Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Bush Legacy: 'Poor Leadership'

A new AP-Ipsos poll out this week found that Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the nation's future, with 76 percent saying the country is one the wrong track.

Only 17 percent of those polled say the country is headed in the right direction. Not surprisingly, economic woes such as high gas prices were cited by many respondents.

"Poor leadership" was cited by some 23 percent of those polled, another result that's hardly surprising for those of us in the reality-based community.

The general and specific incompetence of the Bush Administration over the last seven-plus years speaks for itself, something AltTulsa believes American voters will remember this November.

10 comments:

Dan Paden said...

I have to admit that y'all never cease to amaze me. It is apparent that in your minds, complaints about "poor leadership" are naturally all about George Bush (and he certainly deserves his share of criticism), but not at all about your Democratically-controlled Congress, even though his approval ratings are consistently double theirs, or higher.

It's weird. It's like you actually think everybody likes what Democrats are doing, when the numbers clearly reflect that hardly anyone likes hardly anything that either of the two major parties are doing.

Burning Prairie said...

As a member of the reality-based community, I would just like to say "duh." And, Dan, if Star Trek taught me anything it's that the captain is always ultimately responsible for everything that happens on his ship.

Dan Paden said...

Burning Prairie, excellent point! That principle would make Brad Henry responsible for Jeff McMahon's crimes, and I'm glad to hear you say that he is.

Burning Prairie said...

Dan-I was prepared to post a scathing rant against you and all your ilk, but you are simply not worth it. I have found that folks such as you are not open to the possibility that other people may indeed be right on occasion and even less inclined to entertain the notion that you may be wrong. Go away, kid, you bother me.

Tulsan said...

I don't often agree with Dan either, but who wants an echo chamber? Dan may be a tad sarcastic, but then so am I. Let's keep the welcome mat out for him.

Dan Paden said...

Tulsan--I appreciate that.

Burning Prairie--I'm a little disappointed not to see your scathing rant. I can't help but wonder if it would have contained more nuggets of political wisdom gleaned from Star Trek, y'know? :)

Now, seriously, I took a look at your blog and thought it wasn't bad, and I don't think you're a bad person, any more than I think Tulsan is a bad person or the folks behind the AT moniker are bad people. We have serious political disagreements, I'm sure, but as far as I know, that's the end of it.

If you've taken a good look at my blog and you really think your description of me is accurate--well, I won't try to disabuse you of it.

"Kid?" I'm graying, too, y'know...

Burning Prairie said...

Dan-I can't tell you how utterly relieved I am that you find me not a "bad person". It might surprise you to learn that folks on the left side of the political are, gasp, real people! It's telling that you seem surprised that Lefties can be not "bad people", but not surprising on this end, after all, the Often-wrong Right has been demonizing us for years. I guess I would be surprised if I found out that some republicans were NOT greedy corporate shills who pay mere lip-service to the tenets of Christianity while ignoring every single instruction given to us by Christ Himself. I would seriously be interested in how you personally justify your political leanings with faith. I find the dichotomy to be mind-blowing.

Tulsan-I wouldn't dream of telling anybody to leave a space that is not my own, I just wanted to rid my brain of the surge of anger over how he turned my comment around to serve his own ends. I was actually trying to get him out of my brain so I could get on with my day without my head exploding.

Dan Paden said...

Sug, your venom is hanging out. Goodnight.

Burning Prairie said...

Dan-Wow, you are very good at that. Venom=serpent=demonization. Left=bad, Right=good. Tell me, which comment did you find most venomous? Or in other words, which comment hewed closest to home for you?

Dan Paden said...

Bless you, Ma'am. Have a wonderful day.