What pitiful condition we find ourselves in here in America 2007. The president, which represents (and believe me, that's all he does) the administrative branch of government has an unbelievably low approval rating of 24% according to the latest Zogby Poll. The congress, which are the legislative branch of government have an equally astounding low approval rating of 11%.
No president or congress, since approval ratings have been taken, have ever had approval ratings so low.
Just for a bench mark, Bill Clinton's lowest approval rating was 41% in mid '93. During the kangaroo court held by the republican congress in '98 and '99, Clinton's approval ratings hovered in the high 50s and up into the mid 60s.
When Jimmy Carter was villified by the right in their successful bid to get Reagan the Traitor elected amidst the Iranian hostage crisis, his approval rating only went as low as 34%.
Richard Nixon, when he had been all but impeached, was getting ready to be indicted of criminal offenses and was resigning his presidency had an approval rating equal to this sitting president of 24%. That's how bad it is for Bush.
The most astounding thing about a 24% approval rating is that it indicates that 1 of 4 Americans approve of the job this treasonous and moronic administration is doing as president. Who are these people and what kind of strong mind altering drugs are they consuming? What mental deficiency requires a person to stand by such a disasterous administration that has wrought such havoc upon the nation?
So what of congress? Well, this is the most ill thought of congress in history. Congress has always had a very low approval rating, but their current 11% is a real record. No wonder since they were elected to stop the war in Iraq and turn this country around from where it was going under republican control which was acting like a servant to the administrative branch. Now the democratic controlled congress is perceived as acting like a servant to the administrative branch. Every chance they've had to curb funding and turn around the erosion of constitutional rights has been turned down by them. They have delivered to this administration every thing they have demanded. In turn, the administration has taken every opportunity to attack the democrats in congress. No wonder people think these recreant politicians are not worthy of approval.
Are YOU sick of this shit yet? Can you look at the picture and put all ths inito perspective or is reality just too much for your feeble proletariat mind? Can you visualize where we were in the year 2000 and contrast that to where we are now? Are you capable of putting 9/11 into perspective or are you one of the ignorant masses that swallows it as it is fed to you by the main stream media and the corpo-fascist thugs?
Hint: It wouldn't be like this if the corpo-fascist weren't hell bent on accumulating more and more of our national resources in their own pockets at the expensee of the middle class, the working class and the poor.
Neo-conservative fundamentalists look out at the world and see it populated by baby killing abortionists who need to be controlled and oppressed by a police state.
Liberal do-gooder granola chewers look out at the world and see nothing but good honest working class people who need to be enabled and provided with the resources to build their utopia.
Neither outlook is correct, but I'd rather support a positive constructive future than a fatalistic future of negative self loathing.