The Lady Speaks

Most Everybody Hates George

New poll from NBC/WSJ shows Bush is at 37% and pretty much everyone thinks he’s an idiot. Okay – I’m making up that last part. True or not, it’s not the kind of question pollsters ask.

From NBC News’ Mark Murray

The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll might sound like a broken record, but the tune grows louder as congressional midterm elections get closer and closer: President Bush is once again facing the lowest job approval rating of his presidency, the lowest percentage of Americans who believe the country is headed in the right direction, and an electorate that greatly prefers a Democratic-controlled Congress over a Republican-controlled one.

Yet the poll also shows something else that goes beyond the November midterm elections: A strong majority believes Bush is experiencing a long-term setback from which he’s unlikely to recover. ‘He’s losing his grip on governance,’ says Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted this survey with Republican Bill McInturff. ‘It’s now a sense that we’ve seen the best that he’s going to produce as president of the United States.’

Egads – the best Preznit Half-wit MonkeyBoy can produce is: war, economic recession, huge deficits, lots of poor people getting poorer, lots of not-quite-poor people getting poorer, and lots of rich people getting richer, but those stubborn thirty-percenters still think he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. Now, who’s stupider? Bush or the idiots who are still clapping their hands, saying, ‘I do believe! I do believe in Georgie.’

Indeed, it’s the situation in Iraq that appears to be at the heart of Bush’s problems. According to the poll — which was taken of 1,005 adults from March 10-13, and which has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points — 61 percent disapprove of Bush’s handling of the situation. Moreover, 57 percent are less confident that the war in Iraq will come to a successful conclusion, which is a seven-point increase since December. And 61 percent say the United States should reduce the number of troops there, while just 31 percent want to maintain the current troop level.

“Everything comes back around to the war,” Hart says. ‘That seems to set up the president’s basic problem and his basic challenge.’

Republican pollster McInturff puts it this way: ‘It is hard to pivot … when every day the core decision in your presidency is Iraq’ — and the situation there appears grim.

And yet, we’re told that His Imperial Highnessthe Emperor…the President is planning on re-affirming his anti-terrorism strategy (or is that strategery?):

From the Washington Post:

President Bush plans to issue a new national security strategy today reaffirming his doctrine of preemptive war against terrorists and hostile states with chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, despite the troubled experience in Iraq.

The document, an articulation of U.S. strategic priorities that by law is required every four years, lays out a robust view of America’s power and an assertive view of its responsibility to bring change around the world. On everything from genocide to human trafficking to AIDS, the strategy describes itself as ‘idealistic about goals and realistic about means.’

This from a man who lives in a fantasy world? Preznit ‘Chokes on Pretzel’ doesn’t know reality even when it slaps him upside the head. (And it does so quite frequently, only to be ignored in favor of pretending everything’s just A-Okay.)

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March 16, 2006 - Posted by | Bush, Government, National Security, Politics, Terrorism, War

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