Bush Has High Approval Rating...

Tominator

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AP says Bush has high approval rating!

I guess this forum's Liberals are full of squat as usual when it comes to Bush and his adminintration. It seems the American Public is solidly behind him.

Remember in the Clinton years polls were recited in the headlines nearly everyday. Read'em and weep!
 

ed21x

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yup- the liberals like to scream alot, so we hear them alot more and get the flase notion that they're more common. but in a poll like this, the silent majority becomes a bit more apparent.
 

XMan

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Originally posted by: ffmcobalt
Uh... that's cuz Clinton SUCKED as a president and Bush is actually getting something done. :)

nik

Getting something done?

Not really.

I don't know how Bush can be blamed for anything, considering hardly any legislation or judicial nominees have gotten past the Senate.

 

NikPreviousAcct

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Originally posted by: X-Man
Originally posted by: ffmcobalt
Uh... that's cuz Clinton SUCKED as a president and Bush is actually getting something done. :)

nik

Getting something done?

Not really.

I don't know how Bush can be blamed for anything, considering hardly any legislation or judicial nominees have gotten past the Senate.

All Clinton did was sell secrets to the Chinese, utterly demilitarize (or attempt to) the country, and con a dumb intern to fall in love with him so he could get some head under the desk while he made phone calls to the middle east to make it look like he was doing something productive.

nik
 

NewSc2

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Originally posted by: Deeko
Yea but its going down, not up

yeah, his approval rating has fallen tremendously in the past few months. Republicans are now worried that his popularity won't have an effect on the upcoming elections anymore.
 

NetworkDad

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Originally posted by: X-Man
Originally posted by: ffmcobalt
Uh... that's cuz Clinton SUCKED as a president and Bush is actually getting something done. :)

nik

Getting something done?

Not really.

I don't know how Bush can be blamed for anything, considering hardly any legislation or judicial nominees have gotten past the Senate.

Over 80% of Clinton's judicial nominees were approved by the senate when Clinton was in office...even if Republican's disagreed, they still approved them.

Less than 40% of the judicial nominees by Bush have been approved, as Mr. Tom Daschle REFUSES to allow most of them to come to a vote. There are many respected lawyers, and judicial experts waiting to be approved, yet daschle continues to refuse a vote to go into place.

Quite interesting, eh?
 

Moonbeam

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Until 9/11 Bushes selection as President was on the skids to oblivion. That tragedy brought the American people behind him as it would have brought the American people behind Mickey Mouse if he were in office. Since then Bush has used first the terrorists, and when they slipped away, Iraq to keep Americans in an emotional turmoil with their minds off the economy. The Democrats, fearing they would be labeled soft on national defense and all that garbage became second class Republicans. They made their beds and now they can sleep in them. It will be very interesting to see what will happen if the Right takes control and implements their agenda. I just hope Republicans are in power when the bill comes due.
 

tontod

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Originally posted by: ffmcobalt
Originally posted by: X-Man
Originally posted by: ffmcobalt
Uh... that's cuz Clinton SUCKED as a president and Bush is actually getting something done. :)

nik

Getting something done?

Not really.

I don't know how Bush can be blamed for anything, considering hardly any legislation or judicial nominees have gotten past the Senate.

All Clinton did was sell secrets to the Chinese, utterly demilitarize (or attempt to) the country, and con a dumb intern to fall in love with him so he could get some head under the desk while he made phone calls to the middle east to make it look like he was doing something productive.


nik

Um, Clinton actually increased military spending in his last couple of years in office including pay. Let me mention a specific instance - he (along with Democrats) fought to build the 3rd submarine in the Seawolf class which is being built by Electric Boat. The Republicans wanted the class ended at just 2 subs.

Plus, priorities kinda changed after the cold war was over in the early 90's, some cuts were inevitable.

 

Tominator

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Moonbeam

Do you ever think for yourself? You are reciting nearly word for word the Democrat party line for this election. An election that reeks of desparation!
 

Fausto

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Originally posted by: Tominator
Moonbeam

Do you ever think for yourself? You are reciting nearly word for word the Democrat party line for this election. An election that reeks of desparation!
Pot....kettle. Kettle....pot.

You haven't had an original thought tonight, you're just posting the words of other and then embellishing with variations of "Liberals suck!! Yeah!!". It's pathetic, really. Yell as loud and long as you want, you still only get one vote....just like the rest of us.

And for the record, if you're so fired up about politics, why don't you go expend this energy somewhere useful instead of ranting on your tiny electronic soap box to us, the Anandtech community? While you're busy with your various tantrums, I'm volunteering my time and energy directly to insure that my representatives stay in office. If all you do is vote every year, I humbly suggest you shut it.

