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Headlines Bush fighting to regain confidence of Americans

voiceofreason

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five months after starting his second term with high hopes, President Bush is struggling to regain the confidence of Americans concerned about the direction of the Iraq war and the U.S. economy.

With his job approval rating slumping to 42 percent in a poll by The New York Times and CBS News, down from 51 percent in the aftermath of the November election, Bush has begun an effort to refocus his presidency -- a move welcomed by anxious Republicans.

"I think Bush is in the process of regaining his footing, and focusing on real dinner-table issues," Republican consultant Scott Reed said.

Bush began his second term in January with an ambitious plan to overhaul the Social Security retirement program but it has failed to gain traction on Capitol Hill and many Americans are skeptical. The preoccupation over Social Security figured in the delay of his promised attempt to overhaul the tax code.

At the same time, he got caught up -- some Republicans say sidetracked -- in a battle on Capitol Hill over whether a brain-damaged Florida woman, Terri Schiavo, should be kept alive.

Then came a fight in the Senate over arcane rules about filibusters involving Bush's judicial nominees, and a protracted fight over his nominee to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton.

Some Republicans believe those issues proved to be a distraction from Bush's agenda and showed he was out of touch.

The Iraqi insurgency also intensified, with increasingly brazen suicide bomb attacks despite Vice President Dick Cheney's bold assertion the rebellion was in its "last throes." At home, soaring gasoline prices took a bigger bite out of household budgets.

The White House is now scrambling to right the ship.
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To "regain confidence", he would have had to have had it...
 

bombchu

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I might give him a second chance if he gets enough plastic surgery to look like someone else
and then has a name change
all that good shit.

Would work too.

Until he opened his fucking mouth.
 

gurlgonewild

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bombchu said:
I might give him a second chance if he gets enough plastic surgery to look like someone else
and then has a name change
all that good shit.

Would work too.

Until he opened his fucking mouth.
lol repped :thumbsup:
 

RetArt

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Bush still owns the media. Peoples memory is oh so very short. Half of you forgot already before the presidential election :)

He has made some horrible decisions on foreign policy after the election.
Bolton to UN ambassador (quote: "There is no such thing as the UN" -Bolton)

He has made Wolfowitz head of the world bank.

He has threatened Iran.

regain? i say impeach
 

JLXC

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Well the folks who still like him will, and those that don't wont. What is he trying to regain? Oh yeah, he's trying to lie loud and hard and have all the media back him to brainwash those who can't seem to make up their minds without TV assistance.