RUSH: I want to go to the Quinnipiac poll of a couple of days ago that shows more voters than ever in the last six years see Obama as the worst president in modern times. I remember back when the Washington Post — their headline, by the way, on this poll, “Either Obama is the Worst President Since World War II, or Americans Just Have Really Short Memories.” Remember when the Washington Post wrote up an article like this one at the bottom of this page here to defend Bush when he was found to be the worst president of all time, remember that article?
Yeah. There was a poll that showed that Bush was the worst president and Bush approval numbers at 32%. And I remember, I distinctly remember the Washington Post running a story saying, “No, no, no, no, the American people just don’t have it right, their memories –” I remember that.
No, I’m making it up. There was no such story. Here is the Reuters story, a very despondent Reuters. “Two years into President Barack Obama’s second term, more voters say they are dissatisfied with his administration’s handling of everything from the economy to foreign policy, giving him the worst marks of any modern US president, a poll on Wednesday said. In a survey of 1,446 registered voters, 33 percent said Obama was the worst president since World War Two, while 28 percent pointed to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as the worst, the poll by Quinnipiac University found.”
Now, folks, I have to tell you something. In the White House — and they live and die by these polls. When they saw this, when they saw that fewer people think Bush was the worst president than Obama, I’m telling you, that’s the kind of thing that will send them exploding through the roof, because Bush is the benchmark. Bush is the justification for everything Obama says is wrong in America. Everything is still because of Bush, everything going wrong, from the economy to Syria to Iraq, everything is Bush, the absolute worst human being to ever occupy the Oval Office. They have made their bones on that. Obama is where he is because of that.
The news media and the Democrat Party got together again from basically 2004 on and did everything they could every day to drive Bush’s approval numbers down, to drive up hatred of Bush, to diminish any achievement. When Bush had unemployment of 3.3% they called it a recession. Obama’s unemployment rate’s a phony 6.1% and we’re in the biggest recovery you’ve ever seen. So when they got a poll that shows more people think Obama’s worse than Bush, this is the kind of thing that worries me, ’cause this will make ’em mad at us, at the American people. These are vindictive, vengeful people, these Democrats, and when the people do not appreciate nor understand what the Democrats are trying to do for them, then there’s going to be hell to pay.