Posted by: Jim | May 1, 2008

At Last

With mixed emotions, I am here to announce that George W. Bush is the most unpopular President since we started measuring it. My emotions are mixed because I finally have statistics to back up what I’ve been saying for years. However, I wish I had been wrong all along, and that GWB wasn’t really all that bad.

But he is.

It’s kind of interesting to note, that he has not sunk below Nixon with regard to approval rating. He’s only risen above Nixon (and Truman’s) disapproval rating. His disapproval rating is 71% and his approval rating is 28%. Nixon’s approval rating was 22% but his disapproval rating never got above 66%.

This means that there used to be more people who didn’t feel very strongly one way or t’other. These days, 99% of those polled had a very strong opinion about Bush.

What does it mean? I’m not sure.

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Responses

  1. I think Todd will tell you it means Bush is the best darn President we’ve ever had — or EVER WILL HAVE!!!

  2. Clearly Bush demonstrates his capacity TO LEAD, in that he feels no need to be SWAYED by the desires of the Publick, that undifferentiated MOB of Poor People, who BELLOW for more PAY and cheaper GAS, who CRY OVER millions of JOBS leaving the country, who take it upon themselves to GET SICK and then WHINE about not being able to AFFORD healthcare, and who, despite NEVER HAVING IT SO GOOD, carp about the GLORIOUS NEVERENDING WAR in Iraq and Afghanistan, places they could not even POINT TO on a map of the world! Such EXPERTS!

    Thank GOODNESS that GOD has seen fit to BLESS the American People with a man with NO EARS to the complaints of those HE RULES OVER, as the DECIDER, and who instead thinks first and foremost about KEEPING THESE MORONS SAFE, and who is SO CLEVER, that even WITHOUT catching Osama Bin Laden, he has PROTECTED the HOMELAND and all of its WOMEN and CHILDREN from being VAPORIZED. That he achieves this simply by CUTTING TAXES for the SUPER-RICH and GIVING $$$ BILLIONS to his FRIENDS in the CORPORATIONS shows the UNDISPUTED GENIUS of this MAN, a MAN who can’t even RIDE A BICYCLE yet can PROTECT the WHOLE of AMERICA from TOTAL ANNIHILATION.

    Yes, there will always be detractors – yes, even JESUS was CALLED NAMES and accused of TELLING STRETCHERS, even though he performed MIRACLES with BREAD and WINE and, on occasion, FISHES, to FEED PEOPLE. BUSH knows we are PAST THAT NOW, and that if PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY IN NEW ORLEANS, let them PERFORM THEIR OWN MIRACLES. LET THEM BE THEIR OWN BLESSINGS. LET US NOT INTERVENE in GOD’s PLAN, only when it is time to SET TAXES or RESCUE FECKLESS BANKS – then IT IS WISE, IT IS PRUDENT, and it is a SIGN OF STRENGTH, to REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH (YOURS, MINE), to THEM who are in GREAT NEED (the super-rich).

    If PROOF POSITIVE be NEEDED of OUR SUPREME LEADER – AYATOLLAH KING BUSH THE II – OF his IMPERIAL MAJESTY and INFINITE WISDOM, then WHAT BETTER metric than to BE RIDICULED and DESPISED and DISAPPROVED of by THE AMERICAN PEOPLE – PEOPLE who are NEARER to APES than to GOD. WHEN BUSH’S RATINGS FLATLINE at GLORIOUS ZERO, then WE WILL KNOW that HE HAS ATTAINED PERFECTION. On that day, at the APPOINTED TIME, he WILL ASCEND to HEAVEN, flanked by ARCHANGEL CHENEY and ARCHANGEL RUMSFELD. On that day, the UNBELIEVERS will CRUMBLE to DUST in the LIGHT of HIS GLORY!

    HALLELUJAH! 100 MORE YEARS OF BUSH, PLEASE!

  3. Fucking hilarious KingFelix!!

  4. Jim, this does not make you right. It merely makes you in agreement with a majority in a moot set of events.

    How this poll affects me can be counted in exactly zero ways.

    Chuck – hailing frequencies open. Hello? Is anyone there? HeLLO? How are the meds treating you? Any attempt to make a point with you has always been met with childish rants and name-calling on your part, so…yawn.

    Felix – I’m not sure if you’re going for effect, or if your shift key got stuck. Either way…yawn.

    Never said Bush was the best, I just said he’s not the worst, and either way, it doesn’t really matter. He was elected – twice. Sorry that’s not the outcome you wanted, but stomping your feet, pissing and moaning for eight years got you where exactly? It got you sore feet in a puddle of piss. Congratulations.

    If that’s how you want to live, more power to ya.

