Bush’s numbers are back down:
According to a new Gallup Poll, conducted Oct. 4-7, 2007, President George W. Bush’s job approval rating from the American public is an anemic 32%. That is slightly below his previous reading of 36% from mid-September, but is identical to his average approval score for all Gallup Polls conducted thus far in the second half of the year. Nearly two out of three Americans currently disapprove of Bush’s job performance.
Public approval of the job Bush is doing averaged a slightly higher 35% in the first half of this year, peaking at 38% in April. His lowest score of the year thus far — and also the lowest score of his presidency — is 29%, and came in July.
Personally, I think the road to recovery for Bush is vetoing a popular children’s healthcare plan and having your minions demonize the recipients while being factually wrong about everything.
(pssst. the ObWi link goes nowhere)
Just another tricky day on Planet Wingnut.
When you’re peaking at 38%, you just KNOW you’re doing something right!
The Other Steve
They say consumption of foods rich in iron helps with anemia.
The Other Steve
Now would probably be a good time to launch an initiative to overhaul Social Security.
Which explains why he keeps throwing red meat to the base.
Or maybe try to get rid of Medicare? He could hit single digits.
The quickest way to raise those numbers is to bomb Iran. Decorating the WH with all those newfound Persian rugs will quickly snatch the Interior Design vote….
Nah, he got away with Medi-whore Part D. He can do whatever he wants with Medicare and I doubt the 28%ers will care. If he really wants to win that coveted “Worst President in History” Award, he’s going to need to get really Byzantine Stupid. Openly opposing the execution of a Mexican National after having pimped the death penalty for over a decade sounds like a step in the right direction. Nothing freaks out the wingnut base like brown-person coddling. Maybe, if we’re lucky, a wingnut SCOTUS judge will bite it, and we’ll get to see another Bush nomination. Those always go over well.
And Rush Limbaugh shows he’s a class act.
Zifnab is right that Medicare and Social Security won’t faze the 28%ers. To go lower, Bush really needs to bring back immigration reform. Unless he’s willing to do something really ridiculous like changing positions on same-sex marriage or abortion.
I actually disagree with Punchy. I don’t think the Iran bombing will help his numbers this time; I think that well is dry. In fact, I’ll go way out on a limb and say that if/when he does the Iran bombing runs, the entire Republican Party’s rating will drop another ten points.
Wow, Ugh, Rush is specifically tying his “phony soldiers” remark (which has been such a win for the right wing) to the Malkinites’ attack on the Frosts? Sounds like a great strategy. Saves us liberals the trouble of drawing the parallel.
I like this comment in the ObWi comment thread:
Of course that investigation will never happen because it involves TEH SCIENCE which we all know is an anagram (or anemone, I forget which) for DEVIL WORSHIP and Republicans don’t worship the devil.
It does appear that Republicans never learned the whole “when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging” thing, right?
Keep going after the sick children, the disabled (especially personable well-liked ones, like Michael J Fox), wounded war veterans. While you’re at it, take on Jews and other non-Christians.
All sure vote-winners, if you’re running for Grand Dragon of the KKK, to be sure. That’s what Republicans are running for, right?
And Rush Limbaugh shows he’s a class act.
I love how he brings it back to himself at the end of that exchange. It’s always about him, about the liberals trying to bring him down, as though he’s the most important person on the planet and the universe would collapse without his massive ass acting as a center of gravity.
Satan luvvs Repugs
Yeah, to get the GOP 28% “dead-enders” alienated, he’ll have to try something really new.
Like sticking his nose in immigration reform. Or publicly cohabiting with Condi. Maybe procuring an abortion for an old girlfriend, back in his salad days? Skipping out on his military duty during the Vietnam war?
Well, crap. I guess he’ll just have to put on the pink sequened outfit and treat us all to some showtunes then. The horror!
The whole problem with this SCHIP program, is that we’re not paying for it with a massive tax cut for the rich.
why are the wingnuts in Iraq?
Good to see Rush joining in the good fight with his battle buddy, Michelle. The yin and the yang, the prototypical Republican patriot warriors. Ferreting out phony soldiers and phony children threatening the republic so lesser wingnuts don’t have to.
