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Gallup: Democratically Controlled Congress' Approval Rating is Lower than Bush's

According to a new Gallup poll, Congress' approval rating is 29%. President Bush's approval rating although pretty dismal as well, is nonetheless higher at 33%:

A new Gallup Poll finds continued low levels of public support for both Congress and President George W. Bush. Twenty-nine percent of Americans approve of Congress, down slightly from last month's reading (33%) and this year's high point of 37%, while Bush's approval rating is holding steady at 33%. Both the ratings of Congress and the president are slightly lower than their respective 2007 averages. Approval ratings of Congress are higher among Democrats than Republicans, while Bush's ratings are much higher among Republicans.

The Congress' approval rating dropped 4% in just the past month, indicating that the games the Democrats have played with the funding of Iraq have not served them well with the public.

Update: As Captain Ed notes, Congress' approval rating has been dropping consistently since the Democrats took control in November. What's worse for the Dems, Independents are the least satisfied:

How bad is it? Even Democrats mostly disapprove of Congress. Only 37% of the majority party's voters think that Congress has performed well; Gallup doesn't mention the percentage that disapproves, but it seems almost certain that it outstrips 37%, unless more than 26% are clueless. Congress gets its worst ratings not from Republicans (25%), but from independents (24%). That should get the attention of leadership in both chambers, who owe their majorities to those independents.


The decline has not taken long, and is ironically steepest among Democrats. Approval ratings for Congress peaked at an embarrassing 37% in February, just after Congress convened. Democrats at that time gave it a meager 44% approval at that time. Since then, support has dropped 7 points among Democrats and nine points among independents.

Update: Allahpundit makes a good point about Congress' drop in the polls:

The right is disgusted with Congress for trying to surrender but it may be the left is equally disgusted with them for not trying to surrender fast enough. If you're getting it from both sides like that, it stands to reason your approval's going to drop.

Comments (73)

I saw that and just burst o... (Below threshold)

I saw that and just burst out laughing. Along with the link, Drudge posted a picture of Pelosi looking like she just swallowed a bad. Priceless!

What do you expect for a co... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

What do you expect for a congress who does not legislate, but seems obsessed with oversite, some of which they are not entitled to. Where is the serious legislation they promised? What about the problems they promised to solve? They (the Democrats) have demonstrated their ablility to govern and have been found lacking. Who knew?

Liberal rationalization in ... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

Liberal rationalization in
5... 4... 3... 2... 1...

Gee, where are all the [Dim... (Below threshold)
marc:

Gee, where are all the [Dim]ocrat apologists?

They must have a positive spin on this revolting (to them) development.

More than likely, it will be blamed on the famous & all-powerful Rovian Mind Ray Machine. Yeah, that's it! Damn you Karl Rove!!!!

Meanwhile, today marks day 100 since the first Iraq finding bill was sent to the do nothing [Dim]ocrat led Congress.

Someone remind me why they think they were put in charge.... oh yeah, it was to "force a change of course" in Iraq via use of their power of the purse

Someone remind me again how many points the [Dim]ocrat led Congress has fallen in the latest poll in the last 100 days?

7 points among Democrats and nine points among independents.

Why do I sense a disconnect there?

*crickets*... (Below threshold)
Who's John Galt?:

*crickets*

That 4% is Congress overall... (Below threshold)

That 4% is Congress overall. Nancy Pelosi is a major contributor as her overall rating fell 8% from March to April.

John Kerry recently (4/27 to be exact) thought it was a good idea to mock Dick Cheney's approval ratings in a HuffPo post as he proclaimed, "I stand with Harry Reid," completely oblivious to the fact that at the moment, Reid's ratings were lower than Cheney's.

I LOVE irony!

Just went to the Gallup pol... (Below threshold)
jim:

Just went to the Gallup polls site, and looked at the trends going back to 2006.

In May of 2006, the GOP-controlled Congress was at 21 % approval; the highest the GOP controlled congress polled at from May to November was %29.

So, the Democratic Congress at its lowest approval rating has now tied the GOP congress at its highest.

I'm personally a bit surprised the Democratic congress isn't polling higher. I think this is because they haven't been able to make any shift in the Iraq debacle towards getting US troops out - which is what most of the American public wants, and the reason the Democrats were voted in control of both houses.

