What Permanent Majority?
AOL (America On Line) of all places has an excellent article that clearly lays out the bottom line of American politics, under normal circumstances: citing Sean Trende, Americans like divided — gridlocked — government.
The Speaker and the Trillion Dollar President´s repeated were-not-listening-to-you routine on health care has seared into the independent voter the dangers of majority one-party rule.
Some of the Dems´ vital signs:
“Obama’s approval ratings have tumbled, going from 69 percent in January 2009 to 52 percent today, according to Gallup (it’s lower in some other polls).
Democrats’ favorability has hit the skids as well — it’s 42 percent now, compared with 57 percent in June 2009, according to a CBS News / New York Times poll.
Only 35 percent think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a RealClearPolitics average.
Just 38 percent favor the current health care reform bills in the House and Senate, according to the Pew Research Center.
A meager 6 percent think the stimulus bill created jobs, according to the CBS News / New York Times poll.”
This does not mean that some new independent, really independent not just a Democrat in Independent clothing, movement will not rise and take seats in Congress. It´s just going to take a while for it to happen, and in the meantime, the GOP will be the beneficiaries of the rub-your-face-in-it approach the White House and the Speaker took on ObamaCare.
As the Dems are finding out, the damage done to them by their relentless pursuit of a government takeover of health care is so extensive, that it is now threatening whatever the Trillion Dollar President tries to pivot to, like financial reform or a jobs bill.
All because of their arrogance and refusal to listen.