Our Needy President

When I read earlier today that Bush had “insisted that using a veto is ‘one way to ensure I am relevant,'” all I could think is what a needy little man he is. If using the power of the veto makes him feel “relevant,” clearly he’s a man with a self-esteem issue. But, of course we already know that. Don’t we. Just as Bush felt the need to declare, “I’m the decider, and I decide what is best,” Bush now feels the need to declare just how relevant he is, and make it known that using the power of the veto ensures that relevency.

But the truth is Bush is far from relevant these days and that was evident this morning when he “hastily scheduled” a press conference after a Reuters/Zogby poll was released showing that “deepening unhappiness with President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress soured the mood of Americans and sent Bush’s approval rating to another record low this month.” The truth is Bush’s ratings are in the toilet, as Dan Froomkin notes via the Zogby poll:

Bush’s job approval rating fell to 24 percent from last month’s record low for a Zogby poll of 29 percent. A paltry 11 percent gave Congress a positive grade, tying last month’s record low.”

“There is a real question among Americans now about how relevant this government is to them,” pollster John Zogby told Whitesides. “They tell us they want action on health care, education, the war and immigration, but they don’t believe they are going to get it.”

Bush has now tied President Nixon’s all-time low approval rating as measured by the Gallup Poll. But Congress is doing even worse.

So, as Froomkin reported Bush “used what he called his ‘bully pulpit,'” today, “telling reporters ‘I was trying to get your attention focused on the fact that major pieces of legislation aren’t moving, and those that are, are at a snail’s pace.'”

But, here’s the rub… We have Republicans in Congress that are attempting to force Bush’s will on the American people, even though they have shown almost a year ago at the voting booths, that they don’t want Bush’s will anymore. So stuff gets stalled in Congress, and if, just if, something does pass that the American people do want, like SCHIP, then Bush get out his little “relevant” pen and signs away the legislation, stalling things in Congress once again.

George W. Bush is a needy little man, a “bully” with a pulpit and he and his GOP cohorts in Congress will continue to fight the will of the people as long as he remains in office. It’s that simple.

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About Pamela Leavey

Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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6 Responses to Our Needy President

  1. YvonneCa says:

    Your words:

    “George W. Bush is a needy little man, a “bully” with a pulpit and he and his GOP cohorts in Congress will continue to fight the will of the people as long as he remains in office. It’s that simple.”

    How very true. And he still hasn’t learned that “We, the People” are the real deciders. But he will. 😉

  2. President Bush has done more tp destroy the pride of America than any other president before him. He has gone on record as saying that he did not consult his father (Bush #41) before invading Iraq. He stated that he consulted, “A Higher Father.” The man is dilusional. He thinks he has a direct hot line to God. Before the FEMA director resigned in disgrace following the Katrina disaster, Bush had gone to New Orleans to praise his ability. Bush’s mother (Queen Mother Barbara) was asked on TV about the terrible conditions which existed inside the Super Dome before the people were at long last evacuated. She replied, “They are mostly poor whites and blacks. They most likely are use to living this way. The acorn should doesn’t fall to far from the tree.

    This man has shown no evidence of compassion, as witnessed by his recent veto of the children’s health bill. He is a bully and refuses to compromise. Former US Treasury Director O’Neal in his book, “The Price of Loyality” clearly illustrates how this sorry excuse for a president demands total loyality. If you are foolish enough to dispuste him or suggest alternatives, you are asked to resign. If you refuse to resign, you are dismissed.

    This monarch, along with Cheney, has effectively dismanteled the Constitutionally established system of checks and balances. The Congress and Supreme Court have been rendered totally ineffectual. Bush should more accurately be called Czar instead of President. Our reputation around the world is at an all time low. Instead of being viewed as a beacom of truth and diversity, we are seen as brutes. Teddy Roosevelt had it right when he said, “Speak softly but carry a big stick.” Instead this President believes in using the stick and asking questions later. The totally illegal detention and torture of the Guantanamo detainees is deplorable. By using the fear card, he has lulled Americans and the Congress into giving up freedoms guranteed in the Constitution. No warrants are needed for wire taps. Habeious Corpus has been suspended. Detainees can be shipped to secret prisons in Europe for torture. The list goes on and on.

    I simply cannot understand why an attempt was made to impeach President Clinton over his Oval Room lapse of morality, while this tyrant has gottem off scot free. Surely the needless deaths of almost 4,000 service people due to a war based on lies, has to be considered more immoral than a blow job!!!!

  3. YvonneCa

    Counting down the days (which are still too many) until he’s gone!

  4. William A. Stoddart

    Great to see you here at the new DD blog! Time to get you posting on the front page again!

  5. ironxl84 says:

    I know the Bush book is called “Dead Certain”, but for some reason, everytime I see the Ad for it, I get it confused with “Damn Cretin”.


  6. Darrell Prows says:

    Is there anyone on the rightwing that is dibolical enough to use the Clinton impeahcment as a pre emptive strike? “We can’t impeach Bush because of how divisive the last time was.” Lucky break or stroke of genius?