Eleanor Clift: Obama's Poll Numbers Down Because He Hasn't Blamed Bush Enough

After the release of a number of polls Tuesday showing President Obama's favorability rating plummeting, his minions in the media were out in force trying to blame the slide on something or someone else.

Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, ever the dutiful shill always at a Democrat's service when the chips are down, took a predictably absurd tack: Obama hasn't blamed George W. Bush enough for all that ails the nation.

"Obama hasn’t done as good a job as Reagan of blaming his predecessor," wrote Clift after sharing some of Obama's dismal poll numbers.

For our sins Clift elaborated:

Jimmy Carter for years served as the GOP’s version of Herbert Hoover while Obama let George W. Bush slip away into the ether, a former president so invisible that he might as well be in a witness-protection program. Bush’s upcoming book, Decision Points, won’t be released until a week after the November election, reinforcing the GOP’s decision to keep the unpopular president out of the mix in the midterms. 

Readers are reminded that another Democrat media shill Bill Press told his radio listeners Tuesday that Obama's declining poll numbers were due to Americans being spoiled, impatient children. 

What do we learn from this?

That no matter what the current president does, and no matter what happens to the economy, in Iraq, in the Gulf of Mexico, or anywhere on the planet, Obama has media minions that will quickly be out in force trying to deflect blame from him without regard to facts or reason.

After all, as it pertains to Clift's argument, there likely hasn't been an administration in history that has spent more time blaming the country's problems on the previous president.

To suggest otherwise is what Hillary Clinton would say requires a willing suspension of disbelief.

But Clift knows her role, and she plays it well.

Of course, the magazine she writes for is in terrible financial condition desperately looking for a suitor to save it from extinction, but that's beside the point.

Despite the inanity in her position, Clift must be given an "A" for tossing such nonsense at her readers with a clear conscience and a straight face.

That is certainly something she can always be counted on for. 

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.