Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Big H/T to WTF Is It Now?!?

People like President Obama better than Bush/Cheney on national security matters.

From The Washington Independent:

Another Stunning Republican Success

By Spencer Ackerman

So, GOP: what have your campaigns in favor of indefinite detention and torture — or in Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) case, becoming anti-anti-torture — gotten you? Democracy Corps:

For the first time in our research, Democrats are at full parity on perceptions of which party would best manage national security, while they have moved far ahead of the GOP on specific challenges such as Afghanistan, Iraq, working with our allies, and improving America’s image abroad.

How bad is it?

Given their approval of the president’s performance on foreign affairs, voters flatly reject the claims from former Vice President Cheney and other Republicans that Obama’s policies put America at risk. By nearly a 2 to 1 margin, Americans say that President Obama is doing better, not worse, than his predecessor, George W. Bush, when it comes to national security.

This survey signals a possible generational shift in attitudes that could have broad electoral consequences, depriving Republicans of one of their last remaining advantages just when their image has dropped to an all-time low relative to the Democrats.


themom said...

This doesn't surprise me...now I'm happy again. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop on the Pelosi/CIA situation. It's possible she could be lying, but I'm not leaning that way. With all the controls Bush/Cheney implemented - it is not far off base to think that rached as far as the CIA.

Grandpa Eddie said...

themom - I don't think Pelosi is lying either. The Bush/Cheney CIA was working off warped Bush/Cheney rules.

ZIRGAR said...

BAH! What do the American people know!? And that's your new GOP talking point for the day. lol

Grandpa Eddie said...

ZIRGAR - It's the same old, same old from the GOP. Nothing ever changes with these people. The seem to think that all they have to do is tell people to follow them and they will....and some do, just like lemmings to the sea.