About November

Thursday Gallup released a poll that should send shivers down every Quisling Democrat’s non-existent spine.

The results I wish to draw to your attention are these-

On Partisan Image the Democratic Party now trails the Republicans 42% favorable (R) to 41% (D).  This is down 11% from August/September ’09 and  is across all Political Identifications- -6% among Democrats, -10% among Independents, and -7% among Republicans.

Moreover Democratic UNFAVORABILITY has RISEN from 51% to 54% and now EXCEEDS Republican unfavorability by 3% (down 5% since August/September).

(h/t Jon Walker)

But that’s the good news.  The Bad News?

Does the Member of Congress in Your District Deserve Re-Election?

49% Yes, 40% No.  The lowest it’s been since 1992.  1994 as you will recall was another Rahm Emanuel orchestrated blowout disaster and the numbers then weren’t nearly this bad.

We call incumbents who’s approval is below 50%, vulnerable and with Congressional approval overall at 28% Approve / 65% Disapprove (a record) it’s not hard to understand why (though normally people approve of their own Congressperson).

(Also h/t Jon Walker)

Have fun storming the castle!


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  1. No denying the numbers unless you use Karl Rove math.

    And how did that work out for him?

    • Edger on April 10, 2010 at 13:48

    it being possible for anyone to completely blow a an opportunity any worse than Obama, Emanuel, Pelosi, Reid, and others have blown the past year and a bit, isn’t it?  

    Although Pelosi really started the blowing after the 2006 midterms, I suppose…

  2. for their failures to oppose wingnuts.  In exchange for their fear-based fealty to Democrats in 2006 and 2008, Obama is now punishing the left in the most humiliating manner and taking victory laps for his trouble.

    • dkmich on April 10, 2010 at 14:00

    While I haven’t decided how I’m voting on the state and local levels, I am not voting for a Republican or a Democrat on the federal level until they clean themselves up.  The state people are no better, they just impact me much more immediately than the DC crowd.  

  3. They are “paying the price” for pretending to be populists while voting as corporatists. However, from a purely selfish standpoint, once they leave office, provided they’ve done the bidding of the rich and the powerful, they and their friends and family members can fully expect to be taken care of by those monied interests who are in their debt.

    The alternative?  Hmmm…which megacorporation or multinational will offer lucrative lobbying positions or corporate directorships to Dennis Kucinich, Bernie Sanders or Alan Grayson? No, they will be on their own.  

    Those whose spines hadn’t yet completely dissolved into non-existence are now quite likely terrified at the prospect of monied interests flooding their district, particularly in low population states or house districts with enormous campaign donations to fund a last minute ambush of lies and deceit to propel their corporatist opponent to victory in the next election.

    The saying that “Money is the root of all evil” would seem to apply here.  

    Can anyone imagine what our nation might be like if an impenetrable firewall had been constructed and maintained between money and the political process?

    I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. — Thomas Jefferson, (Attributed)

  4. same captain. The assumption of the passengers was that he had learned his lesson well the first time, and with the better ship and experienced captain, it could never go down again. Unfortunately, the same route was chosen to make the voyage, and that has unfortunately been the history of our so called civilization.

    And I repeat again the quote from John Quincy Adams: There never was a democracy yet that didn’t commit suicide.


    Until we take a different path, the results will always be the same. This healthcare fiasco was an opportunity to get America back on the right track, but it turned into yet another suicidal decision. The friggin Egyptians knew the world was a sphere, but it took a couple thousand years for everybody else to figure it out. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Repubs morph into the Flat Earth Party and sweep to great electoral victories: The Enlightenment must have just been a commie plot.

  5. I can’t imagine why the Dems would be in such trouble, especially after such an historic victory on healthcare.

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