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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-05 10:07 PM
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61. And he was softened up for Katrina by Cindy Sheehan. She singlehandedly
yanked the focus back on the war late in the summer when he, on the other hand, was doing what? Kicking back on his lazy good-for-NOTHING ass on another vacation he didn't deserve and certainly didn't work for. She, on the other hand, put a human face on the tragedy of this war, which we had not had before. We didn't have coffins on the news. No funerals were covered, and george couldn't possibly be bothered to make time to attend any. There was no news coverage of the body bags being unloaded at Dover Air Force base. Complete lockdown. So all we had were people like us - dismissed as malcontents and Saddam-lovers. Then came Cindy, whose situation FORCED even hostile press people to refer to her as "grieving mother." Yeah. So what do you DARE to do, in attacking or demonizing a critic who is widely described as a "grieving mother"? Answer - not a whole heckuva lot. ANYONE who dared to tarnish her or swiftboat her looked like a cold, heartless, callous meanie (as they WERE and STILL ARE). The assholes who would attack her were really put in a box. It was frickin' BRILLIANT!!!!

So when his lordship refused to meet with her, and smirked for the cameras as he chuckled dismissively about her having a "right" to her opinions, he wound up looking like a cold, heartless, callous, meanie, too.

And then came Katrina. Cindy left him knocked down on the mat, having suffered a whole bunch of deft jabs from an unexpectedly formidable opponent. And then came Katrina to close the deal.

And the rest, as you and other posters have pointed out, is history.

He has YET to recover. These are body blows. He has YET to recover, and there's been little time to stop and catch his breath. And thus weakened, other punches are starting to come in from OTHER opponents who now see new openings and new soft spots that weren't there before. He's a fighter going down. Every punch from one of these episodes hits a little harder, into a soft spot that's even softer and more broken. He's losing momentum, and if more fair-weather friends from his own party, AND those who went along reluctantly because other monsters in the GOP muscled them into even semi-unwilling complicity, he'll just keep losing more and more.

WHAT WE CANNOT DO NOW IS LET UP. Now that he's on the ropes, we CANNOT give him a chance to recover. We CANNOT AFFORD THAT. Generosity is for donations to the Democratic candidate of your choice, or the hurricane survivor of your choice, or some other worthy person/cause. NOT for bush. NO MERCY.