 

JellyBaby

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Approval Ratings wax and wan. Bush Sr. had an excellent Approval Rating at one point but failed to win re-election. I don't put much stock in them. They simply serve as a Political Tool to Tools Political.

By what measure is Bush earning this Rating? By returning us to massive deficit spending? By growing the size of the federal government at an alarming rate? By making enemies abroad?

I like the tax policy though it doesn't go far enough. Other than that he's been "OK" in some areas, "horrible" in others (as mentioned above).
 

Tominator

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Originally posted by: Fausto1
Originally posted by: Tominator
Moonbeam

Do you ever think for yourself? You are reciting nearly word for word the Democrat party line for this election. An election that reeks of desparation!
Pot....kettle. Kettle....pot.

You haven't had an original thought tonight, you're just posting the words of other and then embellishing with variations of "Liberal suck!! Yeah!!". It's pathetic, really. Yell as loud and long as you want, you still only get one vote....just like the rest of us.

And for the record, if you're so fired up about politics, why don't you go expend this energy somewhere useful instead of ranting on your tiny electronic soap box to us, the Anandtech community? While you're busy with your various tantrums, I'm volunteering my time and energy directly to insure that my representatives stay in office. If all you do is vote every year, I humbly suggest you shut it.

Drop dead sheethead! It's the BIG GAME. Unlike the Superbowl or the World Series THIS happens to mean something to our future.

You must be a Liberal as this type of attack is their signature. They CANNOT discuss topics relevant to the election as they get buried in opinion and facts that just make too much sense to bear.

I might add that anyone that thinks they have an origional thought is simply ignorant of others. We are not that unique. Humans gather together with those of like opinion and THAT is how we survive and do things.

There are hundreds registered on AnandTech that have never voted and have no idea the consequences.




 

Sukhoi

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By what measure is Bush earning this Rating? By returning us to massive deficit spending? By growing the size of the federal government at an alarming rate? By making enemies abroad?

Exactly my feeling. I'm not quite sure why so many people support Bush so strongly with all of the questionable decisions he's made.
 

earthman

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Yeah, he's got alot done alright? Increased spending levels over the "liberal" Clinton administration, gave a huge tax cut to the wealthiest people, locked up hundreds of innocent people for months with no criminal charges, failed to carry through with the war on terrorism (sent almost no troops to Afghanistan, used unreliable locals to do the dirty work, let bin Laden escape, etc., etc.), and now wants to attack Iraq to pull attention away from just how inept his presidency really is. I'm not that impressed. The reason all his nominees are tied up in congress...they're bad nominees. What do approval ratings have to do with how good a president is? Presidents aren't elected by approval ratings. Hell, they're not even elected by a majority.
 

0roo0roo

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Originally posted by: Sukhoi
By what measure is Bush earning this Rating? By returning us to massive deficit spending? By growing the size of the federal government at an alarming rate? By making enemies abroad?

Exactly my feeling. I'm not quite sure why so many people support Bush so strongly with all of the questionable decisions he's made.


oh thats easy. against islamic terrorists even a dogs turd starts to look good.
 

esso

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Originally posted by: ffmcobalt
Uh... that's cuz Clinton SUCKED as a president and Bush is actually getting something done. :)

nik

9/11 gave Bush the excuse to declare war on something as ludicrous as "terror". Basically, it gives him license to run the US as a wartime nation until he fails to get re-elected in 2004.

The war on "terror" can never be won, because "terror" is a byproduct of war. A war on al-Qaeda, sure. A war on the Taliban? Why not. Declare war on Sri Lanka for all I care, at least there's a stopping point in sight. Not the endless state of fear, alerts, budgets in the red, and overall low self-esteem that the US has been reduced to.

The American people don't want war. They want their confidence restored, and a tangible enemy to be destroyed.
 

Mani

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Originally posted by: Tominator
Moonbeam

Do you ever think for yourself? You are reciting nearly word for word the Democrat party line for this election. An election that reeks of desparation!

Irony at its finest.
 

Tripleshot

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Originally posted by: esso
Originally posted by: ffmcobalt
Uh... that's cuz Clinton SUCKED as a president and Bush is actually getting something done. :)

nik

9/11 gave Bush the excuse to declare war on something as ludicrous as "terror". Basically, it gives him license to run the US as a wartime nation until he fails to get re-elected in 2004.

The war on "terror" can never be won, because "terror" is a byproduct of war. A war on al-Qaeda, sure. A war on the Taliban? Why not. Declare war on Sri Lanka for all I care, at least there's a stopping point in sight. Not the endless state of fear, alerts, budgets in the red, and overall low self-esteem that the US has been reduced to.

The American people don't want war. They want their confidence restored, and a tangible enemy to be destroyed.


Refreshing outllook. Stick around. that is quite eloquent. By the way, I somewhat agree.
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