Friday, March 17, 2006

Incompetent: It’s not just Bush, but the GOP

Some of the bloviating blowhard Bush supporting cable pundits are finally facing the reality that Bush is not a popular President.
Chris “Tweety” Matthews was incredulous and "amazed" by the results of the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, from the March 15 edition of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews (via Media Matters):
MATTHEWS: I always thought Bush was more popular than his policies. I keep saying it, and I keep being wrong on this. Bush is not popular. I'm amazed when 50 percent of the people don't like him -- just don't like this guy. Thirty-nine percent like him. Are you surprised? Does that fit with the world you walk in?
It is interesting that Tweety differentiates between popularity and policies, which presumably is the difference between favorability ratings and overall job ratings, because Bush's job approval has been in the negative throughout his second term. It was even negative the week before and after the November 2004 Presidential election. Its enough to make you wonder about the dispute between the exit polls and voting results all over again, but let's not go there any further. Bush's job approval continues to spiral down with the latest polls having an approval in the range of 33-39% and disapproval of 51-60%.

The most interesting poll is the latest from the Pew Research Center. Aside from the usual survey questions, which showed Bush's job approval dropping to 33%, there was a one-word description for Bush.
The single word most frequently associated with George W. Bush today is "incompetent,"and close behind are two other increasingly mentioned descriptors: "idiot" and "liar." All three are mentioned far more often today than a year ago.
It is heartening to finally see people waking up to the reality of the Idiot from Crawford, as I have called Bush for nearly 5 years now. However, I doubt we will see Tweety or many his peers talking about Bush the Incompetent, Bush the Idiot, or Bush the Liar anytime soon. Who cares? Fuck Tweety and the cable talking pundits anyway! The important thing is that people have reached the realization and begun to talk about and describe Bush for what he is: an incompetent, an idiot, and a liar.

Now, the question is: How to get people to realize the shared responsibility of this incompetence by the GOP?

Incompetent, idiot, liar.
It's not just Bush, but the GOP!


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