HOUSE SPEAKER PELOSI CALLS BUSH 'A TOTAL FAILURE'
By Laurie Kellman, Associated Press Writer.
Thursday Jul 17, 2008 - President Bush has been a "total failure" in everything from the economy to the war to energy policy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. In an interview on CNN, the California Democrat was asked to respond to video of the president criticizing the Democratic-led Congress for heading into the final 26 days of the legislative session without having passed a single government spending bill.
Pelosi shot back in unusually personal terms. "You know, God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject," Pelosi replied. She then tsk-tsked Bush for "challenging Congress when we are trying to sweep up after his mess over and over and over again."
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino defended Bush. "What the president said is a fact ‹ this is the longest a Congress has gone in 20 years without passing a single spending bill, so it's clear that the speaker is feeling some frustration at their inability to do so."
PELOSI'S OUTBURST WAS A DEPARTURE.
Her usual practice in public has been to call Bush's policies a failure ‹ not his presidency or him, personally. Pelosi's remarks are the latest evidence of the Democrats' throw-caution-to-the-wind approach to Bush in the waning days of a presidency weighed down by an unpopular war and soaring gasoline prices. Election Day, after all, is just over four months away; Bush's successor takes his seat on Jan. 20.
Pelosi's counterpart in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid, long ago took off the rhetorical gloves. Last month, he ridiculed Republicans who sided with Bush on a Medicare bill. "Who would be afraid of him?" Reid, D-Nev., said as many senators looked on. "He's got a 29 percent approval rating." The public's view of Congress is even worse. Its approval rating has hit a new low of just 18 percent, down from 23 percent last month, according to a new AP-Ipsos poll. Bush's approval is at 28 percent, about even with the 29 percent rating last month.
ONLY 16 PERCENT
Only 16 percent of those surveyed thought the country was moving in the right direction, a new low as well, although statistically the same as last month's 17 percent. Last week Reid and other Democrats dropped any pretense of trying to fight the president on battles they were likely to lose ‹ even on the most important part of their jobs, which is passing spending bills that keep the government running.
Of the 12 annual appropriations bills, Congress is likely to pass one or two and send Bush a temporary spending fix for the rest. That would have to suffice until a new president takes office, Reid told reporters. Privately, Democrats have said that either candidate for president ‹ Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain ‹ would be easier to make laws with than Bush. But Reid made clear which he'd prefer.
"I would hope that before we would leave here this year that we would do a continuing resolution that would get us (through) until after Senator Obama becomes president," he said. - [and end]
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But, as the figures behind the curtain told him: "We stay the course," Bush said, always thinking he himself is The Decider, but being the Dictator - TinyUrl.: http://tinyurl.com/cnazl
American writer Rivers Pitt wrote before about Bush being a 'total failure': "No weapons of mass destruction, and no connections to al Qaeda ever found. Hundreds of $billions of taxpayer money spent to enable this mess, and nobody feels safer. An Iraqi government as close to democracy as the Earth is to the Oort Cloud. An American government thoroughly discredited on an international stage still rife with dangers to American security.
TURNED TO ASH
"Total failure" and "ruined credibility" are the watchwords for the day. A process that never should have begun in the first place, a process which had nothing to do with defending the United States, has led us to a place where every 'goal' put forth by the Bush administration, no matter how stupid or simple, has turned to ash. This is the great gift Mr. Bush has delivered to us: A midnight deal, a washing of hands, and a quick exit out the back door. Honor and integrity indeed." - [end exerpt] - TinyUrl.: http://tinyurl.com/6nar3d
Bush's managers told him the White House was a light house, but there never was a beacon: only deception.
What George W. Bush, the criminal cabal's front man and 'captain' of the 'US Titanic' never understood, is the fact that it was better to lose an anchor, than the whole ship.
As happens now.
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