So now, I'd like to get back to the news of the day.
This morning, NPR released its last political poll of the year. Basically, it's another little goodie in our Christmas stocking, and another big lump of coal in the GOP's stocking! Voters are still mad as hell at the Republicans, and considering the intensity of the voters' loathing of Bush, the Congressional GOPers might have to think twice before deciding to stay on board the sinking ship of George W. Bush:
- 57% of American voters overall disapprove of Bush's job.
- Only 17% strongly agree that Bush has done a great job in the White House, while 45% strongly feel that Bush f***ed up.
- A whopping 68% of voters want the US to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq next year.
- In a generic 2008 Presidential match, 46% support the generic Democrat over 28% for the generic Republican.
So does this mean that we simply steamroll over the GOPers next year, and set up the Capitol Hill confrontation of the century by doing something as hard-edged partisan as...
I dunno, IMPEACH BUSH?
Ummmm, I don't think so:
- 71% of voters want Congressional Democrats to work with Republicans to get things done...
- While only 27% of voters want the Congressional Democrats to act unilaterally to push through their agenda
So basically, the voters gave Democrats a mandate for change. They want the troops out of Iraq soon, and they want genuine action on other important issues, such as affordable heathcare and protecting American jobs. However, they don't just want Democrats to pursue a partisan agenda...
Which goes back to what I've been saying all along...
Let's try to get some real work done next year, and not go on some quixotic quest for
And it will cause us to lose all that goodwill that we worked so hard to gain this year.