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Poll: More say Bush will be seen as unsuccessful

It's about time people figured this out.

Of course reading those numbers reminds me of one thing. People, by and large, are stupid and uninformed. I don't mean to say that everyone is (far from it), but increasingly, it seems clear that there are a lot of people (possibly a majority) who are perfectly happy being told what to think/believe and for some perverse reason those are often the people who are most gung-ho about those beliefs (most cults can only dream of having members that devoted).

After all, we're currently engaged in combat in multiple countries, what could 12% of the poll's respondents possibly be smoking to make them think that prolonged war/combat wouldn't have a negative impact on our national debt? Even if you like Bush, how could people think that his presidency is not going to be viewed at least somewhat negatively at this point?

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Days until Bush leaves office.

I agree with you 100%. I'm beginning to think that it's ludicrous that the only requirement to vote is one's age. I think people should have to take a quiz before they vote to see if they really understand what their candidate stands for and if they pass, then their vote is counted... haha! My cousin who voted for Bush did so simply because he was from Texas and she thought that meant he'd be supportive of farmers... uh... yeah...
Unfortunately, I think it's more than just a question of not knowing "the truth" as much as not caring about anything that makes their lives more difficult or makes them think about unpleasant things.

I can't help but wonder if Bush didn't get re-elected because voting him out would have meant that a lot of people would have had to face the ugly truth that we're the bad guys in this situation and that our leaders don't really care for anyone who doesn't literally make it worth their effort. If you don't come to the table with a big enough checkbook then our current regime can pretty much care less what happens to you (hell, look at Katrina).

I think most people would rather stay blissfully unaware and even somewhat deluded about the state of the world than to have to have to stop and look at themselves and the people around them and say "Hey that's not cool."
America is never the bad guy, VIC! And we're always right, and everyone wants to be JUST like us... That whole caring about your fellow man and not being materialistic greedy fucks is SO overrated!