Congress Approval Plummets; Time For 3rd Party?
Why? Because people voted for change and they’re not getting it.
WASHINGTON ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬? Fueled by disappointment at the pace of change since Democrats assumed the majority on Capitol Hill, public approval of Congress has fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, according to a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll.
Just 27% of Americans now approve of the way Congress is doing its job, the poll found, down from 36% in January, when Democrats assumed control of the House and the Senate.
And 63% of Americans say that the new Democratic Congress is governing in a “business as usual” manner, rather than working to bring the fundamental change that party leaders promised after November’s midterm election.
But honestly, what can Dems do with such slim majorities? You can’t squeeze blood from a stone, and unless the Dems try to compromise on some things, nothing is going to get passed.
However, the Examiner has some thoughts…
[…] The public appears to have concluded both major political parties and their respective leaders in Washington are simply hopelessly out of touch. A President Thompson might enjoy the appearance of achieving real change for a few months after being innaugurated, but it would soon become evident that such changes are only coming on the margins.
In other words, the moment may be approaching for an independent, trans-partisan political party, a citizens party if you will, to assume the initiative. Or maybe no such movement will appear and instead the current system will simply continue and the nation will continue its current slide towards the entitlement culture’s inevitable economic bankruptcy.
Something tells me that a viable 3rd party is inevitable given the trend, but I’ve been wrong before…