Start to Realise Bush Does Not Represent Them
Insider, June 6, 2005
(Posted here by Wes Penre, June 9, 2005)
American people are waking up to the fact that
the country is controlled by a ruling elite which does not represent
them. The top US politicians and business leaders are a wealthy minority
who are nothing like ordinary people and have no real interest in their
concerns. The nation is run by an elite class of extremely wealthy
people who do not experience the same problems as the majority of the
masses and have an entirely different agenda. Elections are nothing but
a competition between two or three representatives of the elite backed
by major corporations. Votes and ordinary cannot create or influence
policy; only money, power and privilege can.
Post-ABC Poll: Bush Ignoring Public Concerns
A clear majority of Americans say President Bush is ignoring the
public's concerns and instead has become distracted by issues that most
people say they care little about, according to a new Washington
Post-ABC News poll.
The survey found that 58 percent of those interviewed said Bush is
mainly concentrating in his second term on problems and partisan
squabbles that these respondents said were unimportant to them. Four in
10--41 percent--said the president was focused on important problems--a
double-digit drop from three years ago.
Underlying that finding is a continuing deep and bitter partisan divide
that has fueled increasingly bitter fights in Congress, most recently
over some of Bush's nominees to the federal courts. Relatively few
Americans viewed that issue as particularly important.
According to the poll, nearly eight in 10 Democrats say Bush is not
concentrating on issues they personally view as vital while three out of
four Republicans disagree.
Ominously for Bush and the Republicans, a strong majority of
self-described political independents--68 percent--say they disagreed
with the president's priorities. That suggests Bush's mixed record in
the second term on issues the public views as critical--particularly on
Iraq and the economy--may be as much a liability for GOP candidates in
next year's mid-term election as his performance in his first term was
an asset to Republican congressional hopefuls last year and in 2002.
Overall, the president's job approval rating stood at 48 percent,
virtually identical to where it was last month. Currently 52 percent of
the public disapproves of the job Bush is doing as president, the
highest negative rating of his performance since taking office.
Continuing violence in Iraq continues to fuel negative views of the
White House. Four in 10 Americans currently approve of the job that Bush
is doing in Iraq while 58 percent disapproved. It marked the 13th
consecutive month that less than half of the country approved of Bush's
handling of the situation in Iraq.
A total of 1,002 randomly selected adults were interviewed June 2-5 for
this survey. Margin of sampling error for the overall results is plus or
minus 3 percentage points.
Complete results of this Washington Post-ABC News poll will be available
at www.washingtonpost.com at
5 p.m. today.