Thursday, May 11, 2006


Washington Wire » Bush’s Approval Rating Drops
President Bush’s job-approval rating has fallen to its lowest mark of his presidency, according to a new Harris Interactive poll. Of 1,003 U.S. adults surveyed in a telephone poll, 29% think Mr. Bush is doing an “excellent or pretty good” job as president, down from 35% in April and significantly lower than 43% in January.

This is one of the strange alternative-universe moments in which Bush's world-class stupidity seems to work in his favor. Nixon knew he couldn't govern when his numbers sank this low. But this bumblebee is too damned thick to realize that he is incapable of flying. And so fly he does -- south.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, someone, get a member of thet 29% group and interview him. Then nationally broadcast that interview for all to hear how 'enlightened' he is.

Smart money has it he never got out of high school and he's oh-so Christian.

4:29 AM  
Blogger Potato Head said...

More likely he graduated from some Christian college diploma mill and thinks himself "well-informed" on the Middle East because he's memorized the Book of Revelation.

Don't look down on high school dropouts.

7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Don't look down on high school dropouts."

In this day and age when all it takes to get into a college is a pen, you bet your ass I look down on high school dropout!

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a pen and a boatload of money, to get into college. Some of the smartest people out there are high school dropouts - ditto Tresy.

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

29% approval, eh! That's before the NSA data-mining scandal became news as well. The WaPo alleges that sixty-something percent of Americans don't mind their calls being mined. I think that's bullshit. Considering half of the nation can't stand Bush I fail to see how they suddenly said "Yeah, I think Bush is a liar and a fraud, but I don't mind him violating the Fourth Amendment by collecting my telephone information 'cause I know he won't abuse it!"

8:45 AM  
Blogger bluememe said...

I don't know what the hell to make of that poll. The Bill of Rights has been a tough sell for decades, and many people seem not to have the hardwired suspicion of government power that I have. OTOH, I don't trust the poll -- the questions were worded in way that I think ignored a few salient facts, like, um, the fact that it was illegal. I suspect that might have changed the results a smidge.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Granted a lot of this 29% are knuckle dragging illiterate KKK types, but unfortunately it also includes the buffoons of Faux, CNN, Russert, the shituation room, Carlson, and the hundreds of other media whores polluting the airwaves and print media every day.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over from Daou
How to encourage? that 'hardwired suspicion' with which the Founders were hardwired..way! How?

BTY am HS dropout...ended up with a doctorate...maybe all that goes to why can't put a decent sentence togethter...or spell.

Damn! just keeps rainin'.
But have a nice wkend...all.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Polling hysteria and the NSA program

Somehow, The Washington Post -- on the very same day most people learned about the new NSA data-collection program -- managed to conduct a poll which purports to show that "63 percent of Americans said they found the NSA program to be an acceptable way to investigate terrorism." The reaction is painfully predictable. Bush followers are celebrating with glee, as though the issue is resolved in their favor and they won, while some Democrats are quivering with caution, urging that this issue be kept at arm's length lest they take a position that isn't instantaneously and overwhelmingly popular.

I didn't even read about this story until yesterday morning and it took awhile to process the various issues and implications. I'm still doing that. I have a hard time believing that less than 24 hours after this program was first revealed by USA Today, most Americans had informed themselves about what this program is, why it is a departure from past practices, and what are its potential dangers and excesses -- let alone had an opportunity to hear from those who are opposed to the program explain why they are opposed to it.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flawed Washington Post / ABC News poll suggested no link between NSA data collection and warrantless spying - despite Post's own contrary report

A Washington Post / ABC News poll on the National Security Agency program to collect phone call records of tens of millions of United States residents found that 63 percent of respondents found the program acceptable. The poll question claimed that the NSA is not "listening to or recording the conversations" captured by the data collection program, but a Post article reported that the program is related to NSA's warrantless domestic eavesdropping program.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dead bodies
Dead bodies
Dead bodies

And I don't mean in Iraq/Iran/Egypt/Palestine/Israel, etc.

The founding fathers (not some outsiders, but the guys who actually put the U.S. together) said that anything less than BLOODY revolution (their literal words), on a not less than ten year basis, meant that the country was doomed. Look it up yourself. They said it.

The only thing likely to change a politician's mind is dead politicians. Otherwise, money wins every time.

Without dead bodies in the politician ranks, what else they got to lose?

5:26 PM  
Blogger WTDT said...

It's also worth pointing out that even if every single member of the 29% is a Christian, that still leaves the sizable majority of Christians out of his camp. Especially, I suspect, the ones who actually are "oh-so Christian."

If we're going to conflate religion and politics, let's do it correctly and advantageously. (Atheist, myself.)

6:44 PM  

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