Thursday, May 17, 2007

2006 GOP Loss: A Good Thing for 2008?

In the run up to the 2006 Congressional elections the Dems handpicked Blue Dog Democrats and talked about government over-spending and corruption...and won. They won by running purple candidates and using GOP talking points.

But once they won those FDR Dems were not to be heard from again. They didn't campaign saying they would end support (and funding) for the war --quite the contrary, they ran tons of Veterans. They didn't run on any of the issues that the DU or the Kos kids care about. And that's why they won.

Now that they have been in office and their actual agenda is emerging, they now have lower approval ratings than the President (those numbers they love to tout) --and his numbers are rising. I thought "the majority of Americans" agreed with their cut and run tactics?

"...According to the May 10-13, 2007, Gallup Poll, 29% of Americans approve and 64% disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job. Congressional approval is down 4 percentage points since last month, and is 3 points lower than the 32% average measured during the first five months of the year. The high point for the congressional approval rating so far this year was the 37% approval measured in February.

Even though Democrats now control both houses of Congress, the poll shows that only 37% of Democrats approve of the job Congress is doing right now." (source)

Maybe 2006 will have served as a trial run and harsh reality for the weak-willed that believed the Democrats actually gave serious thought to our security, our economy and government reform...

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