Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Where are these people?

President Bush's Approval Ratings (washingtonpost.com)


Bush's approval rating is sitting around 40%... Who the hell are these 4 out of 10 Americans?

More importantly, what the hell are they thinking?
  • Thousands of Americans dead in the Middle East ensuring that Islamic fanatics will rule in Iraq...
  • Federal debt as far as the eye can see -- financed by the Chinese and other powers who are growing so fast they'll be eating our economic lunch after a couple more decades: financed by us!
  • An energy policy founded on a resource (oil) that ensures the wealth and power of some of the most anti-American tyrants in the world.
  • Congressional malfeasance at an all-time high.

as you know I could go on and on...

Where is the leadership?

Time for a bit of rambling...

Our schools are turning out increasing numbers of paper-pushers who chase Wall Street $$$ while more than 50% of college graduates in India have science, math or engineering degrees.

Sorry to all you business/finance types out there: yeah, you have a necessary skill, but its technological progress (innovation) that drives the standard of living and the fact that we became a super-power. Finance and financial markets are support systems for economic and social growth: which is brought about by scientific and technological innovation. Somehow this country has turned moving money around into an end unto itself... one that is rewarded more richly than the cancer researcher, the teacher or the engineer who designed the materials used in your home.

If you don't like the idea of labor from south of the boarder picking your fruit just wait for Act II: that's when Chinese and Indian firms come to America to repair our infrastructure. Of course, this time around the engineers and bosses will be the foreigner, while the laborers will be Americans.

What would it take to get this other 40% to abandon their hero? Would he have to be caught punching babies?

6 comments:

Intellectual Insurgent said...

Those 4 out of 10 are the numbnuts who fill the megachurches every Sunday.

Reign of Reason said...

You're probably right.

They spend more time thinking about how to cram god down our throats than about what's going on in the world. All they hear from the White House is that "W" is one of them...

bombsoverbaghdad said...

They are also rich folks, Southerners, military types and Israeli supporters.

Reign of Reason said...

True BoB... very true.

Capt. Fogg said...

No more true than any self serving generalization. I live in the South, I have money, I support Israel's right to defend itself. I think Bush is the worst president in our history.

Those 40% would support bush if they found him eating babies.

Of course there are those who from the safety of a country far away, cheer the folks who have been killing babies for 50 years. I have a harder time figuring them out than Bush supporters.

skip sievert said...

You must be referring to the Israelis` with that comment. Yes thy are dispicable with all there baby killing.It is a tragedy that it is us that supply the cluster bombs and so forth for their efforts.
We of course pay their soldiers also.

Israels right to defend itself.? It is only a forward post for the religious nuts from America. I suppose you are one of those also. Right.?