Sunday, May 06, 2007

Commander Guy at 28% Approval

Sometimes Bush says he's the Commander Guy and sometimes he says he's The Decider. A majority of Americans have their own opinion and are increasingly saying that Bush is The Failure Guy. Petulant and arrogant, unwilling to consider the wisdom of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, stubbornly refusing to engage in diplomacy, pursuing political games with no real value to most Americans, Bush continues to stumble along unwilling to change and unwilling to compromise.

Here's the story from Marcus Mabry of Newsweek:
It’s hard to say which is worse news for Republicans: that George W. Bush now has the worst approval rating of an American president in a generation, or that he seems to be dragging every ’08 Republican presidential candidate down with him. But According to the new NEWSWEEK Poll, the public’s approval of Bush has sunk to 28 percent, an all-time low for this president in our poll, and a point lower than Gallup recorded for his father at Bush Sr.’s nadir. The last president to be this unpopular was Jimmy Carter who also scored a 28 percent approval in 1979. This remarkably low rating seems to be casting a dark shadow over the GOP’s chances for victory in ’08. The NEWSWEEK Poll finds each of the leading Democratic contenders beating the Republican frontrunners in head-to-head matchups.

Three months ago, David Broder of The Washington Post thought Bush was due for a comeback. The dean of what passes for 'conventional wisdom' in Washington, as has been the case so often in the last six years, has considerable explaining to do. We have a failed and floundering president and vice president and it's time for more members of the media to make themselves useful to the American people and hold these two right wing conservatives accountable instead of running cover for their ideologial delusions and serial incompetence. We have problems and we need a functioning government or, barring that, we need a government that will not do us any further harm.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander guy stopped terrorist attacks on US cities. What did Clinton do? Storm a compound in Waco and send a little boy back to live in the socialist paradise that is Cuba, after his mother died trying to escape. Sent in federal SWAT to Blow the brains out of Randy Weaver's wife and baby.Bite his lip and squeeze out a fake tear as embassy's, Navy ships, and civilian air planes were blown up by Osama and his buddies.

6:18 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

I seem to recall Clinton helping put an end to a really ugly, really dangerous situation in Kosovo — with no U.S. troops sent home in caskets as a result.

I clearly recall Clinton getting a stagnant economy going and not just growing, but growing in such a way that for the first time in many years people at and near the bottom were moving up out of poverty in significant numbers.

I also recall that Clinton didn't micromanage the Waco and Weaver situations — both of which would've been peacefully resolved if the heavily armed whackos responsible for them had come out with their hands up.

Clinton's obviously not your idea of a great president, Anonymous, and I have my differences with him. But right about now, if they could, most Americans would vote to bring him back in a New York minute — and so would I.

10:25 AM  

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