Saturday, September 10, 2005

Bush: Katrina's Next Casualty

Newsweek now has an article posted (click the title of this blog post to go
there, or click here)
that President Bush may be the next victim of Katrina. As I mentioned in a previous
, Bush approval ratings are falling at an ever-increasing rate.

This just goes to show that when the lies start to unravel, as they
always do and will, the American people have the wherewithall to stand up to
whomever it is that has been ripping them off. And this administration has done
a fantastic job of ripping off the American people--from Civil Liberties, to the
environment, the catastrophic budget, the Department of Homeland Insecurity, to
countless other acts against the people. Their enemy is us, America. And the
trust in Bush is waning.

From the article:

In Katrina’s wake, the president’s popularity and job-approval ratings have dropped across the board. Only 38 percent of Americans approve of the way Bush is doing his job overall, a record-low for this president in the NEWSWEEK poll. (Fifty-five percent of Americans disapprove of his overall job performance.) And only 28 percent of Americans say they are “satisfied with the way things are going” in the country, down from 36 percent in August and 46 percent in December, after the president’s re-election. This is another record low and two points below the satisfaction level recorded immediately after the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal came to light. Fully two-thirds of Americans are not satisfied with the direction of the country.

But Katrina’s most costly impact could be a loss of faith in government generally, and the president, in particular. A majority of Americans (57 percent) say “government’s slow response to what happened in New Orleans” has made them lose confidence in government’s ability to deal with another major natural disaster. Forty-seven percent say it has made them lose confidence in the government’s ability to prevent another terrorist attack like 9/11, but 50 percent say is has not. (Note: our question asked about “government” in general, so we cannot say whether respondents meant state, local, federal or a combo of any of the three.)

More critical to President Bush—and the GOP’s future as the nation’s majority party: most Americans, 52 percent, say they do not trust the president “to make the right decisions during a domestic crisis” (45 percent do). The numbers are exactly the same when the subject is trust of the president to make the right decisions during an international crisis.

It is time to impeach Bush.

1 comment:

Martian Anthropologist said...

Hey there! Sure you can use that text. Just throw a link to me where you use it, okay?

Thanks for the links and the kind words about me! It's appreciated -- especially about the Town of Autumn story.