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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What Two People do Americans Admire Most?

      If you answered President Obama and Hillary Clinton, you’d be right.

       If you check that link you’ll see there’s a very cute picture of the two of them back when she was Secretary of State-I seem to recall some tabloid stories that he was cheating on Michelle with her-obvious hooey but they really did become very close friends and it’s great to see.. This is not a new story. 

       “Americans continue to name Hillary Clinton as the woman living anywhere in the world whom they admire most, and name Barack Obama as the man they admire most. Clinton has held the top women’s spot in each of the last 13 years and 17 of the last 18, with that streak interrupted only by first lady Laura Bush in 2001 after the 9/11 terror attacks. Obama has been most admired man in each of the last seven years, beginning with 2008, the year he was elected president.”

      So while the GOP loves to snicker over the President’s low approval ratings what do they have to say about that? It’s not as if George W. Bush was the most admired American every year of his Presidency. 

     The GOP loves to tout Obama’s low poll numbers and as usual for them, they’ve exaggerated here as well as while his his numbers the last year and a half have not been too exciting-consistently in the low 40s, they have never gotten as low as Bush did in his second term. 

     In fact, George W. Bush did have a great joke at a roast he told after Hurricane Katrina when he mentioned that at the time he had only a 38% approval rating-it would get 10 points lower-and that Cheney had asked him what his secret is.

      Now the GOP is left to wonder how they won a wave election and yet it’s the President’s popularity that is rising.

      Not to toot my own horn-but someone has to do it-this has been predicted.

       Meanwhile the GOP is left to defend the indefensible Steve Scalise, their number 3 man in the House-‘He didn’t know it was a Neo-Nazi rally and anyway it was 12 years ago’-time didn’t stop them from talking about Jeremiah Wright or Whitewater of course. Still, he has some defenders.
       “It may be the least welcome endorsement ever: a white nationalist political operative, vouching for an embattled Congress, for speaking before a hate group.

Rep. Steve Scalise has a supporter in Kenny Knight, the white nationalist who invited the House Republican to speak at a Metarie, La. Best Western Hotel in 2002—the site of a racist conference.
       “Poor Steve Scalise is getting a bad rap,” Knight, a long-time aide to former KKK leader David Duke, told The Daily Beast.  “I don’t think Steve Scalise would come anywhere near a white hate group.”
         “It’s a bit of an odd statement, since Knight and his cohorts don’t consider their outfits to be hate groups, despite their stridently racist rhetoric.”





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