You know, the Kossacks are describing this as a new Shavio Moment for the GOP (which I think is a bit unfair, because if you haven’t bailed by now a new Shavio isn’t going to budge you). And it does raise an interesting parallel.
When Terry Shavio was strapped to life-support, and Congress rushed to pass legislation forbidding her from being pulled off it, the overwhelming outcry from the legislation’s perpetrators was, “We have to save her because no one else will!” Now, with $35 billion on the line and a 12-year-old boy serving as the poster child for the Dems’ SCHIP bill, it looks like the GOP has once again pulled a complete U-turn on rhetoric. Suddenly, government meddling in health care is “creeping socialism” and pre-teens are fair game for launching political artillery assaults.
If the Dems are smart, they’ll ditch every other party platform except Iraq and Healthcare. It seems like the GOP can’t shoot itself in the foot enough on these two issues.
I see that SCOTUS has refused to allow that German citizen who was..what’s the term? Shit…when they fly you off to a hell-hole in another country to be tortured…anyway, our SCOTUS has ruled that this fellow cannot sue becuzzz…”State Secrets” would be compromised.
I probably didn’t post that link correctly, but it’s an article on msn.com from about 2 hours ago.
Of course not. You see in the wingnut mind rich people are really the poorest, most downtrodden people on the planet. Progressive taxation is the vehicle of the Great Satan liberals who want to maintain a vibrant middle class which conservatives reject. A healthy middle class gets in the way of what wingnuts really want and that is a two class society of rich people and poor people. Then they would have their Oligarchy and the absolute power to control and rise above the riff-raff poor.
It’s either that, or I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about.
You could say that Rush is the Very Massive Black Hole in the center of the wingnut galaxy, and without him to hold them all on message the individual wingnuts will all spin out into intergalactic space…
When I am drawing metaphors from disaster documentaries from the Science Channel, maybe it is time to pack it in.
Right now Rush is talking about how there is something seriously wrong with the Democrats and the media. Which, of course, means only conservatives are to be trusted. We only need to ignore everything that caused the GOP to lose its majority.
But there’s a big difference: The 12-year-old boy is actually sentient – that’s a lot less cuddly than Vegi-Terri was. 12-year-old boy? Shit, he probably looks a lot like that punk that keyed the paint on your Beemer the other night when you left it double-parked in front of a Sharper Image outlet. Besides, don’t we have workhouses and prisons to deal with the poor (and soon-to-be-poor)?
Unfortunately for us all, Bush actually believes that.
If Bush decides to bomb Iraq, I hope his armchair rah rah fans are ready for the increase in oil and all prices that follow.
I hope Joe Six Pack is ready for the retaliations as no President could keep this country safe from fanatics.
I could quote Ben Franklin here, but I won’t.
That’s a sharp turn of rhetoric. I heard we weren’t supposed to listen to “phoney” soldiers, actors with Parkinson’s, and juries in DC. Why doesn’t he just come out and say what you know he’s thinking? “If you’re not listening to me, you’re listening wrong.”
Good point. Much like fetuses, vegetables have the benefit of not giving you lip or contradicting you. If only we could fill Congress with decrepit old men on life-support with no free will and an inability to think for themselves, why the GOP could run this country.
IIRC, Freepers considered Shiavo as the epitome of the perfect Christian–a mind without any impure thought.
And for his next trick, Rush will kick an old lady down the stairs and take her Social Security check in order to save her from the horrors of socialism.
The kid’s really thirsty?
Better to support something assinine and universally reviled than to “betray your principles.” Or even worse – be a FLIP-FLOPPER!
I wonder if, back in 2003, they realized just how high they were setting their own bar, and how ridiculous their own contortions would soon be.
Better check with Bill Frist, he’s an expert on these things, ya’ know.
Maybe if you liberal clowns could
even spell Schiavo correctly, your
worthless opinions would have some
merit. But I doubt it. Why don’t
you talk about the latest lie from
the Dems: “47 MILLION uninsured.”
Half of them illegal aliens.
You all sound like a bunch of sixth grade girls with cute little names like “bubble gum” and “punchy” reenforcing each other’s short sighted and shallow views. Your comments lack substance and appear to be very immature. I will not read this blog again so you don’t have to waste your time responding, unless you want to impress all of the other girls reading.
Aheiss, welcome to Irony of the Day.