That’s Right Nate

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President Bush is Feeling the Love

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Recent polls have shown President Bush’s approval rating to be somewhere between waiting in line for the DMV and filing income taxes.   I am happy to report that our noble leader has been noticing a much different reaction not picked up in the polls. 

When he travels around the country, Bush feels less “antipathy” than he used to in the crowds, along the motorcade routes, and expressed by the individuals who talk to him at his events. “He feels there has been a shift in attitudes out there that’s not reflected in polling data,” according to a White House aide.

White House officials say that while the most recent AP-Ipsos poll may show that less than 30% of Americans support the job the President is doing, they hope to get almost half the country to stop disapproving by January.  “With the jeering and throwing things down to a minnimum, the President is making real progress in winning over the American people,” said one aide.

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Written by thatsrightnate

June 30, 2008 at 2:41 pm

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  1. I think of Bush musters that good, old, American can-do spirit he really can reach his goal and get “almost half the country to stop disapproving of him.” Look how well that guy in Zimbabwe did with the same dream. He put his mind to it, worked hard, and got all of the country to stop disapproving of him. Bush can do the same, or better!

    steve

    June 30, 2008 at 3:23 pm

  2. My guess would be that’s Americans relief that he is actually on his way out that he is feeling. Could be a bit of wind though.

    Lucy

    June 30, 2008 at 3:49 pm

  3. or that they realize he’s an idiot and can’t be fixed (his warrantee was voided when cheney opened him up and fiddled with his brain)

    thatswrongnate

    June 30, 2008 at 10:36 pm

  4. I love your blog. I get the overwhelming feeling that you are smart & like me, love to laugh at all the sheep on both sides. This deserves applause and perhaps a present of some sort. Shoot me an email would ya!

    Rudy

    July 1, 2008 at 9:41 am

  5. that when ever all other possibilities have been eeiminatld that what ever remains no matter how unlikely it is must be true. There seem to be three possibilities here. Bush is either secretly a Democrat and, as such, seeks to undermine all things Republican, he really is not the brightest light in the harbor, or he knows that supposedly private conversations can and will be leaked to the media but he has these conversations any way because he wants to do his best to help the incoming Administration succeed. If the Obama administation fails, America fails. Its that simple. I think the thinking of the Bush Administration comes down to wanting the incoming Administration to succeed. I think as flawed as Bush’s character is and it is VERY flawed he deeply cares about the country. As such, he has two options here. He can seek to withhold vital information from the incoming President and his staff or he can hold frank discussions with them about the issues even though it will be leaked to the press. By having candid discussions with the incoming President and his staff he gives them a greater chance of succeeding. What the President might try to do is to explain to the American people why a free trade agreement with Columbia is important. In other words, take on the news media head on. As it is right now, the media has defined the story as though Obama and his staff are heroic and Bush is being petty by wanting a free trade agreement with Columbia. As it is right now, Columbia is a beleagured ally that is surrounded by hostile powers. If we don’t try to help them, they will be forced into the embrace of the new up coming power of Venezuela. Is this how to treat an ally or someone who is thinking about being an ally? Their reward for being friendly with the United States is for the Democrats to use them as a political football in their war on the Bush Administration and Republicans. Truly disgraceful. Bush and his team should at least make an effort to point this out to the American public.

    Shiori

    May 20, 2012 at 8:41 am


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