The Democrats took control of congress six months ago. Led by Nanci Pelosi the self-proclaimed most powerful woman in the world the Democratic Party promised they would work hard –five day working week. and passage of a full list of major legislation within the first 100 hours after they took power. Rather than focus on their legislative agenda, Nancy and her gang of naysayers have focused on cutting off funds for the war effort something they promised they would not try to do during the campaign. So how much of their agenda has the Pelosi Congress passed? Zero…nothing…zilch.. bubkus.
This group which as it turns out has no other agenda other than leaving the US open to terrorist attacks and political witch-hunts now has the lowest approval rating of any congress in history.
GALLUP NEWS SERVICE PRINCETON, NJ — The percentage of Americans with a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress is at 14%, the lowest in Gallup’s history of this measure — and the lowest of any of the 16 institutions tested in this year’s Confidence in Institutions survey. It is also one of the lowest confidence ratings for any institution tested over the last three decades.
The President’s rating at 25% is also horrible but is still almost 2x that of this impotent group of legislators. Maybe this Democratic controlled congress needs to reevaluate its objectives, do they want to do what’s right for the country or do they want to continue to be known as the worst do-nothing congress in history? And as for Ms Pelosi she has been more of a Joker than a leader…except no one is laughing.
The public lacks confidence in Congress Congress took 6 months to look worse than Bush Saturday June 30, 2007 THE Lone Ranger found himself and Tonto surrounded by 6,000 Sioux warriors. The Lone Ranger turned to his sidekick and said, “Looks like we have quite a fight on our hands.” “What do you mean ‘we,’ Paleface?” Tonto replied. I remembered that joke while replying to an e-mail from a critic who delighted in pointing out that only 29 percent of Americans support President Bush. I replied that he was assuming I was still in that 29 percent. Bush is doing better than Congress, which is having its worst year. Ever. Only 14 percent of the public has confidence in Congress, according to the Gallup Poll. That is below the public confidence level in HMOs. I can see why Republicans have no confidence in Congress. But independents and Democrats have given up on this crew, which just took charge in January. Some liberals are spinning this as disgust with the Iraq War and the inability of Congress to cut off funding for our 150,000 troops in Iraq. Not so. Democrats were not elected to Congress to cut off funding. Democrats made it clear in the campaign that they would not do that. Liberal columnist E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post wrote right after the election: “On Iraq, the president, not Congress, controls the essential levers of power, especially since Democrats have made clear they will not use the one instrument they have — to cut off funding for the war, and they are right not to do so.” And yet, that was exactly what Democrats tried to do. Say one thing, do another. Democrats ran as reformers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised to “drain the swamp.” But her right-hand man is Democratic Congressman Jack Murtha of Pennsylvania. He was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Abscam scandal of the 1980s. Murtha has steered millions of dollars in federal earmarks to companies represented by the lobbying firm his brother works for. Say one thing, do another. Pelosi also promised an open government. But Democrats have been as tight-lipped as Republicans were when it came to seeking funds for projects back home. Last week, some sunlight broke through. Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito and 44 other congressmen — plus 11 senators, including Democrat Barack Obama of Illinois — disclosed their various wish lists. CNN said six congressmen do not do earmarks. The rest are keeping secrets, although at election time most will brag about their prowess at scamming Washington. Say one thing, do another. Pelosi promised to knock off a list of legislation within the first 100 hours of taking office. Her staff later explained that she meant 100 legislative hours. And then by legislative hours, she meant the few hours a day that she was actually in the House chamber. Democrats promised that Congress would work five-day weeks. But the first few weeks saw the same old time off for holidays, snow days and hangnails. Pretty soon, it was time for spring break and the five-day week went the way of hoop skirts. Say one thing, do another. Democrats promised to secure the border. Only 22 percent of the nation favored this amnesty bill. And yet the elites in Washington tried to cram this down the throat of the United States. And anyone who dares to complain is labeled a racist. Give Democrats credit. Bush is the most unpopular president since Harry Truman. But in just six months, Democrats have managed to make Congress even less popular than he is. Still, polls show voters are promising to re-elect a Democratic majority next year. Time for voters to say one thing, do another.