Friday, April 07, 2006

A New, New Low

The new AP-Ipsos poll shows that the GOP-led Congress has a 30% approval rating on their job performance. GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio declares,
These numbers are scary. We've lost every advantage we've ever had.
I can't help but ask, does Tony wonder why this is? While the reasons for this abysmal approval rating seem fairly obvious to anyone not steeped in the warm, rhetorical broth constantly being laddled out by the White House, GOP hardliners are probably scratching heads. You mean, Americans aren't fond of enormous deficits, manufacturing job loss, and ever more tax cuts, they will ask? Of course, they will say, that can't be it!

Republican hardliners will continue to fail to realise that a large majority of this country, people clearly not steeped in George Bush's less-than-nourishing fustian, are utterly dissatisfied with the mean-spirited Republican agenda, an agenda that cuts healthcare for the elderly, awards massive tax cuts to the wealthy, runs huge deficits and bungles their own manufactured war. No, Americans are not pleased with these developments nor the agenda that has led to them.

Which leads one to another concern that Bush and his lads in Congress will see that perhaps another war, this time with Iran, will be just the ticket to pull them out of the approval doldrums. When things look grim at the polls, cry War! That'll stir up the patriots, they will think. It always seems to work. Let's hope Americans are smarter than this now, so much smarter that even Diebold won't be able to mess with their decision.


Anonymous -Robb said...

"Let's hope Americans are smarter than this now"

Smarter? Unlikely. The writing was on the wall in 2000 and 2004 and that didn't help. But maybe, just maybe, they'll be too weary for another flag waving adventure in freedom and democracy.

3:51 PM  

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