Thursday, May 01, 2008

Not that I can take any joy from it...

...but Bush is now officially the most unpopular president in modern history.
A new poll suggests that George W. Bush is the most unpopular president in modern American history.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Thursday indicates that 71 percent of the American public disapprove of how Bush his handling his job as president.

"No president has ever had a higher disapproval rating in any CNN or Gallup poll; in fact, this is the first time that any president's disapproval rating has cracked the 70 percent mark," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

Interestingly it says that Truman and Nixon both had lower Approval ratings but never broke 70 in Disapproval. It seems that 28% is his absolute basement floor where these dead-enders will think he's doing a great job no matter what. I mean, it's almost kind of scary that 28% of people in this country actually think he's doing a good job. If the last 7 years haven't convinced them I'm pretty sure nothing will. Who are these people?

I actually know someone from my hometown who joins Facebook groups like "I Support a Third Term for George W. Bush." I thought, "there's no way these people can actually be serious" but I couldn't find any evidence from any of them that this was somehow ironic or some elaborate performance art piece. They were actually having a serious discussion on whether the Constitution could be changed in time to allow this. Hey, I know how you can get George W. Bush that third term...elect John McCain! The fact that he's not getting absolutely stomped in the polls can only be chalked up to a media that keeps promoting his BS "straight talking" persona. He's four more years of Bush and 100 more years in Iraq.

I wanted to join the group and say, "Wake up! Are you not paying attention?" but it's a lost cause with them. I think these are the type of people that will support anything, no matter how phony, as long as it pretends to love Jesus a whole lot. To me, Bush has to be one of the least Christian presidents ever but because he alludes to God a few times in his speeches these people love him and talk about how great it is to have a Christian in the White House. Really? What exactly has he done for you?

Oh, and also of note in the article is that the war in Iraq is getting its lowest support yet as well. Hmm, coincidently it's also been exactly five years since Bush got all dressed up in his flightsuit and declared "Mission Accomplished." Mission accomplished, indeed.

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