Bush's overall approval rating now apparently stands at either 36 or 38%, depending on where you look. But he and Cheney still go on telling their lies and acting as if nothing whatever either went wrong or is wrong. Hardly anyone has suggested they ought to resign or be impeached. No action is being taken of any kind as near as I can tell. So...how much lower does their approval have to go before something might be done? Would it have to go all the way to zero? Further, should an administration with ratings so low even be allowed to nominate people for the Supreme Court? There ought to be a moratorium on any appointments until the status of Bush/Cheney is reviewed. The Supreme Court can continue without the addition of Roberts or another member, and ought to do so until things are much clearer in our country than they are right now.
Is anyone paying attention to just how close we are coming to martial law? Bush/Cheney tried to prevent reporters from photographing bodies in New Orleans, and only finally backed down after being threatened with a lawsuit by CNN. Reporters and photographers are reportedly not going to be allowed at Rumsfeld's idiotic 9/11 march (except perhaps in a couple of restricted locations). Where are they getting the authority to ban an independent news media from doing their job? Does not this slap you in the face with Fascism? Armed troops are patrolling New Orleans with orders to shoot to kill and people are being forcefully removed from their homes. This is happening right here in the United States of America, not some third world country. No one in positions of power or authority seem to care, certainly not Democrats who either go along with this or want to accelerate it (Hilary, for example, wants 80,000 more troops in Iraq. Biden wants more troops. Kerry and others are not opposed to what is going on, they just want to do it somewhat differently. Bush's current rational for continuing the "war" is that we have to continue to have our young people killed to "honor" the ones that have already been killed. Does no one recognize insanity when they see it?
The only Congressman to have been right all along is Dennis Kucinich, and he is the only one that has offered a plan from the very beginning to get us out of this mess. But the MSM belittled him and basically erased him from the public record. Now Feingold has at least suggested a timetable for withdrawal but, of course, is not receiving much support from anyone else in government (it will be interesting to see how much support he might get from the public at large).
The real problem at the moment is that everything moves (if it moves at all) much too slowly. Are we going to continue letting our troops get killed day by day until the next election? Are we going to allow Bush to pack the Supreme Court with ultra-right wingers? In the chaos of the moment will we let them slip through their utterly proposterous estate tax changes, drilling in ANWAR? Bush/Cheney and their right-wing neocon criminals should be stopped NOW! As no one in the House or Senate seems to be interested in taking any action (other than lip service) I guess our best hope for now is that the September 24th protest will become so overwhelmingly huge as to demand more immediate action.
The only other possibility is that our corporate masters will be forced to conclude that Bush/Cheney have become too much of an embarassment (like Nixon) and arrange for them to be removed. This would help, of course, but you can be certain they would be replaced by the next corporate sponsored individuals. Ultimately, it is going to be up to the people themselves to take back our country (if anyone can tear them away from reality TV or football long enough).