"Thanks to the Dems' inaction on Iraq and compliance with Bush on the FISA bill, the Democratic-controlled Congress now has a "confidence" rating of 14 percent, the lowest since Gallup started asking the question in 1973 and five points lower than Republicans scored last year."
----- My only disagreement with him is on the need for Impeachment. Bush and Cheney have committed serious crimes and must be held accountable, and the only way to do that is to hold impeachment hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives. They would probably not be convicted in the Senate, but Impeachment hearings to publicize all the crimes that have been committed is a must. IMPEACH BUSH/CHENEY!
While the public's approval of the Democratic congress is sinking fast, Bush's approval rating is starting to edge up. I can't find the links, but several recent polls show that Bush's approval rating has gone up a few points from about 30 percent to about 36 percent, all among Republicans who believe the troop surge is working in Iraq and are rallying around Bush and the "war on terror". What this shows I think is that Republicans will be using the "war on terror" once again to win in 2008 and they will emphasize any "good news" in Iraq to rally Republican voters around Bush and the GOP in 2008. If the Democats think they can just sit this out and let Bush sink the GOP they are WRONG. They must aggresively attack Bush fight like hell to end the illegal occupation of Iraq. And they must hold IMPEACHMENT hearings to expose the lies and crimes of Bush and Cheney so the public will know the truth, otherwise, they can kiss the White House good bye in 2008. Some Democrats, including some progressive ones, feat impeachment will help Bush, I disagree. When his crimes are exposed for all to see his poll numbers will continue to sink and the GOP will be forced to either defend him or jump ship. Otherwise, I see Bush and Cheney getting away with their crimes, like Reagan did, and the public will not face the truth about this criminal administration, and the GOP will gain popular support in 2008.