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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Where's all your "Political Capital" NOW jerkoff oilboi?

In fact, the near-unanimous backing from the GOP rank-and-file and members of Congress gave Bush a unique second term opportunity. After claiming victory, Bush told reporters he had acquired "political capital, and now I intend to spend it . . . [on] Social Security and tax reform, moving this economy forward, education, fighting and winning the war on terror.".....Just nine months into his second term, Bush’s political capital is all but spent. If he were a bank, he’d have to declare bankruptcy.

Yep, just like all your other ventures that required capital, you done gone & burned through it all, even with BIGGER majorities in both the House & the Senate, and now what do you have to show for it?

A war that shows you up as the completely miserable fucking failure of a President that us liberals knew all along you were, a bumbling response to Katrina, even though you knew the storm was on it's way, but while New Orleans was drowning, you stayed on your oh-so-precious vacation supposedly clearing brush from the White House's Crawford Branch, a drive to kill off Social Security-the Crowning Achievement of your 2nd term-now lies even more disgraced than the Iraq war, and, to the great delight of so many of us Bush Jr haters, you've got your base tearing at each other's throats

Inb fact, it's definitely worth pointing out what you said during the 2000 campaign, as we can ALWAYS use a good, laugh-based dose of Schadenfreude

This reputation for virtue was a powerful asset that George W. Bush brought into the 2000 campaign following the Monica Lewinsky scandal and Bill Clinton’s impeachment. On the campaign trail, Bush earned standing ovations with these words: "When I put my hand on the Bible, I will swear to not only uphold the laws of our land, I will swear to uphold the honor and dignity of the office to which I have been elected, so help me God."

"Honor & Dignity", You, President Jr?!

Man, there's no way to spin that as anything but hysterically funny material coming from the Village's BIGGEST Idiot

An idiocy your base was willing to indulge, but only up to a point-patient as your base is, they're not eternally patient when it comes to insisting on positive results from you and your crew

There is an old rule that says, "How you win determines how you govern." For five years, Bush’s governing base has relied exclusively on GOP support. Now, with mounting deficits, an unpopular war, and Republican Senate candidates struggling in the polls (notably Rick Santorum, Mike DeWine, Jim Talent, and Katherine Harris), that once-firm base of Republican support no longer seems quite so secure. This insecurity is likely to intensify as Democrats widen their lead in the 2006 prospective generic ballot question.

And like the comedian whose lone gimmick, getting hit with a pie, has finally played itself out completely, so has your strongest selling point, protecting the US from terrorism

Then, there is Iraq. As long as George W. Bush could link the deposition of Saddam Hussein to the war on terror, support for the war held firm. Thus, in a March 2003 Pew Research Center poll, 74% believed the U.S. made the right decision to invade Iraq. But the linkage between deposing Hussein and the war on terror has long since frayed. Today, 59% say the U.S. made a mistake sending troops into Iraq (Gallup, September 16-18), and 53% think it was not worth going to war in the first place (Gallup, September 8-11). The Bush Administration’s "slam dunk" assertion that Hussein had acquired weapons of mass destruction has been upended.

Oh yeah, turns out you're a lousy magician too, unable to keep everyone's attention focused squarely where YOU want

George W. Bush is likely to share the fates of his predecessors for one reason: he can’t change the subject. Bush cannot take the focus away from the aftereffects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; Iraq continues to drain U.S. lives and resources with no end in sight; and (thanks to Iraq and the hurricanes) the fiscal crisis facing the next president has come four years early. Even when Bush has tried to refocus attention elsewhere, voters have answered with a resounding "NO!" For example, a Gallup poll taken in July found 62% saying they disapproved of George W. Bush’s Social Security proposals.

In sum, Iraq, high gas prices, a so-so economy, and the aftereffects of the hurricanes will occupy public attention for the foreseeable future. Even a big news story -- be it the capture of Osama bin Laden, or another terrorist strike --probably won’t help Bush that much. A recent Gallup poll, for example, finds 55% believing Bin Laden will likely be captured or killed. This finding suggests that the public may have already accounted for this event. Still, were this to happen, Bush’s support would rise. Yet, each time something positive has happened to Bush, his opinion "bounce" has gotten smaller. For example, prior to Saddam Hussein’s capture, Bush received 50% approval; afterwards, his support rose to just 55%. Another spectacular terrorist attack is also unlikely to produce a reprise of the post-September 11th "let’s-rally-round-the-president" phenomenon. Rather, any assault would renew cries of the nation’s unpreparedness -- a criticism that has special resonance following Hurricane Katrina.

So enjoy your remaining time in office, as each second will drag and seem longer than the last, and keep telling yourself that the White House is nothing but the happiest place on earth for you & your staff to bunker down in


  • You are a fucking pitiful excuse for a thinking person. No, you are a fucking idiot. You, idiot, probably believe in Santa Claus.

    Get a fucking real life ASSHOLE!

    By Anonymous James, at 4:37 PM  

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