American’s Boiling Mad at Congress

by Jack

patriot9456There has been a significant rise in the number of citizens angry over shutdown, the lack of ethics in Washington and how we are being fleeced with taxes and most recently, even by our campaign donations…even they are being abused by greedy legislators.  Seems like there is no one we can trust, both party’s have been caught sticking it to us.  An example of this is the slush fund they created called Leadership funds that are actually a loophole that allows Congress to spend campaign money on themselves, from lavish vacations to expensive dinners.  Only one Senator (Vitter-R) proposed legislation to stop this dirty practice and he couldn’t even get a co-sponsor! 

A USA Today poll says that about half of Americans feel Congress would be a better place if incumbents were voted out next year.  This polling is similar to the public’s views in previous years when voter dismay cost one side or the other control of the House.   In 1994, when Democrats lost their majority, 40% said Congress would be better off if most members were replaced. In 2006, when Republicans lost control, 42% held that view.  Now 47% want to replace both Reps and Dems!   Wonder what that will do come next election?

In 1973 43%  of Americans said they had confidence in Congress – today it’s barely 10%.  Revolutions have toppled governments that had better approval numbers!   The Gallop poll said Congress was ranked dead last among 16 institutions.  Dead last?  That’s a mandate for change if I ever saw one. 

Joe Kline from Time writes, “Could there be a wave of Independent candidacies in 2014?  Are people so sick of the two existing parties that they’re ready to go shopping for something new?”  Yes they are Joe.  People feel their party has left them and gone over to the dark side.  They’re mad and they’re hurt.

“We’re seeing this all over our polling,” says Peter Hart, who does surveys for NBC and the Wall Street Journal. “People are sick of the status quo: 60% believe that the entire Congress should be replaced. They’re looking for alternatives.” 

I’ve never witnessed more unhappy voters in my life.  Could it be that incumbents in Congress may finally get their just due?  Then I remember that the voters always gripe about Congress – then they turn around re-elect the rascals.   Well, I’m just hoping this time the numbers are so bad that a surge of independents will be voted in and a bunch of incumbents will be voted out, them maybe they will finally start cleaning up the mess the two party-goers have made. 

PS    In CA declined to state is the fastest growing segment of the voter roles.   The chart below shows the republicans are outnumbered almost 2 to 1 and their numbers are dropping as fast as No Preference and Other are gaining.  The GOP is CA is virtually destroyed.

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19 Responses to American’s Boiling Mad at Congress

  1. Tina says:

    Woo hoo! Can’t wait to read it.

    This indicates a great awakening.

    Are you listening Congress. Better start listening with the intention of getting it. Better quit dismissing the concerns of the American people. Better slide on out of the bubble.

    Better leave that fundamental transformation stuff in the dust bin where it belongs.

    This is America, dangit, the land of the FREE!

  2. Libby says:

    So I googled “Red Bluff, Jefferson Movement” to see what I might find. There’s a right folksy old columinst on the local paper who’s been keeping an eye on developments. From his 9/27 column:

    “J. Harrop wrote recently of the movement to create a new state to be called Jefferson He has had a couple of articles on the coming state of Jefferson. However I am in touch with an expert in matters of secession. Actually he is not an expert but just a retired fellow with a lot of time on his hands. Anyhow he contends that ‘Jefferson is just the first step in a three phase plan whereby California Counties would split off into the 52nd state because they have nothing in common with Oregon counties, and then Tehama County would create the 53rd state because of our obvious differences with counties like Shasta and Butte. Red Bluff would then take the north part of Tehama County into a 54thstate, splitting off from the south county because of our differences with Corning. I think it’s a great plan, but I need to go on the record as opposing the formation of a 55th state by splitting Antelope off from Red Bluff — that is just too radical for my tastes.'”

    You should brace yourself for the possibility that this is the majority opinion.

    • Post Scripts says:

      Libby I never heard of J. Harrop and I know the founders of the movement. His name has never been mention in any conversation. I suspect he is a crackpot.

  3. Tina says:

    One cynic who thinks himself a comic does hardly a majority make.

    Besides, I think you posted this on the wrong article.

  4. Princess says:

    I don’t care if the state splits, but I want more attention drawn to the fact that Southern California is sucking Northern California’s resources dry. Our tax base probably wants to keep our nice clean water here, and they can keep their nice smog down there. And we probably want to keep our transportation dollars fixing roads up here instead of building a 500th freeway down there.

