Friday, December 08, 2006

Dissatisfaction with Bush Growing

What is it that our incompetent president understands that the American people don't? What evidence does he have that he's right and everybody else is wrong? The Iraq Study Group report is considered flawed by many Bush critics but the report is far closer to the American people than it is to the Bush Administration. James Baker and the others on the Iraq Study Group have proven their competence. George W. Bush has not, and even his public relations skills are pointless at this late date.

Yahoo carries a story by Nancy Benac of AP on the dissatisfaction with the president (hat tip to The Huffington Post):
Americans see no easy exit from Iraq: Just 9 percent expect the war to end in clear-cut victory, compared with 87 percent who expect some sort of compromise settlement, according to the latest AP-Ipsos poll.

(snip)

Dissatisfaction with President Bush's handling of Iraq has climbed to an all-time high of 71 percent, according to the AP-Ipsos survey, which was taken as a bipartisan commission was releasing its recommendations this week for a new course. Just 27 percent of Americans approved of Bush's handling of Iraq, down from his previous low of 31 percent in November.

That 27 percent is close to the 25 percent that I believe indicates the true strength of the Republican right wing base—we're getting there as Bush's support among more traditional Republicans is peeling away.

If Bush's stubbornness continues, even Republicans in Congress need to start thinking about where the president is taking their party and, more important, where he is taking the nation.

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