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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:08 AM
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AP: Bush's Approval Rating Falls to New Low --->>>
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 09:09 AM by Stephanie






http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060310/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush...

AP: Bush's Approval Rating Falls to New Low

WASHINGTON - More and more people, particularly Republicans, disapprove of
President Bush's performance, question his character and no longer consider him a strong leader against terrorism, according to an AP-Ipsos poll documenting one of the bleakest points of his presidency.

***

The poll suggests that most Americans wonder whether Bush is up to the job. The survey, conducted Monday through Wednesday of 1,000 people, found that just 37 percent approve of his overall performance. That is the lowest of his presidency.

Bush's job approval among Republicans plummeted from 82 percent in February to 74 percent, a dangerous sign in a midterm election year when parties rely on enthusiasm from their most loyal voters. The biggest losses were among white males.

On issues, Bush's approval rating declined from 39 percent to 36 percent for his handling of domestic affairs and from 47 percent to 43 percent on foreign policy and terrorism. His approval ratings for dealing with the economy and Iraq held steady, but still hovered around 40 percent.

***

By a 47-36 margin, people favor Democrats over Republicans when they are asked who should control Congress.






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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:10 AM
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1. HAHA HAHA HAAA HAAAA!
:D



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4 t 4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:13 AM
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5. Hehehehehe I love you swamp rat
i hate to say I told you so but I told you so all you fucks that voted for bush !
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:23 AM
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14. looks like Bush is BORED with all his work. whow, this pic says it all.
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:27 AM
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19. Character? Can't question something that someone does not have!
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:11 AM
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2. So the rest of the country figures out Bush is a crappy preident
Only took them 6 years. DUMBASSES!!
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Sparkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:39 AM
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26. These are our best-connected, business/church leaders, our coddled white
middle class nuckle draggers. NOT leading thinkers, but in LEADERSHIP anyway!
No wonder the attrocities go unchecked, no wonder we have 300+ military bases around the world...because all problems look like a nail when their only tool is a hammer
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:11 AM
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3. He looks eerily like Nixon in this last photo
Let's watch his approval rating fall to the 20s.
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:13 AM
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4. HA! What a great gay gangbang shot that last one is. n/t
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:15 AM
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6. A day or two later and I'm still getting a kick ut of that first photo...
"Reckon mah work here is done, pilgrim!"
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:21 AM
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12. it's from yesterday in NOLA
Check out his bullet-proof vest.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:41 PM
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39. Well, that kinda sucks.
I always get depressed, thinking about how a President (any President) has to wear those damn things when going out in public.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:15 AM
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7. They reported 36 two weeks ago...
I was hoping to see at least a 32.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:18 AM
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10. What Poll Was That, Because...
I remember reading that number as well.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:29 AM
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33. CBS to my recollection.
I'd like to see about 26. Then I think we've got a shot in Nov.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:21 AM
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13. different poll
I think that was CBS.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:26 AM
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17. I had 34 in my brain. I'm waiting for 5%...
because you know there will always be a hard core cadre of psychophants (misspelling deliberate) clinging to a hope and a prayer.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:16 AM
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8. white males!!!! LOL!
no body wants to "have a beer" with georgie...shit there goes his nascar vote!!

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:25 AM
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16. I noticed that last evening when I was listening/viewing the news--all
males--and was wondering where people like Kay Baley Huctchenson was???
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:16 AM
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9. k/r
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:19 AM
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11. gawds---I pray we can keep this margin (and people come OUT to vote)

......By a 47-36 margin, people favor Democrats over Republicans when they are asked who should control Congress.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:24 AM
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15. We're in snake-belly territory.
Fitting!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:27 AM
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18. gee, no Santy man on this pic.
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:27 AM
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20. I think we are witnessing the deliberate dismantling of Junior...
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 09:28 AM by TwoSparkles
...and I think it's all a bunch of BS.

I'm convinced that Rove is behind this, believe it or not.

BushCo knows damn well that if they lose Congress--that Junior is complete burnt toast. Dems will be able to have hearings and get to the bottom of every scandal that the Reps have glossed over.

I imagine Rove is advising Junior to allow Congress to distance themselves from him--until the 06 elections are over. Then, they can all go back to catapulting the propaganda and implementing the fascism.

The Reps have stood by this sickening, unAmerican dictator. They agree with him on his most fascist of issues (Patriot Act, Iraq, bankrupting the country, outsourcing, cutting student loans, slashing programs that hurt the poor, nominating radical conservatives for the USSC). The Reps have buried the scandals and prevented the truth from surfacing (Plame, Wiretaps, etc).

Are we now supposed to believe---just a few months from these pivotal elections--that the Rep Congress members are just now SOOOO outrageous about Bush?

I think not. This is a ploy. As usual, the media is so willing to play along.
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LisaLynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:42 AM
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27. I believe that the Rep Congress is turning away from Bush ...
because of the midterm elections, but I think the public at large is really starting to see him for who he is. Now that the Corporate Media is seeing that they might need to pander to what the majority of the public is thinking, they are going to start reporting more and more about how badly everybody thinks Bush is doing and actually maybe occasionally slipping in a scandal or two and that will serve to wake some more people up.

