"He ignores the background noise that's out there"Meaning the unprecedented amount of contempt that exists both at home and abroad for the sickening insult to humanity that is the Bush-Cheney government.
Here's some of that so-called "background noise":
Impeaching George W. Bush
28 US Reps Want Bush Impeachment Probe
Conservatives Are Jumping Ship
GOP irritation at Bush brewing for long time
Republican Hagel: Iraq War Has Helped ‘Bankrupt This Country,’ Made Middle East More Unstable
Thousands globally protest Iraq war
And that's just a small sampling of a few minutes' looking. Background noise my ass. The undisguised comtempt that the Bush administration shows for us all is sickening enough, but for "elected" officials of this country to so callously dismiss the opinions of American citizens is treason. It is absolute fucking treason.
Update: GOP Trashed in Special Elections
A drumbeat of corruption, deficits and war dead has begun to haunt Republican candidates as they hit the campaign trail. The macabre cadence is playing more widely than just federal races: Since November, it has become the background music in a series of state special elections. Democrats are winning, often overwhelmingly, in districts and states that have backed Republicans in recent elections. The results show that state-level progressive candidates are better poised than at any time in the past 14 years to benefit from a defection of moderate conservatives and a slight left turn in the electorate.