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It continues to amaze me that our President has remained steadfast and strong during these long four years of war while battalions upon battalions of hate mongers have daily been involved in deliberate calumniation of his good name.

Today Lt. General David Petraeus appeared before the Senate Armed Forces Committee confirmation hearing and was treated like President Bush’s whipping boy by some back stabbing Republicans and the usual Dems. Petraeus spoke eloquently about America’s dire need to give our troops some morale support. Senators Leiberman and McCain seemed to be the only grownups in the room, besides Lt. Gen. Petraeus. Sissy Willis has some fascinating analysis of the hearing.

I cannot, for the life of me, understand why Republicans Collins, Warner, Snowe and Coleman are deserting the troops and our efforts to win the War on Terror. It must be for political reasons: two are liberal women, Warner was married to Elizabeth Taylor and Coleman is from Minnesota and perhaps, just likes being a senator. None of them seem to be aware of the consequences of joining the Democrats in a resolution of disapproval even though the honorable Senator Lieberman pleaded with them today in the hearing to keep the trains on the tracks.

There is no doubt that the Democrats are in charge of the Cut and Run Train but the four Republicans, like eager Hobos, have jumped on. It is to be expected that the Democrats will ignore the dangers that lie ahead chiefly because of their hatred for President Bush. Do the four feathers feel the same way?

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So am I surprised that the president’s approval ratings are so low? No. Ever since the 2004 Presidential election when the President had the chance to get some things done in Congress he had no help from the Republicans. Their refusal to work on Social Security Reform was one of the worst desertions, followed by the Senate’s surrender to the Gang of Fourteen. If President Bush wanted to play the good cop, Republican senators wanted to play the gooder cop.

President George W. Bush’s approval ratings are now the lowest for any president the day before a State of the Union speech since Richard Nixon in 1974, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Sixty-five percent of those surveyed said they disapprove of how Bush is handling his job as president while 33 percent approve. The rating matches Bush’s career low in a May 2006 poll.

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It’s not surprising the D.C. Mayor thumbed his nose at President and Mrs. Bush, refusing to sit with Mrs. Bush at the State of the Union address. After all, he is a Democrat. The news media has made much of this story because after all, it is the anti-Bush media.

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has declined a White House invitation to sit with first lady Laura Bush at tonight’s State of the Union address, deciding to attend the event as a guest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Fenty spokeswoman Carrie Brooks confirmed yesterday that the city’s new mayor will sit in the gallery along with others invited by Pelosi (D-Calif.), who recently became speaker after Democrats took control of the House of Representatives.

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The troops in Iraq are starting to experience the Bush Derangement Syndrome first hand.

All he asked of a Web-based mattress company was to send mats so he and his fellow GIs wouldn’t have to sleep on the cold, bug-invested ground of one of the harshest posts in Iraq.

What he got, instead, was an insult, a slur aimed at every American soldier enduring the hardships of duty.

“I was appalled at the response,” Sgt. Jason Hess told FOX News in an email received Tuesday afternoon from Iraq a day after his story was told. “A simple response would have been, I’m sorry but we do not ship overseas.”

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D.J. Drummond makes a prediction and I for one, wholeheartedly agree. No matter what the Democrats and the Four Feathers do, I don’t think they will be able to stop history. Their train will quickly go off the tracks and I do fear it may take us with it. Still, President Bush has fought the good fight. He continues to. His leadership in this war will go down in history as heroic.

History will vindicate George Walker Bush, not only as a good President, but as one of our best. Not only because of the tax cuts which reignited the economy, not only because he was the first President to seriously try to reform Social Security, not only because he saw us through the 9/11 crisis without either a rash or cowardly result, but because he stood by his people, especially listening to the military and making decisions by what was best in the long run. For everyone concerned.