Throw the bums out. That’s the message 60 percent of Americans are sending to Washington in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, saying if they had the chance to vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress, including their own representative, they would. Just 35 percent say they would not.(snip) The 60 percent figure is the highest-ever in that question recorded in the poll, registered in the wake of the government shutdown and threat of the U.S. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history.
These people want a king, emperor or dictator. They want the Congress to just rubber stamp anything the majority wants with Obama in control. It is by design that our country has checks, balances and gridlock....less the majority force tyranny on the minority. We are not suppose to get along and have bipartianship. It is the House of Reps that have control of the purse, not the white house. The people have a right to say no! You can´t spend us into oblivion. Washington is now like England under King George with mandates, rules, taxation and we the people can go to hell.
Not all members of Congress should be fired. This poll just show how ignorant so many Americans are about the legislative process and the current fiasco. The House has passed bill after bill to fund various departments; budgets for the US, etc but because Harry Reid (D) in the Senate will not allow these bills to come for a vote in the Senate -nothing happens. The problem with Congress is Harry Reid. Prior to 2009, Congress actually passed appropriations bills that would fund all the departments for the fiscal year -not this continuing resolutions garbage.
The question was do you have a government worker at any level living with you . . . . that includes teachers, bus drivers, military and others so 20% is a reasonable number. These are terrible numbers for the Republican Party and even worse for the Tea Party.
This country needs a national enema. Then, a colonoscopy, to see if somebody was left behind. Except for the Pentagon, State, and Commerce depts., the rest should be dismissed. This includes all the illegal alphabet agencies and anybody in between. We should divide every state in four parts with only four congressmen in the House - no more district gerrymandering. Senators should be named by the states per the constitution. Politicians should be forbidden to lobby after they leave office subject to put in Leavenworth for life. Well, I know I forget something, but you get the picture.
Poll shows a sea change in public opinion and it is not good for GOP. Obama approval up 2 points to 47, GOP approval in toilet and a 9 point Dem generic advantage. And Ted Cruz is upside down in approval for those who even know who he is. Teddy is a good debator but a lousy general. He should have guessed when he launched his strategery that Obama would not cave. Obama now has one advantage that he lacked during the debt ceiling debates of 2011: He no longer has to face reelection. One risk to Obama during 2011 was that even if a debt ceiling breach endangered many congressional Republicans, it could also have injured his reelection chances because of the long-term damage to the economy. Voters could have chosen both a new Congress and a new president, though I doubt they would have chosen clueless Mittens.
Obama approval ratings increased to 47%. Two days ago they were in the 30´s. There very little truth getting through the media blitz to save Obamacare. Meanwhile has anyone heard of Benghazi lately? The circus keeps the acts going to keep the attention off the the donkey and elephant crap that is piled higher and higher.
As Tip O´Neill used to advise, congressional politics is local, so a national poll regarding Congress is really not worth a hill of beans. Because as long as the majority of constituents in the State or District where the individual Senator or Representative is from agree with the positions that their Senator or Representatives is taking, nothing will change and chances are great that the Senator or Representative will get re-elected.
In that respect, who cares what a group of liberal people in New York or California think about what a conservative Senator or Representative from Texas or Utah is doing, as what they think is irrelevant to that Senator or Representative and his or her constituency.
The same is not true for the President because his constituency is the whole country.
#2 has opened a very interesting can of worms with that question.
If employees and relatives of said employees are legally prohibited in participating in contests run by their employers, I think Government employees should fall under the same rules in regards to polls and other stuff that affect this Country.
And again...who are polling? Anybody that lives in Realville? And the alphabet drive by media consistently cherry picks and then total spins what comes off the teleprompter...then out of the mouth of the bobble talking head in front of the camera. Safe to say 80% of those in Congress need to be not just fired but sitting in jail with everything they acquired through illegal means while abusing their office taken away and given back to the taxpayers. They have forgotten the "serve the people" portion of their oath as well as the "protect and up hold the Constitution of the United States". And yes I would want to keep one Senator...the other needs to go...and I am sad to say he is not the man he was when he started out...but he has become a man of his environment...sleezy,backroom dealing, untruthful and a DC elistist.....and our family hosted many an event to help his get elected...he needs to come back to Texas and remember his roots.
Stupid question since it can´t be done. Only reason for the poll is so the lying media can continue to never report that most all the problems are caused by one party that is always perfect in their lying eyes. Not fire, arrest in more in order for many.
Mr Senator is Ted Cruz, so I want him to stay. And any like him that truly stand for the Constitution. Sadly, we can count them on one hand.
The rest can, and should, all go.
