Worst. President. Ever.
A majority of Americans are more likely to vote for a candidate in November's congressional elections who opposes President Bush, and 58 percent consider his second term a failure so far, according to a poll released Thursday.
Fewer people consider Bush to be honest and trustworthy now than did a year ago, and 53 percent said they believe his administration deliberately misled the public about Iraq's purported weapons program before the U.S. invasion in 2003, the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll found. [snip]
Fifty-eight percent of those polled said Bush's second term has been a failure so far, while 38 percent said they consider it a success. A smaller number -- 52 percent -- consider his entire presidency a failure to date, with 46 percent calling it successful.
And a liar to boot:
"We've got a record, and a good one," he said. "That's what I intend to campaign on and explain to people why I made the decisions I made, and why they're necessary to protect the American people, and why they've been necessary to keep this economy strong -- and why the policies we've got will keep this economy strong in the future."Really? Nice try Shrub.
The economy grew at only a 1.1 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter of last year, the slowest pace in three years, amid belt-tightening by consumers facing spiraling energy costs.Here's something to ALWAYS keep in mind with these crooks in power: they will spend the vast majority of their efforts to spin rhetoric in your face rather than work to solve the problems that are facing the country.
Even with the feeble showing from October through December, the economy registered respectable overall growth of 3.5 percent for all of 2005 — a year when business expansion was undermined by devastating Gulf Coast hurricanes. [snip]
The 1.1 percent growth rate in the fourth quarter marked a considerable loss of momentum from the third quarter's brisk 4.1 percent pace. The fourth-quarter's figure — lower than the 2.8 percent pace economists were forecasting — was the weakest performance since the final quarter of 2002, when the economy expanded at just a 0.2 percent rate.
The weakness in the final quarter of last year reflected consumers pulling back, cuts in government spending and businesses being more restrained in their capital spending.
Their leadership style has proven to be a failure. Their course of action on virtually every facet of governance has proven to be a failure. And now the numbers are finally starting to reflect the reality of our dire situation.
You can stop the madness in November by working to elect Democrats or other third-party candidates with a progressive platform. It is obvious that things cannot continue in the current fashion. The Bush Cabal have left our country worse than they received it in January of 2001. Let's take back our country.