Sunday, January 23, 2005

This ain't the best of times

Well, the new year is well underway, what with the holiday season being over, the Shrub inaugurated and the illegal war in Iraq just chugging along. There’s a hell of a snowstorm blowing over the eastern portion of the country that’s apparently a Jim Dandy, burying cars, knocking out power, stalling airline flights and killing folk.

Back at the
ranch, progressives are discussing who the next DNC Chairman might be (Dean seems to be the front runner at the moment, and bully for him); what to do what to do about which way the Democratic Party is headed. Do we move right? Left? Center?

How about co-operation/bi-partisanship, or should we just nuke the Repugs? Personally, and speaking as a person of French descent, I say let’s sauté them.

So, to recap: we have an illegal President, an illegal war, an Attorney General nominee who advocates torture, ditto the Secretary of State wannabe, neocons formerly in the woodpile now
out on the front lawn partying and a confused American populace trying to figure out what the hell is going on.

President Bush’s job approval rating has slipped back into negative territory,
dropping two points since last month to 49%, less than the 50% who disapprove, a new Zogby International poll reveals. The survey also finds Americans evenly split on the direction of their nation, with 46% saying the nation is going the right direction, and 46% saying it is on the wrong track. The telephone survey of 1203 likely voters was conducted Monday through Wednesday (December 13 to 15, 2004). The margin of error is +/- 2.9 percentage points. – Zogby International
Wow. It sure is interesting times, ain’t it folks?

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