Hey, Cowboy! Your country's on the phone, and they really want to talk to you.
Now, I'm not one to kick a man when he's down (yeah, right. Who am I kidding?), but I am sitting here reading the CBS News report on President Bush's plummeting approval ratings. 34%?!? And Cheney's are a microscopic 18%?!? Are you kidding me? And, unfortunately, the numbers simply continue to drop from there.
A part of me would like to believe that this administration actually cares about the opinions of its people; however, it's becoming more and more apparent that this "lame duck" of a President simply doesn't give a rat's rump about opinions or any sorts of numbers unless they have a dollar sign attached to them. Trust me, it gives me a headache as well.
One of the questions put forth by pundits is just why these numbers continue to drop? And, I'm certain that the bloviating bags of wind will carp on about "media bias," and how the supposed Liberal "Communists" are taking over, and blah blah blah... But, unfortunately, no matter how much "no-spin" nonsense you slap on it, it's not going to wash. Jump ship, speak the truth, and admit that the lap you've been curling up on is the lap of a complete and utter moron.
I simply can't support a President who continues to fail at every possible opportunity. The hornet's nest that is Iraq is collapsing into the utter chaos of civil war, and I fear more for our troops now than I did when this whole mess began. Hurricane Katrina was a display in the hazards of "nepotism" and has left an entire administration pointing fingers and placing blame, yet nothing is done to really help. And now? The sale of our already-vulnerable ports to a group who aided in the greatest attack on this country's soil, and stonewalled our investigation to find those responsible, has seriously shaken any confidence anyone may have once had in this administration. It's almost Machiavellian when you look at this administration's tactic of preaching peace and saftey in one breath while doing things to make us feel threatened, worried and UN-safe in the other.
So, if you ask me why this administration is failing, I'm going to have to say that it's failing because they seriously underestimated the intelligence of the American people. We've taken too many chances in trusting them only to find ourselves disappointed, and we're now pretty damn skeptical when it comes to trusting them again.