We could clinch this, folks. As long as we don't A) give up or B) get complacent. THIS IS NOT OVER YET.
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  -11/2 CBS poll: More Bad News For Bush (35% approval!) deadparrot  Nov-02-05 06:46 PM   #0 
  - This is getting to the point where Republicans will avoid him like the  Zynx   Nov-02-05 06:50 PM   #1 
  - I guess gw's nomination of Alito didn't give him much of a boost  LiberalFighter   Nov-02-05 10:11 PM   #62 
  - A lot of woman see the right's sexism up close and personal after Miers.  Roarin   Nov-03-05 05:02 AM   #90 
  - interesting poll.....  radfringe   Nov-03-05 03:01 AM   #84 
  - In VA Senator Allen will not come to the aid of Kilgore because of bush*  patdem   Nov-03-05 02:58 PM   #127 
  - I think we need to make sure...  ThumperDumper   Nov-02-05 06:59 PM   #2 
  - Can't that 35% be made to register  niallmac   Nov-02-05 06:59 PM   #3 
  - They need to go register for the Army !  tabasco   Nov-02-05 07:28 PM   #13 
  - If they were to 'register' they would have their dreams come true!!!  alittlelark   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #27 
  - Seriously!  KayLaw   Nov-03-05 05:12 AM   #92 
  - Katrina hurt W badly  Erika   Nov-02-05 07:05 PM   #4 
  - boy did it ever  PurityOfEssence   Nov-02-05 07:12 PM   #8 
     - And he was softened up for Katrina by Cindy Sheehan. She singlehandedly  calimary   Nov-02-05 10:07 PM   #61 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-03-05 12:21 AM   #75 
     - Yeah, well, mispreceptions die hard.  Old and In the Way   Nov-03-05 02:21 AM   #82 
     - Well...  Shipwack   Nov-03-05 04:37 AM   #87 
     - have you been to a VA hospital lately?  leftchick   Nov-03-05 04:38 AM   #88 
     - You make some good points  CJCRANE   Nov-03-05 05:01 AM   #89 
     - Good call calimary....  Robeson   Nov-03-05 12:26 AM   #76 
     - I LOVE your post, Calimary.  cliss   Nov-03-05 12:56 AM   #79 
     - You might get what you want if you click 'Printer friendly'...  I Have A Dream   Nov-03-05 11:52 AM   #123 
     - Yep...  HarveyBrooks   Nov-03-05 10:55 AM   #121 
     - i think the moment he turned to brown and said  samsingh   Nov-03-05 05:09 AM   #91 
        - Yes, I think that it really showed that he also doesn't have...  I Have A Dream   Nov-03-05 11:53 AM   #124 
  - Damn. I'm going to have to stop calling Bush Mr. 39%  adigal   Nov-02-05 07:07 PM   #5 
  - I recalled he bottomed out at 45%..then 40% was as low as he could  patdem   Nov-02-05 07:09 PM   #6 
  - I've read unconfirmed reports...  Blackthorn   Nov-02-05 07:53 PM   #17 
  - And that is probably the real truth.  hang a left   Nov-02-05 07:58 PM   #21 
  - Count on it.  Kurovski   Nov-02-05 11:24 PM   #72 
  - Holy shit, could it go any lower? ::gleefully smiling and dancing around::  Radio_Lady   Nov-02-05 09:41 PM   #58 
     - Speculation based on other numbers in the poll...  Mithras61   Nov-02-05 10:21 PM   #65 
  - and hugh !!!!!111  yorkiemommie1   Nov-02-05 07:55 PM   #18 
  - Bush is getting down into "Crazy Uncle" territory now  Mark E. Smith   Nov-02-05 07:12 PM   #7 
  - LOL! Crazy uncle!  jazzjunkysue   Nov-02-05 07:58 PM   #20 
  - so he falls even further  twaddler01   Nov-02-05 07:13 PM   #9 
  - Absolute Zero for Bush is now about 10%  Pigwidgeon   Nov-02-05 07:14 PM   #10 
  - Nuking NYC kills Democrats  99Pancakes   Nov-02-05 10:25 PM   #66 
  - Only the male Fundies are left on the right.  Roarin   Nov-03-05 05:22 AM   #93 
  - "It's important for people to know that I'm the president of ONE-THIRD"  kurth   Nov-02-05 07:21 PM   #11 
  - One year to the day after he 'won' the election.  Diane R   Nov-02-05 07:27 PM   #12 
  - Reminds me of "Goin' Down", somehow...  HypnoToad   Nov-02-05 07:29 PM   #14 
  - how apt....  yorkiemommie1   Nov-02-05 07:59 PM   #23 
  - Always liked that song.  louis-t   Nov-03-05 11:41 AM   #122 
  - This is great news.  Oregonian   Nov-02-05 07:49 PM   #15 
  - I mean, really...  Patsy Stone   Nov-02-05 07:49 PM   #16 
  - I don't know, sweetie baby, that's gotta be about the bottom  PurityOfEssence   Nov-02-05 07:56 PM   #19 
     - Yes, sweetie, darling.  Patsy Stone   Nov-02-05 08:08 PM   #26 
  - Cheney 19% approval  Miss Chybil   Nov-02-05 07:58 PM   #22 
  - I can understand the 1% approval but what is wrong with the other 18%?  Uncle Joe   Nov-03-05 01:04 PM   #126 
  - Poe-lee-tee-kal KKa-pee-tul Say, Bye Bye!  jazzjunkysue   Nov-02-05 08:00 PM   #24 
  - Geez, they buried his approval rating deep in that article! nt.  oxbow   Nov-02-05 08:06 PM   #25 
  - Bush Approval rating down to 35% - CBS News Poll  nradisic   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #28 
  - More Cowbell!!!!!! Bravo! Encore!  jazzjunkysue   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #29 
  - I'm tellin' you fellas...  brentspeak   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #42 
  - Easy guys. I put my pants on one leg at a time  wookie294   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #44 
     - Babies.. before we're done here.. y'all be wearing gold-plated  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #49 
        - Dropping faster than Wiley E Cayote off a cliff  jazzjunkysue   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #51 
           - Does that mean he's at his Acme?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #53 
  - Cheney 19% approval  Miss Chybil   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #30 
  - They're-a-duplicates.  Blackthorn   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #34 
  - Fucking GREAT news.  Oregonian   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #31 
  - Well THAT sounds nasty....  Gronk Groks   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #39 
  - Please, be my guest.  Oregonian   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #45 
  - Ouch!!! (But terrific)  VaYallaDawg   Nov-03-05 08:25 AM   #115 
  - Yeah, it seems to beyond salvaging at this point...  marmar   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #32 
  - He is not dead (politically) yet...  Gronk Groks   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #40 
     - Just Pining for the Fjords  AndyTiedye   Nov-02-05 09:20 PM   #56 
