Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Gas Prices and Bu$h's Approval ratings

Gas Prices and Bu$h's Approval Rating

“WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush's approval ratings have sunk to a personal low, with only a third of Americans saying they approve of the way he is handling his job, a national poll released Monday said. In the telephone poll of 1,012 adult Americans carried out Friday through Sunday by Opinion Research Corporation for CNN, 32 percent of respondents said they approve of Bush's performance, 60 percent said they disapprove and 8 percent said they do not know.” CNN April 25, 2006

George W Bu$h has lost the respect and confidence of most of the AmeriKKKan people. When recent public opinion polls reveal only 32% of AmeriKKKans asked indicated they approved of the job George W Bu$h was doing as president that means two thirds of the people believe and feel Bu$h is doing a horrible job. Bu$h’s ratings are so low, he is trying everything imaginable to impress the masses but nothing is working. Everyday Bu$h is beset by a new scandal, another setback or revelation of something going wrong in Afghanistan, Iraq or at home. The Iraq occupation is going badly despite Bu$h’s rosy and largely discredited assessment of the situation. The only allies Bu$h can muster are the corporate media mind control apparatus, his fellow NeoCons and fascists in both political parties. Now news is coming out of Afghanistan that the Taliban are reasserting themselves and taking the country sides again. At home Bu$h is plagued and befuddled by escalating gas prices while oil companies are announcing huge record breaking profits and their executives and CEOs are being paid obscene salaries, bonuses and retirement packages. Bu$h is facing a mounting crisis and growing discontent from the AmeriKKKan citizens. This is an across the board phenomena, as dismal as Bu$h’s personal approval ratings are, the rating of his Vice President Richard Cheney are subterranean. Cheney is universally despised and is seen as a poster boy for corruption, lies and insensitivity. It’s almost as if the Law of KARMA has caught up with the Bu$h-Cheney cabal and the UNIVERSE is making an abject lesson of them. More and more people are convinced Bu$h is a liar and an incompetent. A recent CNN/USA Today poll indicated fewer and fewer people see Bu$h as trustworthy. “Asked whether ‘honest and trustworthy’ describes the president, 40 percent said yes, down from 56 percent in a survey carried out April 1-2 last year. Americans were evenly split on whether Bush is ‘competent,’ with 47 percent saying yes, 47 percent saying no and 6 percent expressing no opinion. Dissatisfaction with their leader appears to parallel Americans' unhappiness over gas prices. More than two-thirds of Americans (69 percent) said recent increases in the cost of gasoline have caused them hardship, with 28 percent saying they have not, and 1 percent saying they have no opinion.” http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/04/24/bush.poll
Rising gas prices are causing angst and anxiety for AmeriKKKans all across the country. Most people see the profits the major oil companies along with the immoral profits the no bid contracts politically connected companies like Haliburton and Bechtel are reaping and they conclude Bu$h is colluding with the oil companies to gouge them just to rake in a few billion dollars more. Bu$h, sensitive to his plummeting approval ratings and perceptions his oil business cronies are taking advantage of the public has come out and announced plans to deal with the situation. For me I think this is a perfect scam, a plastic attempt to garner public support and approval as he steps in to “solve” the problem; a problem he has created by his (and Dick Cheney’s) policies. The reality is oil prices are up because of a myriad of additional factors; the unrest in Nigeria, sabotage of the pipelines in Columbia, decreased production from Iraq, unease about the Iran situation and competition from other oil dependent countries like China. So Bu$h will use this to grandstand in an attempt to pump up his falling approval ratings. However most of he causes are out of is control. An MSNBC analysis by John W. Schoen on the MSNBC Website today says quite succinctly, “For starters, there is little the White House or Congress can do to control the price of crude. At recent highs of $75 a barrel, the cost of crude oil has jumped by a third since November as demand for oil continues to grow faster than global production capacity. Nervous oil buyers are paying these high prices because they're worried about possible supply bottlenecks from multiple hot spots like Iraq, Nigeria and Iran. And the biggest single factor driving up the price of a gallon of gas is the sharp increase in oil prices.” There is no short term solution to the problem and with AmeriKKKa now seen as a ravaging wolf and pariah by many of the OPEC nations, things probably will not get better any time soon. AmeriKKKa squandered opportunities earlier to push for alternative sources of energy, and sacrifice to lessen this nation’s dependence on crude oil. Bu$h paid lip service to it in his last State of the Union speech but that was mere posturing and B.S. As with most of what Pinochio says it can’t be trusted. Like the boy who cried wolf once too often, Bu$h is now in the unenviable position where even on the rare occasion when he tells the truth, no one believes or trusts him.

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