Remember the outrage directed directly at GW Bush during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina? With the help of the mainstream media, Bush was painted as both a moron in over his head and an elitist who could care less about the people of the Gulf region, especially all the black people.
There wasn't a more unpopular man in the country at the time. Of course, the majority of the hatred was generated from myths - that were later proven to be false - propagandized from a hate-filled, far-left leaning media bias that pounced on a golden opportunity. And it worked.
But oh what a difference a few years - and another federal response to a regional disaster - make. In light of the Gulf oil spill, Public Policy Polling uncovered an admiration for Bush's response to Katrina in comparison to that of Obama's for the spill:
Louisianans are feeling more and more that George W. Bush's leadership on Katrina was better than Obama's on the spill. 54% think Bush did the superior job of helping the state through a crisis to 33% who pick Obama. That 21 point margin represents a widening since PPP asked the same question in June and found Bush ahead by a 15 point margin. Bush beats Obama 87-2 on that score with Republicans and 42-30 with independents, while Obama has just a 65-24 advantage with Democrats.
Of course, there is no way in hell this poll will be reported anywhere but in conservative circles but expect to hear about it during presidential debates in 2012, when the right crushes Obama on his incompetence and failure to lead.
Karma, as always, is a funny thing.