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Bad News Snowballing for Bushie?

The NYTimes is reporting on interviews with former Administration supporters who are wavering these days. Guess the Kool-aid has started wearing off.

Many
people who voted for Mr. Bush a year ago had trouble pinning their
current discontent on any one thing. Many mentioned the hurricane and
the indictment of a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, which some
said raised doubts about the president’s candor and his judgment. But
there was a sense that something had veered off course in the last few
months, and the war was the one constant. Over and over, even some of
Mr. Bush’s supporters raised comparisons with Vietnam.

The
issues finding traction with voters who were former Administration
supporters? Lack of honesty, Dick Cheney (could be the same thing in a
lot of minds, according to the article quotes), the continuing problems
in Iraq and with the war on terror in general, unease about the
direction of the country and…did I mention lack of honesty?

All
of this makes a compelling case for Democrats challenging the GOP in
every district in the upcoming 2006 elections. The Preznit’s approval
ratings are hovering around 37% in several polls, and his support among
some traditional Republican groups is softening on budget/deficit
issues, candor and other areas that need to be explored more thoroughly
by the DCCC and the DNC.

It’s been a snowball of bad issues for
the Preznit: the mess made of Katrina and Bushie being slow to leave
his vacation estate during the crisis; the continuing bad news from
Iraq and elsewhere in the "war on terror" and the growing lack of
belief that Bushie has any sort of real plan to deal with any of the
mess he’s made; the rampant cronyism issues raised by Heckuva Job
Brownie and the Harriet Miers nomination; and the barrage of scandals,
from Traitorgate to Delay/Abramoff, to the growing feeling that Dick
Cheney has been a force for bad and that the Preznit did nothing to
check the VP’s actions.

And if this article is any indictation,
some commercials linking Rethug opponents with Dick Cheney, Tom Delay,
and Karl Rove would be a good place to start.

Laura Rozen has more.

Too bad all these asshats didn’t get voter’s remorse before the 2004 elections.

For guests on the Sunday talk shows, take a peek here.

 

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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