Shut-Down Tide Begins To Turn Against The Dems

“Americans are increasingly pointing the finger at the Oval Office,” according to National Journal. “A recent Bloomberg survey found that 40 percent blame the GOP for what’s wrong in Washington, while 38 percent blame the president and congressional Democrats. Back in February, Obama had a nine-point edge over Republicans and independents were evenly divided over who was responsible. Now, 42 percent of independents fault with Obama and his allies in Congress, while 34 percent blame Republicans on Capitol Hill.

The latest CNN poll found a similar trend, with the percentage who blame congressional Republicans for a government shutdown down five points and the percent who blame Obama up three points.”

In 1995-96, Republicans were blamed by a margin of 23-points for those shut-downs. Now the blame is just about dead-even and independents have shifted in the Republicans favor. What’s the difference?

First, back in the ’90s, Republicans controlled both the House and the Senate. Second, Bill Clinton was willing to negotiate with congressional Republicans.  Third, there was no conservative media as there is today — no FOX News Channel, no blogs, the Drudge Report had yet to gain attention, and the only national conservative talk radio host was Rush Limbaugh.

Today, you have Democrats controlling not only the White House, but the Senate as well. Both Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are repeatedly stating that they will not negotiate while House Republicans continue to send over different bills seeking a compromise (which according to a recent CBS poll is what three-quarters of respondents want the President and Congress to do).  Meanwhile, viewership of the broadcast networks nightly news programs has plummeted, FOX News as arisen, and there are countless outlets on the internet from social media to blogs where conservatives can get the message out.

The longer this goes on and the longer President Obama and Senate Democrats hew to the “we will not negotiate” stance, the worse it will get for them.


17 thoughts on “Shut-Down Tide Begins To Turn Against The Dems

  1. We are suffering through an administration that is hell-bent on dividing this country. President Obama has chosen to divide and conquer America by his ceaseless campaigning against the Republican Party, The Tea Party, Libertarians, and any other Americans who don’t emphatically support his agenda to weaken America by forcing government into every aspect of our lives. We must believe that The People will start seeing through his facade and begin to challenge him and the Kool-Aid drinking Democrats who are blinded by his legend.

  2. I don’t much care what surveys are saying….MY surveys showthe opposite of wht you cite………at this pont, we are running on what is right. For so long we have been ruled by govt by Carnival Barkers………..Obama is doing what is right. The tea party resembles a 60s style wing of the communist party in trying to dismantle the federal govt…………and Obama is stopping them……..thank God for a strong and wise President……

    1. no i am just smart and well-informed…….and in tough squeezes, do not rely on right wing news stories and surveys as a substitute for governance………

    2. survey company? please have some literate type read and explain to you my statement….it does NOT say i run a survey company, but I am smart and well-informed and DO NOT rely on right-wing carnival barkers for my news!!

  3. Without the old corporate news media monopoly, the shift in public opinion was inevitable. In a republic, politics involves negotiation and compromise. When Democrats come out and say they are totally unwilling to negotiate or compromise, one has to ask: what are they doing in a republic?

  4. “President Obama has chosen to divide America…”?
    “Our goal is to make sure that Obama becomes a one-term president” . Sen. Mitch McConnell

  5. Tom……..you dont seem to understand our democratic process………..the President administers the law……the President DOES NOT negotiate or compromise legislation, and especially with right wing wackos………..ck. to WP story from saturday……..re: Rep. Yoko of florida………….right-wing 72 yo retired first term veterinarian nitiwt,,,,,,,,,,he is running the govt on your behalf,,,,,,,,,page 1

  6. Everything you need to see that explains a deficient mental process of liberals is right here in one thread. They thought they WERE being clever and intellectually superior….. while the real brain power laughs like hell at them.

    1. I respectfully disagree with you Monk………….it is clear to me that the fingers are pointing at Boehner. Even if they were pointed at the President i would disagree. Boehner, and the real wackos holding sway over him are attempting to undue Obamacares before it even started. The law was enacted and reviewed by the SC. Some of the Congressmen who are against it barely understand the legislative process………………..

  7. And yes, Obamacare is off to an AMAZING start, isn’t it? What with all the technical glitches and the 1-800-F1U-CKYO toll free line and all. Frankly, I’d rather see the whole damn thing collapse.

    1. Sure, you and your compatriots (modern day pinkos) would love to see the entire government collapse. I did have the opportunity to contact offices of both Cantor and Boehner to let them know that if the Chinese and Russian govts decided to plan the collapse of the US, they could not do as good a job as Boehner/Cantor are doing…………..They have been at the President’s political throat since his first inauguration day….and the more that Obama succeeds, the more they (and the carnival barkers) hate him………

  8. Tell it to Mr. 37% Approval Rating in the WH. And no, Ken, if you actually read what I wrote, I don’t want to see the whole Government collapse, just the house of cards that is ObamaCare.

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