Thursday, February 6, 2014

Overwhelming Majority Continue To Hold Republicans Responsible For Poor Economy...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth

"Five years into Obama's presidency, only a third of the public believes that Obama and the Democrats are primarily responsible for the country's current economic problems.

More Americans continue to blame former President Bush and the Republicans. But the number who say the GOP is more responsible - now at 44% - has dipped below the 50% mark for the first time since Bush left the White House. Fourteen percent blame both parties equally."

As the above excerpt from a recent CNN/CRC International Survey indicates Americans after five years of the Obama administration are still placing more blame on ex president GBW than the current sitting president.

While confidence in the economy remains low, sixty-four percent say the economy is still in bad shape, it is going to be interesting watching the 2014 mid term race unfold. Given that sixty-six percent of the public believe the republican party and GWB are primarily responsible for the economic recession and current anemic economic growth it is likely a stretch to think the party they hold most responsible will gain strength in either the house or the senate.

Of course this is only one poll, admittedly from a left leaning news outlet, it certainly has some credibility. If conservatives and libertarians are going to turn the tide of negative perception they MUST develop a plan that 1) makes sense to the electorate and 2) that a MAJORITY of independents and conservatives have confidence in. It will be a long hard slog methinks.

Read the full article below the fold.

Via: Memorandum


  1. I worked in businesses that represented in key slices of the macro-economy. I watched the nature of our international trade dramatically change before my eyes, and the way the financial sector played around with new toys, like mortgages, after the repeal of Glass-Steagall, and other shenanigans over recent times, like bankruptcy "reform." This was a run on the nation's wealth.

    Most voters, I think, are not completely sure what happened, but they get the general feeling, and it's good instinct to have, that the GOP, especially the last bunch in power, were very, very crooked.

    The GOP can believe whatever ideology it wants, and if it convinces mass majorities of Americans to agree with them Gog help us all, but they can't hide their bent to make scheming crooks rich.


  2. Well, if Gog, or God, actually exists, which is IMNHO is quite unlikely he, or she, probably wouldn't help us. Something about him, or her, giving humanoids free will.

    Besides, Gog, or God, is pissed at us over that gay marriage thing and other "stuff.". :-)

  3. LOL!

    Free will! LOL!

    Humans are no less predictable than ants or the tide. That's where Ayn Rand and I are in concordance.


  4. Hm, interesting this post has generated little traffic. Must be it stings too many on both sides.

    Ho, hum...

  5. RN: I think that reading Dr. Seuss on the floor of Congress is a much better idea than proposing meaningful legislation, don't you?

    1. I am absolutely convinced that a significant number of the clown car brigade of the republican party thinks so.

  6. People like Canada's Donald Trump, Kevin O\'Leary ,
    have a knack for making capitalism/free enterprize look very unappealing.

    1. Oxfam is about as bad as O'Leary. This "charity" has those at the top getting quite wealthy from it. It's a scam.

  7. I liked Horatio Alger much better BB Idaho!

  8. Let me throw in also Cornelius Vanderbilt, the man who beat the socks off of crony capitalist, Edward Collins, and who didn't need a damn penny from the federal government to do it.


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