According to a CNN poll released today, 76% of Americans describe themselves as "angry" about the way things are going in the country, while 54% of those polled said things in the U.S. are going either "pretty badly" or "very badly".
In an unrelated story, Condoleeza Rice told Essence Magazine that critics of the administration's Iraq policy were like "people who thought it was a mistake to fight the Civil War to its end and to insist that the emancipation of slaves would hold". She went on to say that she also felt sure "there were people who thought the Declaration of Independence was a mistake." This comes on the heels of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld comparing Iraqi war critics to Nazi appeasers.
So let's see -- opposing the war in Iraq means you're a pro-slavery Nazi sympathizer who hates the Declaration of Independence.
Awesome charm offensive, guys. Seriously. That really ought to get those numbers up.