For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel.
~ Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
After all this time I finally understand, viscerally, why people hate President Bush. To clarify, I should say that I can empathize with some of their vitriol.
On the 5th of May, YahooNews reported that Bush's approval ratings are at an all-time low. The fact that his numbers are in the basement is nothing new, nor is that the truly pathetic part. The truly shocking part is that
Wow....just let that sink in.
The people that 'got him to The Dance' are the ones that disapprove of his performance by an almost 2 to 1 margin.
Has Bush jumped the shark? I say Yes. Although the political base of any politician is fickle by its very nature, Bush is on a downturn because so many of us have seen how little he thinks of the people who voted him into his office. When Bush first floated his "No Illegal Left Behind" plan, I called the White House to voice my displeasure with this self-destructive initiative. The switchboard operator listened patiently to my harangue then calmly said, "Mr. St. Michel, we are sorry to lose your vote" then he hung up on me. It was representative of what this administration's position is when it comes to its critics: Shut up, we're right. Bush and his team figured that they were on a roll - with 9/11 and the battles in Iraq and Afghanistan, they could just steamroll around without consideration of the US People. The fact is, Bush doesn't want to listen to his base. The vast majority of Americans want our borders secured and the illegals deported.
It is maddening to watch him set aside our National interests in order to appease an imaginary, monolithic "latino" voter block. This doofus got into office and then right after he was elected for a second term he began his Amnesty push.
Well the cut from a friend is the unkindest of all. We thought that Bush would step up and represent us with strong principles, strong convictions and, with values that are cemented in our National culture. After 8 years of Slick Willy Clinton and his Cirque de Sex at the White House, we all thought Bush was a welcome change. He'd be a strong leader who wouldn't get caught in a bathroom with his pants down.
Ah .... you'd be wrong. Bush is in the White House giving oral favors to his Asshole-Buddy Vicente Fox. All Bush is concerned with is pandering and appeasing the Illegal Immigration groups. Period.
2008 will be a GOP bloodbath. We have no one to blame but Bush and his selective hearing skills.