I’m talkin’ 20 percent approval. More stats from the Bloomberg poll:

A Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll of Americans age 18 to 24 found Bush’s approval rating was 20 percent, with 53 percent disapproving and 28 percent with no opinion. That compares to a 40 percent approval rating among Americans of all ages in a separate Bloomberg/Times poll.

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For example, 26 percent of those age 18 to 24 who consider themselves religious approve of the job Bush is doing, compared with 12 percent of those who say they are non-religious. The poll surveyed 811 adults aged 18-24 and 839 minors aged 12-17. It was taken June 23 to July 2 and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

If early indications are a guide, Bush and the Republicans also have a challenge with the next wave of young voters. The poll found his approval rating was 21 percent among those age 12 to 17, with 44 percent disapproving and 35 percent having no opinion.

Hahahahaaaaa!!! Man, Bush can’t even fool the fucking 12-year olds! Hahahahaaa… Oh man. That’s too funny. Those are some looooow numbers. 12 percent of nonreligious 18-24ers approve of Bush. 12 percent! That’s barely more than a fucking rounding error!

Glad to see the younger generation has Bush figured out. Too bad a bunch of the older folks haven’t caught on yet. 40 percent seems high, actually; most of the polls I’ve seen indicated mid 30s at best and low 30s at worst.

Anyway, it doesn’t really matter to — certainly not to Bush. He’s gonna do what he’s gonna do. And the American public is too fat and lazy to rise up against their corporate oppressors, so that’s not an issue. We’ll just continue to take his shit. We can be all united in hatred of him, but it doesn’t really matter.

I guess if we lived in a democracy, it might. But democracy is largely a sham in this country. Politicians don’t go after democracy — they go after votes! And votes can be pried from the voter in any number of ways, legal and otherwise. Once your political machine is no longer a hotrod, but a planet-sized monster like the Republican party, it’s not really about democracy, it’s about sucking votes into your octopus-like apparatus. Democracy, like freedom, is just something you talk to voters about. We don’t live in a democracy; we live in a constitutional republic that has been taken over by dark forces.

I don’t think the 12 to 17 year olds really understand the fact that we’ve had a de-facto coup by “moneyed interests”. But I think a growing number of people — especially the young — are beginning to understand that:

  • The system is rigged.
  • Bush is a puppet.
  • We are utterly owned by corporations.
  • Money is the only thing that matters to most people.
  • We’re destroying our world and making a handsome profit doing it.
  • TV is full of shit.
  • They’re not telling us everything.
  • Politicians are professional liars.
  • The Market is just gambling that’s government sponsored/approved.
  • If you refuse to play by the rules, the system will fuck you.
  • More war, chaos and bullshit are on the way.

…And things are not always as they seem.


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