" . . . just 13 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress overall is
handling its job."I'm surprised that som many people
approve of Congress. These must be people who don't pay any attention at
all to what's going on in the nation.The Tea Party infestation
of Congress has rendered that institution almost completely ineffective as a
governmental body, and the polls reflect that.
They're not going to change. They are all drunk with power. I don't
trust either, but, I distrust Obama and his democrat minions the least. Not only
have the democrats thrust us into more poverty, they have destroyed the
healthcare system, destroyed our ability to defend ourselves, weaken every
aspect of our society that is or was good. They are the party of dope. The party
that voted out God. They actually believe legalizing drugs is going to help
people. They preach about life, and then fund the deaths of millions of unborn
children. They don't know how to create anything, but, rather tax it and
overspend it policies.Many Republicans are in bed with the
democrats.None of them are actually held accountable. Instead they
become more wealthy off of our backs.We can't question them.
The media won't question them.It's a sad state of affairs
in our nation.Terrorism has now taken over nations. They are getting
stronger. They still teach the destruction of our nation and our people.
In the interest of fair play, as a rejoinder to 2:15...I trust
Republicans.I trust Republicans will continue to work tirelessly
toward destroying our wonderful country.I trust Republican partisans
will forget 2001-2008.I trust Republicans will forget 2 unfunded
wars.I trust Republicans will forget Medicare Part D.I
trust Republicans will forget our economy was losing 800,000 jobs per month as
they left the White House.I trust Republicans will forget they swore
an oath to make President Obama a one term POTUS when he was ELECTED.I trust Republicans will forget the use of the filibuster as a political
weapon.I trust Republicans will expect Democrats to forget how
Republicans used a scorched earth vendetta of obstruction against Democrats.I trust Republicans.Thanks for the opportunity to respond to
Big changes likely coming to Congress this year, and it will likely be the
Democrats who are put out of power. Not much chance of House change. The
single worst Senator and the one who has stalled Congress the most is Harry
Reid. The best thing that could happen to get more done in Congress is to have
the Republicans take control and put Harry Reid as minority leader.
Which is it, Ted? Did you mean to say you trust Democrats the least? Speaking
personally, I trust the GOP - to oppose anything that Obama and co. ever
We keep electing incumbents for what reason? Isn't that the definition of
insanity, do the same thing over and over again and hoping for a different
"Leaders do the right things, managers do things right", Dr. Peter
Drucker. Obama is a very poor leader and a bad manager! Don't blame me, I
voted for Romney!
Incumbent ought to be a dirty word by now. They should all be turned out and
term limits imposed.
Funny thing about polls that show Congress at 14%. Most voters will say they
want Congress to change, but they for the most part like their guy. It is just
all the other "guys" they don't like and want voted out.
That's why, in spite of how low Congress' numbers are, about 98% of
the incumbents will be reelected.
"Comments about ‘With US aimed the wrong way, most want new
leaders"And yet over 90% of Americans were happy with GW
Bush's job performance as he committed an unprovoked attack against Iraq
and killed over a hundred thousand of their people, and thus recruited tens of
thousands of hard-core terrorists dedicated to the destruction of America and
Americans.Wouldn't you say we were "aimed the wrong
way" back then?That's when America should have wanted a new
leader.We still have a chance to improve the world situation.How? Simple . . . Just vote out Republicans.
@ Gary O and There You Go Again:Just before his first election,
Obama made strong campaign promises to end partisan politics and to end gridlock
in Washington. He promised he would bring the 2 sides together through
compromise and apparently through his very presence, which he now feels we
should all bow down to. Nobody else in Washington made such
promises... just Obama.And now we have the worst gridlocked Congress
ever. Neither side trusts the other. Obama doesn't know the meaning of the
word compromise. If he doesn't get exactly as he wants, his next course of
action is to villify the Republicans. Counter-productive.Even though
that worked for a short time, people are now tired of his lame excuses and lack
of results. Like Congress, Obama's poll numbers are at an all-time low. The
majority of Americans no longer trust him to lead our country in any major area.
None! His poll numbers are as weak as his promises. The only ones still in his
camp are a few low-information apologists. Things aren't
looking good to get anything accomplished in Washington over the next 2 years.
But Romney is a greedy rich man!The people believe this rubbish and
re-elected Obama.What a nation of fools! In a few years, poverty
will spreader further, and we'll be speaking Spanish.
Hey Objectified -“Obama made strong campaign promises to end
partisan politics and to end gridlock in Washington.”Uh huh . . .
Well he was being quite naïve wasn’t he?He was assuming
that Republicans also wanted was best for America. But Obama was WRONG. And he
realizes just how wrong he was. So now, he’s right.Republicans have dedicated themselves to obstructing all progress.It began with Mitch Mconnels decree that Republicans must focus on denying
Obama another term as President. (Of course, the Repubs failed in that. They
often fail.) And so they set about to sabotage the economy. They blocked every
bill that would have been advantageous to this nation, like Obama’s
Job’s bill, that would have employed millions building badly needed
infrastructure and in support industries.Now, sabotaging
America’s success has become a habit for Republicans.It’s what they do. It is what DEFINES them.As I said, the
cure for many of the world's problems is simple.Just vote out
Republicans. It's so obvious.
Hey Gary OIn case you haven't noticed, the Democrats have had
the vast majority of power since 2007. The Republicans have only had the House
for 2 terms. The Democrats had the House from 2007 to 2011 and have had the
White House since 2009. During that whole time they have had the Senate. So if
there are any leaders to vote out, it is the Democrats, not the Republicans, as
you suggest. And by the way, when the Democrats did have TOTAL control of
government look what happened. An unpopular health care bill was passed, and in
response the American voters put the Republicans back in charge of the House.
