Dear GOP – don’t get too froggy thinking you’re the “solution”
Because most Americans don’t share your evaluation of yourself. In fact, because of the dismal performance of the Democrats, you’re only slightly more “acceptable” than they are:
Americans are growing more pessimistic about the economy and the war in Afghanistan, and are losing faith that Democrats have better solutions than Republicans, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
Underpinning the gloom: Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the economy has yet to hit bottom, a sharply higher percentage than the 53% who felt that way in January.
The sour national mood appears all-encompassing and is dragging down ratings for the GOP too, suggesting voters above all are disenchanted with the political establishment in Washington.
In fact, just 24% have positive feelings about the GOP, which according to the WSJ, is a new low in the 21 year history of the poll. In fact, the only reason you’re under any sort of consideration at all is because we’re stuck with a two-party system –something you and the Democrats have been careful to manage – and you’re the only other choice.
If you’re thinking “mandate” in November, I’d change my thinking. I think it may be better described as “your last chance” … or maybe your “next to last chance”, the last chance coming on the heels of the 2012 presidential elections.
"The Republicans don’t have a message as to why people should vote for them, but it’s pretty clear why you shouldn’t vote for the Democrats," said poll respondent Tim Krsak, 33, a lawyer from Indianapolis and independent who has been unemployed since January. "So by default, you have to vote for the other guy."
Great reason to vote, isn’t it?
You guys better buy a clue (and if you do, use your own money).