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  • Americans are worried.

    A return to the days of Jimmy Carter and the malaise infecting America?

    If Dubya was the manager or GM of the Cardinals I can think of many here that would have been flying the banner long ago.

    Fire LaBush.


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    Bush's approval rating remains at all-time low
    Optimism about country's future fading

    Updated: 6:37 p.m. ET Oct. 7, 2005
    WASHINGTON - Evangelicals, Republican women, Southerners and other critical groups in President Bush’s political coalition are increasingly worried about the direction the nation is headed and disappointed with his performance, an AP-Ipsos poll found.

    The growing unease could be a troubling sign for a White House already struggling to keep the Republican Party base from slipping over Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, Gulf Coast spending projects, immigration and other issues.

    “Politically, this is very serious for the president,” said James Thurber, a political scientist at American University. “If the base of his party has lost faith, that could spell trouble for his policy agenda and for the party generally.”

    Public sentiment about the nation’s direction has sunk to new depths at a time people are anxious about Iraq, the economy, gas prices and the management of billions of dollars being spent for recovery from the nation’s worst natural disaster.

    Only 28 percent say the country is headed in the right direction while two-thirds, 66 percent, say it is on the wrong track, the poll found.

    Those most likely to have lost confidence about the nation’s direction over the past year include white evangelicals, down 30 percentage points, Republican women, 28 points, Southerners, 26 points, and suburban men, 20 points.

    Lowest approval rating of his presidency
    Bush’s supporters are uneasy about issues including federal deficits, immigration and his latest nomination for the Supreme Court. Social conservatives are concerned about his choice of Miers, a relatively unknown lawyer who has most recently served as White House counsel.

    “Bush is trying to get more support generally from the American public by seeming more moderate and showing he’s a strong leader at the same time he has a rebellion within his own party,” Thurber said. “The far right is starting to be very open about their claim that he’s not a real conservative.”

    The president’s job approval is mired at the lowest level of his presidency — 39 percent. While four of five Republicans say they approve of Bush’s job performance — enthusiasm in that support has dipped over the last year.

    Almost two-thirds of Republicans strongly approved of the job done by Bush in December 2004, soon after his re-election. The AP-Ipsos survey found that just half in his own party feel that way now.

    The intensity of support for Bush’s job performance has also dropped sharply among white evangelicals, Southerners, people from rural areas and suburban men.

    “We’ve lost focus on where we’re supposed to be going and not able to respond to the crises that affect the people of this country,” said David Ernest, a Republican from San Ramon, Calif., who is angry about the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina. “We’re mired in a Middle Eastern adventure and we’ve taken the focus off of our own country.”

    Seen as having a political agenda
    Bush has tried to reassure conservatives about his Supreme Court nominee. He’s also trying to counter critics of the war by tying U.S. efforts in Iraq to the larger war against terrorism. And he’s made frequent trips to the areas devastated by hurricanes Katrina and Rita to offset criticism of the government’s initial response to Katrina.

    Even those efforts get viewed with suspicion by some.

    “I just think the president is doing things for political reasons, not what’s right for the people,” said Traci Wallace, a Democrat from Tallahassee, Fla. “Every time he makes a trip to the hurricane zone, he’s blowing a million dollars.”

    Of all the problems facing the country, the continuing war in Iraq is the one that troubles some Bush supporters the most.

    “I approve of what the president is doing, but it’s a mixed decision,” said Richard Saulinski, a Republican from Orland Park, Ill. “We should get out of Iraq. It seems like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. I just think we’re dealing with a culture we don’t really understand.”

    The poll of 1,000 adults was conducted by Ipsos, an international polling company, from Monday to Wednesday and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

    © 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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  • #2
    I'm worried too. Especially because we live in a nation where a fuckup like Bush can get re-elected.
    “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

    Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.

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    • #3
      Hahhahahhahaha.
      When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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      • #4
        QUOTE(WinstonSmith @ Oct 8 2005, 08:37 AM) Quoted post

        Hahhahahhahaha.
        [/b][/quote]

        Clarify please, you enjoy that this once great nation spirals down the shitter at an ever increasing velocity, or you're just happy with the ride cause it ain't the evildoer liberals doing the flushing?
        Damn these electric sex pants!

        26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

        Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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        • #5
          QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Oct 8 2005, 11:58 AM) Quoted post

          QUOTE(WinstonSmith @ Oct 8 2005, 08:37 AM) Quoted post

          Hahhahahhahaha.
          [/b][/quote]

          Clarify please, you enjoy that this once great nation spirals down the shitter at an ever increasing velocity, or you're just happy with the ride cause it ain't the evildoer liberals doing the flushing?
          [/b][/quote]

          Can you imagine the screeching we would hear from right wing radio hosts if the last 5 years had been under Democratic leadership?
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          • #6
            QUOTE(Razzy @ Oct 8 2005, 09:36 AM) Quoted post

            Especially because we live in a nation where a fuckup like Bush can get re-elected.
            [/b][/quote]


            That has a lot to do with the poor choices the Democrats have put up against him.

            But, yes, I'm worried about the next 10 years.
            Go Cards ...12 in 13.


