Yup, NBC is figuring out that things aren’t so great, especially in Obamaville:
To words sum up the mood of the nation: Fed up.
Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy, more than 70 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 80 percent are down on the country’s political system, according to the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll.
The frustration carries over to the nation’s political leaders, with President Barack Obama’s overall approval rating hitting a new low at 40 percent, and a mere 14 percent of the public giving Congress a thumbs up.
So there is no question that a majority of Americans (60/40) disapprove of the job the President is doing. About time. What is a question is what will be done about it.
My guess? Not much. I’m not talking about impeachment, I’m not talking about censure – neither are options for the American people as a whole. I’m talking about the next presidential election – will it be another emotional beauty contest, or will the people actually take it seriously? Given the last presidential election, which returned an incompetent and disconnected president to office, I have no real hope they will.
Looking at the Congressional numbers, I only say “what’s new”? Their low numbers have persisted through a number of presidencies and yet the same people pretty much run the place. And apparently it is heresy to actually want candidates who see the Constitution as the law of the land and essentially mandating a much smaller government with much less intrusion into the daily lives of Americans.
But, will the people of the US actually choose the heretics? It appears they’d much rather stick with the status quo and bitch about it. I expect nothing much to change in Congress except a few names and party affiliations and perhaps the majority in the Senate. But work toward smaller, less intrusive and less costly government? Address spending and the deficit? You need to provide me with some of the drugs you’re taking if you think that will happen.
Nope … just as I believe the West hasn’t the backbone to do what is necessary to confront and eradicate radical Islam, I have no confidence that the American people want to do anything more about the current situation than bitch about it.
We’ve had a succession of wave elections that have put an exclamation point to the findings above. At each election, they’re pretty much the same as those above. And what have they brought us? More of the same. I can’t imagine this will be any different. Just a different branch of the same establishment group getting the blame.
So who will win in November?
Who cares? If Mitch McConnell is Majority Leader, Harry Reid is Minority Leader and Barack Obama is President, what will really change?