Poll: Bush Approval at 19% – Can We Impeach Him Now?

Among other things, this new poll shows that 19 percent of Americans are functionally brain-dead:

A new poll from American Research Group shows that zero percent of Americans believe the economy is improving (h/t Think Progress). The poll also measured President Bush’s approval rating at 19 percent.

Bush’s 11-point drop from the previous poll can be attributed to the recent Wall Street bailouts that have clarified the economic situation for the voters. With Bush’s last major act as President likely to be the negotiation of a massive buyout of which taxpayers will bear the brunt, even Bush’s most ardent supporters have written off the remainder of his presidency.

Early on we were told that Dems in Congress would not impeach Bush over his war lies, CIA agent betrayals, illegal torturing and spying or anything else short of tossing babies into wood chippers in the Rose Garden because it might cause a backlash. Now that he’s at 19 percent, which is statistically zero in our society, there’s little or no chance he could rebound, but, of course, the excuse is, it’s too late.

The Constitution does not require impeachments to be long drawn out affairs, but, at this point, Bush’s lawyers probably could stall the process out until January. Of course, the Constitution also does not specifically say the impeached pol must still be in office.

But this ignores the question of justice and accountability. Growing old in disgrace, as Richard Nixon did, is not punishment enough to stop some future unscrupulous president from taking Bush’s lawlessness even further.

A case could be made that if Nixon had spent a few months in prison in the 1970s, Dick Cheney, George Bush and their crew would not have felt emboldened to shred the Constitution today.

3 Comments

  • jethrow
    September 22, 2008 - 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Have you read about their recent trick? They have decreed that no man other than the current regime and their secretary of chaos will ever be allowed to read the details of their monetary acts? Sounds like an XXXX rated sex show about us being screwed.

  • Bullwinkle J. Moose
    September 23, 2008 - 5:51 am | Permalink

    Rocky, There are only 2 kinds of republicans swells and saps…

  • September 23, 2008 - 1:41 pm | Permalink

    It’s NEVER too late to impeach. There is nothing to stop Congress from impeaching corrupt politicians after they have left office. The Senate can decide, if it chooses, to ensure that no former Bush appointee holds office ever again. Wouldn’t that be a little bit comforting, at least?

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