January 31, 2006

Bush's "whatever you want to call it" tonight

And so, in my State of the --- my State of the Union --- or state -- my speech to the nation, whatever you want to call it, speech to the nation -- I asked Americans to give 4,000 years -- 4,000 hours over the next—the rest of your life --of service to America. That's what I asked -- 4,000 hours.
—Bridgeport, Conn., April 9, 2002
If anyone has the stomach to watch, let us know how Bush's "speech to the nation -- whatever you want to call it" thing goes tonight.

He goes into it with an ABC News/Washinton Post poll showing 56% of the country disaproves of how Bush is handling the job of President and results showing the Dems are in good shape going into congressional elections (IF they can take advantage of it).
The Post-ABC News poll offers a revealing portrait of a restless electorate at the start of the campaign year. By 51 percent to 35 percent, Americans said they preferred to go in the direction outlined by congressional Democrats rather than the direction established by the president. On the eve of last year's State of the Union address, 45 percent said they preferred to follow the path of the president, compared with 39 percent who said they favored the Democrats' course.

By 54 percent to 38 percent, voters surveyed said they would vote for the Democratic candidate over the Republican candidate for the House in November. That is one of the largest margins favoring the Democrats in two decades, although the gerrymandered House districts mean that incumbents are safer today than they were in the past.

By 51 percent to 37 percent, Americans said they trust the Democrats more than the Republicans with the main problems facing the country over the next few years, the first time since spring 1992 that Democrats have gained more than 50 percent support on that question.
By the way, an interesting site listing Bush's manglings of the language and just how he messed up gramatically can be found here.

5 Comments:

At 1/31/2006 11:13 AM, Blogger tiz said...

Check out this article, I was going to send it to you this morning but it seems to fit in nicely with this thread:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/30/AR2006013001608.html?referrer=emailarticle


This is my favorite part:

In comes Debra McKinnon, 53, who says she nearly dropped dead nine months ago from heart failure and is working for one reason only: health insurance. She takes 12 pills a day, for which she pays several hundred dollars a month, which, without insurance, would be four times that. Is that Bush's fault, though? "No," McKinnon says. "It's a problem from the drug companies to the lawyers to the doctors to Congress, and it's not because Bush isn't a caring man. I think he's a very caring man. I think he's a decent, God-fearing person, and I hope we are, too."


I have to say, it's a good thing Utah only has 5 EVs.

 
At 1/31/2006 12:02 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I saw that piece. Disturbing. But Utah has always has a lot of people who are not used to thinking for themselves. Big population who believe in fairy tales and believe what they're told to believe.

 
At 1/31/2006 1:19 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Tiz, good points. How I wonder if Ms. McKinnon would support the concept of National Health Care? This debate is ripe again and one of these times, it won't be dimmed or obscured by the Right wing nuts who continue to hold the status quo in Congress not allowing any substantive change....

Eg- Mediacare Part D fiasco as exibit number one!!

 
At 2/01/2006 7:35 AM, Blogger diehard said...

I didnt watch Bush reading the teleprompter.
But I heard his reading skills have gotten better.
How many times did he say 9/11 or 'war on terr'?
Reading is FUNdamental!!!
Remember people, this is what happens when you don't vote!

 
At 2/01/2006 5:43 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

I watched the whitewashing of last year's disaster that Bush called a success. Funny how he kept referring to the people being able to make "choices" when his administration has done and will continue to do everything they can to take away our choices and our freedoms and call it all nice and legal.

Nice touch that he also threw in every single right wing fundamentalist viewpoint on the table and made it seem like he personally knew that every single american agrees with his wacky view of how things should be....plus we now have a way far right supreme court to back up all their wacko ideals and remove the freedom we have fought for all these decades. And our US Senate has been emasculated to where they wouldn't even fight with their fillibuster? Comon- we at least fought against that rat Thomas....

What a dandy. Bush is downright evil. How many days til he has to move out of the whitehouse?

 

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