Jim, Are you for wi... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica Immigrant:

Jim,
Are you for withdrawal from Iraq now? Especially to get better polling?

"Just went to the Gallup... (Below threshold)

"Just went to the Gallup polls site, and looked at the trends going back to 2006."

Wow! You went all the way back one year? Impressive.

"Gee, where are all the [Di... (Below threshold)
SShiell:

"Gee, where are all the [Dim]ocrat apologists?"

They are waiting for their talking points.

"Just went to the Gallup po... (Below threshold)
david:

"Just went to the Gallup polls site, and looked at the trends going back to 2006......"

This shinny nickel moment is brought to us by Jim, whom I would like to remind that the republicans lost control of congress because of poor ratings. The speed of the democrats race for the basement is shocking

Not surprising. Though you ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Not surprising. Though you do understand what this means, don't you? The American people feel that the Democratic Congress has not done enough to stop Bush. Personally, I agree. I don't think much of the Dem leadership right now.

Sure, sure...but most impor... (Below threshold)
jim:

Sure, sure...but most importantly, poor ratings as compared to the Democrats. :)

Like I said, I am a bit surprised that the Dems aren't polling higher myself. I do think it's because voters wanted things to change, immediately, and it's taking longer than voters expected.

Wow! This is going to be al... (Below threshold)
Don:

Wow! This is going to be all over the major networks tonight...and by "all over" I mean the backrooms and editorial offices...not so much though where the camera points.

Imagine the attention night after night it would receive if the dems and repubs were switched in congress and the White House.

Though you do unde... (Below threshold)
J.R.:
Though you do understand what this means, don't you? The American people feel that the Democratic Congress has not done enough to stop Bush.

So then why is Bush's approval rating higher?

Not justifying anything her... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Not justifying anything here, but let me point out that polls about the entire Congress mean very little. You'll always find that Congress polls poorly, but individual congressmen poll well with their constituents. Voters always like their guy, but hate the houses as a whole. Just sayin...

The reason the job approval... (Below threshold)
sam:

The reason the job approval rating for Congress is low is because the public has seen no action from the Congress at all. On anything. For 5 months.

Wait till 2008 summer rolls along, and they will not have passed anything at all. Not the 2007 budget. Let alone the 2008 budget.

The election season is going to be interesting. Congress will drag Hillary down on one side, and the nutroots will explode at the Dem convention because nothing will have changed in Iraq. 1968, anyone?

What?? Now the poll non-bel... (Below threshold)
JFO:

What?? Now the poll non-believers believe a poll? Oh the delicious hypocrisy.

Jim, the voters expected th... (Below threshold)
David:

Jim, the voters expected the democrats to pass what they pledged to pass. Like it or hate it, the republicans in '94 pledged to pass 10 specific items in the first 100 days, and they did it. Nancy Pelosi promissed to pass several pieces of legislation in the first 100 hours and have passed none of the to date. The key promise being that they would stop or severly restict earmarking. They earmarked the hell out of the defense bill and they continue to earmark the heck out of every bill that comes down the pike. They even earmarked a bill to rename a bridge. Sheeeesh. To date Congress has passed 26 bills, 12 of which are just renaming stuff.

Brian, than Bush's slightly higher rating means he is more effective at stopping congress?

I get confused when people ... (Below threshold)
suhnami:

I get confused when people decide to believe polls... oh yes... when the numbers are in favor or what they support. This, however, is pretty funny because there seems to be chest pounding because dem congress have received an F---- (even though in May 2006 they had a F-----) when the president only has a F---. Hooray!!!!

Brian:The Amer... (Below threshold)
marc:

Brian:

The American people feel that the Democratic Congress has not done enough to stop Bush. Personally, I agree.

And they haven't done jack sh*t else either. You know like their job! The one they vote their own pay raises from.

Congressional Quarterly:

Democrats face a legislative traffic jam that threatens to leave the party without a single high-profile domestic victory heading into the Memorial Day recess.

On issues ranging from energy policy to a lobbying overhaul, Democrats acknowledge that they must show as soon as possible that they can govern.

Yeah right, just as soon they learn "oversight" isn't synonymous with witchhunt and get off theri collective asses and actually DO something.

