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zimv20
Sep 6, 2003, 06:06 PM
http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=732


President George W. Bush’s job performance ratings have reached the lowest point since his pre-Inauguration days, continuing a steady decline since a post-9/11 peak, according to a new Zogby America poll of 1,013 likely voters conducted September 3-5.

Less than half (45%) of the respondents said they rated his job performance good or excellent, while a majority (54%) said it was fair or poor._ In August Zogby International polling, his rating was 52% positive, 48% negative._ Today’s results mark the first time a majority of likely voters have given the president an unfavorable job performance rating since he took office.


so what's rove gonna do to turn this around? start another war? sound the terrorist alert more frequently?

hope for another terrorist attack?

Waluigi
Sep 6, 2003, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by zimv20
hope for another terrorist attack?

9/11 was the best thing that ever happened to Bush. He believes in Machiavellian’s principle of 'The ends justify the means'. Meaning, if it takes another 3000 people to die for him to get reelected, that is fine by him.

--Waluigi

Daveman Deluxe
Sep 6, 2003, 08:18 PM
I've disapproved of Dubya since the war against the Taliban got bogged down about January/February 2002. I barely approved of him after 9/11.

I'm voting for a third-party candidate this time around (too young last time) just so he/she can get 5% and hopefullly a big wad of cash to run a real campaign the time after that.

I don't think Bush gives a damn about the death toll; if I were in the military I would be insulted by his famous landing in a Navy jet. He and his staff are clearly disconnected from the real situation in Iraq, their post-war "plan" clearly shows this.

Sayhey
Sep 6, 2003, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by zimv20
http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=732



so what's rove gonna do to turn this around? start another war? sound the terrorist alert more frequently?

hope for another terrorist attack?

It looks as if he is gearing up for a new "compassionate conservatism" offensive. Bush's recent statements on unemployment and education makes it look like they think they can pull the same trick twice. No substance, but plenty of rhetoric. If nothing else he is going to push for more tax cuts. As an economist he is a "one-trick pony," so I don't see any real initiatives there. If they decide to expand the war, my bet is on Syria. Iran is much too difficult and North Korea is so unstable that who knows what could happen. All they have to do is explain how Saddam secretly moved all those WMDs across the border into the hands of his bitter enemy, oops, I mean dearest ally.

shadowfax
Sep 6, 2003, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by zimv20
so what's rove gonna do to turn this around? start another war? sound the terrorist alert more frequently?

hope for another terrorist attack? oh for christ's sake man. that's really out of line, don't you think? i mean, really, i don't think it fits your style to make light of terrorism and war like that.

zimv20
Sep 6, 2003, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by shadowfax
oh for christ's sake man. that's really out of line, don't you think? i mean, really, i don't think it fits your style to make light of terrorism and war like that.

would you agree that 9/11 was the best thing that happened to the bush presidency?

shadowfax
Sep 6, 2003, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by zimv20
would you agree that 9/11 was the best thing that happened to the bush presidency? from a popularity perspective? sure. do i think that they are that sinisterly evil to hope for it? no! he would have to be saddam--i mean, satan. that's unconcscionable, and i don't think it's good to make jokes about it.

take it from american television, it's better to joke about homosexuality and racism... :rolleyes:

QCassidy352
Sep 9, 2003, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by shadowfax
oh for christ's sake man. that's really out of line, don't you think? i mean, really, i don't think it fits your style to make light of terrorism and war like that.

are you denying that Bush starts wars and uses terrorism alerts for personal political ends??

It's not like he's the first president to do it... Remember how Clinton started dropping bombs the day after the Lewinsky affair came to light? Not that Clinton was the first either!

But it's absolutely not a joke or making light of the situation to say that presidents use these things for political reasons. That may be sad, but it's true.

pseudobrit
Sep 9, 2003, 11:28 PM
I agree. Rather than condemn zim for "making light" of the situation, why not condemn Bush for creating the situation zim is attacking?

zimv20
Sep 10, 2003, 12:16 AM
Originally posted by shadowfax
from a popularity perspective? sure. do i think that they are that sinisterly evil to hope for it? no!

(didn't see your reply 'til just now)

i believe that, in the adminstration, shock gave way quickly to recognition of opportunity.

there are reports that, on 9/11, rumsfeld was asking, "how can we pin this on iraq?"