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            • #7
              I am worried not so much the country I will live in, but the country that my 6 kids will live in.

              They and their grandkids are the ones that are going to be paying for Bush's and others costly spending and other fuckups moreso than me.
              “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

              Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.

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              • #8
                QUOTE(hkyfan @ Oct 8 2005, 12:27 PM) Quoted post

                QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Oct 8 2005, 11:58 AM) Quoted post

                QUOTE(WinstonSmith @ Oct 8 2005, 08:37 AM) Quoted post

                Hahhahahhahaha.
                [/b][/quote]

                Clarify please, you enjoy that this once great nation spirals down the shitter at an ever increasing velocity, or you're just happy with the ride cause it ain't the evildoer liberals doing the flushing?
                [/b][/quote]

                Can you imagine the screeching we would hear from right wing radio hosts if the last 5 years had been under Democratic leadership?
                [/b][/quote]


                ++
                Can you imagine the howling about corruption and how they are above that type of shit, how they would bring "dignity back to government" if Delay and Frist were democrats?
                Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(madyaks @ Oct 8 2005, 02:52 PM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE(hkyfan @ Oct 8 2005, 12:27 PM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Oct 8 2005, 11:58 AM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE(WinstonSmith @ Oct 8 2005, 08:37 AM) Quoted post

                  Hahhahahhahaha.
                  [/b][/quote]

                  Clarify please, you enjoy that this once great nation spirals down the shitter at an ever increasing velocity, or you're just happy with the ride cause it ain't the evildoer liberals doing the flushing?
                  [/b][/quote]

                  Can you imagine the screeching we would hear from right wing radio hosts if the last 5 years had been under Democratic leadership?
                  [/b][/quote]


                  ++
                  Can you imagine the howling about corruption and how they are above that type of shit, how they would bring "dignity back to government" if Delay and Frist were democrats?
                  [/b][/quote]
                  Yeah, they were able to turn a lie about a blow job and some shady real estate deals into an impeachment. Imagine what they could do with an unpopular, unending war; botched mgt. of the nation's worst national disaster; Halliburton; a president who tried to ignore the mother of dead solider... Limbaugh's head would have exploded.

                  Buy Kerry sometimes changed his mind and could see more than once side of an issue, so at least we don't have him.
                  "At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed."
                  – Frederick Douglass, doing an amazing job since 1852

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(hkyfan @ Oct 8 2005, 12:27 PM) Quoted post

                    QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Oct 8 2005, 11:58 AM) Quoted post

                    QUOTE(WinstonSmith @ Oct 8 2005, 08:37 AM) Quoted post

                    Hahhahahhahaha.
                    [/b][/quote]

                    Clarify please, you enjoy that this once great nation spirals down the shitter at an ever increasing velocity, or you're just happy with the ride cause it ain't the evildoer liberals doing the flushing?
                    [/b][/quote]

                    Can you imagine the screeching we would hear from right wing radio hosts if the last 5 years had been under Democratic leadership?
                    [/b][/quote]

                    I'd like to think we wouldn't be in this position if someone else were in control of the Executive and Legislative Branches.
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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(stlredman @ Oct 8 2005, 03:16 PM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE(hkyfan @ Oct 8 2005, 12:27 PM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE(dredbyrd @ Oct 8 2005, 11:58 AM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE(WinstonSmith @ Oct 8 2005, 08:37 AM) Quoted post

                      Hahhahahhahaha.
                      [/b][/quote]

                      Clarify please, you enjoy that this once great nation spirals down the shitter at an ever increasing velocity, or you're just happy with the ride cause it ain't the evildoer liberals doing the flushing?
                      [/b][/quote]

                      Can you imagine the screeching we would hear from right wing radio hosts if the last 5 years had been under Democratic leadership?
                      [/b][/quote]

                      I'd like to think we wouldn't be in this position if someone else were in control of the Executive and Legislative Branches.
                      [/b][/quote]

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(Razzy @ Oct 8 2005, 02:38 PM) Quoted post

                        I am worried not so much the country I will live in, but the country that my 6 kids will live in.
                        [/b][/quote]
                        SIX KIDS????? What, are you Baptist? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]

                        Dat's right!

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                        • #13
                          Same thread, different day.
                          And, frankly, it has never occured to me that "winning" a debate is important, or that I should be hurt when someone like Airshark or kah, among others (for whom winning a pseudo debate or declaring intellectual superiority over invisible others is obviously very important) ridicule me.

                          -The Artist formerly known as King in KC

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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(Damtoft @ Oct 8 2005, 05:52 PM) Quoted post

                            Same thread, different day.
                            [/b][/quote]
                            Yep. You've got your far left (Democrats), and you've got your near left (Neo-cons)...take your choice.

                            Dat's right!

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                            • #15
                              Dog,

                              I can't believe the numbnuts here haven't died of exhaustion.
                              And, frankly, it has never occured to me that "winning" a debate is important, or that I should be hurt when someone like Airshark or kah, among others (for whom winning a pseudo debate or declaring intellectual superiority over invisible others is obviously very important) ridicule me.

                              -The Artist formerly known as King in KC

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