"Dr" Harry's Spin: "We raised the bar too high."

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.


  1. Maybe Reid meant we all set the bar too high. We voters seem to be expecting some return on our involvement in politics. Apparently, it don't work that way.

  2. Yeppers. Well, either that, or that any involvement which doesn't include cash in the thousands range just doesn't count for anything.

    Either way, it's really OUR fault anyway. Got it.


  3. Well said! I think your post is the voice of one in four Americans. In many other countries, the politicians would be shaking in their boots. Not here. They just stand around and scratch their head.

  4. Harry raised the bar of truth too high, and he and Pelosi can't reach such a pinnacle.

  5. Love ya Tonya! :)

    I think so, Larry. They put out the Highest Goal but had all their Party machinery focused on the Marketing, leaving way too little intellectual resources to bring to bear on development of their "product".

    Typical of the worst characteristics of Yuppydom.

  6. just like in this country you have two mildly differential factions of the same elite

  7. Getting back to basics is obscured by the enormity of their missteps and evildoing.

  8. Can I just copy Kevin Wolf? Who is this Kevin Wolf?

    He said what was in my head. Grrrr.

  9. What does that dude smoke because he has got to be high to believe that comment.

    The problem with Washington today is that everyone in the house and senate has jobs!!

  10. I think he meant to say: "We tried to pull the wool over their eyes and it didn't work. Now what do we do?"

    ; (

    Same Oh, same oh, say one thing and do the opposite. ; (

  11. Peacechick, I do think the problem is that only 1 in 4 folks have enough interest to notice what's going on.

    They say revolutions start when things are just good enough that the crap seems unacceptable. Seems, rightly or wrongly, that Gas Prices may become that unacceptable crap, but . .. I'd sure rather folks just understood the importance of their role day-to-day, thus avoiding the need for tremendous upheaval.

    Yeah, I know. I'm a dreamer. {sigh}

    Dig it, Michael. 2 Factions fighting like children over all the spoils, utterly ignoring their own immaturity and short/near-sightedness. What makes the problem so intractable is that they're both so very DESPERATE to remain on top.

    I think that covers your point, too Maria. Back to basics is impossible when the electorate at large doesn't understand those enough to choose Better, more responsible Leaders. You know, ones who'll tell 'em where they're wrong or need to moderate their life-styles.

    He's one o' those low-key & humble wise men (and occasional wiseguy) who help make the internets a more interestingly saner place, L@Z. Do to be checkin' his site out. {-;

    He only smokes it for "medicinal purposes", AG. How d'you think he manages to keep that job?

    Hopefully, he'll wake up smell the corruption, Coffee.

    Ain't really countin' on it though . . .


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