Monday, October 14, 2013

Oh look "Democracy Fan Fiction"

Congress has probably never been less popular (which is a bit like saying "Syphilis sees popularity dip") but I'm going to peremptorily call bullshit on this one.

Only one-quarter of Americans think that their own member of Congress should be reelected, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. That's a sharp departure from similar polls conducted before the government shutdown.

In the new survey, 25 percent of respondents said they believe the member of Congress from their district deserves to be reelected, while 47 percent said they did not. Another 27 percent said they weren't sure.
It would be nice to think that the crazy party would be replaced by the party of generic kleptocrats but considering past history and the fact that the GOP has twelve and a half-months to get outraged about an African-American guy I'm pretty confident crazy will survive...the rest of us, not so much.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

Thus it has always been in democracies. The people get the government they voted into office. But pain is the best teacher. This week’s lesson:

“In your guts, you know they’re nuts.”

I fought the lawn. And the lawn won. said...

New GOP slogan:

"Shutting down the government: and you thought the Iraq War was reckless?"

Anonymous said...

ZerObamanable halfascists, ALL! Whatcha Gonna DO?!

pansypoo said...

imagine if the teevee media was ACTUALLY REPORTING LIKE THEY SHOULD????

Montag said...

It is at times like these that it's well to remember what Twain said: "America has no native criminal class but for Congress."

Electing con men, shysters, religious charlatans and crackpots to high office is an American pastime, and it's only rarely that the nation collectively feels any buyer's remorse, and then, only briefly. Incumbency is still historically about a 95% guarantee of reelection.

The real problem with such a poll at this point in history is that it may indicate that Tea Partiers and their sympathizers may be hankering to replace crazy, but insufficiently ideological, Republicans with even loonier Republicans. Gawd help us, we may be entering the age of Gonzo Politics.