Republican Zealots in Congress Paving the Way for Democratic Resurgence in 2016

by johndavis, September 30, 2015

Republican Zealots in Congress Paving the Way for Democratic Resurgence in 2016   September 30, 2015          Vol. VIII, No. 14             7:13 am   GOP-Led Congress: “Corrupt,” “Out of Touch,” “Sellouts” Republican zealots in Washington D.C. are paving the way for Democrats to hold the White House in 2016 and retake the U.S. Senate by making
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Republican Zealots in Congress Paving the Way for Democratic Resurgence in 2016

 

September 30, 2015          Vol. VIII, No. 14             7:13 am

 

GOP-Led Congress: “Corrupt,” “Out of Touch,” “Sellouts”

Republican zealots in Washington D.C. are paving the way for Democrats to hold the White House in 2016 and retake the U.S. Senate by making the same mistake the Democratic zealots made after they were given control of the legislative branch in 2009. Namely, insisting that partisan priorities, like abortion, gay rights and immigration, are more important than the priorities of most voters: personal income and a federal government rigged in favor of the wealthy.

Evidence of the declining value of GOP stock at the federal level can be seen in the just-released (September 24, 2015) NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey:

  • 29% of Americans have a “Favorable” view of GOP; 45% unfavorable (-16 pts)
  • 42% of Americans have a “Favorable” view of the Democratic Party, significantly higher than the 35% “Unfavorable” (+7 pts)

Important note: The NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey was conducted by both Peter Hart, a respected Democratic pollster, and Bill McInturff, a respected Republican pollster.

Gallup’s new annual Governance poll, conducted September 9-13, shows that 8-in-10 Americans believe that the GOP-led Congress is “generally out of touch with average Americans.”

That near-record low finding for the nation’s GOP-led legislative branch is amplified by the 62% of Americans who believe members of Congress “care more about special interests than constituents.” Half (52%) of Americans think “most members of Congress are corrupt.”

Who are these out-of-touch, corrupt members of Congress who have sold out their constituents for campaign contributions from special interests?

  • 247 U.S. House members are Republicans; 188 are Democrats
  • 54 U.S. Senate members are Republicans; 44 Democrats; 2 Independents

Voters Elected New GOP Majority in 2014 to Fix Government

On November 5, 2014, the day after Republicans took over most state governments and both houses of Congress, Gallup released the results of a national survey asking voters what they wanted the new Congress to do. The number one response was, “fix itself;” “compromise to get things done.”

Second, after dealing with the highest priority of cooperating and getting things done, voters wanted the new Congress to create more jobs, lower the deficit and improve healthcare.

Later that month, on November 23, 2014, a CNN/ORC poll showed that only 16% of Americans said that the Republican victories were a mandate for Republican policies. An overwhelming 74% said the GOP victories were a rejection of Democrats.

How are they doing? Today’s (9/30/2015) Real Clear Politics average job approval rating for the Republican-led Congress is 15.2%, with a whopping 75.6% disapproving.

Why? They put their Republican priorities, like abortion, gay rights and immigration, ahead of the voters’ priorities of fixing how the government operates by cooperating to get things done, like creating jobs and improving healthcare.

Nothing Will Get Done until Government is Fixed

The problems of deficit spending and sovereign debt cannot be fixed until government is fixed. The problem of unsustainable entitlements cannot be fixed until government is fixed. The problem of an unsustainable healthcare system cannot be fixed until government is fixed.

Government is the problem.

The problem of abuse of the welfare system, especially corporate welfare, cannot be fixed until government is fixed. The problem of the permanent underclass resulting from an addiction to government dependency cannot be fixed until government is fixed. The problems associated with assimilating 11 million undocumented immigrants cannot be fixed until government is fixed.

The problem of a globally uncompetitive K-12 education in America’s public school system cannot be fixed until government is fixed.

Government is the problem. Government is the problem because government is rigged. Rigged by those in power to benefit those who help them get reelected.

Democrats have rigged the government to benefit their constituencies so they can stay in power. Republicans have rigged the government so they can stay in power.

The United States needs a president who understands both the creation of private wealth and how the government is rigged. One who is temperamentally suited for principled compromise in the pursuit of solutions to problems of inadequate personal income and a rigged government.

Republican zealots in Washington D.C. are paving the way for Democrats to hold the White House in 2016 and retake the U.S. Senate by making the same mistake the Democratic zealots made after they were given control of the legislative branch in 2009. Namely, insisting that partisan priorities are more important than the priorities of most voters.

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