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May 01, 2008

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gringoman

Monica,

(A colleague at GAB (Gringo Advisory Board) gringoBro, was eager to come on here with some Bible lore, but we held him off.)

GAB, while noting that the Obama/Wright 20-year relationship has elements of "friend" and "confidante," takes a different view.

We see Pastor Wright as being more of a surrogate father and mentor to Barack Obama (whose own African father deserted both him and his white Mom, a progressive idealist college student who was 20 when the Kenyan left them, and little Obama was 2.)

Therefore GAB cites Ecclesiasticus 30:1-6, 14-23 to explain the Passionate Pastor's recent outbursts against the Democrats' Great Half-White Hope.

DISCIPLINE YOUR SON. egs.

"He who loves his son will whip him often,
In order that he may rejoice at the way he turns out."

"He who disciplines his son will profit by him,

And will boast of him among acquaintances."

Dgscol

Barry is such an ingrate.

FK

Bush has the worst approval rating of any president in modern American history. You know why that is? It's because he S U C K S ! ! ! !

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/05/01/bush.poll/index.html

Poll: More disapprove of Bush than any other president

By Paul Steinhauser
CNN Deputy Political Director

WASHINGTON DC (CNN) -- A new poll suggests that President Bush is the most unpopular president in modern American history.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Thursday indicates that 71 percent of the American public disapprove of how Bush is handling his job as president.

"No president has ever had a higher disapproval rating in any CNN or Gallup Poll; in fact, this is the first time that any president's disapproval rating has cracked the 70 percent mark," said Keating Holland, CNN's polling director.

"Bush's approval rating, which stands at 28 percent in our new poll, remains better than the all-time lows set by Harry Truman and Richard Nixon [22 percent and 24 percent, respectively], but even those two presidents never got a disapproval rating in the 70s," Holland said. "The previous all-time record in CNN or Gallup polling was set by Truman, 67 percent disapproval in January 1952."

While Gallup polling goes back to the 1930s, it wasn't until the Truman years that they began surveying monthly approval ratings.

CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider adds, "He is more unpopular than Richard Nixon was just before he resigned from the presidency in August 1974."

President Nixon's disapproval rating in August 1974 stood at 66 percent

The poll also indicates that support for the war in Iraq has never been lower. Thirty percent of those questioned favored the war, while 68 percent opposed it.

"Americans are growing more pessimistic about the war," Holland said. "In January, nearly half believed that things were going well for the U.S. in Iraq; now that figure has dropped to 39 percent."

The numbers on the Iraq war come on the five-year anniversary of Bush's "Mission Accomplished" moment on board the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, when he proclaimed that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended."

The record-low support for the war in a CNN poll could be one reason behind the president's unpopularity, but it probably is not the only one.

"Support for the war, the assessment of the economy and approval of Mr. Bush are all about the same -- bad," Schneider said.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll was conducted by telephone from Monday through Wednesday among 1,008 adult Americans.

The poll's sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

beachbum

Open scene: Pasha, now supreme commander of the Revolutionary Army in his private train flashing down the tracks,red flags waving after tasting victory. Battle scared and determined now, more than ever, to crush anyone/anything in his way (Doctor Zhivago). Ladies and Gentlemen…Hillary is coming-Hillary is coming!! Stop the Obama crap. Even Monica is back to pondering her VP.

FK

Kind of a lame movie to reference.

FK

Maybe Hillary is more like Frank in "Hellraiser", and the blood of Obama is raising her back from the dimension of the Cenobites.

Ummahgummah

Fred K, what's your point? We know u hate Bush. Some of us also hate him - for different reasons than you do.

So please make your contributions a bit more original and new.

Trust me: we KNOW u hate Bush.

FK

You missed the point of my posting of that article, Ummah. The point is not that I hate Bush.

The point is that LOTS of people think Bush has done a crappy job. MOST people who are polled feel that way.

FK

OBAMA-CLINTON TICKET!!!!!

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