14% boost, Wow!!!
Of course, all this hub bub now about the PDB but I had a discussion with some women (most don't follow political issues) and even the "uninformed" commented on how exactly was the President supposed to stop the attack from happening since we only had threats and no specifics.
Fox News is a big help because since a majority of cable listeners are tuning to them, at least the dissection of the news is done by fairly "logical" people.
Not like ABC with Jennings and Richard Clarke commenting on Condi's "inquisition."
Americans are funny, they stand up for the underdog, and it's starting to feel like the Bush administration is being "picked on." (which of course we know they are)
It will backfire on the Dems if America perceives the hearings as a witch-hunt.
posted on 04/10/2004 2:22:41 AM PDT
Americans are funny, they stand up for the underdog
That is an odd trait we have isn't it?
posted on 04/10/2004 3:06:16 AM PDT
(in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
...and even the "uninformed" commented on how exactly was the President supposed to stop the attack from happening since we only had threats and no specifics.
A "semi-informed" coworker came back with the same response. She's seeing this as a witch hunt also and thinks this is all a big waste of time and money: instead of trying to pin the blame President Bush, she says they should be working on how to protect this country and keep it from happening again. She was also very impressed with Condi herself, saying we have the right people in the right place at the right time.
I think this is going to backfire big time on the Dems in a lot of ways. This supposable "racist" Republican president has filled his cabinet with intelligent and capable people, regardless of race. The Dems were exposed for the Rats they are - the difference in their method, courtesy, and respect during their inquiries of Richard Clark who has no credibility left and of Condi who has tons of credibility were like night and day. Fawning all over Clark, interrupting and attacking Condi. Yep, the DemocRats are going to regret this one.
posted on 04/10/2004 4:02:41 AM PDT
(If 10% is good enough for God, it should be good enough for the IRS!)
if WHEN America perceives the hearings as a witch-hunt." More to the truth! 20
posted on 04/10/2004 5:57:41 AM PDT
Americans also don't like seeing a polite woman bullied.
posted on 04/10/2004 8:36:14 AM PDT
(This is it. We either win and prevail or we lose and get tossed into that dustbin W mentioned!)
Rush has commented on this phenom several times .. saying that even when Clinton was going through impeachment, his approval number never seemed to slip - because the American people do not like to see "their president" disparaged in public (even if he's guilty) .. and it's the old "support for the underdog" thingy.
Remember, during impeachment the media was constantly saying that 75% of the American people did not want Clinton removed from office. However, just one year later, Rush reported that the very same 75% of the American people NOW believed Clinton should have been removed from office.
But .. the partisan media has never acknowledged the change in the public's opinion. This might account for the reason why they think they still know what the public is thinking - when in fact we have moved on and they don't have a clue.
posted on 04/10/2004 11:24:45 AM PDT
by The Final Harvest
(The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
Notice how the media only focuses on Ben-Veniste's parlance with Condi - not Kerrey's or Gorelicker's... The reason is simple -- Condi deftly disarmed both of them, and had enough time to draw a big fat "C" (not a "Z") on their exposed chests.
Look back at footage or read the transcripts: Gorelicker had been nailing Condi over the role of the FBI and the divide between it and the CIA... Now, Gorelicker comes out and asks Condi -Why didn't you do something to restructure the FBI in those 7 months? - Now, Gorelicker has just walked into Condi's trap. Gorelicker was herself an Assistant Attorney General to CLINTON between 94 and 97!! She was Janet Reno's henchlady! Condi is the NSA for BUSH... Here's the deal: An NSA is the Principal Cabinet Member who will work closely with the CIA. The Attorney-General is the principal cabinet member who will oversee the FBI!! Condi does it perfectly and professionally. She responds by saying, "Well, I think the real question here is..." why the AGs office under Clinton didn't change the FBI immediately after the 1993 World Trade Center bombings... and Condi stops short of asking Gorelicker why Gorelicker didn't act like an Assistant AG in all those years to do what Gorelicker JUST ASKED CONDI about (Gorelicker being an AG whose Job WAS to oversee the FBI!!!). Notice how Gorelicker backs off from that point onward and decides to play nice???!!!
Next, Kerrey thinks he can tear into Condi... and Condi reminds him about how his first advice to retaliate against the Cole was to attack Saddam Hussein!!! Notice how Kerrey's face just went red, and he was a bit out of his seat and off balance??? It solicited laughs. Kerrey didn't altogether back off, but the media won't really touch much of that exchange now. Condi was a most excellent advocate for the Bush Administration. If a black woman ever wants to be elected ... we've got a Republican Lady of Color who may be the champion of the Bush Presidency, and the Republican States of the South will long remember Condi Rice with great admiration, respect, and a color-blind love for her devotion to the TRUTH and her loyalty to America. Just a note: But do people realize that Bush's Cabinet is the most ethnically diverse group of people in White House history? Do most people realize that Clinton had one of the most ethnically monotonous Cabinets in modern times? Maybe the minority communities need to realize that the "Ruling" Democrats are a bunch of white elitists who will only elect a black president by proxy (According to John Kerry, Clinton was the first black president, and he wants to be the second!!)... I guess the black people will never have a truly black president under the DNC!!! Its more likely to happen with the Republican party at this rate!!!!!
posted on 04/10/2004 7:45:04 PM PDT
by CzechScot Texan
(Condi sliced a "C" not a "Z" all over Gorelicker and Kerrey!!!)
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