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Friday, July 15, 2005

Rove Flails, Bush Sinks

What did our wartime president reap from attending the G8 Summit and acting “presidential” right after the London bombing? According to this survey taken by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, his overall job rating has slipped. Also, the percentage of people describing him as “honest and straightforward” has reached an all-time low.

A majority thinks Bush will be taking “a wrong step” if he nominates a Supreme Court justice who would overturn Roe vs. Wade, turn the clock back to the 15th century, etc.

Survey respondents disapprove of Bush’s job performance by a 49% to 46% margin. Two months ago the same survey showed a 47-47 tie over Bush’s job performance. Only 41% rated him as “honest and straightforward.” Hey, come on, he didn’t have an affair with an intern — what’s the problem?

The Leaky Karl Rove scandal hadn’t yet exploded into the mainstream media at the time of this survey, which was taken from July 8th through 11th. Hopefully a followup survey will be taken after the excrement has hit the fan.

And speaking of KKK Karl Traitor, the Rightwing Attack Machine is in full spin cycle. Their strategy is equal parts “the best defense is a good offense” and character assassination of anyone who doesn’t toe the line. They’re also hoping and praying — and handwringing and groveling and cowering and raindancing — that the upcoming Supreme Court battle(s) will siphon off some of the media coverage of TreasonGate.

“Republicans should stop holding back and go on the offense: fire enough bullets the other way until the Supreme Court overtakes” events, said Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.).

Attacking Joseph Wilson is also part of the wingnut strategy. Apparently it wasn’t enough to put his wife in mortal danger by revealing her as a CIA agent. They won’t feel like they’ve really gotten even with him — for discrediting Bush’s claim about Saddam Hussein trying to buy uranium from Niger — until they’ve destroyed his reputation as well.

And a majority of Americans doesn’t consider Bush “honest and straightforward?” Hmmm…a mystery.


Blogger Brother Kenya said...

It's starting to feel like the summer of '73 again. Oh, the nostalgia!

This time around, though, Rove makes Haldeman and Erlichman look like Ren and Stimpy. And this time the opposition party is not in control of Congress. No hearings on the horizon.

Nixon would be amazed at how far we've come.

July 15, 2005 at 10:25 AM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

I have to wonder if 41% of the people think the sun rises in the West...

July 15, 2005 at 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Brother Kenya: Yup, lots of similarities to the early '70s. The only difference is these guys are sinister enough to make the Watergate gang look like Ward Cleaver and Ozzie Nelson.

I don't think an impeachment or a Rove conviction is on the horizon, but if the stench keeps getting worse, hopefully more voters will see what a bunch of crooks are in charge and will vote accordingly.

Jolly Roger: Bush is honorable and decent, the sun rises in the West, the sun revolves around the Earth, and Adam and Eve...

July 15, 2005 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Cranky Liberal said...

All I can say is I hate Leaky Pants. Smug bastard.

July 15, 2005 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Mags said...

Of course. The modus operandi of the GOP is to discredit and ignore facts. Then spin, spin, spin. Then discredit some more.

Honestly, I don't know how they can live with themselves.

July 15, 2005 at 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Cranky: Yup, what's not to hate?

Mags: I don't know how they can live with themselves either. I just hope the voters don't have to live with them too much longer.

July 15, 2005 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Abby Taylor said...

Polls, Schmolls. The President don't need no stinkin' polls.

Hey, thanks for commenting over at Falafel Sex. How's life on the Olympic Peninsula? I have friends who last year moved to Sequim. Is that nearby?

I'm blogrolling you. Let me know if the thought of this puts you in a fetal position, and I can remove it straightaway.

Really good work over here!

July 15, 2005 at 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Abby Taylor: Nope, public opinion doesn’t make a flying F&%$#! to Bush or any of his puppetmasters.

Thanks, I’d be honored to be added to your blogroll. I have Falafel Sex linked.

I live in Port Angeles, about 16 miles from Sequim. This whole area is really beautiful; we moved here about 10 months ago.

July 15, 2005 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

We have got to crank up the pressure and keep posting about this spiritually bankrupt, morally, and ethically corrupt administration. I preceive, me thinks, a crack in their facade! ONWARD....!

July 16, 2005 at 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Kitchen Window Woman: I sure hope you’re right about that crack in their façade. I think I see it too.

July 16, 2005 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

Does anyone expect less of a response to attacks on Spinmeister Rovesfurher? The right knows that it cannot afford to lose him as he is the one responsible for coming up with the gimicks that won so many GOP races in the last few years. They'll fight to defend him with every legal, illegal and underhanded method they can. I'm proud of Sam Donaldson, a "liberal media member" for figuring this out.

July 16, 2005 at 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

OK Democrat: Yup, it'll be no holds barred as the Right tries every dirty trick in its arsenal.

July 16, 2005 at 11:04 PM  

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