To this point the Democratic Congress has been able to enact a only 26 laws, 12 of them "changed the name of a federal building, post office or national recreation area."

I don't kow about anyone el... (Below threshold)

I don't kow about anyone else JFO, but I think polls are too often used to drive public opinion rather than record it. And you wouldn't know hypocrisy if you were slapped in the face with it. What I find funny about it all is there are those who cite them on a near consistant basis when they agree with them and it seems this one has the same people pretending it doesn't exist.

I think we can all pretty much agree that Congress always sucks. Taking them individually there are varying degrees of honesty and forthrightness and a true adherence to public service. As a whole (as Mantis pretty much said) they're a sad bunch.

Pelosi did get everything s... (Below threshold)
jim:

Pelosi did get everything she promised out of the House, and into the Senate, on time. It's tough to get legislation passed with a one-vote majority in the Senate, and a sell-out like Lieberman in the mix.

But results, not excuses. Certainly there will have to be some provable results before the next election.

Ha Ha ha haaaa! oooopps... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

Ha Ha ha haaaa! oooopps ....help! I've fallen and I Ha ha ha .. can't get up .....ffffrrrrttt! excuse me , pardon me.

How is this possible? After one of the greatest frauds perpetrated upon the American People by Rahm Emanuel and the Democrat Media. The criminal democrat frauds are not getting any traction on their bogus scandals and the pig face Waxman show Hearings. The party of perpetual fraud needs to drum up some new talking points/scandal/outrage.


Before a Democratic caucus meeting, a Politico reporter asked House Democratic Caucus Chairman "Rahm Emanuel of Illinois about the language of the bill's main provisions. After Emanuel demurred on the specifics, this reporter asked -- in the effort for openness and disclosure -- if a journalist could sit in to hear debate on the language.

"Why don't you go f--- yourself?" Emanuel replied, as he entered a men's room in the Capitol basement."
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0507/3966_Page2.html


Is that all from the evil genius? Are the democrats all lied out or what? This is where the rats usually recycle old lies. Has BDS finally run its coarse leaving the party of liars traitors and frauds without even a tear to cry for the camera? You know the end is near when the Rats have completely forgotten how to blame Bush and the desperation is in full display by their trotting out the most criminal ex-President in our History to rape the ears of the American Public. BJ Clinton doesn't waste a second as he reminds us again how LIES flow effortlessly off his serial lying tongue.

Just take a good look at that hucksters face and remember his words to Wallace: "YOU THINK YOUR SO CLEVER".

What's the matter BUBBU/SLICK WILLIE/MR. BJ CLINTOON , your rape business slowing down? fresh out of chubby interns there Bubba? How much you going to stroke your evil wifes campaign for that laughable display of grotesque untruths?

Our soldiers die as slick Willie smiles and lies. Despicable.

Having Pelosi and Harry lea... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

Having Pelosi and Harry lead the charge is akin to having Jackass Jackson discussing marital fidelity and ethics.

Has DiFi been brought before a commitee yet for her obvious ethical infractions?

"Has DiFi been brought befo... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

"Has DiFi been brought before a commitee yet for her obvious ethical infractions?"

Ha! Bimbo Boxer is too busy calling people losers and trying to divert attentioin away from her criminal cohorts like Franken Feinstein. Who both disgrace my State with their incompetance and corruption.

Naaa, another Rat will pop up dripping corruption and DiFi will be forgotten and so on and so on.

Figured there'd be 1 jagoff... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

Figured there'd be 1 jagoff talking about a partisan logjam.

These dimwits have been saying for years how they can 'talk' to everyone, and make things better. How we need to sit at a table, and discuss things, etc etc etc.

Well damn, they havent even tried.

Dims are afraid to have a debate on Fox, yet think we can trust them to sit at a table with Iran, Syria, hamas, Hezbollah, etc?

big difference between BELI... (Below threshold)

big difference between BELIEVE in polls and SLAVISHLY FOLLOW polls...

(whatever...wasting my breath...)

So then why is Bush's ap... (Below threshold)
Brian:

So then why is Bush's approval rating higher?

Because Bush polls low with Dems and moderates, but polls high with Republicans. Whereas the Dems poll low with Republicans, but are now losing the moderates and liberals as well.

