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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Still Kicking

posted by on February 27 at 10:33 AM


All that talk about Bush being radioactive for the GOP during the last election was fun and all, but Dubya still has some life in him:

Returning to campaign mode, President Bush on Monday began his fundraising drive to help Republicans regain the power they lost less than four months ago.

“My political agenda is this: more Republican governors, take back control of the House and the Senate and make sure we keep the White House in 2008,” Bush told cheering donors at a private reception for the Republican Governors Association.

The annual event raised a record $10.4 million for GOP gubernatorial candidates.

How is the worst president in American history—the architect of a war 60% of Americans say was a mistake, who has an approval rating consistently in the cellar—able to raise so much? A clue might be found in a USA Today poll released yesterday:

The Feb. 9-11 poll puts Bush’s job approval at 37%, but among people who identify themselves as Republican or leaning Republican, his approval rating is 76%.

76%. Wow. Talk about delusional.

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How is he able to raise that much? How about the richest 5% owning 60% of the wealth. You don't need approval ratings if you have really rich friends.

Posted by him | February 27, 2007 10:54 AM

Especially if those insanely rich friends are deathly afraid of being out of touch with those in power in a few short election cycles. Fear of losing (or more like getting whomped!) is the best inspiration to open the pocketbooks...

Posted by Juris | February 27, 2007 11:01 AM

693 days to go.

Posted by truthseeker | February 27, 2007 11:23 AM

I used the same strategy for long-distance biking.

24 miles is only 4 miles 6 times, of which, 1 mile is one quarter of one of the legs.

Then you just go back to making up your own solos to the song you can't get out of your head.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | February 27, 2007 11:51 AM

Just look at the latest WSJ, WP/ABC, and Gallup polls on every issue - when 2/3 of America is against your ideas and methods, it doesn't matter what the deadender 1/3 thinks, even if 3/4 of that 1/3 agree with your insane ideas.

We need a Death Clock. Time for this Waste of an Administration to be over. I for one will be glad when they are consigned to the wilderness for another 40 years of shame and infamy.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 27, 2007 11:52 AM

Delusional is right.

Here is what REALLY perplexes me. When a rich guy defends W, I get it. He is rich, greedy and selfish, so he wants the conservative corporate shill in power. But the average joe that *still* believes in W just kills me. These rubes take delusional to a whole new level...

Posted by Mike in MO | February 27, 2007 11:53 AM

You can count my parents, sister, and brother-in-law amongst those delusional ones. It makes my jaw drop when I talk to them and they still think that W is great, that the war is justified, etc. And these are educated people - masters level and above!

Posted by scharrera | February 27, 2007 11:56 AM

scharrera> My brother and cousin are there too. I just shake my head and pity them. They remind me of the WWII Japanese soldiers that were found on desreted islands 20 years after the war ended that still believed it was going on. How sad.

Posted by Mike in MO | February 27, 2007 12:38 PM

My two brothers, sadly.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 27, 2007 1:28 PM

oh, and one is gay. now that is shocking ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 27, 2007 1:29 PM

Mike in MO,

It's because the secret wish of almost every W lovin' GOP'er is to someday join that vaunted 5% cited by him@1. That's the pipe dream they've been fed: "keep votin' fer us, and someday YOU TOO may be richer than midas!"

Of course it's all just a big sham, but then - what H.L. Mencken said.

Posted by COMTE | February 27, 2007 1:49 PM

I know, but despite W's several obnoxious blunders I shudder when I think of what a Kerry presidency would be like - go figure. Don't flame me, my mind can occupy two diametrically opposite views about the current president at the same time.

Posted by Chip Chipmunk | February 27, 2007 2:15 PM

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