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chagrin
08-23-2007, 09:31 AM
I look at the front page of this leftist forum and I see something like 18 anti Bush threads, mostly started by the same 2-3 people and realized that, not surprisingly, all I notice are the gentle sounds of crickets with regards to the shitty job the Dems are doing in Congress.

Thought I would share the love and open the topic up for some good ole lefty/radical spin.


http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/2007/07/18/worst-congress-ever/

Worst. Congress. Ever.
Bush 34, Congressional Democrats 14

The new Reuters poll is out and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have pulled an upset: They have managed to make George Walker Bush twice as popular as Congress.


An even bigger majority, 83 percent, say the Democratic-controlled Congress is doing only a fair or poor job the worst mark for Congress in a Zogby poll.

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In the national survey of 1,012 likely voters, taken July 12 through July 14, about 66 percent said Bush had done only a fair or poor job as president, with 34 percent ranking his performance as excellent or good.

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While 83 percent said Congress was doing a fair or poor job, just 14 percent rated it excellent or good. Last October, in its final days, the Republican-led Congress earned ratings of excellent or good from 23 percent of voters.

Got that? The Democratic Party gets 14% job approval. Bush 34%.

If this were a Little League game, the 10-run rule would apply.

Congressional Democrats are spinning their wheels trying to get George Bush. Democrats promised not to waste their time impeaching Bush. That is what they are doing. The public disdain for Democrats is overwhelming.

It took 12 years for Republicans to drop to 23%. Dems already are down to 14%. That means even Mom is starting to wonder about you.

14% job approval. Nixon did better. On the day he left office!

Hat tip: Matt Drudge, the scourge of the Democratic Party. Bwa-ha-ha.

UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit: As Ive noted before, this has gone past the point of being funny. Its really worrisome.

There certainly is a flaw in our process. And we dare mock the fledgling Iraqi democracy.

ROFL

FD
08-23-2007, 09:42 AM
Republicans certainly wont approve of a democratic congress, Democrats dont approve because they havent stopped the war, and Independents NEVER approve of congress.

pikesome
08-23-2007, 09:48 AM
Congressman = POS. That's it. It's one of those truths of American politics that transcends party, race, sex, everything.

HonestChieffan
08-23-2007, 09:49 AM
Clean house.

alanm
08-23-2007, 09:59 AM
It took 12 years for Republicans to drop to 23%. Dems already are down to 14%. That means even Mom is starting to wonder about you.

And it took only 8 months. Now THAT is getting the job done. :thumb:

Taco John
08-23-2007, 11:12 AM
What constitutes an Anti Bush thread? As far as I can tell, just mentioning his name = anti bush to some of his embarassed voters.

patteeu
08-23-2007, 11:18 AM
What constitutes an Anti Bush thread? As far as I can tell, just mentioning his name = anti bush to some of his embarassed voters.

I mention his name all the time and I don't get accused of being anti-Bush very often.

StcChief
08-23-2007, 11:41 AM
Seems like the circles we talk in are different. I mention Bush and it's NEVER construed as ANTI....

Cochise
08-23-2007, 12:10 PM
What you see right now is the DNC actually running the show as they see fit, for the first time in a long time.

Conservatives don't like it of course... and the Democratic base doesn't like it because they were fed some corny pickup lines, they gave it up, and their phone hasn't rang since.

This is the Democratic leadership trying to implement their will on everything, regardless of what anybody thinks. This is what happens when they know that their base is so loyal they can do whatever they please and they'll never lose support come election time.

You pull the curtain back on all of this, and, well - the approval ratings tell the story.

alanm
08-23-2007, 12:35 PM
What you see right now is the DNC actually running the show as they see fit, for the first time in a long time.

Conservatives don't like it of course... and the Democratic base doesn't like it because they were fed some corny pickup lines, they gave it up, and their phone hasn't rang since.

This is the Democratic leadership trying to implement their will on everything, regardless of what anybody thinks. This is what happens when they know that their base is so loyal they can do whatever they please and they'll never lose support come election time.

You pull the curtain back on all of this, and, well - the approval ratings tell the story.
Or cockroaches scurrying when the light comes on.

Chief Henry
08-23-2007, 12:35 PM
[QUOTE=Taco John]What constitutes an Anti Bush thread?


Basically any thread that you start :Poke:

|Zach|
08-23-2007, 02:03 PM
It was the amazing the other day I went to a porn site and saw naked pictures of girls.

What else did you expect from a fringe leftist forum?

penchief
08-24-2007, 06:33 PM
Congressman = POS. That's it. It's one of those truths of American politics that transcends party, race, sex, everything.

It's for better or for worse, but it is a necessary evil.

