The reason President Bush did a better job at managing Americans’ mistrust of Muslims is not, as Obama seems to suggest, that the Bush economy was so much better than the Obama one. It is, rather, that Americans, on this matter, trusted Bush. There’s an old Vulcan proverb: Only Nixon could go to China. Bush commanded trust when he spoke up for peaceful Muslims, because Americans understood he was on our side against the terrorists.
Wow. I'm so old I remember when a suggestion of this nature -- that the President is "on the side" of terrorists -- would have made Putz angry. Now, miracle of miracles, he endorses it.