Wednesday, October 8, 2008
the party is over
There are roughly 4000 political appointees in the federal government of which about 1100 require Senate confirmation. When you elect a president, you are electing a political party, including those 4000 political appointees and the people they hire.
Earlier this month, a CBS News poll had Bush’s approval rating at 22% -- the lowest presidential approval level in ANY poll EVER. That poll had Bush’s disapproval rate at 70% That is the same disapproval rate found by Gallup a few days ago – the highest in its 70-year history. But it isn’t the highest disapproval rate found in any poll. That would be the 74% rate found in a CNN poll during the same polling period.
And check out this graph:
The percentage of Americans who are satisfied with the way things are going in this country is now in single digits – the lowest in Gallup’s polling history. That is down from around 70% at the end of the Clinton administration.
Why would anyone leave the Republican party in control of the federal government for another four years?
Posted by About The Guys at 12:13 PM