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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Posted by Ryan on May 5, 2007

From all of us here at Axis of Right, have a happy and intoxicating Cinco de Mayo!  Here’s some history on the 5th of May, 1862, the day that even Mexico laid a wallop on the French Foreign Legion near the Mexican city of Pueblo.  Any chance to celebrate a French military defeat is one to drink on… or maybe not, Americans tend to drink too much anyway!

Do you have any fun Cinco de Mayo stories? 

Pic from Mardi Gras Tags.

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Newsweek’s Drive-by Hit-Polls

Posted by Ryan on May 5, 2007

In their latest hit-poll, Newsweek has decided to tie Bush to all the Republicans, while also deciding to tie those poor numbers to the entire field of candidates running for 2008.  So, not surprisingly, Bush is down to 28% approval and all the major Dems are beating all the major Republicans as of right now in their latest slew of hit-polls.  Just for kicks, I went to find the Real Clear Politics average, which happens to show 36 approval and 59 disapproval of Dubya from April 17 to May 2.  Bush has been consistently in the 30s since early 2006, so RCP’s numbers indicate consistency and a cross-media average.

However, Newsweek is an agent of the Left and has never been a fan of Bush or his policies, and revels in these new numbers–Bush’s lowest ever!  Remember it was they who ran with the whole urine on the Koran at Club Gitmo nonsense that they later retracted.  I wonder if they can retract the death of nine people in those Afghan riots which resulted from their poor journalism?  Anyway, this poll is supposed to be a lift to the Dems and a knock on Republicans in general.  It seems like just another attempt to get these poor numbers in the news all week long.  Also, Newsweek online piggy-backs on MSDNC.  So maybe you can believe my shock when Chrissy Matthews did not ask this question last Thusday: “So Governor Romney, why do Republicans suck so much?”  This poll essentially attempts to ask just that in an indirect way.

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