The latest AP-Ipsos poll contains more great news for those of us in the Reality Based Community and more bad news for the Busha Nostra and their congressional appeasers.
70% of Republicans think civil war will break out in Iraq.
70% of Americans think US is on wrong track
37% approve of his job performance
74% of Republicans approve his performance, down from 82% in February
36% approval rating on domestic affairs, down from 39% last month
43% approval on foreign policy and terrorism
40% approval on Iraq and economy
2/3 disapprove of Congress job performance
Excellent Smithers, Excellent...
Actually, I don't believe that Bush and Congress's numbers are that good. I think that there's still a number of people who believe that you don't speak out publicly against your president and/or government during wartime, and those people keep their comments positive or neutral, despite their privately held misgivings.
No wonder Rethuglican members of Congress are fleeing from Bush like roaches from a burning building. I guess election years can make one rethink their loyalties. We shouldn't let them. Every single Democrat running this year should fill their campaign ads with photos of their opponents with Bush, Abramson and DeLay. And they should detail every time that the opponent has spoken out in favor of a Bush policy or voted in favor of a Bush-approved piece of legislation that turned out to be a boondoggle.
Many of these guys have been riding Bush's coattails for years. Now is the time to make sure that the American public is reminded of that every time some repug pretends to flash a little election-year "independence."
Oh, I'm sorry. Was that an Act of Sedition?