  5. Libby says:

    Peggy, what list? … of whom?

    You linked to a clip from your favorite propaganda mill. Haven’t we established that Fox News simply tells you what you want to hear, whether it’s true or not?

    I mean, this would be the same “groundswell of support” that predicted Romney’s victory. You are supposed to have learned something from that. Seemingly, you didn’t; and Fox certainly didn’t. They’re not in it for “truth, knowledge and the American way”, after all. They are in it for the money.

  6. Peggy says:

    Libby, if you’d pull your head out of the dark place you’ve had it you’d know list exist even though it’s not written on paper.

    Here are just a few just to give you a hint to start.

    Two million that signed the defund ObamaCare petition.
    The tens of thousands that showed up in DC on Oct. 13th and took down the Barryers that kept the Vets out of their own WWII Memorial, the Korean Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the Lincoln Monument and carried some of them to the WH while the truckers and bikers blasted their horns and revved their engines.

    The reported tens of thousands that have tried but failed to get on the ObamaCare website we paid $600million for.

    Thank God there are people smarter than you progressive liberals who don’t want the government to think for them and will be able to understand that Ted Cruz was demanding Obama comply with the ObamaCare LAW, as it was passed, before he granted all of those wavers and exemptions to his cronies, unions and BIG Business buddies.

    Cruz asked that the same treatment Obama gave to his big business buddies also apply to all of us little guys. Obama could have exempted or delayed for a year the individual mandates just like he did big businesses, but oh no he couldn’t do that because he needed all of those young people picking up the tab for the Baby Boomers and he needed the Baby Boomers to pay for maternity coverage even though they were far beyond the age of having children.

    I don’t need not stinking list Libby, just listen to the news as the outrage grows with each passing day. Try educating yourself by just watching the video MCS posted or keep your head stuck up your… to avoid the truth when it’s right in front of you.

    You just keep watching MSNBC or check out the news programs on Fox to hear both sides of issues, it’s your choice.

  7. Tina says:

    Libby: “Haven’t we established that Fox News simply tells you what you want to hear…”

    It’s just you and your imaginary friends.

    Fox must be doing something right. Pew Ratings 2012:

    CNN’s mean viewership was up 18% to 689,000 viewers. MSNBC was up 3% to 775,000 viewers. And Fox was down 6% to 1.9 million viewers.

    What was established is that we who watch FOX get enough exposure to liberal opinion and ideology through the Democrats that appear as guests on various shows.

    All of us are in it for the money since we all have to eat. You certainly are since you have opted to pay a fine for the healthcare you helped shove down our throats. That indicates you are a cheapskate and a phony…why would we even consider your opinions about FOX News!

  8. Peggy says:

    Read it and weep Libs.

    Q3 2013 Cable News Ratings: Fox #1 Overall, MSNBC #2 in Primetime, CNN #2 in Total Day:

    “As previously stated, Fox News continues to be the hands-down ratings winner across the board in cable news. The network often posts better ratings than CNN and MSNBC combined and was the 7th most-watched cable channel overall during primetime in Q3. Its competitors didn’t even break the top 30, with MSNBC at #31 and CNN at #34.”

    According to the Nielsen report more people tuned in to Megan Kelly than Maddow and Morgan combined.

    Prime time seems to like Megyn Kelly just fine:

    “The Kelly File,” the new 9 p.m. show on Fox News Channel with the longtime network anchor, got off to a good start, grabbing 2.1 million viewers with Monday’s premiere, according to Nielsen.

    Those numbers blew away the cable news competition. “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC drew just under 1 million viewers, while CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” was a distant No. 3 with 530,000.,0,6216968.story#axzz2iWHnRSBd

    Poor Mr. Griffin must have had a meltdown. He even called for an investigation which still confirmed the Nielsen report.

    Megyn Kelly Beats Maddow in Ratings, MSNBC Demands Investigation:

    “MSNBC President Phil Griffin wants reporters to investigate why his network’s viewership ratings plummeted last week after Megyn Kelly’s new show on Fox hit the airwaves and took a particular beating on Rachel Maddow’s program.”

    MSNBC is for losers who believe Obama’s lies and share his dreams of a socialist America.

  9. Libby says:

    “Megyn Kelly Beats Maddow in Ratings, MSNBC Demands Investigation”

    Well, good! Then maybe we won’t have to hear any more blather about how the MSM is out to get you … every time it reports something not to your liking.