To this point the Democr... (Below threshold)
Brian:

To this point the Democratic Congress has been able to enact a only 26 laws, 12 of them "changed the name of a federal building, post office or national recreation area."

Wow, in only five months? Well, then they better hurry up if they hope to catch up with the Republican Congress.

Funny article to link to Br... (Below threshold)
David:

Funny article to link to Brian as most of the named congressmen are democrats. So even in republican congresses democrats are great at renaming stuff.

Yeah that is the basis for me picking who I vote for: "Congressman, forget such minor things like the budget and Iraq, how do you plan on voting to change the nickname for route 6 from "Grand Army of the Republic" to "Rocky Road Icecream"?

"Go f___ yourself," yeah, w... (Below threshold)
jim:

"Go f___ yourself," yeah, what shameful awful language. What kind of a loser would even say something like that in COngress?

(cough)Cheney(cough)

Yeah, and all those corrupt Dems better look out.

Sorry, how many Democrats have been indicted because of Abramoff? What was that number again?

Democrats face a legisla... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Democrats face a legislative traffic jam that threatens to leave the party without a single high-profile domestic victory heading into the Memorial Day recess.
...
And Democrats have pointed out that they started the year by doing a spring cleaning of legislative items left behind by the GOP Congress, including an omnibus appropriations bill (PL 110-5).

Oh, but that bill doesn't fit with the theme of the article, so let's just mention it quickly and imply it doesn't count.

And raising the minimum wage isn't a high-profile domestic victory?

Brian:Though you ... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Brian:
Though you do understand what this means, don't you? The American people feel that the Democratic Congress has not done enough to stop Bush.

Possible, but fairly unlikely. If that were actually the case, I'd expect the President's approval rating to be lower than the Congress'.

Possible, but fairly unl... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Possible, but fairly unlikely.

So you think it's more likely that the Nov. '06 voters threw out the Republicans and elected Democrats, and are now upset that they're opposing him instead of supporting him?

If that were actually the case, I'd expect the President's approval rating to be lower than the Congress'.

I explained that several posts ago. One doesn't imply the other.

Yeah that is the basis f... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Yeah that is the basis for me picking who I vote for:

Good. I'm glad you are joining with me in recognizing marc's comment as silly.

Jim , How typic... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

Jim ,
How typical of you to run into the bathroom right behind the A-hole. Or did you even notice your Cowardly behavior?

Democrat Emanuel ran and hid after he cussed out someone for holding him accountable , putting his feet to the fire. He's a big pussie yet he pulled the same scandalous behavior to put them back in the Majority.

And Leaky Leahy , he is a Fu***** Asshole. Big difference from telling someone who is our eyes and ears to go Fuck Yourself. Cheney spoke the Leahy , toilet man told the whole Country to go F itself.


"Sorry, how many Democrats have been indicted because of Abramoff? What was that number again?"

Nice dodge. Who was Convicted ? Not that you really care one way or the other since the democrat frauds only used this to deceive their way into the Majority as they do everything else. why don't admit the fact that just as many took money from Abramoff, the so called Republican Lobbyist. What's wrong with this picture ? This just shows Democrats are clearly the most Corrupt by far that they will take money from Abramoff through back channels.

Face it , it's not even debatable that the Democrats are a complete fraud in eveything they say and do with the lies from their own mouths , their 90% of parroting liberal media to the shameless skewed polls in favor of Democrats as high as 15%. It is laughable to even attempt.

Jim ,How typical... (Below threshold)
jim:

Jim ,
How typical of you to run into the bathroom right behind the A-hole. Or did you even notice your Cowardly behavior?

"run into the bathroom right behind the a-hole". Uh, Rob - what the hell are you talking about? I'm right here.

Democrat Emanuel ran and hid after he cussed out someone for holding him accountable , putting his feet to the fire. He's a big pussie yet he pulled the same scandalous behavior to put them back in the Majority.

And you're saying I did the same thing, how?

How is pointing out that Cheney did the same thing, running hiding?

And Leaky Leahy , he is a Fu***** Asshole. Big difference from telling someone who is our eyes and ears to go Fuck Yourself. Cheney spoke the Leahy , toilet man told the whole Country to go F itself.

