GOP establishment to Americans: We Simply Refuse To Win!
President Barack Obama’s job approval among American voters drops to a new low, a negative 38 – 57 percent, as the outlook for Democrats running for Congress and the U.S. Senate fades also, according to a national poll released today. He even gets a negative 41 – 49 percent among voters 18 to 29 years old and a lackluster 50 – 43 percent approval among Hispanic voters.
American voters say 41 – 38 percent that they would vote for a Republican over a Democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives, the first time this year the Democrats come up on the short end of this generic ballot. Independent voters back Republican candidates 41 – 28 percent. Voters also say 47 – 42 percent that they would like to see Republicans gain control of the U.S. Senate and the House. Independent voters go Republican 50 – 35 percent for each.
And the GOP leadership’s response? Surrender to the Dems on a “bipartisan” budget deal that once again gives we the people the shit end of the stick — while at the same time, sending Mitch McConnell around the talk show circuit to tell us how we simply can’t repeal ObamaCare, that the only way to get rid of it is to re-elect Republicans to power, even if those Republicans are the types who act in nearly every respect just like Democrats.
No thanks. Gonna pass. Not interested in the “positioning” or the gamesmanship, or who “gets blamed” if there’s another government shutdown. I’m not some unaffected spectator at a game of political chess being played by those who are all pretty much set for life.
By trying to outmaneuver Dems on some imaginary political chess board, the GOP will once again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, failing to stand up for the American people when it is leadership the American people want — not risk avoidance. In fact, I’m beginning to believe this is the plan: better to serve as the minority party in an explosive federal government awash in perks and corruption than to have to represent silly conservatives and their hoary principles, which would involve representatives willingly giving up much of their power and influence and wealth-wrangling ability.