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Sunday August 24, 2003
09:11 PM

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[ #14292 ]

«Against this backdrop [mounting costs in Iraq campaign], President George W. Bush's approval ratings continue to decline. His current approval rating of 53 percent is down 18 percent from April. And for the first time since the question was initially asked last fall, more registered voters say they would not like to see him re-elected to another term as president (49 percent) than re-elected. Forty-four percent would favor giving Bush a second term; in April, 52 percent backed Bush for a second term and 38 percent did not.»

--Newsweek: When Enough is Enough?

When it becomes trendy for 2-bit standup hacks and latenight talkshow hosts to disparage the Bush Administration as a pack incompetent, crypto-fascists and no-talent ass clowns, remember that some of us have been beating this drum consistantly since the 2000 "election."

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    • When it becomes trendy for 2-bit standup hacks and latenight talkshow hosts to disparage the Bush Administration as a pack incompetent, crypto-fascists and no-talent ass clowns, remember that some of us have been beating this drum consistantly since the 2000 "election."

    Good luck actually finding an opponent that people will really vote for. I think you'll find that Bush pretty much destroys, head to head, any of the parade of midgets that the Democrats have come up with so far.

    As for incompentent... n

  • some of us have been beating this drum consistantly since the 2000 "election."

    Surely three years is long enough to find out how the Electoral College works. It's been around for two-hundred years; its workings really shouldn't have been a surprise to anyone eligible to vote.

    • Hi, Chromatic!

      It's not the electoral college that was at fault. Gore received more votes in Florida (despite the undercouting of poor people's votes due to poor and confusing technology, and despite the GOP's illegally stripping the right to vote from tens of thousands of citizens -- those being the only two reasons that the count was even close).

      And this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who bothered to follow the news [democrats.com].

      But the GOP delights in blaming the voters themselves as being "stupid"... when in

      • those being the only two reasons that the count was even close

        It takes some combination of a lot of knowledge and a lot of confidence to make that kind of statement. I wouldn't want to put myself out that far.

        Lest anyone get the wrong idea, I'm of the opinion that tampering with voting should be punished as harshly as possible. However, in the absence of perfectly accurate and clear voting (in other words, in practice), you have to do the best you can. Changing the rules after votes have been cast

  • That poll question is annoying. I've seen it misused in almost every instance it's been cited, most commonly as a stat saying who people would vote for. It is not. I would not like to see him re-elected. I didn't prefer him in 2000, and I don't prefer him now. But, I will vote for him, surely, unless the Democrats get someone I can agree with more than 10 percent of the time.

    So far the only guy I could possibly consider voting for is Senator Joe Biden [biden04.com], from the great state of Delaware, but even he wou