June 28, 2005

Public insecure on Preznit Privilege's plan to destroy Social Security
Bunnypants strikes out with SS overhaul.

After six months of presidential speeches, town meetings and maneuvering, Republicans are coming to grips with an unpleasant reality: The central pillars of President Stupid's Social Security proposal have crumbled on Capitol Hill.

Mandate, huh?

"He was reading his press clippings from foreign policy, where he could get away with just about everything, and thought he could make that leap to domestic policy," said Michael Genovese, director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University.

Other analysts point to key White House assumptions that proved unfounded — that a campaign-style push by the president could produce a wave of public support for personal accounts, that Democrats could be drawn into working with the White House and that Republicans would rally behind Bush despite the political risks of revamping Social Security.

Republicans are split over policy and strategy. Democrats remain united in opposition. And polls show that the public is even less supportive of Bush's ideas than before he launched his push.


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