”Tis the season I guess when almost every major newspaper and polling organization polls voters about everything trying to gain insight into the American electorate and how they will behave on election day. Some of the latest polls are interesting and explainable. In a recent CNN ORC poll, President Barrack Obama has an approval rating of 55%, the highest since his first year in office. Another recent poll shows that 63% of Americans think that the US is on the wrong path. So what are we to assume from these two polls. Only 8% of Americans think that the reason we are on the wrong path is due to President Obama and his policies? What about the other 55%? Here’s the thing the media won’t dare say. It is my belief that over half the country thinks we are on the wrong track not because of The Obama administration but because of the Republican controlled do-nothing Congress. What else should one believe when confronted with these data sets?
Ever since the tea party’s insurgence into the Republican Party their stated goal has been to block the legislative agenda of the President by whatever means necessary which includes, filibuster, rules manipulation and outright obstruction of anything of importance. The lack of action on Obama’s Supreme Court nominee is a case in point. The case was made last week that if something catastrophic were to occur in the electoral process this year and it ended up in the Supreme Court like it did in 2000, we might have a deadlocked court at 4-4 and may have to wait for months and months for a winner to be declared. A doomsday scenario to be sure but an illustrative one in terms of how reckless and derelict Congress has been in terms of its constitutional responsibilities. Yes I said responsibilities. Just because you don’t like someone’s politics, it does not give you the authority to make up any rules you see fit to benefit your position. Congress has been negligent in their action and I would suggest that a majority of the country thinks we are on the wrong track because of the Republican Congress. Add to that, the rise of Donald Trump and I don’t see how Republicans can continue to be a political force in this government.
So good voters of the United States, when you go to the polls on November 8, send a clear message to the Republican Party. We the people, do not condone or appreciate your lack of action on issues affecting the American people and we think it is time to put people in office who will take their responsibilities seriously and quit playing politics with our system of government.