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May 22, 2007

Shock: President Bush Posts Lowest Approval Number of Presidency

I never bought the claim that he paid no attention to polls, but at this point, yeah, I believe it. At some point one must get tired of hearing about how bad one sucks.

He says what he means and he means what he says.

After three straight days at the lowest level ever recorded by Rasmussen Reports, President Bushís Job Approval ratings slipped another point to another new low on Tuesday.

Just 33% of American adults now Approve of the way that George W. Bush is performing his duties as President. Prior to this past week, the Presidentís ratings had never slipped below 35% and had only reached that level for a day or two at a time. Now, his Job Approval has been at the 35% level or below for six straight days. (see comments on comparing Approval Ratings from different polling firms). Rasmussen Reports updates the Presidentís Job Approval ratings every day by noon Eastern.

The Presidentís ratings tumble each time immigration reform dominates the news because he loses support among his baseójust 66% of Republicans now give him their approval (that matches the lowest level of support heís ever received from his base). Even as the stock markets set new records, just 36% of investors approve of the Presidentís performance.

He's not running again, so he doesn't care. And he probably doesn't have to.


Not sure about you guys, but I'm not going to say a peep if the Congressional Democrats begin their long-dreamed of impeachment hearings.

You're on your own now, pal.

Thanks to "someone."

Beth says he can't be impeached, because he committed "no crime."

Well, the Democrats can claim he did this or that. Doesn't matter to them.

Not saying I'd join in the, um, lynching? Isn't that what they called the Clinton Impeachement? Or was it a "coup"? Yeah, they definitely said that.

So no, I wouldn't join in.

Just saying I'm not going to be a pill and ruin the party for anyone else, either.

I was talking with steve_in_hb about this. Steve, as you probably know, isn't really a conservative, and wasn't as much a supporter of Bush as most here, but he was inclined to support Bush, especially given 1) the war and 2) the relentless and usually unfair attacks from the media and Democrats (but I repeat myself).

But even he felt as if he'd been required to defend this guy and carry his water for six years, hoping to keep this punchdrunk, stumbling simpleton on his feet just long enough to beat the 10-count at the fight's end.

I've felt that so often during this presidency -- forced to constantly defend an incompetent, passive, lethargic administration much more than I would have liked, because they apparently couldn't be bothered with the minor presidential duty of public communications. So many times I've thought, "God, how long do I have to carry this guy? Is this idiot going to do, like, anything on his own behalf?"

I know I really wasn't "carrying" him and all. Duh. I'm talking of a feeling I've had. Not reality. It's just felt like the entire conservative movement has been doing far more work and exerting much more energy in pushing Bush along than Bush himself.

"How's it feel?" Steve asked after I posted I was done with Bush. "Pretty liberating, huh?"

Yeah. It is liberating. The hell with him, the hell with compassionate conservatism. I'm half-tempted to post one of those Bush Liberation Day clocks in the sidebar like the lefty blogs have.

And yeah, as Bart says below, "Free at last, free at last, Thank God All Mighty, I'm free at last."

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