posted on Jul, 26 2011 @ 07:30 AM
What'll crash your servers faster than a Drudge link? Possibly President Barack Obama.
Monday night Obama took to the bully pulpit and asked Americans to contact their members of Congress and urge them to reach a compromise on the debt
ceiling. Since the prime-time, televised speech aired, websites for Hill leaders have been down and other Congressional sites have been on the fritz,
including the House Democrats' Budget Committee site. The New York delegation's sites have been down, also.
So Obama goes on television and encourages the American people to call their representatives and demand there be a compromise on the debt ceiling then
the phone lines for Congressman and Senators go down, were slow, or just not loading properly. But of course that is just a mere coincidence.
Now look what the results of a Tea Party run GOP has done for the party’s poll numbers:
Do you think the policies being proposed by the Republican leaders in the U.S. House and Senate would move the country in the right direction or
the wrong direction?
Right direction: 37%
Wrong direction: 58%
When they lost the 2006 elections to the Democrats they were down only by 17% with 12% having no opinion, now they are down 21% with only 4% with no
opinion. Even after the government shutdown of 1995-1996 which damaged the Republicans they still held +4% in polls believing they had the right
policies for the country. Not once in this polling data have Republicans been as bad off as they are now.
Obama’s approval rating stands at 45% and a disapproval of 54% which is -9% which is bad but manageable, it shows more Americans actually agree with
Obama than the GOP right now which would explain why their sites are down.
The same question asked about Republicans was also asked about Democrats which showed 43% believe their policies take us in the right direction and
53% believe they would take us in the wrong direction which is a difference of -10%. What this really shows us is that Americans do not trust either
party with our future but by an 11 point spread trust Democrats more than the current GOP.
So it is no surprise to me that it was mostly Republicans receiving ‘warm’ calls from their constituents.
Democratic Party - 45/49%
Republican Party - 41/55%
Tea Party - 37/47%
It appears to me the Tea Party movement is more disliked than the Democratic Party and the GOP is more disliked than both of them.
edit on 7/26/2011 by Misoir because: (no reason given)