Thursday, September 21, 2006

Down with Bush, down with Congress

By Michael J.W. Stickings

A new NYT/CBS poll finds that "Americans have an overwhelmingly negative view of the Republican-controlled Congress, with substantial majorities saying that they disapprove of the job it is doing and that its members do not deserve reelection".

"Encouraging stuff," says Ezra Klein, and, without getting my hopes up, I'm not about to disagree. Kevin Drum finds a pretty negative electorate: "Apparently, 14% of voters approve of their own congressman's job but nonetheless don't think he or she deserves reelection. Now that's a crowd in a nasty mood."

Here's hoping the mood stays nasty. It's time for drastic change.


Let me take this occasion to welcome a new co-blogger to The Reaction, an anonymous blogger who shall be going by the name Heraclitus. I'm excited to have him with us.

You can find his introductory post right below this one (or click here).

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  • I wish I could be optimistic. The public has been so consistent in doing the stupid thing that I don't want to waste hope.

    And then there's Karl Rove's promised "October Surprise" and a promised media blitz that should exceed all bounds of decency judging from past experience.

    Hell, I'm still getting e-mails showing how Ollie North predicted 9/11 and Al Gore thwarted attampts to get Osama. There isn'a germ of truth, but it's been around so often it might as well be true.

    The lie is mightier than any pen or sward.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 4:25 PM  

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