. Insane. (via)