Wednesday, May 17, 2006



Having lost support in Nebraska (and Oklahoma, where he was 50/50 last month) Bush now has a positive approval in two real states, Idaho and Wyoming + "Utah." And even in these backward areas, Bush's positives just barely beat out his negatives. Everyone hates this guy and his horrible and disastrous policies.

Only 23% of Rhode Island and New York voters approve of him. The other states where Bush' disapproval rating is 70% or more, include Vermont, Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey, California, and Pennsylvania. And states that voted for Bush in 2004 but whose citizens now disapprove of Bush by 60% or more include Missouri (68%), Ohio (65%), Arkansas, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, North Carolina, New Mexico, South Carolina, Kansas, Nevada, Indiana, Florida, and Tennessee. Even in his own state of Texas his approval rating is down to 42%.

Scales falling off the eyes of millions and millions of Americans have turned admiration and respect for Bush into mistrust-- at best. More and more voters are making the connection between Bush's catastrophic policies and his rubberstamp congress. Although the imaginationless DCCC is solidly focused on winning a bare majority in the House, as few as 15 seats, none grassroots Democrats can see as many as 40 seats changing hands. Never consider giving a dime to the DCCC or DSCC. Howard Dean's DNC is trustworthy and giving directly to progressive candidates via ACT BLUE is probably the best way to help turn to House blue.


I feel badly that I slurred all Mormons by identifying them with Bush and child molesters. I met a great guy on a plane to Madrid last year who's a Mormon and who hates Bush and is certainly not a child molester. And the Mormons on SOUTH PARK are the chosen people-- albeit very boring ones. So I just mean to slur Mormons who still like Bush and who molest children, not Mormons who, like most Americans, neither molest children nor like Bush. Those Mormons are just like normal Americans and we should all embrace them and their whacky religion-- which is no more or less whacky than anyone else's religion. Now denizens of the Aryan Nations up in Idaho... that's a whole other story.

Oh, and today's WASHINGTON POST is also pointing out that Bush's reverse coattails are swamping his whole right-wing political party. "Public confidence in GOP governance has plunged to the lowest levels of the Bush presidency, with Americans saying by wide margins that they now trust Democrats more than Republicans to deal with Iraq, the economy, immigration and other issues, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll that underscores the GOP's fragile grip on power six months before the midterm elections." In fact the public now trusts the Democrats to handle ALL 10 issues on which this kind of polling is based! And only a third of those polled want to see the GOP maintain control of Congress. I wonder if Rahm Emanuel reads the POST. If he does he may pull his head out of his ass call a truce in his vicious war against grassroots progressives like Jerry McNerney and Jan Schneider long enough to find an opponent for Long Island Republican slime-bucket/rubber-stamp Peter King (NY-03).


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