Obama’s Too Good For the GOP To Say He’s A Disaster

One Great Graf

“The underlying premise of the GOP primary is that the Obama presidency has been an unrivaled disaster that brought the country to the brink of collapse. “This country is running out of time,” Marco Rubio declared at an October debate. “We can’t afford to have another four years like the last eight years.” That line was actually borrowed from Barack Obama, who said in his 2008 speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination: “We are here because we love this country too much to let the next four years look just like the last eight.” The difference, of course, is that it was true when Obama said it — the country was spiraling towards disaster at that point with a bloody quagmire of a war and a weakening economy that would soon implode on itself. But we’re not at that crisis point right now, which is why Obama’s approval ratings aren’t in the toilet the way George W. Bush’s were. And the higher Obama’s job approval rating creeps, the more ridiculous Republicans look arguing that he’s a historically disastrous president.” — Simon Maloy, Salon


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