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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Good news, bad news for both parties

Former President George W. Bush: Still the economic scapegoat

Nine out of 10 Americans think the nation’s economy is in the crapper and most of them still blame former President George W. Bush and the Republican Party.

That’s the finding of a CNN/ORC poll released Friday.  It’s the second time since 1997 that so many Americans have felt so much doom and gloom about the economy.

According to the poll, 52 percent of those surveyed say Bush and the Republican Party are responsible for the nation’s economic mess while 32 percent blame current President Barack Obama and Democrats.

But the poll does not bring joy to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where staffers are pouring over a new Gallup Poll that shows 44 percent of Democrats are not all that excited about voting in 2012.

And while only four out every 10 Democrats show any enthusiasm for next year’s Presidential election, some 60 percent of Republicans say they are “more enthusiastic” about voting next year.

“Not a lot of smiles around here today,” one White House insider tells Capitol Hill Blue.

Just call it “Black Friday” at the White House.

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3 thoughts on “Good news, bad news for both parties”

  1. Yes, the Bill of Rights was written because the Anti-Federalists won the argument with the Federalists and had the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights written and passed.

  2. Spot-on commentary Griff. I can add nothing further other than than the fact that the American electorate seem to be phase locked in a perpetual ‘stupid mode’. / : |

    Carl Nemo **==

  3. How about Americans put on their big boy pants and grow the hell up already. We’re 234 years old. This country was built upon a foundation of liberty.

    There’s a reason the first two central banks were done away with in short order. Are we that much dumber than people were 200 years ago?

    There’s a reason the Founders advised against a centralized federal power structure in Washington.

    There’s a reason they wrote the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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