But, as to what you were saying, no, I totally don't think the Repubs are turning against him in any meaningful way. They're just trying to save themselves. That's what they do.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:42 AM
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35. "Time For A Change" ... the GOP campaign theme
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 10:46 AM by TahitiNut
There is ample reason to have such suspicions, imho. It is wholly consistent with the "one-party rule" strategy being pursued by the Reichlickers. We need merely look at the Dubai Ports fiasco to observe the theme being promulgated. There's no way in Hell Hunter/Hastert/Lott/et. al. would be posturing publicly in the way they have without aspirations to further entrenching one-party rule.

Here're the spin themes:
(1) The Democratic Party is not a viable alternative. They are merely obstructionist and offer only exacerbations of problems without solutions.
(2) The "loyal opposition" is within the GOP itself, since 'better solutions' come from nowhere else.
(3) The Democrats are irrelevant.

These spin themes add up to "one-party rule." Be afraid.
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:27 PM
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37. I agree with everything you said--I just finished reading Robert Baer's...
...book "See No Evil", on which Syrianna is based.

I am firmly convinced that the corruption on both sides is so unimaginable--that there really are not two sides anymore. Like you said, it's "one party rule." They're all so incredibly corrupt, greedy and amoral and they cover for each other. They're all working their deals under the table and using their power to make themselves and their friends more wealthy.

I believe that there's a mutual understanding between Democrats and Republicans--they all shut up about the corruption and degradation of our Constitution. They all win. On the surface--each side has to pander to its constituents, but it's just a game--marketeering to the stupid commoners that we are.

What we see is what they want us to see. It's a glossy surface propped up to make us believe that there are two parties with disparate views---democracy.

Really--as you said--they are all in bed together. Look how chummy the Bush's and the Clinton's are. Furthermore, the Clintons don't speak out against Bush and his sick, fascist, unAmerican agenda--when the corruption and evil is so obvious.

Like you, I'm convinced that Democracy died long ago. Somewhere along the line (probably due to blackmail) the most evil, greedy, corrupt and power hungry leaders joined forces and the joke is on all of us peasants.

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petgoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:09 PM
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36. Bush has become a liability to the program and the party
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 12:09 PM by petgoat
If I was the evil god of their side I would replace Cheney with someone human but safely blackmailable;
then I'd claim W had a stroke. W could lie in a coma while all the Christians prayed for his recovery.
After 40 days and nights he could have a miraculous recovery, renounce worldly things, resign from the
Presidency and devote himself to barnstorming the country spreading the Gospel According to W.

The Corporatist agenda could then chug along unimpeded.
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Bob3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:30 AM
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21. It's interesting and yet very very sad that what's killing * is not
that he's an evil little fuck who is shredding the constitution, killing thousands in an immoral war, giving his cronies huge stacks of government cash, spying on anyone without the slightest oversight, jailing people with out charge, and in general acting like a dictator, its that he's just horrible at the job. Apparently America will tolerate a dictator as long as he's reasonably competent at running the government. What they won't tolerate it seems, is when absolute power is given to a complete knee biter a man who has to have his shoes tied for him, a man who talks a lot about the oval office carpet. A complete jerk who isn't even smart enough to hire good people to do the jobs he so obviously can't.

That's what they can't stand. The blundering.

Sad really.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:36 AM
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24. hey, whatever it takes
personally I think this is Katrina backlash and that's well-deserved. even the uninformed couldn't miss that.
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Sparkman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:32 AM
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22. "biggest losses were among white males"...slowest to figure out the truth.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:36 AM
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23. Is it time for Farenheit 911 to air on CBS, ABC ???
I think people are ready for the truth.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:37 AM
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25. boy that would be absolutely perfect
maybe we need to start some kind of F9/11 campaign.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:08 AM
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32. I think I'll lend it to my RW friends/family if nothing else?
The time is ripe. :hi:
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democrat_patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:45 AM
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28. So...can we get the impeachment paperwork started?

Who's got the form?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:53 AM
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31. Conyers is already on it - HR 635
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newportdadde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:49 AM
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29. Wait till they start the media blitz. "Liberals will ...."
take away your guns! Make your sons and daughters gay! Force your wife to have abortions! Retreat from Iraq because liberals are cowards!

so on and so forth.. that will rope those white males back in line.
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Chiyo-chichi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:51 AM
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30. When you see a "Bush/Cheney '04" sticker, just remember...
"04" their combined approval rating!
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:34 AM
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34. My all-out favorite line:
Bush's job approval among Republicans plummeted from 82 percent in February to 74 percent, a dangerous sign in a midterm election year when parties rely on enthusiasm from their most loyal voters. The biggest losses were among white males.



We. Are. Making. Progress.

EXCELLENT. Progress.
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:39 PM
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38. 37% still approve? WTF? How is this possible?
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:42 PM
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40. Ooh, ooh! Is the pants picture a metaphor?
:rofl: I love it!
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:44 PM
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41. Faking the presidency sure is hard werk.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 01:45 PM by politicasista
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
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