Saturday, January 27, 2007

Falling Even More

Bush's approval rating, that is:

Jan. 27, 2007 - President George W. Bush concluded his annual State of the Union address this week with the words “the State of our Union is strong … our cause in the world is right … and tonight that cause goes on.” Maybe so, but the state of the Bush administration is at its worst yet, according to the latest NEWSWEEK poll. The president’s approval ratings are at their lowest point in the poll’s history—30 percent—and more than half the country (58 percent) say they wish the Bush presidency were simply over, a sentiment that is almost unanimous among Democrats (86 percent), and is shared by a clear majority (59 percent) of independents and even one in five (21 percent) Republicans. Half (49 percent) of all registered voters would rather see a Democrat elected president in 2008, compared to just 28 percent who’d prefer the GOP to remain in the White House.


With Bush widely viewed as an ineffectual “lame duck” (by 71 percent of all Americans), over half (53 percent) of the poll's respondents now say they believe history will see him as a below-average president, up three points from last May. The first time this question was asked, in October 2003, as many people thought Bush would go down in history as an above average president as thought we would be regarded as below average (29 to 26 percent). Only 22 percent of those polled think Bush's decisions about Iraq and other major policy are influenced mainly by the facts; 67 percent say the president's decisions are influenced more by his personal beliefs. This perhaps explains why only about half (49 percent) of adult Americans even bothered to watch or listen to any of the State of the Union speech as it happened. Of those, less than half (42 percent) think his energy, health care and other domestic policy proposals are likely to be seriously considered by the new Democratic-controlled Congress. Overall, 61 percent are unsatisfied with the way things are going in America; just 30 percent are satisfied.

The American people get it now - George Bush is an ignorant, stupid little man who makes "gut decisions" with little regard for facts or reality. They do not believe him when he says he wants to work with the other party (and why should they? "Bipartisanship" and working with the other party to Bush means the other party does EXACTLY what he wants them to do.) They do not trust him in a crisis, they do not trust him to make the decisions for the direction of the country (although he constantly reiterates like a little boy how he's "the Decider" and "the Decision-Maker.") They do not trust his sincerity, his honesty, or his policies. They do not listen to what he has to say anymore because they don't think it's worth listening to. And they consider him a lame-duck who they wish would just go away.

My faith in America is partially restored. Many of us saw this in the man and his administration years ago. Now an overwhelming majority of Americans see it. Even many (though not yet a majority) of Republicans see this stupid little man for who he is. Only the Hugh Hewitts and a few other Bush suck-ups remain on board with the preznut and his policies. And even they are starting to sound less and less enthused about the preznut. I was watching a National Review discussion on C-Span last night with Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, Kathryn Lopez, and Kate O'Beirne about the "state of conservatism" and very rarely did Bush's name come up, not even from the audience members who were asking questions of the panel. Reagan's name came up frequently and the praise the ladies had for the former president was effusive. But Bush? Not a word.

That says a lot when even Malkin, O'Beirne, Ingraham, and K-Lo - women who have spent six years slobbering all over this preznut's knob like the cheap political whores they are - couldn't muster anything nice to say about Bushie and his merry men and women in the administration.

St. Reagan is about all the Repubs have to hold on to these days.
It's true, abi. Ironically, I think they're gonna have a their own carter on their hands in the figure of Dubya - the kind of ex-prez who never gets invited to Presidential Conventions because he's political poison for anybody who associates w/ him.
Heck, even radical conservatives like me are joining the anti-Bush pack, but we're far from being supportive of the left on this.

We should be kicking ass over there; it hasn't happened yet. Meanwhile, day by day, more losses of troops continue.

Romney '08.
Steve, what do you think the chances are that Romney can get through the GOP primary? W/ his past support for abortion rights and gay rights and his past donations to Democratic candidates. I wonder if the GOP base won't look at him w/ a bit of suspicion (kinda the way they look at St. John McCain.)

Mike Huckabee announced for president yesterday. What are your feelings about him? I think he's a dark horse candidate who's very acceptable to conservatives and evangelicals and I think if he can get any traction/money at all, he can actually make it to the top tier of the candidates and have a chance to be the Un-McCain.
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