  5. Actually, Todd, my stamping feet were outsourced to India, where an army of malnourished children will stamp their feet 1000 times a minute for 23 hours and 30 minutes of each day for a buck a piece. My piss, well, I am glad you brought that up – all of my bodily fluids, including my piss, naturally, was siphoned off under the Patriot Act while I lay chained and drugged at Atlanta airport. It was then shipped out to Jordan to be detained and tortured witout trial, leaving me as dessicated as 3000 year old Egyptian Pharoah.

    Hail Bush!

  6. Felix, I don’t see any of the children you mentiond commenting on this blog. Only you. And Chuck. And others. Take responsibility for your own whiny discourse, eh?

    And I certainly hope you recover from your ordeal in Atlanta. That sounds…awful.

    In the words of Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, “MAN, I’m gettin’ tired of being right!”

  7. Todd, what are you on about? Do I need to go and teach impoverished Indians to read and speak English, then buy them computers, then turn them on to Jim’s blog? Nice plan, do you or your pharmacist want to take credit for that pearl of wisdom?

    And don’t keep accusing the rest of humanity from being whiny. Jesus, that’s whiny to the max. By all means, come on holiday to Guatemala and I’ll show you what happens to somebody who keeps yawning and calling me a whiner. I’ll even help pick up your teeth after. Jesus, you sort of advocate some kind of mind-numbing obedience to authority, but here you are, always ready to start slinging mud when the cognitive dissonance of people who aren’t as misinformed as your sorry self dare to speak out.

    Tired of being right?

    Dad was right, ignorance truly is bliss.

    Oh, and by the way, Todd – I have yawned through all your posts, I just never felt it was worth mentioning.

  8. It’s great to see your intellectual framework rests upon such titanic works of the human imagination as the cinematic offerings of Jim Carrey.

    You are aware it’s not REAL, right? He isn’t really a Pet Detective…

  9. Threats of fisticuffs? Please, gentlemen!

    Todd, you say that these polls do not make me right, and I agree. However, please remember a few years ago when you would often add to your pro-war rhetoric the statement “… and the majority of Americans agree with me.”

  10. Toad, take your foot out of your mouth long enough to say “You’re welcome” as I thank you for proving my point.

  11. Don’t despair, lads — getting into a debate with ReTodd is like challenging the lactose-intolerant to an ice cream eating contest. He will win, not because he can eat more, but because the smell of his diarrhea will make you leave the table.

    So really, it’s best to just let him sit there in it, with that smug little grin on his pasty Kool-Aid-drinking face.

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  12. Oh-HO! Internet tough-guys. Pfft. Hand-to-hand combat is for idiots.

    My friend Mr. Mossberg has something to say: “Chuck-Chick-Boo-Ya”

    Bush is a weak moron. If I had my way, Karl Rove would be POTUS, and John Ashcroft would be VP. And by God there would be some law and order in this damned country!

  13. Hey I have a friend named Mossberg too. He simply sits in the closet in silence, waiting for an excuse to say something. Since he’s rather useless at long-range conversations, the necessary shouts from the rooftop are out of the question — besides, there are too many of them that need to be done to do it right.

    But both KR and JA would be on the guestlist, though further down than they used to be.

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  14. Hey I have a friend named Mossberg too. He simply sits in the closet in silence, waiting for an excuse to say something. Since he’s rather useless at long-range conversations, the necessary shouts from the rooftop are out of the question — besides, there are too many of them that need to be done to do it right.

    But both KR and JA would be on the guestlist, though further down than they used to be.

    No sense this comment makes.

  15. “No sense this comment makes.”

    Um, okay, Yoda, I guess I have to explain in basic Kindergarten English. I assumed your reference to ‘Mossberg’ pertained to a certain manufacturer of shotguns, no? Well, shotguns aren’t much good at long-range accuracy, as those little bits tend to go all over the place, ya know? So if one hypothetically wanted to shoot, say, a couple of heads of state, one would need to do so from a distance with some sort of supremely accurate high-powered weapon that I don’t believe exists in the Mossberg arsenal (though perhaps they’ve upgraded their offerings; unbeknownst to me, as my 18-inch police-issue riotgun is a couple decades old now). Anyway, if one did decide to, say, take down the top-level honchos seemingly responsible for all the various messes that we’re in, one would have a large job to do, since there are far too many of them for one person to manage, at least without getting thrown to the ground and dragged off to Gitmo. And anyway, the worst ones are the guys behind the guys — and the ceremonial changing of the guard (we cynically call it an ‘election’) won’t likely change that. Therefore those who are on their way out anyway wouldn’t be as high-priority targets as they used to be.

    Get it?

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