I haven't visited Daily Kos for some time. But a return visit just now convinced me of something: the game is up for the Bush regime. It's time they started looking for an exit strategy. And I'm not talking about Iraq. I don't think Bush can last another two years.
Kos today is a radically different site to what it was two years ago, and the stories being discussed are totally different too. Sure, the Dems got power, so you would expect some change. But there is a LOT going on in that world.
Personally, I stopped visiting Kos because I got tired of listening to people who think the Dems are necessarily going to fix everything and make it all better. They won't. But that's neither here nor there.
The thing is, what's happening at Kos is just a taste of what is going on across Bush's USA today. A lot of people are pissed off and want to see real change.
I will be watching today's protests with interest.
UPDATE: Bush hit's an all-time low of 30% at Newsweek following his SOTU speech:
The president'sProtest photos here, breaking WaPo story here, Reuters story here.
approval ratings are at their lowest point in the poll's history—30
percent—and more than half the country (58 percent) say they wish the
Bush presidency were simply over, a sentiment that is almost unanimous
among Democrats (86 percent), and is shared by a clear majority (59
percent) of independents and even one in five (21 percent)
Republicans. Half (49 percent) of all registered voters would rather
see a Democrat elected president in 2008, compared to just 28 percent
who'd prefer the GOP to remain in the White House.
UPDATE 2: The protests were not big enough. There should have been a million out there. Maybe Bush will scrape through yet.
Where were YOU?