And, there is a good possibility that the Republicans will take back the Senate
soon. So, you are on the wrong side of where the country is headed on this one.
You're lament was valid back in 2006. You got what you wanted. Democrats
in charge. Now, that parades gone by and the only thing left to do is sweep up
the mess left by it. And it stinks. We are going to need a lot of Republicans
with brooms to clean up this one. Or it will just get worse.
Hey SC Fan –“We are going to need a lot of Republicans
with brooms to clean up this one.”Now there’s an idea.
Let’s let Republicans be the custodial staff in our nation’s
capitol. They probably won’t do that well either, but at least they
won’t be in a position to cause a whole lot of damage.“the Democrats did have TOTAL control of government look what happened.?
I can’t remember the last time the Dems had “total control of
government.” Our Right/Wrong-leaning Supreme Court has been around for
quite some time. And the small majority of Democrats in Congress have not been
enough to neutralize filibusters.But during Obama’s first two
years, he did succeed in passing the ACA to the benefit of the nation and
it’s citizens . . . even though many citizens are too dim to realize that.
@ Gary O:You admitted that Obama was very naive when making his
campaign promises. Congratulations on making that kind of progress. Maybe he
actually was a little bit. But if you read and research Obama's history,
you'd learn that his personal advisors and handlers (especially Valarie
Jarrett) advised him to promise whatever it took to get elected and then worry
about delivering later... if ever. We're still waiting.The
reason Mitch McConnell became dedicated to making Obama a single-term president
is because Obama immediately showed himself to be someone who would not work
with the other side. Not whatsoever. He was obstinate and cynical with whomever
didn't agree with him right after taking his oath of office. He had no idea
how things got done in Washington. He immediately created political enemies and
even alienated many of his past supporters. Most insiders could immediately see
that Obama was in over his head. Way over. He still is.You also
admitted that "Obama was WRONG". He definitely was. And unfortunately,
he's made an ongoing habit of continually being so. But it's good to
read you finally admitting it. That's definitely progress worth
You can't remember when the Dems had TOTAL control of government. When
Obama was sworn in in 2009, Pelosi was Speaker, Reid was Majority Leader, and
the Senate had 57 Democrat votes. One Independent (socialist) Sanders who votes
Democrat, one Independent Lieberman, who usually votes Democrat, and Republican
Arlen Spector who changed parties to become a Democrat in 2009. In any case,
that is just about a fillabuster proof majority. If is wasn't, the ACA
would never have passed the Senate, as no Republicans were for it. As for the
Supreme Court, you seem to forget that a conservative judge was the swing vote
for ACA. Justice Roberts. Calling it a fee and not a tax. What baloney. Just a note in case you ever read this. Recent polls show a huge
majority of Americans are against legalizing all these illegals. They see it as
a direct threat to the nation and economy. If Obama does overstep his legal
bounds and does an Exec Order, he could be setting up a landslide against
Democrats. That is something you and other Dems should be concerned about.
Obama doesn't care about YOU, or anyone else except his narcissistic self.
@ Gary O:If you were writing with a straight face when you wrote
that passing Obamacare "was to the benefit of the nation and it's
citizens", then you just lost a ton of credibility. Almost no one is buying
into that. Polls have undeniably shown that Obamacare is disliked by the
majority of America. And that disliking continues to grow. It will only get
worse as the bigger part of it kicks in at the end of this year. There was a
purposeful reason Obama unlawfully delayed it (without Congressional support)
until after this next election. He himself knows it stinks.Obama won
his multiple Pinocchio awards for lying about Obamacare. (If you want to keep
your insurance you can... period. If you want to keep your doctor you can...
period.)Yea, right. He also lost tons of credibility with the
American public over Obamacare. And it's one of the many reasons his
favorable rating declined so significantly and keeps declining... except with a
few low-information apologists who can't seem to pull their heads out of
the sand and into the daylight. You should try it. You would undoubtedly like
"Republicans have an edge among this group as the party more preferred to
control Congress, 43 percent to 34 percent"Over the past 8 years
- the Democrat party has been in full control of the US Senate with Harry Reid
at the top. The US House has had Democrat control the first two years of the
Obama presidency in which case the Democrats had BOTH the House and the Sentate
and rammed through Obamacare with ZERO GOP votes and several Democrat Senate
members having to be "bought off" in order to vote for this nightmarish
Socialist bill. One thing needs to be made clear - there is a large
segment of America which will always vote with the food stamp party - Democrat
party - regardless of how poorly things are going. These people don't know
and they don't care - they want more free money and they don't want to
work to get it so that is not going to change. The GOP MUST campaign
better - they MUST get ALL conservatives out this fall and not have 4 million
set at home as in 2012. I have my doubts that the GOP is organized enough to
pull this off but let us pray they can!!!
"The Tea Party infestation of Congress has rendered that institution almost
completely ineffective as a governmental body, and the polls reflect
that."Liberal intentions are worthless. Liberal results are
what is needed. If America is heading into a default and a collapse of our
economic system because of deficit spending, we may look back in the future to
these times and realize that the Tea Party was the most liberal movement of our
time.In the Cold War there were a lot of banana republic dictators
who said they were on the side of democracy and they were running right wing
death squads on the side. Just because Dems SAY they are liberal does not mean
that they are.Liberal results are needed. Liberal intentions
don't cut it.
Excuses is a sign of weakness.Great leaders get things done without
blaming, and whining.