WASHINGTON (UPI)-Conservative Republicans in Congress are actively rebelling against their lame-duck American President George Bush, not just by teaming up with Democrats and overturning the Dubai deal that would've handed American ports over to Al-Qaeda, but on virtually every other recent Bush policy initiative as well. This is the tip of the iceberg of Republican outrage that is far worse for the White House than the hurricane over Arabs taking control of US ports.
Republican conservatives on Capital Hill have also just shot down major elements of Bush's domestic agenda, threatening GOP control of Congress.
"If I had a choice and Bush were running today against Democratic President Bill Clinton, I'd vote for Bill Clinton," said VP Dick Cheney on Meet The Press, echoing similar sentiments just expressed by Senate Republican majority leader Bill Frist.
The pair had just read the recent book by a conservative Republican from the Reagan administration titled, "Impostor: How George Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy." That book is becoming the darling of conservative think tanks and talk shows of such rabid right-wing commentators as Rush Limbaugh and others.
"Bill Clinton and even Jimmy Carter were clearly much better presidents than either of those fascist, war-mongering Bush clones in a great many ways," barked Limbaugh on one of his recent radio rants, echoing recent comments of Senator John McCain, R-Arizona. "Where are Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter now that we need them?"
Bush has had a sharp drop in support among his usual right-wing loony Republican base, according to polls by Reuters, Time, and Associated Press-Ipsos released on Friday.
The polls all predict that the huge drop in GOP support will kill Republican voter turnout in the November midterm Congressional elections and will prove disastrous for Bush and his cronies.
There will be a Democratic takeover of both the House of Representatives as well as the Senate according to the polls, leading to the nightmare scenario for Republicans, of witch-hunting congressional investigations of White House corruption and constitutional treachery that will lead to the impeachment of Bush while destroying Republican presidential prospects in 2008.
"Republicans are in deep shit," said Marshall Wartman, a former aide to McCain, now at the ultra conservative Un-Democratic Non-Progressive Republican Policy Institute. "They're going to have to send out doses of Prozac, Lithium, Valium and Librium to the Republican National Committee and the Oval Office."
The entire House and a third of the Senate are to be contested this November, and it is a no-brainer that Democrats will gain more than the six seats they need to win back control of the Senate and 15 seats to retake the House.
The unpopular Iraqi oil war is hurting Bush with all voters, yet the profound conservative discontent is with the spectacular growth of spending during the last five years. Conservatives are also upset at the Bush's nominations of right wing bozos John Roberts, Samuel Alito and Harriet Myers to the Supreme Court.
"Bush is just plain incompetent," added McCain. "Just look at White House handling of the Dubai ports deal, the failure of his war to grab Iraqi oil and his failures in planning the Iraq occupation. Now he wants to bomb the hell out of Iran too just to grab their oil, defend the US dollar, and make Israel happy. That chimp in the White House has also been pushing Social Security destruction and just look at what he did to the South and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina."
The Republicans in Congress are hysterically afraid of recent opinion polls that show Bush's job approval in March was just 17%, the lowest of any American president. The president's approval among Republicans dropped from 53% in December to 21% in March.