Thursday, June 21, 2007

Running the numbers on Congressional disapproval

By Libby
Updated below

Contrary to the hopeful imaginings of GOP apologists, the lastest Gallup poll is not an indictment of the Democratic party. It's a reflection of the public's digust with politics as usual on both sides of the fence. In fact, one suspects if the GOP was still in control, their numbers would be below zero.

That's not to say the people aren't dissatisfied with the Democrat's performance so far. The Democrats were elected largely because they promised to change the status quo. Granted, they don't have a large enough majority to make it easy but they aren't fooling anybody with lip service to high minded ideals at the podium while plying the same political trickery behind the scenes.

Nonetheless, the Republicans shouldn't break out their champagne bottles just yet. As I've been saying for well over two years now, when the voters express their buyer's remorse at the ballot box, it won't be the GOP who makes the sale. It will be third party candidates who will reap the rewards of the electorate's discontent. However, word up to Ralph Nader -- that doesn't mean you.

Update: Tapscott agrees with me.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I couldn't agree more about Nader. I've never seen him as more than a paranoia salesman with the effrontery to write books on subjects he knew less than nothing about.

The last thing we need is another shallow, self righteous and self-impressed crusader.

3:07:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Amen Fogg. Time for Ralph to retire.

4:05:00 PM  

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