Friday, June 15, 2007

Republicans abandoning Bush

From MSNBC courtesy of Eschaton:

As President Bush attempts to revive the controversial immigration reform bill he supports, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that Republicans are abandoning the president, which has dropped his job-approval rating below 30 percent -- his lowest mark ever in the survey.

But he isn’t the only one whose support is on the decline in the poll. Congress’ approval rating has plummeted eight points, bringing it below even Bush’s. And just one in five believe the country is on the right track, which is the lowest number on this question in nearly 15 years.

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The people who did the study believe that Bush finally started to lose some standing in his own party because of the immigration issue, and they're most likely correct about that. Of course, he's such a shitty fucking president, and Republicans know it, that it was only a matter of time before they found something, anything, to use to justify hating him. I mean, two years ago, when the kool-aid was strong, they'd have put up with it, but not now. What bugs me is that rank-and-file Republicans already had plenty of good reasons to hate him, but they're all so into the various wars we're fighting, they just couldn't do it, just couldn't bring themselves to bash their dear leader. Xenophobia serves as a handy excuse.

As for the Democrats in Congress polling so badly, well, this is what they get. They were clearly elected to get us out of Iraq, reverse massive trends in corruption, and stand up to the worst president in US history. But they've done none of that. Indeed, this recent cave-in on war funding was particularly insulting. The lobbying feast apparently continues unabated. And Bush seems to be doing whatever he pleases while all Congress does is whine. Bunch of do-nothings.

Rome is burning. Pass the violin.