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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

News flash: the President is losing support

You know things are getting bad for the President when the guy who wrote this:

It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.
is now writing this:
He had his chance...and he blew it. He should have given the speech I told him to. As soon as he started talking about guest worker programs and the impossibility of deporting 11 million illegals, it was all over. President Bush keeps trying to find the middle ground, on this and many other issues. But sometimes, there isn't a viable middle ground. This is one of those instances.

President Bush is being destroyed by vicious people who hate him. So far, he hasn't seemed to notice. Apparently, he doesn't think he needs any allies. He certainly didn't win any with tonight's speech.
But John, maybe you just need to give this speech a century or so, so that people can appreciate it for its true artistic merit!

Seriously, there seems to be a vast and swift migration of lifelong Republicans away from the president and even the party. RbR, any of that in your family?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes actually. My own father is increasingly fed up with Bush's policies on trade, the budget, the war, and his overall ineptitude. My father has been a Republican for as long as he can remember.

He grew up in a small Midwestern town where the Republican party was the party of relatively educated, secular (relatively), small businessmen in town. At the time the Democrats were the party of Christian fundamentalist farmers who dreamed of the second coming of William Jennings Bryan . Back then it was Democrats who pushed a combination of economic populism and Christian fundamentalism.

My father was a Republican because the Republicans stood for free trade, free enterprise and a secular, rational approach to policy and governance. It's taken 6 years for him to realize that the GOP no longer reflects these views.

He's not running out to vote for Democrats just yet (he's still afraid of what the Dean/Pelosi crowd would do to his account balance) but he's long since stopped giving money to the GOP and he's increasingly demoralized as a supporter.

Republicans like my father are "gettable" if the Democrats run secular candidates with economically moderate positions.  

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