Thursday, August 4, 2011

Congress, Approval Rating in the Crapper


A record 82 percent of Americans now say they disapprove of the way Congress is doing its job, compared with 14 percent who approve, the poll found.
The disapproval rating for Congress was the highest in the 34 years the question has been asked in the poll and up from the previous high of 77 percent set in May 2010.
So this is a surprise to anyone!? The problem is, however, that congress is doing a crappy job, but MY congressman is OK because he brings money back into the district. It's why incumbents continue to hold office.
But I think that the new crop of Tea Party idiots in the house are really laughable. At least, I'd be laughing if it wasn't so serious. These morons think that they can demand their way and get everything they want without any compromise or moderation. They are like the spoiled brats of the Washington zoo. Many of them call themselves Christian which is laughable since they don't care for anyone except themselves and their rich contributors. Christ would roll over in his grave if he hadn't risen at the very thought that these idiots can use that term.
Seventy-two percent of the poll respondents disapproved of the way Republicans in Congress handled the debt ceiling negotiations, while 60 percent disapproved of the way Congressional Democrats acted to resolve the crisis.
You really hope that more moderate heads prevail in the future discussion of budget balancing. But there is little hope for the "gang of 12" who will work on future budget balancing efforts. The Republicans will have to put at least one of the Tea Party idiots on the panel while the Democrats will have to put one from the ideological opposite on the "gang". Maybe it should be more the "gaggle of 12" since they have about as much hope of any substantive compromises the solve the nation's problems at the geese which they seem intent on imitating.