Published on Monday, June 18, 2007 by Reuters
Newly Empowered Democrats Draw Wrath of Voters
by Thomas Ferraro
WASHINGTON - The new Democratic-led Congress is drawing the ire of voters upset with its failure to quickly deliver on a promise to end the Iraq war.This is reflected in polls that show Congress — plagued by partisan bickering mostly about the war — at one of its lowest approval ratings in a decade. Surveys find only about one in four Americans approves of it.
“I understand their disappointment,” said Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada. “We raised the bar too high.”
No, Harry. You did NOT raise the bar too high. You are merely and fundamentally unsound in your approach to governing. Just like your Republican counterparts and the overwhelming majority of National level politicians in this country over the last several decades.
"The bar", in fact, is unquestionably and empirical Far Too Low, and you still can't reach it because you consistently invest Far Too Much of your Conscience and Intellect towards appeasing destructive elements of the Money Machine which you and all of your cohorts - from both the Right and the Left - believe in your delusional human brains are the most important aspects of America.
You are, of course and without reservation, absolutely mistaken.
The far left, those who espouse Socialist ideals without concern for the very moral and biologically integral profit motive, are very few in this country and have always been so. Their reach and influence, once somewhat lofty and popular amongst the heinously abused working classes, has shrunk to next to nothing in the years since the Cold War began. They are not a "threat" to the Capitalist establishment upon which rests the prosperity of the United States, Britain & the European Union, Japan and the rising capitalist economies of the Far East. The far left is merely the foil upon which you, Harry Reid, and all of your foolish and duplicitous cronies shred the legitimate and integral rights of the citizens of our representative Democracies.
Just as it was before last year’s elections, polls show most Americans believe the United States is headed in the wrong direction.
“The primary reason is war,” said James Thurber of American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.
But there are other reasons. “People have problems in their lives and they don’t see the White House or Congress dealing with it,” Thurber said.
A Quinnipiac University poll this month found Congress with an approval rating of just 23 percent. “People voted for change. But they don’t think they got it,” said Peter Brown, an assistant director of the poll.
A Gallup poll last month put Congress’s approval rating at 29 percent. The number had fallen to 21 percent last December, just weeks before Republicans yielded control.
[Rowing the boat, not so gently, down the drain...]
As all the Pols are guarentied to be heard saying when such numbers condemn them as unresponsive to their constituencies, polls shouldn't be the main force behind political decision making. Reason, intelligently utilized rather than selfishly so, is supposed to be at the center of every debate and disagreement.
But it's just too damned difficult for you to gain election to those Halls of Power without sucking like a Kirby on overdrive at the mammoth Corporate Teat.
I fear for my nation, my part of the globe, my species unless you realize the enormity of your mistakes and get back to basics: One nation, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for ALL.