Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Everybody should Listen to Ben Shapiro, Boy Prognosticator

Yep, in his latest article, Ben has some solid advice for the Republican Party.
President Bush vowed after his three million vote electoral victory margin to spend his political capital. Yet his political capital drains slowly away, day by day -- his latest approval ratings are below 50 percent. Bush's political capital is not draining away because he's pushing unpopular measures; it's draining away because he isn't doing anything . Approval ratings for the Senate reflect similar disenchantment with inaction. The American people elected President Bush, a Republican Senate and a Republican House in order to see a certain agenda pursued.
Yep. Polls show that the Majority of the American people remain leary of President Bush's plans for Social Security. Simple math shows that getting a Social Security Bill through the Congress will be very difficult if not impossible at this point. Other polls show Americans unsure about exercising the Nuclear option on judicial filibusters (for a rundown on recent polls, check out this post at Salon's War Room).

Actually now that I think about it, I'm a bit torn on what the Republicans should do. Certainly following Ben's strategy of charging ahead blindly would probably bloody President Bush and congressional Republicans, but they might do considerable damage to the Government at the same time. So it's kind of a wash.

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