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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Bush looking for bottom....

How does that old saying go? “When it rains, it pours.” Well, for Dear Leader, the electorate, in a word, is P – I – S – S – E – D. The last three polls released, which I’m sure Bush doesn’t know about because, you know, he doesn’t read the papers or watch the news, are a mystery to the man who continuously tries to make incompetence a virtue:

NBC/WSJ: 37%
Pew Research: 33%
Newsweek: 36%

Throw in the latest CBS News poll where for the second month in a row it has held steady at 34% and you have an average of 35% approval. Ouch. It’s obvious at this point the GOP die-hard kool-aid drinkers are still dreaming dreams of their man in the WH. He just hasn’t angered them, yet. That remains to be seen. Out across the country though in an election year that is creeping closer and closer to election day in November, one has to wonder how long the rest of the GOP is going to take this and let their man sink them. As a life long Democrat I should be ecstatic at these numbers, but so far all I see is a bunch of jockeying politicians that call themselves “Democrat” for some reason displaying the backbone of a mollusk. Only Sen. Feingold has shown any sand. Oh, and by the way, Tom Oliphant, who on Air America’s Al Franken show this past Wednesday went out of his way to tell Al how wrong Sen. Feingold was, here is my message to you: You can kiss my Democratic Party ass. Please keep demonstrating how the mainsteam media is now passé and irrelevant.Newsweek, Pew Research Center and NBC/WSJ sums up Bush’s anemic numbers:

Newsweek:
March 18, 2006 - A bitterly divided electorate givesPresident George
W. Bush an approval rating of only 36 percent in the latestNEWSWEEK poll,
matching the low point in his presidency recorded lastNovember. His image as an
effective leader in the war on terror istarnished; with less than half the
public (44 percent) approving of the way he’shandling terrorism and homeland
security. Despite a series of presidentialspeeches meant to bolster support for
the war in Iraq, as well as theannouncement of a major military offensive when
the poll was getting under way,only 29 percent of the people questioned approved
Bush’s handling of thesituation in Iraq. Fully 65 percent
disapprove.


Pew Research Center
In the aftermath of the Dubai
portsdeal, President Bush's approval rating has hit a new low and his image
forhonesty and effectiveness has been damaged. Yet the public
uncharacteristicallyhas good things to say about the role that Congress played
in this high-profileWashington controversy. Most Americans (58%) believe
Congress actedappropriately in strenuously opposing the deal, while just 24% say
lawmakersmade too much of the situation. While there is broad support for the
wayCongress handled the dispute, more Americans think Democratic leaders
showedgood judgment on the ports issue than say the same about GOP leaders
(by30%-20%).


NBC/WSJ
WASHINGTON - Democrats might be
overstating thattheir gubernatorial victories Tuesday in New Jersey and Virginia
are glaringsigns for next year’s midterm congressional elections and beyond, but
one thingis pretty clear: President Bush and the GOP seem to be mired in
politicalquicksand.The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, released
Wednesdaynight, finds that all five of Bush’s job approval ratings — on overall
jobperformance, the economy, foreign policy, terrorism and Iraq — are at
all-timelows in the survey. In addition, the CIA leak scandal seems to be taking
a tollon the administration, with nearly 80 percent believing the indictment of
VicePresident Cheney's former chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, is a
seriousmatter, and with Bush experiencing a 17-point drop since January in those
whosee him as honest and straightforward.With the midterms a year away,
thesenumbers could spell trouble for the GOP. “These are not good times
forRepublicans,” says Republican pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted the
surveywith Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart. “This is a very unhappy
electoratethat’s going to be unstable, and they are terrifically unstable
numbers for aRepublican majority.”



Now, where are the Democrats? Will they keep running for the hills when this weakling of a “President” yells boo? Or will they stop cowering and now come out and represent the base of their party, finally?

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