Satisfaction Poll

  1. How are you weighing this President? Are you generally satisfied or unsatisfied with Mr. Bush?

    What's the single most important issue that affected your decision?
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  2. Poll: Satisfied with Bush?

    • Yes, I agree with nearly all of his decisions

      17.39% 8
    • No, I do not agree with many of his decisions

      65.22% 30
    • I'm on the fence with this guy

      13.04% 6
    • I chose none of those options, and I'll tell you why...

      4.35% 2
    46 Votes
  3. 23 Comments

  4. by   PennyLane
    I'm very unsatisfied with our president. His environmental stance and his poor economic plans are high on my list of dislikes. He has sold himself to his corporate buddies.
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    Since there are sooooo many things I dislike about Bush and his policies, it'll take less space to tell what I do approve of, and that's his firmness. He may be wrong about a great many things, and once he gets hold of something near and dear to his heart, he's like a pit bull with a steak---he won't let go of it for anything. But like him or not, he IS a leader, which is, I think, the single best reason he won a second term.........compared with Kerry the waffler, Bush looked strong and decisive, and that carries a lot of weight with voters in uncertain times like these.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I think you all know where I stand.
  7. by   Tweety
    Marla, Mr. Bush is not a leader. He follows the leader, and makes it look like he's in charge. He vacations more than any president I've ever seen, or maybe I'm just noticing it more. (I think he runs to daddy, and daddy is really in charge.) He's smug and arroagnt and many people around the globe can't stand him.

    He's a leader in title, I respect that. I'm sure he's not all bad, but give me a minute or two and I'll try to be as gracious as you have been.
    Last edit by Tweety on Apr 23, '05
  8. by   live4today
    I voted that I'm on the fence with Bush right now although he got my vote both times he ran for president. Some days he makes me soooooooo mad at him for choices he is making this time around.
  9. by   Thunderwolf
    Thomas Jefferson, if alive, would probably thrash him behind the corn shed and call him a Federalist to boot.
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    I voted for him. Twice.

    I chose the option not to vote on this poll.

    I'm upset at a number of things but would still vote for him.

    steph
  11. by   Mkue
    I am generally content with the direction of the Republican party, although I'm not a far right person I do agree with President Bush on issues that are important to "me" as a voting citizen. I'm not a huge environmentalist and never will be. I believe the US should try to be more self sufficent regarding energy (oil) and it that means destroying a few trees then I don't have a problem with that.

    I think that President Bush would be a good role model for men who are planning to marry or who are already married. It appears to me that President Bush is a very loving, devoted and respectful husband and I like to see that in a President or any man.
  12. by   fab4fan
    I'm not a huge environmentalist and never will be. I believe the US should try to be more self sufficent regarding energy (oil) and it that means destroying a few trees then I don't have a problem with that.


    Sure, who needs oxygen anyway? Maybe we can start in your neighborhood.
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Marie, I mean you no disrespect: But I continue to stand completely and utterly amazed you would be "ok" to see the environment eroded even further and further for a few more barrels of oil and $$$.

    Ever hear the phrase "I don't **** where I eat"? Well, that is how I feel about our world ecology. Don't poop where you eat, or before you know it, what you eat will *poison* you.

    "Killing a few trees here and there, over years and years, is what is causing the global warming and its consequences worldwide. Global warming, unlike what Bush and Co. will tell you, is not a myth or a lie! Just because we in the USA don't suffer its *immediate* effects does not mean in other parts of the world, the consquences are not life threatening! They are! There are islands in other parts of the world that will entirely disappear due the rise in ocean levels as polar ice caps melt.

    There is unmitigated, unbelievably polluted and filthy breathing air in places like Manila, and Jakarta and other big cities world wide. Places where trees are being chopped down right and left for "development" ------the fish and wildlife, and maybe people later, are dying slow deaths. If you want to see what our future lives may be like, go to those places where chopping "down a few trees" has the sorest of consequences.

    Really, you ought to study up. It's frightening what we are doing to the only home we have---our planet. It's only a matter of time before we suffer the consequences of our actions; too bad many don't give a hoot we are already seeing other people in distant lands pay the price NOW.

    . I would say, even if you believe what you say, that chopping down a few trees makes no real difference, why not err on the side of caution, anyway? It may be too late for our children and grandchildren, if we don't.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Apr 27, '05
  14. by   Ted
    Check out the country of Haiti. It USED to be a forested country. Cutting down a few trees here and there has become a major problem for this poor country. To ME, the trees are our planet's lungs. They give us oxygen to breath. For Haiti, those trees helped keep the soil from eroding. With no trees to "hold down the soil", recent hurricane and rain storms have caused major destruction to people's lives and land. So, there really is more than one reason to "love them trees".



    I live in New York where the acid rain has "killed" many, many lakes in the Adirondacks. The major cause? It's complicated. But, mainly, the larger, older electric power factories and their continuous smoke is one significant cause. Interestingly, these older power plants are from near-by states.

    There used to be fish in them Adirondack lakes. . . .

    I guess the population needs better education on the importance of having a healthy environment. We have only one planet to live on. The importance of a healthy environment can not be minimalized.

    Our planet is showing signs of sickness that need our attention. We wouldn't ignore a sick patient, would we?!?!? I hope not. . . .

    Last edit by Ted on Apr 27, '05
  15. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from efiebke
    Check out the country of Haiti. It USED to be a forested country. Cutting down a few trees here and there has become a major problem for this poor country.

    I live in New York where the acid rain has "killed" many, many lakes in the Adirondacks. There used to be fish in them lakes. . .

    I guess the population needs better education on the importance of having a healthy environment. We have only one planet to live on. The importance of a healthy environment can not be minimalized.

    Our planet is showing signs of sickness that need our attention. We wouldn't ignore a sick patient, would we?!?!? I hope not. . . .

    True, we wouldn't ignore a sick patient. But we would prioritize, and JMHO, the US has done more than its fair share to protect the environment, compared to other nations. We've known that fossil fuel resources were diminishing, and the government has had ample time to plan and develop alternative fuel sources.

    They chose not to. We're paying the price today.

    And we're not happy about that.

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