Congress represents the people. It is our voice. If they are not doing our will it is our job to let them know. That's why they are being critiqued more harshly than the Bush Presidency (because they work DIRECTLY for us while Bush whips out the EXECUTIVE PRIVELEGE CARD 100% of the time). We know that the president is not going to listen to us, while at the same time we elected this congress in 2006 to override this president. The people's unhappiness with congress reflects on republicans just as much, if not more, than it does democrats, IMO.

The bottom line is that without the people's representative voice in government (congress), we would have no say. So while you may disapprove of their job performance, their is no direct correlation between being a congressman and being a piece of shit.

Congress is responsible to us. And if we are willing to allow our voice in government to be bribed by big business and right wing zeolots for the sake of raping our national resources, then we are the ones who are at fault. They may be crooks but we are the ones who gave them the keys to the henhouse.

IMO, we are lazy and frightened. We allow our government to bully us with fear tactics and lies because we want to live carefree. We buy their slogans and their rhetoric because we want to believe that the purpose of government is to protect us. But we are ceding our rights and we are giving in to evolutionary fascism, IMO. Congress is our first line of defense.

We just have to do a better job as citizens. We have to stop buying into the PR campaigns and starting evaluating things less ideologically and less monetarily. That is our only hope, IMO. Surely, the profit motive and extreme nationalism were not meant to be the purpose of our existence. I still believe that liberty is man's calling.

stevieray
08-24-2007, 06:42 PM
What you see right now is the DNC actually running the show as they see fit, for the first time in a long time.

Conservatives don't like it of course... and the Democratic base doesn't like it because they were fed some corny pickup lines, they gave it up, and their phone hasn't rang since.

This is the Democratic leadership trying to implement their will on everything, regardless of what anybody thinks. This is what happens when they know that their base is so loyal they can do whatever they please and they'll never lose support come election time.

You pull the curtain back on all of this, and, well - the approval ratings tell the story.

didn't you get the memo...anything that paints the dems in a bad light will be blamed on any and everything but the dems themselves...teenager mentality that the boomers have been stuck in for forty years...

Simplex3
08-24-2007, 06:49 PM
It's for better or for worse, but it is a necessary evil.

Congress represents the people. It is our voice. If they are not doing our will it is our job to let them know. That's why they are being critiqued more harshly than the Bush Presidency (because they work DIRECTLY for us while Bush whips out the EXECUTIVE PRIVELEGE CARD 100% of the time). We know that the president is not going to listen to us, while at the same time we elected this congress in 2006 to override this president. The people's unhappiness with congress reflects on republicans just as much, if not more, than it does democrats, IMO.

The bottom line is that without the people's representative voice in government (congress), we would have no say. So while you may disapprove of their job performance, their is no direct correlation between being a congressman and being a piece of shit.

Congress is responsible to us. And if we are willing to allow our voice in government to be bribed by big business and right wing zeolots for the sake of raping our national resources, then we are the ones who are at fault. They may be crooks but we are the ones who gave them the keys to the henhouse.

IMO, we are lazy and frightened. We allow our government to bully us with fear tactics and lies because we want to live carefree. We buy their slogans and their rhetoric because we want to believe that the purpose of government is to protect us. But we are ceding our rights and we are giving in to evolutionary fascism, IMO. Congress is our first line of defense.

We just have to do a better job as citizens. We have to stop buying into the PR campaigns and starting evaluating things less ideologically and less monetarily. That is our only hope, IMO. Surely, the profit motive and extreme nationalism were not meant to be the purpose of our existence. I still believe that liberty is man's calling.
...or we could just cut off their endless supply of cash and all the greed goes right out with it.

penchief
08-24-2007, 06:51 PM
...or we could just cut off their endless supply of cash and all the greed goes right out with it.

Public financing of campaigns? I'm for that, too.

Bowser
08-25-2007, 04:50 PM
The entire political process in this country needs a good overhaul/enema.

Calcountry
08-25-2007, 05:09 PM
Republicans certainly wont approve of a democratic congress, Democrats dont approve because they havent stopped the war, and Independents NEVER approve of congress.I don't know if you all remember my tyranical rants in the days immediately after the election of a Democrat congress. But one of the things that I was most furious about, was just exactly what in the phug WAS the Democrats agenda. What exactly, DID, they run on anyway?

The answer is exactly what you have gotten, NOTHING.

They promised nothing, and they delivered nothing.

They have no solution to the war on terror, or Iraq, or anything else for that matter. Just more taxes to pay for more and more and more government. Grow, expand, EXPLODE! GROW, EXPAND, EXPLODE!(rep to who can tame that toon).

SBK
08-25-2007, 06:11 PM
I'll go on record as saying I'd be okay with EVERY SINGLE incumbent being ousted by someone new, get some new blood in there.

Yep, there'd be lots of good people that we'd miss, but a lot more trash would be removed.