66% of Americans Angry at Government Policies and Now More Angrier Than Under President Bush


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.

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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “66% of Americans Angry at Government Policies and Now More Angrier Than Under President Bush”

    1. Buster on September 23rd, 2009 9:56 pm

      Ha turn your notebook upside down and it’s 99% !!!

    2. Tracy on September 23rd, 2009 10:48 pm

      The American people not liking their government AND American’s being tired of being called ‘racist’ are really two sides of the same coin. This government is not liked because it is not listening to the people. They also don’t like being called racist because when that happens, it stops all conversation. These are symptoms of the same thing: it seems as if Congress, and the President, want to stop all conversation that questions the bills they write. They want to stop all criticism of their actions and they certainly don’t want the people to question their motivations. It is far easier to call someone ‘racist’ or ‘teabagger’ or ‘misinformed nutjob’ than to actually listen to their views. This is especially so if their views conflict with your own.

      I find it almost amusing that the Democrats are stunned by the overwhelming criticism of their ‘big government’ takeovers of many institutions. Once again, Democrats took their election wins with a blanket mandate to implement takeovers of private enterprise. They have done this in the past and they never seem to learn from their mistakes. Seeing them crash and burn makes me laugh.

    3. Carpe on September 23rd, 2009 11:55 pm

      Some get angrier than others. Nobody should ever
      get this angry. It is one thing to get mad and
      use that energy to make a good point. This loser
      lost his friggin’ humanity!

      AP source: Census worker hanged with ‘fed’ on body

      WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery, and a law enforcement official told The Associated Press the word ‘fed” was scrawled on the dead man’s chest.

    4. rightknight on September 24th, 2009 12:41 am

      I think they meant to write “Fred”, you know
      how poorly those KY progressives are at spelling.

    5. Tracy on September 24th, 2009 8:51 am

      I almost fell over from laughing at your post! FRED indeed! LOL

    6. Tracy on September 24th, 2009 9:09 am

      Speaking about being angry….WOW! I just heard from Carl Cameron on FOX that somebody just asked Baucus in the Senate if the Congressional Budget Office sent any new figures about how much this latest health care bill will cost. Baucus said that the figures arrived overnight but that “it’s not something we want anyone to know about”!!!

      WOW oh WOW. So they aren’t going to readily let the public know how much this latest, greatest bill will cost us all???!!

      Let’s rear up and let them know how we feel about this nonsense! And trying to keep the figures from us…shame on them.

    7. super dave on September 24th, 2009 10:43 am

      if this healthcare reform is so great, why is obama, his family, the senate, and congress exempt from it ? they know it is a scam !!!!!

    8. A Texas Grandfather on September 24th, 2009 11:09 am

      Yes, don’t tell the people, just keep them in the dark. We also found that the Democrats are not going to post the proposed health care bill on line for the people to read. Just more of the “transparency” of the Democratic congress at work.
      Looks like “We the People” need to find a third or third and fourth political parties to replace the crooks and thieves of the present political animals. Maybe they can go the way of the Whigs and Federalists in the 19th century.

    9. katablog.com on September 24th, 2009 2:50 pm

      Tracy you are dead on about why Americans are so angry. Have you ever noticed that the best customer service people listen to the customer even if they are ranting and the Rep can’t do anything to fix it? Simply listening and agreeing that the speaker has a valid point disarms some of the anger.

      However Congress has decided to pretend we aren’t speaking in the numbers in which we are speaking, pretending we are not saying what we are saying and with a final flip of the finger, Congress tells us to “get lost” because they are about getting “the peoples’ business done”. They forget/don’t give a damn that- WE are the people and We said “NO”.

      The Republicans attempted to introduce a bill that would require the health care bill to be available online for a mere 72 hours prior to the Congress voting on it. The Democrats turned it down flat, with only one Democrat voting “yes”.

      Why? What’s wrong with allowing the people to read the legislation that you are supposedly passing on their behalf? The Democrats “said” the reason is that it would delay the legislation for 2 or 3 weeks. Really? How does 72 hours compute to a 2-3 week delay? And so what if it did delay the bill 2-3 weeks? How is that bad?

      Well you all know the answer. The Democrats are against this transparency (which btw Barack Obama PROMISED while campaigning) because they know 72 hours would be enough time for enough people to ferret out the whacks to the taxpayer and seniors in the bill. They also want plausible deniability when the pork Congress tosses in is found. Just like the Financial crisis which Congress caused with their legislation – they want to be free of the health care crisis they are creating with their legislation.

    10. Arrgy on September 27th, 2009 11:22 am

      BushCo brought on a new hate for government/rule. The coup made a mockery of we the people. They are the most unamerican pricks ever known. Worse than AlQaeda. Traitors. Criminals. War cause oil prices to rise. They lied through their teeth at our expense.
      SM: Sorry Keebler, but i completely disagree.

      The political climate of hate started under the Clinton Administration when all of his cabinet knew he was wrong and all just held their nose and not one resigned. Not one.

      That is what caused the partisanship ranker … when so-called honest people could not do what was right in the face af all that was wrong.

      Now, under Obama … people feel even more lied to.

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