Poll: Congress Less Popular Than Crab Lice

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Rasmussen is reporting that Congresscritters are still managing to eke out a 9% approval rating. That is, 9% of Americans think that Congress is doing either a good or excellent job. Seriously? 9%? They must not have understood the question. There can’t be 9% of us that think the barrel of monkeys we have representing us are doing anything other than bringing shame and destruction to our country.

But here’s the quote:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that nine percent (9%) now say Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Fifty-six percent (56%) rate the Congressional performance as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Positive grades for the legislators are down from 13% last month and are the lowest measured since December 2008. The number of voters who give Congress a poor grade is up seven points from last month and is the highest negative review since Republicans took control of the House in January.

Go figure. Of course, 14% of Americans believe in UFOs, so I guess we should just thank our lucky stars that we don’t have a parliamentary government.

But here’s the problem. While I’m beyond contemptuous of certain representatives and the moronic mouth-breathers who elect them (I’m looking at you Pete Stark (D-Raving Mad), Nancy Pelosi (D-Fruits and Nuts), Chuck U Schumer (D-Extreme Left), Bawney Fwank (D-Taxachusetts), etc.) I am relatively content with my Representative, Billy Long (R-Great State of MO). I am unfortunately certain that the same people who voted to send Henry Waxman (D-Jimmy Deanville) and Hank Johnson (D-Tipping Guam) to D.C. aren’t likely to approve of my Representative either, because clearly:

So what are we to do? It is clear to me that certain members of our society are not capable of self governance and it is also clear to me that their votes are affecting my life in a very negative fashion. They are not educable, not sensible, not prudent. I guess I’m down to the idea of term limits again. If those people are going to vote based on name recognition, we’d be better off if the name they know goes away after 10 years or so.

At least that would give us a small chance that the Evil Party will put up a candidate that is not. A small chance, but it beats what we’ve got.

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Queen Hotchibobo
I was born in Saginaw, Michigan, and I grew up in a house on Saginaw Bay. My daddy was a poor, hardworking Saginaw fisherman. Too many times he came home with too little pay.

Naw, not really, but it sounds more interesting than the real bio, so there you are.
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I was born in Saginaw, Michigan, and I grew up in a house on Saginaw Bay. My daddy was a poor, hardworking Saginaw fisherman. Too many times he came home with too little pay. Naw, not really, but it sounds more interesting than the real bio, so there you are.

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bobmontgomery
April 30, 2011 10:40 am

Well put, QH. Also, MSM would not report low Cong. approval numbers when Dems Controlled the house. Now, it’s fashionable.

nessa
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April 30, 2011 2:33 pm

Yet another good reason for term limits.

texasgalt
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May 1, 2011 2:57 pm

Term limits take out the good with the bad. That may be where we need to go anywhere but I think it would require a Constitutional amendment and so, fat chance.