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19 Percent of Americans Approve of George W. Bush, Congress STILL Won't Impeach Him

By David Swanson

George W. Bush has set a record for unpopularity that may stand for all time: He now has a 19 percent approval rating. And, remember that Cheney has always polled LOWER than Bush.

Imagine if the Democrats were to do something we care about (preserving the Constitution) by doing something they care about (winning elections) by forcing John McCain to choose between supporting impeachment and supporting these characters who may soon be less popular than the flu.

Remember, Congress moved to impeach Nixon and STILL nobody liked him, but he was more popular than Bush or Cheney: He stayed at around 25 percent through the process. Clinton climbed from about 60 to 65 percent as a reaction to Congress prying into his personal life and attacking him for a non-impeachable offense.

Which scenario do YOU think is more like the current one, Clinton's impeachment or Nixon's?

Truman's popularity sank as Congress moved to impeach him, but it never sank as low as Bush's and Cheney's.


Concerns over Economy Push George W. Bush's Overall Job Approval to New Low

George W. Bush's overall job approval rating has dropped to a new low in American Research Group polling as 78% of Americans say that the national economy is getting worse according to the latest survey from the American Research Group.

Among all Americans, 19% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 77% disapprove. When it comes to Bush's handling of the economy, 14% approve and 79% disapprove.

Among Americans registered to vote, 18% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 78% disapprove. When it comes to the way Bush is handling the economy, 15% of registered voters approve of the way Bush is handling the economy and 79% disapprove.

A total of 78% of Americans say the national economy is getting worse and 47% say the national economy is in a recession. A total of 42% of Americans, however, say they believe the national economy will be better a year from now, which is the highest level for this question in the past year. This optimism does not spread to improvements in household financial situations as 17% of Americans say they expect their household financial situations to be better a year from now, which is the lowest for this question in the past year.

The results presented here are based on 1,100 completed telephone interviews conducted among a nationwide random sample of adults 18 years and older. The interviews were completed February 16 through 19, 2008. The theoretical margin of error for the total sample is plus or minus 2.6 percentage points, 95% of the time, on questions where opinion is evenly split.

Overall, 19% of Americans say that they approve of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president, 77% disapprove, and 4% are undecided.

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Strange...there are other polls that put Bush in the mid-30% range that came out recently as well.

The former South African Apartheid regime had nothing on this country, eh?

Bush is the swaggering piece of bovine excrement that Conyers refuses to flush away. Period.

The Smirking Chimp said that they have to have real fair elections in Cuba now that Castro has stepped down. Fair elections! What does he know about fair elections? He is an embarrassment to our country.

I suppose he wants them to have democracy like Iraq does -- or we do.

Congress is "afraid of Bush"? Try, dependent on the approval of the Israel lobby. If President Obama tries to bend foreign policy toward US interests and away from Israel's *supposed* interests, then maybe we'll see cowardly congress come out like a lion to oppose Obama. But like I said, "if."

On Feb. 19, I went to Rep. Dingell's office in Dearborn, MI to picket urging the congressman's support of impeachment. I carried a sign which said, "IMPEACH BUSH-CHENEY IT'S YOUR DUTY" After 35 minutes, the Dearborn police showed up and advised me that I'd need a permit. Apparently, I was on private property - the sidewalk in front of Rep. Dingell's office.

The officer said that the landlord had complained. I believe that someone from Rep. Dingell's office had me kicked out for a peaceful protest. I don't believe that Congressman and Senators are upholding their oath to support the Constitution.

Frank Nester, Taylor, MI

There are too many lies to keep track of.

The real purpose of the "surge" was to hide another two deceptions. The Bush regime is paying Sunni insurgents $800,000 a day not to attack US forces. That's right, 80,000 members of an "Awakening group," the "Sons of Iraq," a newly formed "US-allied security force" consisting of Sunni insurgents, are being paid
$10 a day each not to attack US troops. And the casualties are much higher than reported, the surge replaces some of those men.

Looks like dancing around like a chimp for the Saudis' amusement wasn't such a good idea after all.

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the TRUTH" - Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists". -- J. Edgar Hoover, FBI Director

"Let me issue and control a nation's money supply, and I care not who makes its laws." - Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Founder of Rothschild Banking Dynasty

"Evidence linking these Israelis to 9/11 is classified. I cannot tell you about evidence that has been gathered. It's classified information." -- US official quoted in Carl Cameron's Fox News report on the Israeli spy ring and its connections to 9-11.

"Every time we do something you tell me Americans will do this and
will do that. I want to tell you something very clear, don't worry
about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control
America, and the Americans know it." - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001 . .. mere weeks after 9/11 . . .

"The Israeli lobby is so powerful that no man could become president
without gaining their support." - Former US President Jimmy Carter
after leaving office.

"Well it's a strange old game you learn it slow
One step forward and it's back you go
You're standing on the throttle
You're standing on the brake
In the groove 'til you make a mistake
Sometimes you're the windshield
Sometimes you're the bug"
- The Bug by Mary Chapin-Carpenter


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