Sunday, July 03, 2005

Bush's Credibility And Apporval Ratings Are Dropping

Bush’s Credibility and Approval Ratings Dropping

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - President Bush's address to the nation, urging Americans to stand firm in Iraq, drew the smallest TV audience of his tenure, Nielsen Media Research reported on Wednesday. Bush's speech on Tuesday night at the Ft. Bragg military base in North Carolina averaged 23 million viewers combined on the four major U.S. broadcast networks and three leading cable news channels networks that carried the speech, Nielsen said. That number was 8.6 million viewers below Bush's previous low as president, his Aug. 9, 2001 speech on stem cell research, which was carried on six networks. Even Bush's last prime-time address, his April 28 speech on Social Security overhaul, drew more viewers, 32.7 million. Bush garnered the biggest U.S. TV audience of his presidency -- 82 million viewers on nine networks -- when he addressed a joint session of Congress nine days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America. By comparison, his May 1, 2003, speech from the deck of an aircraft carrier declaring an end to major combat operations in Iraq averaged 48.4 million viewers.

President Bush's televised address to the nation produced no noticeable bounce in his approval numbers, with his job approval rating slipping a point from a
week ago, to 43%, in the latest Zogby International poll. And, in a sign of continuing polarization, more than two-in-five voters (42%) say they would favor
impeachment proceedings if it is found the President misled the nation about his reasons for going to war with Iraq.”- <http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1007>

Like myself most AmeriKKKans refused to tune into the Bush speech last week. A Nielsen Media Research report issued the following day revealed Bush drew the smallest number of viewers ever as he went before the AmeriKKKan public with another one of his staged speeches to plead with the nation to “stay the course” meaning keep going for the okie-doke and continue allowing him and his cohorts to make suckers out of us. Most African-AmeriKKKans stopped listening to what Bush has to say long ago. Only the most crass opportunists and unscrupulous dolts have cosigned Bush’s nonsense about the war on Terror, bringing freedom and democracy around the world and progress being made in Iraq. People can only take so much. Even the most cowardly and mentally ossified folks will only allow you to disrespect and debase them so often. It is fast reaching that point for Bush and the NeoConmen. That’s why some of the more astute members of his cabinet jumped ship following the theft of the 2004 election. Even the compliant, compromised and corrupt corporate media could not hype Bush’s speech or market it to a populous grown weary of incessant lies and misrepresentation. Bush and his handlers are so out of touch with reality they actually thought people would tune in and listen to a man who has lost all credibility, who’s own Secretary of Defense (War) and commanders on the ground dispute his Bizarro World assessments of the situation in Afghanistan and Iraq. The truth of the matter is the AmeriKKKan public is feed up with all the lies and like the boy who cried wolf, Bush has evoked 9-11 and his bogus War on Terror one time too often. So now just like the boy who cried wolf even if for a nano-second Bush ever entertained a truthful thought and accidentally uttered it, most people won’t believe him.

The Nielsen ratings are not just an indictment against Bush they are, in many ways a slap at the networks and cable news channels. After all folks had unlimited choices they could have turned on the television or the radio and listened to George W. Bush proclaim progress is being made in Iraq and that the nation must not forget the lessons of 9-11. They could have chosen to watch a baseball game, some other program or do something different altogether. They chose not to watch Bush and that says a lot. It says in effect “we are not going to allow you to piss on us and then tell us it’s raining.” This attitude is long overdue! After all immediately following 9-11 I started asking questions and none of the responses from the Bush administration and the media about what actually happened that day, made any sense to me whatsoever! Most people were shocked angry and confused, both Bush and the media took advantage of that to launch a war against the Taliban when none of the supposed highjackers where Afghani. Bush and Co to this day have not provided any concrete evidence Osama bin Laden masterminded the attacks! After all Bush’s rhetoric about hunting Osama bi Laden down capturing him dead or alive we still don’t know where he is and Bush went off and invaded two more countries since then: Haiti and Iraq. Not that white folks care but it’s not coincidental the same situation exist in both countries. There has been regime change but both countries are worse off now than before the US invasion! Bush lied and people know it; that’s the bottom line, no WMD, Saddam Hussein was not connected to 9-11 and Iraq wasn’t a threat to anyone. Yet Bush won’t give it up. Like the energized bunny he keeps ongoing and going. But alas his lies aren’t getting him anywhere. Perhaps that’s the reason most AmeriKKKans refused to watch his speech last week. That’s pathetic, Bush BS is so raggedly he/it can’t even draw flies.

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