It’s been said that a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. So when President Bush delivers his State of the Union address tonight, he's expected to stay the course in Iraq, and offer permanent tax cuts for the rich and dubious tax benefits for the uninsured. Blah, blah, blah (and here).
To celebrate Bush’s, ahem, consistency, Republicans are holding house parties to “bring together people who support the President and the Republican ticket.”
Polls (here and here) show that for most Americans, it ain’t that kind of party. According to CNN:
A majority of Americans are more likely to vote for a candidate in November's congressional elections who opposes President Bush, and 58 percent consider his second term a failure so far....
Fewer people consider Bush to be honest and trustworthy now than did a year ago, and 53 percent said they believe his administration deliberately misled the public about Iraq’s purported weapons program before the U.S. invasion in 2003, the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll found.
I plan to join the party poopers in Times Square, where folks will gather and make noise to drown out Bush’s lies (here and here). Similar protests will be held across the country. If you want to add to the cacophony, click here.