Monday, May 21, 2007

Monday 'BushWhack'ing

  • The widow of the last republican president to matter to all republicans has publicly opined about the current state of the U.S. In an interview with Good Morning America, Nancy Reagan said that President Reagan would have been "worried" about the current state of the country and the Iraq war. (Papa Bush can NOT be happy that his son has tarnished the sterling image his mentor crafted… and with Ms. Reagan now coming out and saying what many are thinking, republicans have got to be worried about the future of their party)
  • The number of Americans who say “things in the U.S. are going in the right direction” currently sits at 25%,the lowest level of satisfaction since the survey started in December 2003. (Color me NOT surprised. There are a scant few people in this country who still believe that, and more than half of the quarter live/work in the White House. As we’ve said before, January 20, 2009 can NOT come soon enough…)
  • There is a war brewing within each party on the immigration issue… watch for it.
  • Not surprisingly the Democrats have outpaced the republican party on the world wide web, and now, lagging far behind, the republicans have finally acknowledged the internet it seems, and are racing to play catch-up. (This should not come as a surprise to anyone as the Democrats have embraced the internet and the grassroots faster and sooner than the gop. If the gop wants to catch-up, they’re going to have a long and difficult journey… and there’s still no guarantee that they will… so stay tuned)
  • The no-confidence vote that Senate Democrats have brewing would make AG Alberto Gonzales resign immediately. At least that’s what Sen. Phil Arlen Specter (R-PA) wants you to think. (Gonzales has already made it clear that he won’t resign unless he’s asked by “President” Bush… and that’s highly unlikely, no matter how much of an albatross he is around the administration’s neck. So for Specter to suggest that is laughable. Gonzales doesn’t think he did anything wrong, and he’s not going to implicitly confess by resigning… of course I could be totally wrong about all of that, so we’ll just have to wait and see…)
  • And have we mentioned? That the Iraq Study Group’s recommendations are getting a second look from both Congress and the White House. It seems that both entities are, how do I say this… desperate… to salvage something… anything from the war and that benchmarks, which the Bush(whacked) Administration has vehemently showed their lack of interest in, are one of the primary tools under consideration. (I think I speak for a lot of people when I say this; About. Fucking. Time.)

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