Wednesday, May 17, 2006
As Polls Show Voters Soundly Rejecting Bush and the GOP on Every Single Issue, Karl Rove Keeps Lying
"The American people like this president. His personal approval ratings are in the 60's. Job approval is lower. And, what that says to me is, is that people like him, they respect him...he's somebody they feel a connection with, but they're just sour now on the war and that's the way it's gonna be."
Ya gotta hand it to Karl Rove. He's the most consistent, reliable liar in government today. Who cares that Bush's personal approval numbers are actually just a fraction above his embarrassingly and abysmally low 29-33% job approval ratings. Or that his likeability factor is actually at a paltry 39%. That doesn't stop old Turd Blossom from pulling figures out of thin (h)air in trying to make his embattled boss look like much less of a loser. But the repeated Rovian and Bushevik lies are no longer working. Americans are not going to suddenly like Bush because Rove tells them they do. There's only one other thing almost as pathetic as Rove's desperate attempts to bolster Bush's public image and that's First Lady Laura Bush's Stepford Wife-like denial this week of her hubby's dreadful poll numbers. (BTW, how come every single time Bush is in trouble he wheels out his wife and/or mother? How emasculating.)
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week shows that voters prefer Democrats on every single issue facing the country today, from the war in Iraq, terrorism and immigration, to the economy, gas prices, healthcare, education and taxes. Those surveyed gave Bush new job approval lows, and voiced even greater dissatisfaction with the GOP-controlled House and Senate. Additionally, the "wrong track" number now stands at an astounding 69%; almost three-quarters of voters believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.
Consider these highlights from the survey:
-Bush's job approval is down to 33%, down from 38% last month
-33% approval of the job Congress is doing
-56% prefer to see Democrats in control of Congress after the November elections
-Bush's disapproval rating among Republicans is 30%, up from 15% last month; his approval rating among Republicans fell below 70% for the first time.
-Nearly nine in 10 Democrats and seven in 10 independents do not approval of Bush's job performance
-66% say the war in Iraq was a mistake
-By 2 to 1 or better, voters prefer Democrats to handle gas prices and health care.
-By double-digit margins, they prefer Democrats to handle education (23 percentage points), the budget (20 points), the economy (18 points) and protecting privacy (15 points). Democrats also had a 14-point edge on handling Iraq, immigration and taxes.
-For the first time, Democrats, by 46-41%, were the preferred party to also handle terrorism. This is a very critical change for the Repug's, who've successfully played the terrorism card since 9/11. Many pundits believe that, as terrorism goes for the GOP, so goes the GOP.
Can it get any worse for Bush and the Repugs? Let's hope so.