Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Congress has lower job approval numbers than Bush

Gallup has bad news for Senor Reid and San Fran Nan:

PRINCETON, NJ -- The honeymoon phase is over for the new Congress, as the public's ratings of Congress are down again this month. The latest congressional job approval rating (24%) is the lowest for the institution since Democrats took control of both houses in January, and is far below the 37% registered in February. The decline has been most evident among Democrats, whose ratings of Congress now match those of Republicans. Congressional job approval ratings are typically not positive, but ratings as low as the current one are uncommon. The poll also finds that only about one in four Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in this country, little changed since last month but still at its lowest point in over a decade.

Moonbats will no doubt try to spin this as the public's dissatisfaction with Congress for failing to end the war in Iraq, but let me ask you this. What has the one issue which has dominated the news for the past month, at least? What is the one issue which large percentages of both Republicans and Democrats agree on?

I'll tell you. The one thing which has been dominating the news for the past several weeks and the one issue which the rank and file of both parties agree on by large margins is opposition to the amnesty/open borders legislation which congress is moving heaven and earth to force upon an unwilling nation.

That, my friends, is why congress has approval numbers even lower than the president's.

The message is being broadcast loud and clear on every frequency. Is anyone in Washington still enough in touch with reality to hear it?