Friday, February 22, 2008

When political punditry goes bad.


Gosh, it seems like only last year ... oh, wait ... it was:

Bush Regains His Footing

By David S. Broder
Friday, February 16, 2007; A23


It may seem perverse to suggest that, at the very moment the House of Representatives is repudiating his policy in Iraq, President Bush is poised for a political comeback. But don't be astonished if that is the case.

Like President Bill Clinton after the Democrats lost control of Congress in 1994, Bush has gone through a period of wrenching adjustment to his reduced status. But just as Clinton did in the winter of 1995, Bush now shows signs of renewed energy and is regaining the initiative on several fronts.

So how's that prognostication working out, Nostradamus? Uh oh ...

February 20, 2008

Concerns over Economy Push
George W. Bush's Overall Job Approval to New Low


George W. Bush's overall job approval rating has dropped to a new low in American Research Group polling as 78% of Americans say that the national economy is getting worse according to the latest survey from the American Research Group.

Among all Americans, 19% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 77% disapprove. When it comes to Bush's handling of the economy, 14% approve and 79% disapprove.

Would someone please just take David Broder out behind the barn and do the merciful thing? Real journalism would be ever so grateful.

4 comments:

the rev. said...

Would we ever!

E in MD said...

Granted this is an opinion poll, so really it only reflects the opinnion of those who were asked. However if you expand this to the general US population....

19%
.19 * 300,000,000 = 57,000,000

That means that potentially 57,000,000 still support this crooked red neck, Constitution destroying, law breaking, war starting son of a bitch and think he's doing a good job.

I'm curious as to how 57 million people can be so fucking stupid, short sighted, ignorant of their own laws and Constitution and ready to just spread their cheeks for this guy. They're probably related to the people who thought Nixon was justified in using his Presidential power to destroy his rivals.

Yet they'll all trumpet about how if you don't support the President you don't support the troops or America. Where were these idiots when Bill Clinton was in office?

Wow.. that's a whole comment without cussing. Can't have that. FUCK FUCK FUCKITY FUCK.

niven said...

Just look at the media and the education in the US. Everything is run by Corporate power, and the people are inundated with stories about US the Greatest nation on Earth. Whether true or not, people will tend to believe if told this often enough.

We see a War on science and scientific thinking, consider that Florida has recently allowed Evolution to be taught in schools, as the 'theory of evolution', but with no true attempt to explain to the masses not in school what a scientific theory is. Also consider the Power of religion, fundamentalism has a very powerful appeal to many Americans, and the wars in the ME have carefully been couched in the traditional 'Crusades' by military commanders. Remember that the fundies believe strongly in the Rapture and Armageddon, and the Last Days, all events that are becoming more plausible under Bush, and the current politicians.

Consider that any increase in the US manufacturing sector, since 2001, can be tenuously tied, if so inclined to compare figures, to the increase in Military spending.

Consider that the US media, and the government opposition, has not taken the WH to task for suppressing civil liberties, for constitutional infringements, for breaking of treaties, and for a whole law book of other highly questionable practises.

I really believe that the 57 million who support the current President are either his base (i.e. wealthy), or those unwilling, unable or not intelligent enough, to form their own opinions.

Red Tory said...

Oh come on CC... Quoting "The Dean"... Really. There's more of that smoking gun stuff. It's too easy.