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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Anatomy Of A Conservative Revolt Against Bush

I thought it would appropriate since Bush is hitting new lows in his approval ratings to ask why they have broken below previous support levels. Think of the President's approval ratings like you would looking at a chart of any stock or commodity. Up until this last week, conservatives were still giving President Bush the benefit of the doubt on his leadership. We are really pissed at the deficit, the gross over-spending, illegal immigration/border security, and a few other issues. The Miers SCOTUS nomination is the proverbial straw that is breaking the camel's back now. If someone were to call and poll me right now, I would not give the President the good housekeeping seal of approval. I would tell the pollster that I strongly disapprove of the President's handling of the nations affairs right now. Again the Miers nomination has ripped open the scab that has been trying to heal, but now is bleeding profusely. The base of the party was overlooking all of the other festering issues, but now we are in open revolt. We have come so far since the Robert Bork nomination. We won all the power the last few years and now when it comes time to appoint the right kind of justices to the SC, Bush has blinked. Our greatest fear is getting "Soutered" again. We know nothing about Harriett Miers except that "Bush trusts her judgement". That is not enough. We need nominees with solid track records of being originalists.


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