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  •  actually that may not be so (2+ / 0-)
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    it's getting to be CW here, but...

    Democratic Caucus Chair Rahm Emmanuel:

     

    [The reason] you have single or double-digit support right now is because Republicans don't like Democrats and Democrats want this war over with. That's why the combination of those negative votes hurt you in job approval.

    Yet today's new survey from Fox News/Opinion Dynamics included some intriguing results that show it may not be that simple. They used open-ended questions to ask voters to explain in their own words why they approve or disapprove of both President Bush and Congress. When asked to explain why they disapprove of Bush, nearly half of Democrats (47%) named the war in Iraq. However, when they asked the same question of those who disapprove of the job Congress is doing, only 12% of Democrats mentioned the war in Iraq. Another 9% complained that Congress does not oppose or "stand up to" to President Bush enough. Far more could not volunteer anything to explain their disapproval (30%), answered in general terms (17% are coded as "not doing anything/bad job") or mentioned other issues.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 10:25:25 AM PDT

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    •  DemFromCt, interesting. Could it be that Dems (1+ / 0-)
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      expect more from their Party, and leadership? I mean, could that explain some of the attitudes expressed in these polls?

      We are pretty sure Dems expect more from government because at least they believe in having one.

      Democrats are not so much "My Party Right or Wrong" as Rethugs, do you think?

      Nixon to WH counsel F. Buzhardt: "He (Fred Thompson) isn't very smart, is he?"

      by Gorette on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 11:13:15 AM PDT

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      •  it certainly could be n/t (0+ / 0-)

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 11:40:42 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, we expect more (0+ / 0-)

        The Rethugs have delivered BIG time for their base, on the other hand all we get are excuses from our leadership. When are they going to show some guts?

        "It's better to die on your feet then live on your knees" E. Zapata

        by Blutodog on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 12:36:24 PM PDT

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