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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Ugg, Jul 2, 2007.
Is anyone surprised?
That sucking sound you hear is GWB's approval rating going into negative digits
He commuted the jail portion of the sentence. Not that it makes much difference.
And no, I'm not surprised. Had he let Libby go to jail, his poll numbers would have sunk to the low 20s as his core supporters deserted him.
However, it is a travesty of justice that a man convicted of obstructing an investigation into treasonous activities by Bush's WH will get off with what amounts to a slap on the wrist for someone with the financial resources Libby has. And it further solidifies the perception that this president thinks he and his administration are above the law.
But Clinton was a Bad Guy for pardoning Marc Rich...
Oh I think he'll see a little bounce as his base rallys around him. His numbers would have dropped worse had he let Libby go to jail.
I will bet you a jelly-donut and coke lunch his ratings sink...further.
I did' t think he would, actually.
Not really a surprise. You could see this coming a mile off.
Ouch you're making my stomach hurt!
I guess another way to look at it is that his numbers may not sink as fast as they otherwise would have. My feeling is that the people who still support Bush's presidency are people who feel very strongly that Libby should not go to prison. The rest of the public already doesn't approve of Bush. Although I would not bet against Bush's "strongly disapprove" numbers hitting new heights...
BTW, is that Bush-coke, or Coke Classic?
Yeah, i had to give up those lunches a while ago - some blood sugar issue...
I guess this issue is - exactly how much is left of Bush's base? My guess, it's shrinking every day and can continue to do so. I see your point though.
"BTW, is that Bush-coke, or Coke Classic?" LOL!
Piece of S***! I predict his numbers sink as well. This man is beyond shame.
How long until he becomes a right-wing hero the caliber of Ollie North?
I think that the only ones who still approve of him will be glad about this, so I doubt that it will affect his approval ratings much
I dunno, Ollie had genuine flag-waving supporters behind him.
Amazing. I've just read a report where a supporter refers to him as a "first-time offender."
So is it "three strikes and you're out" for treason, too?
Unbelievable mother f#####
Party and corporations first, forget laws when you also own half of congress. Thats are Hero President.
Well done for voting him in a second term....wohooo U. S. A. U. S. A.!!!!
When I first saw this thread I was surprised that ObeyGiant et al had not expressed their joy. I quickly realized that they were undoubtedly busy cleaning up after their waking wet dream. This is the audience that the sentence commutation was aimed at, those that have supported this farcical president from the beginning and will continue to do so no matter what (almost, I'd like to think).
I just returned from Switzerland where I stayed with someone who grew up in Germany during the 1930s. We had long discussions and I came to realize that the situation she described to me was the situation we are currently facing in this country. I am not surprised at Bush's actions today, but I am shocked at how transparent his motivations are and how blind his supporters are. Perhaps they should begin to wear brown shirts to make the historical analogy even more exact.
The alternative was a wooden pole. I voted for the pole.
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aaaaaaand fred thompson:
Well, now that we've gone from "everybody knows it" to "rubbing it in our faces" who's willing to play odds on what happens? I say tons of Democratic bluster with no payoff followed by the WH's press secretary saying something like "we are saddened that the Democratic congress has decided to play politics". And of course, the Dems will roll over like they always do.
This is absolutely disgusting.
I don't even care so much if Bush's numbers go down. I want this to reflect on the Republican party. I want voters to remember, for the sixteen months, that the GOP is just fine with criminals who commit treason against the United States.
I need a drink. No, several.