Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Gooper hopefuls snub Bush. Big Deal.

Too little, too late.

Not much has changed since the last election, as far as what we know about the Bush administration and it's handling of damn near everything, especially the quagmire in Iraq. Of course there is the infamous "surge," but even that has been done before. It just wasn't called a "surge." No matter what it's called, it ain't workin'.

No one with an ounce of good old, common, horse sense thought it would.

Now, we are all sitting around waiting for the economic crash that's bound to come, when our government runs everything on a credit card, which they apparently learned how to do from St. Ronnie.

Goopers can snub Bush all they want to. It won't matter. They have blindly supported him for too long to be taken seriously now.

Just out of curiosity, wonder why they never say anything about Cheney, the evil one, and leader of the dumbass Neocons?

Republican candidates begin snubbing Bush
David Paul Kuhn and Jonathan Martin Jun 18, 2007 05:52 PM EST

The willingness of leading Republicans to draw distinctions with Bush goes beyond immigration.

A president with dismal approval ratings and a bitter intraparty rupture over immigration are obvious problems for Republican politicians.

In recent days, however, the combination is emerging as something less obvious: an opportunity.

Recent polls have shown Bush's popularity -- which has long been in the tank with independents -- suffering significant erosion even among GOP base voters, largely due to a backlash over the president's stance on immigration.

The decline, according to some Republican strategists, has flashed a green light for lawmakers on Capitol Hill and presidential candidates to put distance between themselves and an unpopular president -- a politically essential maneuver for the 2008 general election that remained risky as long as Bush retained the sympathies of Republican stalwarts.

Now that those sympathies have somewhat cooled, the effects are visible: Republican House members upset about immigration policy have spoken of Bush in disparaging terms. And presidential contenders like Rudy Giuliani are striking change-the-course themes in their rhetoric, even while continuing to back Bush over the Iraq war.

The change, say GOP operatives, is the absence of fear about being perceived as something less than an ardent Bush backer. "What's the penalty now, Karl being mad at you?" Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio asked with a laugh, referring to Bush political adviser Karl Rove. "Who cares? Even his former chief strategist (Matthew Dowd) walked away from him and pissed all over him."

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