Thursday, May 11, 2006

Bush, GOP Congress Losing Core Supporters

WaPo reported Disaffection over spending and immigration have caused conservatives to take flight from President Bush and the Republican Congress at a rapid pace in recent weeks, sending Bush's approval ratings to record lows and presenting a new threat to the GOP's 12-year reign on Capitol Hill, according to White House officials, lawmakers and new polling data.

I still support Bush, but I will admit that I am very disappointed in the administrations response to illegal immigration, and failure to veto extreme spending bills. A couple of vetoes would shake the Republicans in Congress up, and restore my faith in Bush, and he could certainly get the guest worker program he wants and still provide control of our border, if he would just change his approach.
Bush and Congress have suffered a decline in support from almost every part of the conservative coalition over the past year, a trend that has accelerated with alarming implications for Bush's governing strategy.


Anonymous said...

Bush and Roves mixing politics & policy has caught up with them.
Like arrogance & incompetence has been a recipe for disaster since the beginning of time. Bush is a counterfeit conservative. Why did it take a full six years for true conservative to see through this Neocon Nightmare? By being silent,
conservatives are too blame for this GOP train wreck going off the track and killing the Republican Party.

Don Singleton said...

I don't agree he is a counterfit conservative, but I do believe that he needs to do a better job closing the border, and that he needs to start vetoing some spending bills.