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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:51 AM
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Bush's Speech -- Attempt to Lift Sagging Polls ?
When the Commander-in-Thief is in trouble, he turns toward the military or to the subject of national defense. This morning was no different. He comes out early, pushing the piece of crap now called the Patriot Act. Because if you don't support it, they will hit us again. Paraphrasing, he said, "The Patriot Act will be over but the terrorists will still be with us.." The same old fear card - for the 1000th time, it seems. But, he never looks at the polls. Yeah, right!
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:59 AM
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1. Translation:
"We need the Patriot Act to go after terrorists and people who we would like to consider terrorists, even if they're just spreading dissent. Like the ACLU.

You're either with us or against us."

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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:04 AM
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2. If he doesn't remind you you're in danger, you'll forget you need him
"Hi, I'm Buckwheat...amember me?"

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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:07 AM
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3. Bush best quote today; : "We Are Stregthening Our Nuclear Power Pants."
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:15 AM
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4. Wow! I would like a pair of those, can you fly with them?
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:16 AM by Javaman
Or maybe walk through walls?
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:49 AM
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5. yes, it turns focus

to a topic on which agreement with him is relatively high. Terrorism has been his easily most agreed-with policy for about two years, so every focussing on that sees his numbers go up and every turning away from it sees them fall.

But the approval number in 'handling terrorism' has slowly fallen, and with it his ceiling. It's been a bit flakey, but the falloffs roughly corellate with Al Qaeda 'victories'. Bush hung in the high 50s on the topic before the Madrid bombings, hung in the mid/low 50s between those and the London bombings (slowly diminishing as Al Qaeda kept up its offensive in Iraq, though), and Pew says it has fallen to 49% since the London bombing. I think it hasn't bottomed out yet, either- my guess is a 45% rating in a week or two.

I really worry what will happen when Al Qaeda realizes that it truly has control of the Bush Presidency now. And Lordy, it must embarrassing to be Karl Rove now- he now either has to unhitch the Administration from the War on Terrorism (horrifyingly embarrassing), win it very rapidly (meaningfully impossible), or become utterly hostage to Al Qaeda and take the political sodomizing by bin Laden that is pretty inevitable.
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