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Second Term Slump for the Bush Administration

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posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 07:04 PM
[ Is the GOP separating from the Bush administration?]

America opinion polls shows people are not happy. . . What a president to do to keep the support of his party?

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.

What a president to do to keep his party’s support?

Form the time of the inauguration, Mr. Bush has not been able to take a hold on his boat.

Issues like Social Security, the Economy, Gas prices, toppled with the Schiavo Case, the filibuster nominations and John Bolton has kept Mister Bush quite busy and away from other issues, making Americans a littler bit to skeptical on what the priorities are when it comes to the American people.

Apparently polls has not been very good to Mr. Bush recently. He faces attacks from within his own party Republicans on issues, like Giztmo and Iraq.

Another Issue also to take center stage in Capitol hill in the coming weeks is the “Global Warming” and the energy bill.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush needs to tell Americans the nation faces "a long, hard slog" in Iraq, a key Republican senator said on Sunday, and another said the White House was "disconnected from reality" in its optimism over the war.

Bush has been losing popularity not only among his own party members but to the nation.

While Cheney goes on TV and tell the American people that the insurgency in Iraq is in its last days, more deaths from bombings keep rocking the unstable nation, today 20 people die from a suicide bomber near to the green zone.

What a president to do............!!!!!!!

posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 07:24 PM
Two term Presidents tend to have slumps and are not motivated to work very hard since they don't have to try and be re-elected. It is sorta like riding out senior year in high school. Bush just has to get by with a passing grade, collect his dipolma and off the the ranch to retire and make money giving boring speeches. The republican party should be busy looking for an endorsable new candiate as chances are they are not going to win the next election as the American people may want to teach them a lesson and punish them.

posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 07:46 PM
George W. Has Problems

WASHINGTON (Creators Syndicate) -- The decline in George W. Bush's political fortunes fits the cyclic pattern of all presidents except for one constant that troubles Republicans. In nearly four and one-half years, President Bush has not progressed in handling Congress. He seems as much at a loss in dealing with the legislative branch as the day he entered the White House.

Bush is the only Republican president since the 1920s to enjoy protracted control of both houses of Congress by his own party. Yet, he seems less able to direct the legislative branch than Republican predecessors who had to handle a Democratic-controlled Congress. With Congress in its lengthy Memorial Day recess, GOP legislators and lobbyists tabulated the scorecard on items large and small.

~!~The House passed a stem cell research funding bill marked by Bush for his first veto after GOP leaders made a deal with liberals to bring the measure to the floor in return for their votes on the budget.

~!~The Senate's highway bill exceeds the president's overly generous spending limits, peppered with pork projects earmarked by individual senators.

~!~Senior Republican senators cut a deal on judicial confirmations that threw overboard at least two of the president's nominees.

~!~Republican Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio delayed and broke the momentum for confirmation of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

~!~Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, preparing a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, has put a hold on the nomination of longtime Bush supporter Julie Finley as ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) because of her abortion activism.

~!~CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement) ratification is in deep trouble and will need more effort than shown so far by the White House.

~!~The president's top legislative priority, Social Security reform, is becalmed. What the president wants cannot pass either chamber of Congress.

This dreary overview suggests the second-term blues for any president because of the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution that established presidential term limits. But being a lame duck may be a special burden for Bush. "I don't believe the president understands that though he never again will run for any office, we have to run every two years," a leading House Republican told me.

That lack of rapport reflects coolness between a conservative Congress and a conservative president. Only Jimmy Carter as president was more of an outsider than Bush. In my first interview with then Gov. Bush, he told me how he disliked Washington. He acts as though the city today -- especially Congress -- is less attractive than ever.

Novak doesn't compare fellow Republicans to Carter as a compliment by the way.

posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 10:09 PM
I agree that as a second term president Mr. Bush doesn't to win votes, but he is a member of the Republican party and he still have to win votes for the republican party next elections.

I also agree that the Republican Party may very well lose the elections next time.

One of the reasons that perhaps other Republican political figures are putting a wall between themselves and Mr. Bush is because they are also trying to get in the Presidential wagon.

Is so funny to see how these politicians hoping to become presidential candidates will just start to pull away from any negative short coming of the Mr. Bush administration.

posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 02:26 AM

Originally posted by marg6043

What a president to do to keep his party’s support?

The Republican party must decide what it core values will be for the 21st century what else can can one say?

Issues like Social Security, the Economy, Gas prices, toppled with the Schiavo Case, the filibuster nominations and John Bolton has kept Mister Bush quite busy and away from other issues, making Americans a littler bit to skeptical on what the priorities are when it comes to the American people.

The Republicans dont need to worry about poll numbers untill around 2007.
As for the issues

Social sercuity being a non american there isnt a great deal I can say other then the idea appears sound.

The economy well the Bush admin has cut spending across the board during a econmic down time this might have made sense expect for the fact the defence budget has balloned. The Bush admin must of flunked basic maths because they didnt realize how much nation building costs.

Gas prices this ones a dozy some Americans preach the free market economy to the world and when the ideal comes to the home front the preachs become a bunch of immuture whiners.

Schiavo Case this was a digracefull case of the US government overstepping the boudaries.

posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 07:33 AM
The 2006 elections will be interesting. Will America blame conservative Republicans or will they blame the obstructionist Democrats?

The Republican party will deal with the traitorous so-called Republicans. McCain, Voinovich, the Maine twins, (Snowe and Collins).

As far as Republicans losing power in any of the three branches. That is unlikely, Democrats have no effective leaders, and haven't had a good idea since JFK. Speaking of JFK, I believe he would be a Republican if he were around today.

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