Thursday, October 10, 2013
I just saw the latest NBC/WSJ poll and the republican party is taking a serious hit. They lead O in negative ratings by over 20%, and just 24% of Americans have a favorable opinion of them. That's not a good look for a party that wants to win future elections.
Maybe the rest of America noticed that O put on his best Sidney Poitier face and invited right wingnuts to the WH, but almost all of them declined. (I guess they just couldn't face their constituents after breaking bread with the black man. )
Oh (pun intended), and get this:
"What’s more, Obama’s political standing has remained relatively stable since the shutdown, with his approval rating ticking up two points since last month, and with the Democratic Party’s favorability rating declining just three points (from 42 percent to 39 percent).
“If it were not so bad for the country, the results could almost make a Democrat smile,” says Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff.
“These numbers lead to one inescapable conclusion: The Republicans are not tone deaf; they are stone deaf.”
A ‘boomerang’ effect for the GOP
Yet what is perhaps even more worrisome for the GOP is the “boomerang” effect: As the party has used the shutdown and fiscal fight to campaign against the nation’s health-care law and for limited government, the poll shows those efforts have backfired.
For one thing, the health-care law has become more popular since the shutdown began. Thirty-eight percent see the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”) as a good idea, versus 43 percent who see it as a bad idea – up from 31 percent good idea, 44 percent bad idea last month.
In addition, 50 percent say they oppose totally eliminating funding for the law, even if it that means a partial shutdown of the government. That’s up from 46 percent who said they opposed that move in a Sept. 2013 CNBC poll." [Source]
Oh my! What's a good wingnut to do? No matter how hard they try and how loud they shout, certainly they must now realize that Obamacare is going nowhere. And why should it? This might be the best thing to happen to real people in America since that great social program that FDR started in 1935.
"In a football game we all cheer for our respective teams. I cheer for the Houston Texans. It’s a good thing to cheer for your team…This isn’t a team sport. This is life and death. There is a fundamental divide between the government and the people.”
Ted, your team, like your hometown Texans, might need a new quarterback.