I think I see. If you LIKE the guy who's cursing, then cursing is good. If you DON'T like the guy who's cursing, he's a cowardly a-hole.

"Sorry, how many Democrats have been indicted because of Abramoff? What was that number again?"

Nice dodge.

Is that what you call questions that are painful for you to answer? 'Dodge'? How interesting.

I notice that you didn't answer it. Is that a dodge on your part? Yes or no?

My point: indictments mean concrete suspicion of a crime. Teapot-tempests do not.

Who was Convicted ?

Not my question. Now, is your switching of the question wihout answering my question, a dodge? Yes or no?

why don't admit the fact that just as many took money from Abramoff, the so called Republican Lobbyist.

Because of those darn pesky facts.

a) Abramoff was a GOP lobbyist. Therefore - think for a second - most of his money went to the GOP. Right? Yes or no?

b) taking money from a lobbyist isn't a crime by itself. What makes it an *indictable* crime is when this may cause a significant conflict of interest, and/or it crosses the line to "influence peddling" and outright bribery.

That's why indictments are a good measure of the degree of seriousness.

What's wrong with this picture ? This just shows Democrats are clearly the most Corrupt by far that they will take money from Abramoff through back channels.

Whhaaaaaatt???

Come on Rob - does that even make sense to you? Democrats are taking money from Abramoff, therefore they're ***worse*** than the GOP who are taking money from Abramoff?? How does that work?

The most it would make them is just as bad as the GOP. YOu can see that, right?

Face it , it's not even debatable that the Democrats are a complete fraud in eveything they say and do with the lies from their own mouths ...

Then you should have no problem coming up with facts to back up your arguments. Please do so.

brian:Good. I'... (Below threshold)
marc:

brian:

Good. I'm glad you are joining with me in recognizing marc's comment as silly.

Ok, I'm silly, in your mostly unimportant opinion.

However what does this make you:

And raising the minimum wage isn't a high-profile domestic victory?

A partisan hack? Uninformed? Or a flat out liar because the minimum wage law still sits in Congress.

Or possibley it IS high profile because it resides on the tallest desk in the Senate?

Ok, I'm silly, in your m... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Ok, I'm silly, in your mostly unimportant opinion.

Not that I was talking to you, or that I asked your opinion, but if you're going to snark me at least get what I said right.

A partisan hack? Uninformed? Or a flat out liar because the minimum wage law still sits in Congress.

Passed the House. Passed the Senate. Went to Bush's desk. He vetoed it. Uninformed, are you?

Min wage law is one of the ... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

Min wage law is one of the dumbest and most useless laws in the nation.

How many 'heads of households' does this benefit?

Lets see if any of the dims in here can answer that simple question, or, if they are so ignorant they'll go off topic once again.

Ahem. You want to dredge up... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Ahem. You want to dredge up the minimum wage debate again? And you accuse others of going off-topic?

How corrosive it must be fo... (Below threshold)

How corrosive it must be for person's soul to have to have something like this matter. In my professional life I must get the approval of certain specific known people, aka clients, and sometimes that is bad enough. But to have to give credence to the approximated approval or disapproval of some great faceless unknowable mass must be horrific.

Corruption, rampant lobbyis... (Below threshold)
Thomas Jackson:

Corruption, rampant lobbyists, crooked dealings to enrich themselves, defending crooked politicians, failing to deliver on what they promised the people who voted for them. Sounds like the dhimmies have some explaning to do.

Corruption, rampant lobb... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Corruption, rampant lobbyists, crooked dealings to enrich themselves, defending crooked politicians, failing to deliver on what they promised the people who voted for them. Sounds like the dhimmies have some explaning to do.

You mean like why they're acting like Republicans?

My point: indictments me... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

My point: indictments mean concrete suspicion of a crime. Teapot-tempests do not.

We have Feinstein being nailed directing federal money to her husband.

The Dems won't do a thing to William Jefferson.

I guess if you refuse to do anything about the crime, it's not really a crime.

a) Abramoff was a GOP lobbyist. Therefore - think for a second - most of his money went to the GOP. Right? Yes or no?

Which makes Reid's refusal to return the money he got from Abramoff's groups all the more baffling.

b) taking money from a lobbyist isn't a crime by itself. What makes it an *indictable* crime is when this may cause a significant conflict of interest, and/or it crosses the line to "influence peddling" and outright bribery.

