Monday, September 13, 2010

The public hates almost everything Congress has done

The bad news for the Democrats keep on coming.

Gallup has released a new poll asking respondents to assess the
major accomplishments of Congress in the last two years: the national health
care bill, the stimulus, the bailout of auto companies, the bailout of major
banks and financial institutions, and the financial regulatory reform bill. The
pollsters found majority opposition to all those measures, with the exception of
financial reform.

The numbers: Bank bailouts, 61 percent disapprove versus 37 percent
approve; national health care, 56 percent disapprove versus 39 percent approve;
auto bailouts, 56 percent disapprove versus 43 percent approve; stimulus, 52
percent disapprove versus 43 percent approve. Only financial reform, with 61
percent approve versus 37 percent disapprove, is a winner for the
representatives and senators seeking re-election.

This story explains the next story.

In Ad Wars, Democrats Shy From Ties to Own Party

WASHINGTON — Representative Mark Schauer of Michigan does not dwell on the legislation he has voted for during his first term in Congress, which includes
the Democratic stimulus plan
and health insurance overhaul. But he reminds his constituents what he has fought against, declaring, “I must ask myself 10 times a day, what is Washington thinking?”

Fewer Young Voters See Themselves as Democrats

This can't be very comforting if you are a hard core Democrat.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The college vote is up for grabs this year — to
an extent that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, when a generation of
young people seemed to swoon over Barack Obama.

Though many students are liberals on social issues, the economic
reality of a weak job market has taken a toll on their loyalties: far fewer 18
to 29 year olds now identify themselves as Democrats compared with

Liberal media bias is real, revealing

Every so often people question whether the MSM has a liberal bias. To most conservatives and moderates asking that question is akin to asking if the Pope is Catholic, but we still hear complaints from the left that the media is actually right wing. Here’s an article that reveals the Pope is Catholic and the media is liberal.

In 2008, a Rasmussen poll found huge numbers of people are concerned about
this issue. The poll showed 55 percent of voters believe MSM bias is a bigger
problem than big campaign contributions (the breakdown was 68 percent of
Republicans, 62 percent of independents and 37 percent of Democrats). Several
years ago, Brill’s Content showed that 77 percent of Republicans and 47 percent
of Democrats believe there is a liberal bias in the MSM.

Here’s what the left’s TEA Parties look like

Here is Greece’s version of the Tea Party: tax collectors on the take,
public-school teachers who don’t really teach, well-paid employees of bankrupt
state railroads whose trains never run on time, state hospital workers bribed to
buy overpriced supplies….. a prominent former Greek minister had told me. “They
want some blood.” Two months earlier, on May 5, during the first of these
protest marches, the mob offered a glimpse of what it was capable of. Seeing
people working at a branch of the Marfin Bank, young men hurled Molotov
cocktails inside and tossed gasoline on top of the flames, barring the exit.
Most of the Marfin Bank’s employees escaped from the roof, but the fire killed
three workers, including a young woman four months pregnant. As they died,
Greeks in the streets screamed at them that it served them right, for having the
audacity to work. The events took place in full view of the Greek police, and
yet the police made no arrests

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