According to a new Gallup poll, a whopping 80% of the American people are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. at this time. Only 19% answered the opposite, the lowest rating registered since January of 1992 (the start of the final year of George Bush Sr.’s term in office). The only time the poll has ever found a lower number was in 1979 (tail end of the Carter years, during the Iranian Hostage Crisis, soaring gas prices), when a 14% rating occurred.
You might be thinking, “hey, why’s the number gotten so low now…. I’ve been dissatisfied with the direction of the country for awhile“. But see, all that means is you’ve been paying attention for the last five years… The extreme number of 19% has only been reached because Republicans have finally turned. Yeah, that’s right, even the GOP is uncomfortable now! Gallup sayeth:
Since January 2007, U.S. satisfaction has dropped by nearly half, from 35% to 19%. However, it has dropped much more among Republicans (from 60% to 33%) than among Democrats (from 16% to 7%).
The 33% of Republicans satisfied with the country today is the lowest Gallup has found for members of President Bush’s party since he took office in 2001.
D’oh! So what turned them around? I have a few guesses. First, the recession, duh. Second (related), gas prices. Third, in Jan 07 the
Communist Democratic Congress took over, robbing President Bush of his God-given right to do whatever the f*** he wants. Fourth, it’s hard to imagine any fiscal conservatives still being pleased seeing as how the national debt is gonna be higher than Mars soon. Fifth, the Mexican-hating ones have probably figured out they’re never going to get their seventy foot wall with machine gun nests at 500 yard intervals.
How sad. I weep for you, Republican Party.
The right wing wanted to screw all the poor people by taking away Medicare and Social Security so they could buy bigger yachts, but instead got a neverending War that’s bankrupting the country. The odds are taxes are gonna go up, at least on the super-rich, so really, we should expect their mass suicide any minute now.
Just kidding. I don’t believe in karma, but I’m not going to feign sympathy for these people. The fact that 60% of them were happy with the way things were as late as January 2007 speaks volumes for why the rest of the world has felt the opposite since January 2001.