Monday, April 24, 2006

Bush Administration Meltdown

No one is fooled by the Bush administration's effort to improve its image by a White House makeover that is really nothing more than an exercise in musical chairs. Even the indictment of Scooter Libby should be considered in light of the fact that Libby is keeping an office only a few blocks from the White House. CNN reports that Bush's numbers continue to fall:
In the telephone poll of 1,012 adult Americans carried out Friday through Sunday by Opinion Research Corporation for CNN, 32 percent of respondents said they approve of Bush's performance, 60 percent said they disapprove and 8 percent said they do not know.

That's a significant drop from the way Americans perceived the president a year ago. In a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll carried out April 29-May 1, 2005, Americans were split on their assessments of Bush's performance, with 48 percent saying they approved and 49 percent saying they disapproved....

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It was one of four conducted within the past 10 days that have yielded similar results: a Pew Center poll carried out April 7-16 gave Bush a 35 percent approval rating; a Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll carried out last Tuesday and Wednesday gave him a 33 percent approval rating; and an American Research Group poll carried out Tuesday through Friday gave him a 34 percent approval rating.

Asked whether the term "strong and decisive leader" describes Bush, 46 percent said yes, down from 62 percent who said they felt that way in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup survey carried out July 22-24, 2005.

Now the question is why 46 percent of the American people still believe that Bush is a 'strong and decisive leader'? After his earlier reasons for war fell apart, Bush claimed one of the reasons we went to Iraq was to bring democracy to the Middle East. If Bush were truly a strong and decisive leader, he would have fired Rumsfeld and trimmed Cheney's feathers a long time ago. Neither Cheney or Rumsfeld have ever shown the least interest in developing democracy in Iraq and yet they are responsible for most of the major blunders. A strong and decisive leader would also have never let Osama bin Laden get away. A strong and decisive leader would not have to resort to lying to the American people. A strong and decisive leader would correct the mistakes that have been made.

We can expect Bush's numbers to continue to fall.

2 Comments:

Blogger Onanite said...

"We can expect Bush's numbers to continue to fall."

But wait, just watch as the corrupt powers that be create a problem.... like another 911, to bolster their sagging numbers. Just wait and watch.

9:42 PM  
Anonymous panopticonman said...

I've got to say, with regret, that it looks like the Bush gang are going to use Iran as the centerpiece in their next Bush PR Theater production of "All Fear, All the Time."

Forewarned is forearmed!

2:40 PM  

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