Hmm, Feinstein hasn't been indicted for WHAT reason? She did precisely that.

Passed the House. Passed the Senate. Went to Bush's desk. He vetoed it. Uninformed, are you?

It wasn't passed. If Bush vetoes it, it isn't passed.
-=Mike

It wasn't passed. If Bus... (Below threshold)
Brian:

It wasn't passed. If Bush vetoes it, it isn't passed.

That much is obvious. But Congress passed it. You can't support Bush obstructing legislation and then condemn Congress for getting obstructed by him.

According to a new Gallu... (Below threshold)
Brian:

According to a new Gallup poll, Congress' approval rating is 29%

By the way, if you think 29% is such a low number, remember that it's still higher than the percentage of people who think the Iraq war will be judged a success.

Evidently, the democratic c... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Evidently, the democratic contention that they were elected to do something about Iraq rather than keep their campaign promises seems to be not what people who take polls agree with. Two years and out. With that, they will cause a great number of Republicans to vote in the General election dooming any Democrat to defeat. Good going Nancy.

Mike: "It wasn't passed. If... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Mike: "It wasn't passed. If Bush vetoes it, it isn't passed."

You have to forgive Brian, Mike. As a Dem, he isn't too clear on this whole "separation of powers" thing. Like most dems, he probably believes that if enough dems don't like the Presidents policies, then they can impeach him.

Brian: "You can't support Bush obstructing legislation and then condemn Congress for getting obstructed by him."

Uh, actually you can, since the majority party can often bargain with members of the minority party and come up with bills that have veto-proof majorities.

Now, if you don't listen to the other side, then you "takes your chances."

Just like the Iraq measures, the Dems can't afford to be seen talking to the Republicans since it might be noted that they (the Dems) make no sense and are incomprehensively purposefully ignorant as to the consequences of their posturing.

Brian the brain: "By the wa... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Brian the brain: "By the way, if you think 29% is such a low number, remember that it's still higher than the percentage of people who think the Iraq war will be judged a success."

Wow! So now, polls based on the general publics understanding of a complex geopolitical situation is combined with the general publics ability to "predict the future" in order to provide a "scientific basis" for a Brian talking point.

Impressive! Impressively, almost bizarrely, stupid.

Jim:Are you for... (Below threshold)
astigafa:

Jim:

Are you for withdrawal from Iraq now? Especially to get better polling?

How quickly the subject changes when you nail their Republican asses to the deck.

So you think it's more l... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

So you think it's more likely that the Nov. '06 voters threw out the Republicans and elected Democrats, and are now upset that they're opposing him instead of supporting him?

You're right. Bush's approval rating is higher than Congress' because people disagree with Bush's positions more than disagree with Congress'. Make's perfect sense. /sarcasm

Mike, exactly!!!!... (Below threshold)
Jo:

Mike, exactly!!!!

HILARIOUS. Nice smackdown.

Sweeeeeet.

Make's perfect sense.</i... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Make's perfect sense.

Yes, it does. As I explained far up in this thread, long ago.

Ooh, reverse smackdown, eh, Sucker Fish Jo?! You like that one too?! I see you've been hanging around waiting for someone else to speak so you can comment on it, like a good little trained puppy! Why don't you wash your sock puppets tonight? Bwahahahaha! Love it! Sweeeeeet! OK, I'll go now and leave you to search for someone else for you to piggyback your next post on. Have fun!

Brian:Yes, it doe... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Brian:
Yes, it does. As I explained far up in this thread, long ago.

Sorry, I disproved your explanation previously.

Wow! So now, polls based... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Wow! So now, polls based on the general publics understanding of a complex geopolitical situation is combined with the general publics ability to "predict the future" in order to provide a "scientific basis" for a Brian talking point.

I might take your comment seriously if it weren't posted in a right-wing thread whose very foundation is a poll of those same people whose opinions you now deride.

Brian , just what is it y... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

Brian , just what is it you are here for then? Do you even know?

No hurry , we'll wait for your poll results.

Sorry, I disproved your ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Sorry, I disproved your explanation previously.

Not at all. You simply restated your disbelief of it, in the form of a sarcastic comment.

