AHEAD OF THE OPPOSITION

• Approval rating for George W. Bush: 30 per cent.

• Approval rating for the New York Times: 24 per cent.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/29/2008 at 09:35 AM
    1. Approval rating of Congress 18% (NBC-WSJ 1/20/08-1/22/08)

      Posted by ErnieG on 2008 02 29 at 09:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe George could get a job at the Times and bring their ratings up a bit.

      Posted by Mambo Bananapatch on 2008 02 29 at 10:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. In Australia, Dr Nelson’s rating is 9% – below the ALP’s worst-ever leader rating of 14%. Much has been made of this by the media. Although I retain a soft spot for Dr Nelson and praise his leadership qualities, let’s assume the media is right and he’s a failure.

      That means that among voters, 9% are Liberals too bigoted or stupid to perceive failure on their own side; five points below the 14% of voters who support Labor and are similarly impeded. Labor leads the nation in rusted-on idiots.

      Posted by Machiavellian on 2008 02 29 at 10:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. Heh. That would explain why W’s approval rating hasn’t been trumpeted by the MSM lately.

      Posted by Retread on 2008 02 29 at 11:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. #3 Machiavellian

      Here in America, our government has a large surplus of “rusted on idiots”. Would you like some of ours? We would be most appreciative if someone would take them off our hands. They’ll need to be chiseled off the public teat first…

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 02 29 at 11:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Kind of a pity that President Bush can’t run again. A humiliating electoral repudiation in the manner of John Howard losing his seat would be a nice way to draw a line under his administration and policies.

      Posted by Jefferson Skates on 2008 02 29 at 11:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. He won’t run again.  He has already agreed to replace Bob Dole as the national spokesman for Viagra. So Jefferson Skates will think of GWB every time he gets an erection.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2008 02 29 at 12:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. I suppose that’s better than thinking of GWB and then getting an erection.

      Posted by ErnieG on 2008 02 29 at 12:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Think of Clinton: the anti-viagra.

      Posted by Retread on 2008 02 29 at 12:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. A humiliating electoral repudiation in the manner of John Howard losing his seat

      John Howard was Australia’s second-longest serving Prime Minister. So you’re saying Bush would have been elected for a third term before the electorate repudiated him by not giving him a fourth to tie Roosevelt?

      Jeez. Lefties are so enamored of dictators that they think anything less than jefe-for-life is a failure. Skatey must be one of those clowns who talks admiringly about how many U.S. Presidents Castro “outlasted.”

      Posted by Dave S. on 2008 02 29 at 01:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. 2006 Harris poll of the most trusted institutions in the United States, percentage of respondents who had “great confidence”:

      47% – The military

      45% – small businesses

      38% – colleges and universities

      33% – the Supreme Court

      31% – health system

      30% – organized religion

      25% – the Presidency

      22% – public schools

      21% – the courts and justice system

      19% – television news

      14% – the press

      13% – major companies (sheesh, c’mon, people)

      12% – organized labor

      10% – law firms

      10% – Congress

      Posted by Dave S. on 2008 02 29 at 01:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. So Jefferson Skates will think of GWB every time he gets an erection.

      How sad, never to think of GWB again. I think a Bush/Cheney 2008, Selected Once and Elected Twice would be great. The thought of democrat heads exploding around the country like popcorn in the microwave outstanding.

      Posted by baslimthecripple on 2008 02 29 at 02:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. For a country that’s the most healthy, powerful and prosperous we’ve ever been, we sure are a disapproving lot.

      My God, I think people expect no less than perpetually sunny skies and 24-hour rainbows.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2008 02 29 at 03:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. He won’t run again.  He has already agreed to replace Bob Dole as the national spokesman for Viagra. So Jefferson Skates will think of GWB every time he gets an erection.

      What, twice a year, like clockwork?

      Obama or McCain, one thing is sure… we’re gonna miss George…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 02 29 at 04:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. Rich M. #14, damn right. I only hope the moonbat left lives long enough to see him vindicated by history. Wait, those bastards wouldn’t know reality if it hit them in the face. Nevermind then.

      Posted by Latino on 2008 02 29 at 05:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. #12 Be of good cheer. Tell the next moonbat that you run into, “Four more years! President McCain!” Their heads pop just the same because he is a

      evil Republican!

      Posted by Deborah Leigh on 2008 02 29 at 07:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. #11 A 2006 Harris poll? So little time for homework?

      Posted by Deborah Leigh on 2008 02 29 at 07:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. #10 You’re right that Lefties are so enamored of dictators. The one and only Richard McEnroe (of this site/thread) has a great sign for our Friday night support the troops rally, “Democrats Abort Babies, Not Dictators.”

      Posted by Deborah Leigh on 2008 02 29 at 07:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. #3
      The long, hard road from Launceston to Liberalism

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 02 29 at 09:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. My God, I think people expect no less than perpetually sunny skies and 24-hour rainbows.

      And a pony.

      Posted by Achillea on 2008 03 01 at 12:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. #18 nice slogan

      Posted by daddy dave on 2008 03 01 at 02:05 AM • permalink

 

  1. Leftists expect far too much. Hawai’ian saying I saw on a t-shirt said “No Rain, No Rainbows.” Can’t have one without the other…

    Downtimes (Democrat majority Congress) remind me that better times are coming. The silliness of ‘the great unwashed’ & their chosen leaders will be seen for what it really is, & we’ll get some sanity back in a few years. Just gotta keep plugging along & loving Life best I can until then.

    Posted by KC on 2008 03 01 at 03:04 PM • permalink