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OK, Seriously, Raise Your Hand If You’re One Of The 28 Percent

April 27, 2007

Via the WSJ

President Bush’s approval rating slipped to new lows in the most recent Harris Interactive survey, but he’s not alone: For the first time since the series began, all of the political figures and institutions included in the survey have negative performance ratings.

Of the 1,001 American adults polled online April 20-23, only 28% had a positive view of Mr. Bush’s job performance, down from 32% in February and from a high of 88% in the aftermath of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The current rating is his weakest showing since his inauguration.

(hat tip:rpassman) | digg story

Well, we know the gang at Blogs for Bush are part of the group, but who else?  (BTW- I suppose if you’ve titled your blog “Blogs for Bush”, one may feel obligated to support the president and his administration unconditionally.  Sometimes I wonder what Bush would have to do to lose these people.  Bite the head off a bat in public?  Nah.)

I mean, forget Scooter Libby/Plame, Harriet Miers, Katrina, Gonzales, ‘Brownie’, Rumsfeld, cronyism in the CPA, no WMD stockpiles, 5 million missing emails,  no Saddam-al Qaeda link, Walter Reed, and the fact that he has single-handedly squandered any post-9/11 international sympathy and support…the man is just plain painful to listen to.   There’s absolutely nothing about him that comes across as someone who represents this great nation of ours.  Small miracles happen when Bush manages to put a complete sentence together without his audience holding back cringes.

So tell me….What is in this damn kool-aid you’re drinking?

Update: As of this writing, there are 340 comments on the Digg link. I gotta tell ya, it’s hard to find those 28%ers.

5 comments

  1. I am not an American, so I don’t have the right to comment on Bush’s approval rates.
    But it feels great to see you guys debating politics freely. Your country, apart from the Bush’s foreign policy pitfalls, is a great democracy, a light house for all those who endeavor to establish democracy in their own countries ….
    On a lighter note; what do you make of the democratic candidates’ debate?


  2. You’ve got a good point Jazz, it can’t be too bad if I’m able to post this stuff without fear of being locked up or something. But I feel that this ‘great democracy’ of ours is at risk if this president keeps doing what he’s doing (his job is to defend the Constitution, not ignore it). And, yea, the foreign policy thing. Our apologies.

    As far as the Dems debate, I didn’t catch any of it, unfortunately. It’s really more important for those States that hold primaries. It’s kind of a goofy system.


  3. I think part of the 28% is Halliburton


  4. Gallup has Bush holding steady at 33%, and yes, because of his views on defeating Al-Qaeda, I am one of those. I have a question for you and your readers, though, are you one of those 29% that still approve of the way Congress (which the Dems control) is doing their job?

    Message to Dems: It’s time to withdraw from the War on Bush – your side is hopelessly lost in a quagmire. This just simply shows us the public’s disgust with a Congress which is ready to surrender to the terrorists while our brave soldiers are risking life and limb. Americans are not interested in losing the war on terror, despite what the leftist-lunatic media and the Demagogue Party claim. The best “poll” on Iraq is the fact that our entire military is comprised of volunteers, and that re-enlistment rates have been the highest they have ever been the last 4 years!

    Their BIG mistake was:

    1. They believed they had a mandate from the electorate on the Iraq War.

    2. They believed that the American People had turned on the Republicans, and Bush in particular, solely because of the Iraq War.

    3. They believed that they could govern their party with an iron fist in a velvet glove, as had been done in the past by previous Dem Speakers.

    4. They believed their own propaganda…….


  5. Gallup has Bush holding steady at 33%, and yes, because of his views on defeating Al-Qaeda, I am one of those. I have a question for you and your readers, though, are you one of those 29% that still approve of the way Congress (which the Dems control) is doing their job?

    His views on defeating al-Qaeda? If Bush really knew what he was doing fighting terrorism, he wouldn’t have invaded Iraq. Bin Laden is still out there, terrorism and anti-American sentiment is on the rise etc. I think Bush has made the problem worse, frankly.

    And no, I’m not real happy with the Dems in congress either, so that 29% really doesn’t surprise me. Bush’s impeachment rating is 39%, maybe congress’ approval would go up a few points if they gave it a shot lol.



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