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Gayle in MD
03-21-2011, 11:14 AM
Poll: Public already losing patience with new Congress


Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/20/110751/poll-public-already-losing-patience.html#ixzz1HFqbtrUi

By David Lightman | McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON Once again, the public is getting increasingly disgusted with Washington.

It sees a failure to adopt remedies for even the most basic, pressing issues of the day, as Congress struggles to craft a federal budget. And incumbents are getting worried about the political implications.

"It's hurting some of us," said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who's up for re-election next year. "They blame everybody."

A new Pew Research Center poll shows that about half of Americans think the debate over spending and deficits has been "generally rude and disrespectful."

There's even bipartisan agreement 48 percent of Republicans and Democrats have that view, as well as 57 percent of independents. President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday to provide funding to keep the government open until April 8, the sixth such temporary extension in the 6-month-old fiscal year.

Pew surveyed 1,525 adults from March 8-14. The poll's findings suggest the political losers so far have been Republicans, who rode a wave of voter irritation to win control of the House of Representatives last fall.

Soflasnapper
03-21-2011, 03:03 PM
The GOP is finding out what Pogo said: We have met the enemy, and it is us.

When the poor results in the country were allegedly the fault of the government, and the government was majority controlled by the Democratic Party, the GOP coasted under the radar.

Now they are very much part of the government, in charge of where the money bills arise, and therefore are now seen as very much part of the problem by the public. The public isn't totally informed, but they know certain things.

Qtec
03-21-2011, 10:52 PM
..and that the cause of their problems is pubic sector unions!

Q

Gayle in MD
03-22-2011, 09:32 AM
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Gayle in MD
03-22-2011, 09:42 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The GOP is finding out what Pogo said: We have met the enemy, and it is us.

When the poor results in the country were allegedly the fault of the government, and the government was majority controlled by the Democratic Party, the GOP coasted under the radar.

Now they are very much part of the government, in charge of where the money bills arise, and therefore are now seen as very much part of the problem by the public. The public isn't totally informed, but they know certain things. </div></div>

LOL, yes, so now, they are screaming for the President to take over, and lead, after they obstructed everything he tried to do for two years, refused to even attend meetings with him!

I'm glad he has stepped back and left the spotlight on their court, ....ok Repubs, you've been bitching, blaming, slandering and obstructing, so now, show us whatcha got?

Good tactic! He's going to hang them out in the sun for all to see, and then step in with solutions, after they meander around with their "social Issues" for another six months.

Guns, God and Gays, isn't going to cut it anymore, not even with their side of the isle.

Americans don't want to repeal the Affordable H.C, they don't want to give up their SS and Medicare, to benefit corporate greed, and subsidies. They DO want the top percent to pay more taxes, and they DO want the loopoles for the wealthiest, removed.

The President is on the right course, IMO. Let the Republicans continue to prove that their only interest is in redistributing more money away from the Middle, to pander to the wealthy.

After eight years of the FUBAR Bush Tax Cuts, they know that those giveaways to the wealthy and the coproations, didn't bring about job growth....

G.

Soflasnapper
03-22-2011, 04:28 PM
Perhaps. Remember, during the rope-a-dope tactic Ali used against Foreman, Angelo Dundee was beside himself, yelling for Ali to get the hell off the ropes, not seeing that there was a strategy involved that was going to work. A unique and apparently fool-hardy strategy, which is why he was so alarmed and frantic.

So it may be that this is all calculated, however much it dispirits the O side, who think he's been blowing it.

Gayle in MD
03-23-2011, 05:45 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Perhaps. Remember, during the rope-a-dope tactic Ali used against Foreman, Angelo Dundee was beside himself, yelling for Ali to get the hell off the ropes, not seeing that there was a strategy involved that was going to work. A unique and apparently fool-hardy strategy, which is why he was so alarmed and frantic.

So it may be that this is all calculated, however much it dispirits the O side, who think he's been blowing it. </div></div>




<span style='font-size: 11pt'>From a recent poll. </span>


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Forty-six percent trusted Obama more than the Republicans to do a better job handling the economy compared to 34 percent who believed the Republicans would do a better job, with the remainder answering "both" or "neither."

Those surveyed said Obama represented their values more than the Republicans by a 46 percent to 41 percent margin, with 1 percent undecided. Forty-seven percent said Obama better understood the economic problems people were having than the Republicans, compared to 35 percent who said the Republicans understood better, with the remainder answering both or neither.

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<span style='font-size: 11pt'><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Also, every Republican Governor has lost ground, as they force through legislation, which is clearly not supported by their constituents.</span> </span>


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"The voters of South Dakota, by resounding margins at the ballot box, twice have told their legislators that the decision to have an abortion is between a woman, her family and her doctor and that government should not intrude on that decision," said Sarah Stoesz, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota.

"We know that women reflect, talk with friends and family, and consult with pastors and their doctors before making this difficult decision. This bill intrudes on those relationships, shows contempt for women and disdain for voters' wishes."

The counseling provision of the bill has attracted a good deal of the criticism. According to Planned Parenthood, the law has no requirements surrounding the qualifications of the crisis centers' counselors. "Furthermore, the crisis pregnancy centers must have as their central mission a desire to dissuade a woman from having an abortion, no matter what her particular risks or circumstances," the group says.


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<span style='font-size: 14pt'>It seems Republicans are losing ground on every front.

IMO, their pandering to their Tea Party Nutjobs, is hurting them with Independents, and the polls I'm checking, all seem to say the same thing.

The president, for exmample still has fifty percent of the country, and some polls showing rates, higher, in approval of him, as Republicanns are losing ground, both nationally, and in their respective states.

Also, most Americans are against giving away fifty three billion dollars a year, to oil CEO's, who turn around and bilk us at the gas pumps, while they have been racking up record breaking profits for years now, while they take more money and educational opportunities for the rest, including food and health support for many of our citizens who are in distress, due to failed Republicans policies of the lat decade...

The more the Repubs continue to take away the rights and services of all, in the interest of getting their dirty money from the corporate thieves, the more they are going to lose ground.

Even their stance on social issues, their pandering to the fly-over Tea Partiers, goes against the wishes and opinions of the majority of Americans.

Gay rights, the majority of Americans are FOR Gay Rights, to marry, and make their own choices in life.


Abortion? Women's rights to make their own personal choices and decisions, in their own private lives, without government interference, by religious zealots, by far, most Americans are for Women's rights.

The Party of Guns, Gays, God, do not represent the majority of Americans. Every poll shows, their efforts to dictate to all others, according to their radical fringe's wishes, goes against popular opinion, and particularly against the educated, middle aged and college aged groups....can't even call the nutjobs their fringe, anymore, their entire party, and their representative pundits, gone totally nutty. </span>

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pooltchr
03-23-2011, 07:11 AM
Do you have a link, or did you just make this up?

Steve