  10. Tina says:

    Not to your liking is a far stretch.

    How about something that’s total garbage?

    How about something that provides cover for Obama’s colossal economic failure?

    How about a news organization that act as a promotional company for the Democrat Party?

    There is plenty criticize. Asking and expecting journalists and news commentators to do the job isn’t blather.

    Chris Mathews is a complete joke!

    If you think journalists are unbiased you’re lying to yourself.

    Breitbart, quoting The Atlantic, reports:

    A wave of reporters went to work for President Obama early in the administration, a time when many media organizations were going through layoffs and Obama’s approval rating was sky-high. The flow has tapered off since then. The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe has semi-regularly kept tabs on the number of reporters working for Obama administration, counting 10 in May 2009, 14 in 2010, and 13 in 2011. The Washington Examiner’s Paul Beddard counted 19 reporters working for “Team Obama” in February 2012, but he included liberal advocacy groups as part of the “team.”

    How about the sibling connections?


    “CBS News President David Rhodes and ABC News President Ben Sherwood, both of them have siblings that not only work at the White House, that not only work for President Obama, but they work at the NSC on foreign policy issues directly related to Benghazi.”

    Then there was the “journolist” scandal; see <a here,“>here, and…OMG, here, with the title, “Call them racist”.

    The left has no morals or principles.

  11. Peggy says:

    If MSNBC would just report the news and stop editing it as they’ve done to fit the lies told by the democrats more people would tune in, but everyone knows they can’t get the truth so have gone to Fox and The Blaze.

    Beck just announced his online The Blaze newsletter just reached 20million viewers. Not bad for just being around for a couple of years.

    MSNBC is now out to destroy Cruz, because he’s a threat to their progressive agenda. Using words such as; “play some Mexican music, un-American, McCarthyism.” Yup, they’re up to their usual lying progressive propaganda agenda to destroy any opposition as outlined in “Rules for Radicals” dedicated to Satan.

  12. Peggy says:

    Here’s your laugh for the day. Listen to Chris Mathews attack of Ted Cruz. “He’s (Cruz) the greatest challenge to progressive in modern history…”

  13. Chris says:

    Because, as we all know, ratings are the surest sign of quality. That’s why Transformers 3 won the Oscar.

  14. Peggy says:

    Here’s CNBC’s racial slam against Cruz. The attack is on!

    CNBC Host’s Stunning Slam on Ted Cruz: ‘Can We Get Some…Mexican Music, Maybe?’:

  15. Libby says:

    But sensible people don’t listen to Chris Matthews, or hang out on Why do you people torment yourselves like this?

  16. Peggy says:

    Here’s another reason there are so many liberals supporting Obama and the progressive’s agenda. If they dare to speak against them they get a call from the WH.

    Liberal TV Host Says White House Called and ‘Bludgeoned’ Him After He Criticized Obamacare:

    “Liberal TV host Bob Beckel on Wednesday claimed he was “bludgeoned” by a White House official over the phone after he criticized the Obamacare rollout and suggested the law’s implementation should be delayed for 6 months to a year.

    “I said, ‘look, you can’t do this thing — yes it’s true, [Obamacare is] not a website, but it’s a portal to get through to get insurance,’” Beckel said.

    Beckel’s claim line up with other media personalities that have made the same type of allegations against the Obama administration.

    CNN’s Carol Costello on Wednesday morning said “President Obama’s people can be quite nasty.”

    “They don’t like you to say anything bad about their boss, and they’re not afraid to use whatever means they have at hand to stop you from doing that, including threatening your job,” she added.

    CNN’s Carol Costello: Obama’s People Can Be ‘Nasty,’ Willing to ‘Threaten Your Job’:

    “On Wednesday morning, CNN Newsroom anchor Carol Costello made a rather stunning, if cryptic, revelation. In discussing the firing of national security official Jofi Joseph, Costello agreed with panelist Jason Johnson that the Obama administration can be thin-skinned, and said that “President Obama’s people can be quite nasty. They don’t like you to say anything bad about their boss, and they’re not afraid to use whatever means they have at hand to stop you from doing that, including threatening your job.”

  17. Peggy says:

    The point is Libs who can you listen to to get the unbiased news. Apparently not anyone from the liberal media since they’re under threat of losing their jobs if they speak the truth.

    More “Rules for Radicals” use by force to keep everyone in alignment or take them out and silence them.

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