Alberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3027 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2193 times:
Think about it, his poll numbers are dropping, the Bolton nomination is on the rocks, his Social Security plan is almost derailed, and he is losing support from both Republicans and democrats on key issues. He will not be able to get his legislation passed. That all adds up to a lame duck presidency.
short summary of every jewish holiday: they tried to kill us ,we won , lets eat !
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8519 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2177 times:
He's already a lame duck president, but soon he's gonna be a dead duck president with the albatross of his disgusting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq hanging around his neck, wars that we're losing and will lose, btw.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2166 times:
Quoting MD-90 (Reply 5): He's already a lame duck president, but soon he's gonna be a dead duck president with the albatross of his disgusting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq hanging around his neck, wars that we're losing and will lose, btw.
More from the NON-VOTER! Discounted immediately. . . no Dog in the Hunt.
All two term Presidents are essentially Lame Duck Presidents.
It remains to be seen what legacy will be left to follow this President. Things are not over in Iraq (and will not be when he leaves office by the by); his Social Security reforms are on the blocks (just like Clinton's); the economy is fairing reasonably well, but needs continued and much improvement yet; US Energy Policy is moving along and may well pass both House and Senate soon; much work left to be done.
I definitely toss some of the blame to PotUS, but I also toss a greater portion of the blame for inactivity on legislation to the Partisan Assholes in the Sewer on the Potomac. If they could move beyond Partisan and actually DO the job they were elected to do, perhaps it wouldn't matter what PotUS tries, the country might move forward. Shameful actions on both sides of the aisle in both houses . . .
Any judgement on what will remain and what the legacy shall be is way too premature at this point.
Quoting A332 (Reply 4): shows you how bad Kerry really was!
Geez, where's Falcon when you need him to liven up a thread!
KC135R From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 728 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2112 times:
The term lame duck does not apply as much to a President as a Congress Person, since Presidents are always "serving out their last term" if they get re-elected. The way I understand it, a President should not be a lame duck until his successor is elected, so it is about 3 years too early to be talking about a lame duck President.
At any rate, his legacy - as of right this minute - is not looking good. I agree with ANC, much of the blame goes on those morons in the Congress, but this President has proven himself to be pretty "lame" as of late, and considering how influential this administration has been they must share in the blame.
He's spending all his "political capital" on a social security plan the VAST majority of Americans don't want. Even he admits his private accounts do nothing to stop the solvency problem, might even hasten the process. Iraq is nearly 2.5 years along and progress is sluggish at best. Despite Cheney's remarks that the insurgency is in its "last throes", for example, more people were killed in that country this June than one year ago - so it sounds like the insurgents have gotten better. His tax cuts spurred an 8 trillion dollar deficit. Several states - including the state he came from - are suing the federal government because of No Child Left Behind, one of his biggest pieces of legislation. His nominee to the UN seems to be a failed attempt, as well he should be - you don't send someone to the UN who obviously, and publicly, despises the organization. You think Bolton would get any cooperation with anyone there, since they all know about his lovely comments in the past?? ANYWAY - To top it all off, he has the lowest approval ratings ever of a second term president at this point in his second term. Oh yeah, and several of the locked-step Republican Senators and Reps are now speaking out against the administration's policies. Things are not looking good right now, but there's time for a change. However, judging by the past (nearly) 5 years, I am not optimistic it will get better. I am very disappointed in Bush as a president - but there wasn't a lot of choice the past 2 elections now was there?