The November elections are favoring the Democrats. This is well known and polls for the President and the Houses of Congress show tremendous across the board dissatisfaction with Republicans.
Last week there was an announcement by Oklahoma Republican state Senator Nancy Riley, article, that she is changing parties. She will become a Democrat. Among her reasons for the change was her seeing a lack of compassion in the policies of the Republican Party.
Also, Ned Lamont has opened a huge lead over Lieberman in the Democratic primary for Senator from Connecticut. article Lieberman's complete support for the war in Iraq, is viewed as the central issue in this race. Lamont wants a return of the troops.
Also, Cindy Sheehan, article, will be returning to Crawford, Texas to protest the Bush Administration and the War in Iraq. This article shows one major point which is that the White House is very aware of Cindy Sheehan.
These three stories are a small part of a growing wave of opposition to the Bush Administration. Each week more stories of this nature emerge. The administration appears to be more in the business of attempting to control information that is factually critical rather than creating policy that generates interest and appeal. new website
It is the Bush Administration itself that is the reason why there is such a renewed involvement in political action. The depth of distrust and the pervasive societal stress of Bush policy is forcing more and more people away from complacency and into political action. This may end up being the actual legacy of the Bush Administration.
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