People are just pissed:
Concern about the economy, the war in Iraq and growing dissatisfaction with the political environment in Washington all contribute to the lowest public assessment of the direction of the country in more than a decade. Just 24 percent think the nation is on the right track, and three-quarters said they want the next president to chart a course that is different than that pursued by Bush.
People are angry about the endless debacle in Iraq and they are deeply insecure about the faltering state of the economy:
More than six in 10 called the war not worth fighting, and nearly two-thirds gave the national economy negative marks. The outlook going forward is also bleak: About seven in 10 see a recession as likely over the next year.
And the people hate George Bush by a huge margin:
For the fourth consecutive month, Bush's approval rating remains at a career low. Thirty-three percent said they approve of the job he is doing, and 64 percent disapprove.
Right-wing bloggers and pundits remain dumbfounded by the dark mood of the American people. They maintain we should be joyful about the recent turn of events in Iraq, while at the same time insisting that we can't begin to bring our troops home; not now, not next year, not ever. We should be happy that we've got a 51st state in the heart of the bloody Middle East.
Well, we're not happy and we never will be about what's happened in Iraq even if they start tossing flowers at the feet of our troops (which is highly unlikely). The American people will continue to be angry that the president plunged us into an unnecessary war in pursuit of fictitious weapons of mass destruction, costing the lives of thousands of our sons and daughters, and squandered the international good will that we enjoyed after 9/11. And all for what? So that American oil companies could be profiting from Iraqi oil rather than French, Russian and Chinese ones? It was too high a price to pay. The war was a mistake no matter what happens from here on out.
Bush derangement syndrome you say? Well, if 64% of us agree that Bush sucks maybe the rest of you 33% who love him are the ones who are mentally ill? Maybe you've got "Bush infatuation syndrome"?
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