  - I came to the conclusion yesterday that he is just about  EC   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #33 
  - Yeah Baby! Yeah!  Kahuna   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #35 
  - Sorry. I feel these numbers can go lower.  aquart   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #36 
  - 27% by Thanksgiving  left is right   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #47 
  - How many right-wing/conservatives (%) are there in the US? Seems  AlinPA   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #54 
  - I won't rest until the poll is about the guilty verdict...  mike_c   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #37 
  - *whistling sound from falling bomb*  Jim4Wes   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #38 
  - If more people would finally get their heads out from under the sand  brentspeak   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #41 
  - Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.  Metta   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #43 
  - Yeah, but that's the 35% with the guns. n/t  Davis_X_Machina   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #46 
  - Not necessarily.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #50 
  - Not by a long shot, baby - not by a long shot...  Nostradammit   Nov-02-05 11:44 PM   #73 
  - Just got off the phone with my rethug dad; he now regrets voting for *  JudyM   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #48 
     - Please tell you father we forgive him. "They knew not what they did"  jazzjunkysue   Nov-02-05 08:59 PM   #52 
        - Crazy, isn't it? Now if only we can carry this through to 2006 elections!  JudyM   Nov-02-05 10:15 PM   #64 
        - Speak for yourself! I don't forgive any idiot that voted for Chimpy.  amBushed   Nov-02-05 10:56 PM   #69 
        - Speak for yourself...  HarveyBrooks   Nov-03-05 10:52 AM   #120 
  - Libby Arraignment Tomorrow  Mach V   Nov-02-05 09:11 PM   #55 
  - Welcome to DU, Mach V! Glad to have you here!  I Have A Dream   Nov-03-05 12:04 PM   #125 
  - Pathetic.  Beetwasher   Nov-02-05 09:23 PM   #57 
  - Majority believe in ghosts. Majority don't believe in evolution.  TheBorealAvenger   Nov-02-05 09:41 PM   #59 
  - The King of Corruption plummets!!!.....Step up America!!!  goforit   Nov-02-05 10:04 PM   #60 
  - Check out that picture of the douche accompanying the CBS poll. LOL!  BlueStater   Nov-02-05 10:13 PM   #63 
  - when GM goes belly up he looses another 5%  natrat   Nov-02-05 10:43 PM   #67 
  - I hope Bush has his well deserved nervous  BareNakedLiberal   Nov-02-05 10:46 PM   #68 
  - That would be AWESOME!  amBushed   Nov-02-05 10:58 PM   #71 
     - The fundies would claim he was speaking in tongues. n/t  DrRang   Nov-03-05 08:57 AM   #116 
  - Imagine how low his ratings would go  TexasLawyer   Nov-02-05 10:57 PM   #70 
  - yeah, no shit--even in this article  oustemnow   Nov-03-05 08:02 AM   #97 
  - "The Bush Administration" leaked it  Norquist Nemesis   Nov-02-05 11:47 PM   #74 
  - More voters prefer Bush than a lake of pig shit  Chicago Democrat   Nov-03-05 12:29 AM   #77 
  - Yea but isn't * and a lake of pig shit synonymous?  nolabels   Nov-03-05 02:24 AM   #83 
  - It couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.  Robeson   Nov-03-05 12:36 AM   #78 
  - Approval rating so what  demobrit   Nov-03-05 01:37 AM   #80 
  - "Camilla" has better ratings that shrub! That says something!  loudsue   Nov-03-05 02:04 AM   #81 
  - Bush is weak after the SC nominations.  Roarin   Nov-03-05 04:17 AM   #85 
  - I just don't see where this matters  superconnected   Nov-03-05 04:28 AM   #86 
  - Unpopular presidents don't get their bills passed.  mac56   Nov-03-05 05:31 AM   #94 
  - Exactly, his once loyal congress will run away from him.  HereSince1628   Nov-03-05 05:51 AM   #95 
  - Here's how it matters: 2006  Zynx   Nov-03-05 07:44 AM   #96 
  - E&P: CBS Poll Finds Public Takes Plamegate Seriously  UpInArms   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #98 
  - sweet  rodeodance   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #99 
  - Let me see....this is the librul media attacking Christ Incarnate again  greekspeak   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #100 
  - wow, the repukes win again. all their scandals were way more important  Mandate My Ass   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #101 
  - Those numbers are potentially devastating.....  Rowdyboy   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #102 
  - from those numbers, it might be  UpInArms   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #103 
  - I guess the Repiglicken meme that "nobody cares about this".....  ClintonTyree   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #104 
  - if past is prologue,  UpInArms   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #105 
  - But, but, but I thought Bill O'Reilly  tenshi816   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #106 
  - Tee hee. I hear lots of RW gasbags saying that.  progressoid   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #107 
  - My conservative Catholic dad is horrified by this  Patiod   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #108 
  - Yes, I'd imagine there are a lot like that  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #111 
  - It should be taken seriously.  Lastlaughin08   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #109 
  - Watergate was 53%. Iran Contra 48% Plamegate 51% HMMM.....  progressoid   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #110 
  - Is the RW spin machine collapsing?  Bragi   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #112 
  - Pretty revealing & damning  Surya Gayatri   Nov-03-05 08:14 AM   #113 
  - Whoa: CIA leak of more importance than Watergate.  yellowcanine   Nov-03-05 08:17 AM   #114 
  - I'm telling you, wait until next spring  catmandu57   Nov-03-05 09:16 AM   #117 
  - He's down to 41% in North Carolina - I'd love to see all the  RamboLiberal   Nov-03-05 09:57 AM   #118 
  - I just want to ask those people the 37%  Maggie_May   Nov-03-05 10:37 AM   #119 

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