This nation was mortally wounded on 11-6-2012. Our only hope of surviving is to return to our Constitutional roots. Sadly, few in Congress care about anything except their own power, prestige and perks.
The whole "everyone hates" Congress schtick is as old as the republic itself. It´s so easy to "hate" Congress as a body, but that´s not how our system works. Everyone hates Congress, but generally, likes their own Congressman (woman). It´s a diversionary tactic and the press only reports on it when the GOP controls one or both chambers. Do you remember all the reporting on how much people hated Congress when Reid and Pelosi were running the show? No? And, do you remember how shocked, SHOCKED, the media were when the grassroots of the country threw the Dems out in 2010? And do you remember what the President did? Started silencing the grassroots Tea Partiers by auditing them.
My advice to Boehner and the rest of the GOP -- ignore the polls, you are in thick of it now, you cannot go all wobbly, you must press ahead...to come this far only cave under the pressure of misleading polls is asinine.
When a team fails, the manager and coaches should be released, not the players. Everything that is occurring is being orchestrated by the WH, the WH staff, the advisors, and the leaders of the Democratic party. The mess stared in Sept 2001 with the GOP leaders going to war and it has not stopped since. It´s just a continuing downward spiral which cannot be broken until rational people are elected to office, should it ever happen. There are plenty of good people in Congress but they are scared to think for themselves and to represent their Constituents.
RINO”S you’re going home! The Tea Party "is" the Republican Party. Its members are the majority. We will not be dissuaded, deluded, compromised, delayed, detoured, bought or lured away. We will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, negotiate at the table of corruption, hesitate in the presence of adversary or meander in the maze of mediocrity. We won´t give up, shut up or let up because we´re prayed up and suited up. You won´t have any problem recognizing us! We’re through with your phony, backstabbing, panty waist, cloistered backroom clique politics that have brought our country to ruin and the party to impotence. WE WILL VOTE YOU OUT!!!! WE WILL VOTE YOU OUT!!!! GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!
First, remember that this is an NBC/WSJ poll. Second, reading the .pdf details it comes across that there is a great deal of dissatisfaction, with the Dems holding an edge at this time. However, the number of "undecideds" or "not sures" could swing the next election either way.
What I take away from this is that there is a political vacuum to be filled. Can the GOP straighten up and do it, or is a new party the only remedy?
Just stay firm, Republicans, stay firm. Remember that many of us are looking at results, not just process. A "cave" can no longer be disguised.
I thought Obama was part of the equation. I guess they forgot to ask about that. This looks like a push poll designed to soften up Republicans. There´s a lot of flak flying around right now from both sides.
The giveaway was "Democratic pollster Fred Yang, who helped conduct the poll with Hart, added that Americans are paying attention to this fight and want it resolved before the debt ceiling deadline of Oct. 17."
#1: I agree except that I´d like to see Cruz and Lee run for the governorships of their states. Get a whole new congress (firing all of them might be the only way to get rid of the McCains and Durbans of the bunch) and have a nice free-for-all in elections for the new congress.
Democrats almost never have to fight off a primary challenger. It just never happens. I´d love to see that too.
Of course Brian Williams and Chuck Todd, said the poll reflected on the Republicans in the House but neglected to find the democrat scum in the senate to be failures. Note to Brian--You are being used by the corrupt Obama/Pelosi/Reid machine.
Ok. If 60% of American wants to get rid of the entire congress, then where are those that are willing to join a revolutionary army? That´s the only way that it can be done. And while we´re at it, lets clean out the executive brand and the federal judicary too. There are plenty of problems in those two branches too. If we do all of that, then we can begin all over again with a clean slate. And with the knowledge of how to prevent the same thing from happening again. Just take the list provide by #8 and add a few more things to it, and we can finally have a country that if free and operates in the manner the original founders intended. Me, I´m ready to sign up NOW.
How about running a more realistic poll -- such as "should we keep or fire our own reps?" -- the % saying ´fire´ would more likely come in below 50%. Few people want to risk losing whatever political leverage their reps might have in Congress, so most would wind up voting to keep their own incumbents.
Truth is at least 75% of our elected officials should be replaced since they are more interested in serving themselves than serving the public or looking out for the country as a whole. My senators are Dems, and my congressman is a Dem-lite Republican. I would not miss any of them.
Today I got this email from a Dick Morris site: Dear Friend,Today on my radio show, I´ll discuss the dismal new poll data showing that people blame the shutdown on the Republicans by 53-31 and that the Republican Party´s approval rate has dropped ten points in two weeks to an all time low of 24%. How can we get out of this mess and go back on offense?"
Didn´t Dick predict a Romney landslide on Hannity. Fox fired Dick bit should have fired Sean and Karl Rove as well for polling malpractice.
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Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
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