Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Gleeful MSM

I don't know, maybe it's just the mood I'm in at the moment, but I read this and it sure seemed that the tone of the piece was gleeful that Bush was having such low popularity numbers. Something that they don't take into consideration is that Bush has never really cared about popularity numbers. He just wants to get the people displaced by Katrina taken care of and he wants to finish the job in Iraq.

When the pollsters only call 300-500 people and the results are more negative than you hear anywhere, it makes me wonder where they are getting that 300-500 people. Maybe they are calling people at the DNC, Code Pink, and Hollywood to get their responses? Why would that not surprise me? And even then they are still running into people who don't answer the questions as negatively as they would like.

I know that Bush's numbers would go up and Democrats would have to shut up (wishful thinking) if there was a way to cut some of the pork right now to help pay for Katrina damages. Right off the top of my head; there are millions of dollars that are awarded for such things as "A study on the mating rituals of the tsetse fly," or "Will growth increase in corn and wheat if the crops are planted at 11:52 pm on the night of the first full moon of spring." Okay, so there aren't studies exactly like that, but they are just as ridiculous and they could easily be cut. You know the Dems will scream no matter what, but there is absolutely so much waste that something has to be done. Hm, maybe we should send a copy of this book so they can get a better idea of what they are throwing money away on!

With Hurricane Rita churing towards the Gulf, there will probably be millions more in damages. How will it be paid for? Can we get the purse strings away from some of these Democrats so that waste programs and pork can be dumped? Viewing from our side, what do you think could be cut or even trimmed to help rebuild? I would love the gleeful MSM not to have anything to even remotely gloat about. Of course, they would probably just make something up...hasn't stopped them before!


Steve Donohue said...

Truman had lower popularity ratings than any president in the 20th century, and I'd argue he was the greatest president of the 20th century.

These things don't exactly correlate, to be sure.

Anna said...

No, they don't.

Truman came into his presidency not knowing what was really going on because FDR purposely kept him in the dark.

You know, Reagan wasn't liked when he was president, but after he left office, things started changing and now that he's gone, he's an icon. You just never know how things will turn out in the end.