When “We the People” are not happy, politicians would be wise to listen.
In the wake of the present recession, high unemployment, government spending out of control, bailouts, pork barrel stimulus packages, socialized medicine … 66% of Americans are angry with government policies. Only 66%?
Sixty-six percent (66%) of voters nationwide say they’re at least somewhat angry about the current policies of the federal government. That figure includes 36% who are Very Angry. Sixty-six percent (66%) of voters nationwide say they’re at least somewhat angry about the current policies of the federal government. That figure includes 36% who are Very Angry.
Making matters even worse is the fact that 60% believe neither Republican nor Democratic political leaders have an understanding of what is needed today. Why? Because neither side listens, truly listens to “We the People”. They are more concerned with maintaining their power than they are proving any solutions where government can actually play a positive roll.
What is even more telling is the recent Rasmussen poll that shows that 59% of Americans says that they are angrier now than under President George W. Bush. So much for Obama’s “hope and change”.
Fifty-nine percent (59%) of U.S. voters believe that the current level of political anger in the country is higher than it was when George W. Bush was president.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 22% think the level of political anger is lower now, while 16% rate it as about the same.
This is hardly a positive sign for Democrats. Barack Obama was supposed to usher in a new age of positive feeling and away from the partisan, mean spirited ways of DC politics. However, Obama appears to have made it worse. The continual Democrat playing of the race card has done Democrats no favors and will cost them dearly in upcoming elections.
But just 12% of voters nationwide say that the opposition to President Obama’s health care plan and other initiatives is racist, as some prominent Democrats, including former President Jimmy Carter, have charged.