Once again, a post from Rob... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Once again, a post from Rob derisive of poll results, posted in a thread praising poll results! Yes, I know what I'm here for... do you?

And remember, Rob... Jay told you to watch your mouth.

Not one Dim has explained... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

Not one Dim has explained how they come to the deluded idea that they speak for the Majority of Americans after the Non National Mid Term Election. Especially after the fact that 75% had no clue who Blinky Pelosi is?

The fact is they can't. Why ? Because the Rats in fact are serial liars and are always claiming to speak for the Majority of Americans.

I love it when Brian is cau... (Below threshold)
Jo:

I love it when Brian is caught and quickly changes the subject.

Even Sweeeeeeter. tee hee.

And according to Pileoshi* ... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

And according to Pileoshi* and Dirty Harry the first 100 days were to be they're best. The only things left for them to destroy is the economy and any chance of avoiding a war in the United States. They're working 24-7 to do that. No I retract that, the work schedule was another broken promise (joke) by Peeeeloshi. They spend a few minutes per week working on anything. The rest of the time they use the classic excuse, 'it's Bush's fault'.

I love it when Brian is ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

I love it when Brian is caught and quickly changes the subject.

Yeah, Sock Puppet Jo, I love that too! Uh... hmm... exactly when did I do that? Was that when I schooled Mike, put Rob in his place, or smacked you down?

Oooh, triple-smack! HILARIOUS! Bwahahahaha!

Yeah Jo, that's the cat's m... (Below threshold)
donnie:

Yeah Jo, that's the cat's meow. Sounds like shit one might imagine after using Nyquil to chase a handful or two of lipstick-smeared pharmaceuticals. Hubba-hubba twit.

Hey Brain-less being that e... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Hey Brain-less being that everyone is ganging up on you I will help you out. To lessen the pain when you extract Jo's foot from your rear, use the large tube of PH (the house brand will work if you are short on cash). Don't thank me as I like to do a good deed each day.

Bwahahaha! jhow66. as if Jo... (Below threshold)
donnie:

Bwahahaha! jhow66. as if Jo could lift her orthopedic-shoe-laden foot to the level of anyone's rear. Not when O'Reilly's Soros "charts" and Malkin's cheers and Hannity's rage and sugarplum polls and dancing brooms are going through her addled head.

Scrapiron, doncha just hate... (Below threshold)
donnie:

Scrapiron, doncha just hate Nancy Pie losebowelvomitsi and dirtydingypoopie Hairy Reid? Holy Christmas, those dhimmiecrats get my panties in a twisted knot too! Surge on brave warrior!

It's tough to get legisl... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

It's tough to get legislation passed with a one-vote majority in the Senate, and a sell-out like Lieberman in the mix.

Bitter much, Jim?

You can thank Ned Lamont and Markos for that bit of fun.

I wonder what happened earl... (Below threshold)

I wonder what happened early on in Brian's life that made his brain run contrary to reason.

Why can't the libs simply admit that the Congress they wanted is losing the moderate base? They appealed to the moderates to win an election then quickly shifted further left and began doing the very things they criticized their counterparts for.

It's the nature of the beast. Congress is an almost uncontrollable entity that constantly works against the "overall good" they claim to be proponents of.

Oyster, they deluded themse... (Below threshold)
kim:

Oyster, they deluded themselves into thinking it was leftist netroots that led the coup. In fact, it was running moderate Democrats, many of them veterans. I think it is the Webb effect that is warping the judgement. Most of those Blue Dogs aren't rabid.
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Here's the moderate voter o... (Below threshold)
kim:

Here's the moderate voter out there thinking 'wow those crazy cowards on the left think I voted against Bush because I like them and actually it was just because everyone said he's an idiot. Maybe we need more idiots'.
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"The right is disgusted wit... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

"The right is disgusted with Congress for trying to surrender but it may be the left is equally disgusted with them for not trying to surrender fast enough. If you're getting it from both sides like that, it stands to reason your approval's going to drop."

Perhaps, but the "getting it from both sides" meme applies equally to President Bush. I for one, am furious at Bush for a number of reasons (not furious enough to vote for a Democrat, but furious nonetheless). His abandonment of border patrol agents, two of which should be pardoned right now ranks up there, as well as his "vigilante" label re the Minutemen.




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