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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 09:47 AM
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Fox News' question about Bush was "dumb," says media critic
http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=45&aid=106493

Chicago Reader
Fox News recently asked 900 registered voters: "Would you say you want President Bush to succeed or not?" Michael Miner says the question is "so open-ended and volatile that a shrewd moderator could use it to light up a political focus group. But as a yes-no question inserted into a national public opinion poll, it strikes me as, well, not useful."
Posted at 4:56:11 PM


How would you answer the question? I would say that generally I want him to fail because his objectives mostly deserve failure. And this is actually why he is failing, whether anyone "wants" him to or not.
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 09:48 AM
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1. I'd answer NO
I don't want him to succeed, becuase I don't think his goals are the same as what the American people think they are. Many people might equate Bush failing with America failing, but I don't think they're the same thing.

I want America to succeed, and the only way that can happen is if Bush fails.
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Maggie_May Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 09:52 AM
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2. The question is not
that I want him to succeed or not? He has aready put the rope around his neck the question is do I want him to jump off the chair?
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 09:55 AM
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3. "Jump off the chair"? The man doesn't have enough motivation
We'll have to shove the cocksucker.
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Maggie_May Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 09:59 AM
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9. LoL
I guess you have it right but, I think the way the Republicans are going they might do it for us. We can only hope.
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 09:56 AM
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4. Even their questions are ambiguous, Whores all of them!!
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 09:56 AM
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5. That's the whole question?
"Would you say you want President Bush to succeed or not?"

That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Succeed... at what?
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 09:59 AM
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8. And succeed...by whose standards?
By his own standards, Bush has already succeeded. He came into office with two objectives: slash taxes for the rich and invade Iraq.

Check, check.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 10:02 AM
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11. Like we have a choice anyway. n/t
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 09:57 AM
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6. FOX NEWS QUESTION: Bush: Great President?
or the greatest President?
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 09:58 AM
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7. Pretty stupid, all right . . .
He's already failed. The question is, How quickly can we get rid of him?
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 09:59 AM
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10. Of course I want fascism to fail
And that should be the answer to every one of these bonehead bloggers. Read the entire article and see exactly how they're claiming that we want Osama to win.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 10:08 AM
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12. I actually think it's a good question
The fact that it's asked by Fox News is problematic (audience bias) but the basic point is: "Are Bush's goals in alignment with yours?"

For me, the answer is no. I want him opposed at every opportunity, because even the good things he might promote are only delivery mechanisms for an unlimited variety of poison pills.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 10:21 AM
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13. America: A brief parable
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 10:23 AM
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14. do you want to destroy america
Edited on Fri Aug-25-06 10:24 AM by C_U_L8R
by cutting and running in Iraq ???
:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:

bah !!!! Just more republican push polling
and sleazy reporting. Faux should be
humiliated by every legitimate news
and research organization.
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