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George Will on President Barack Obama, America's Affirmative Action Hire

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RUSH: George Will with an interesting column today:  "Why Americans Might Tolerate This Failed President." This sort of dovetails with my brilliant observation of mere moments ago of the people who do not listen to shows like this or watch Fox or even watch MSNBC. They just do not pay any attention to partisan media or advocacy media, just the news networks, evening news and the newspapers.  Here's George Will's last paragraph: "Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure -- thereby admitting that it made a mistake choosing him -- seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African-American president. If so, the 2012 election speaks well of the nation's heart, if not its head."

So George Will here is speculating, Obama might survive as a failed president, for two reasons:  Americans don't like to admit that they made a mistake, therefore they will not say that a president is a failure.  And the second thing is, you throw in the fact he's the first black president, and we gotta give the guy another chance, otherwise they'll call us racists or whatever. We've gotta be fair.  And, in the process, a failure ends up tolerated on the basis of a big-hearted nation.  I frankly think the American people want Obama out of their face.  I think the American people are sick and tired of seeing Obama in their face all day, every day, every night.  I think they're sick and tired of the media telling 'em things that aren't true that they know are true and vice-versa.  But we'll talk about this, because Will has a point, it is about those people who have a limited exposure to the media.

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RUSH: I'm thinking about this George Will piece in which he says the American people really don't like admitting that presidents are failures, so they don't vote against incumbents much. That simply isn't right. Bill Clinton is the only Democrat reelected since FDR. We have no problem in this country giving up on failed presidents, but what Will might have a point about is Obama being an affirmative action hire. Well, he might have a point.

There might be people with some guilt. "Well, we gotta give the guy a second chance." But, again, that may be manifesting itself more in polling data than what's gonna happen in the polling place when people actually vote. I still found it an interesting thing to consider and to discuss.

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