POLITICAL observations & opinions

* FIRST READ: the defiant “NO” vote by House Republicans will boomerang on them

Posted by Lew Weinstein on January 29, 2009

From FIRST READ this morning (1-29-09) … 

  • it’s worth pointing out that the Republican Party is about as unpopular now as the president who just left office.
  • December’s NBC/WSJ poll showed that only 27% of the country viewed the GOP favorably (versus 49% who said that about the Dem Party)
  • a new Gallup analysis of the 350,000 interviews it conducted in 2008 finds the Democratic Party leading in every state in the nation except in Alabama, Kansas, Nebraska, Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah.

LMW COMMENT … the defiant “NO” vote by House Republicans will boomerang on them. Opposing an enormously popular President and voting against a stimulus package that the country overwhelmingly supports is stupid politics. Look for significant Republican support in the Senate, responding favorably to President Obama’s outreach to them, and more than a few changed votes in the House when the bill is ultimately returned from the joint committee for final vote in both houses.

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2 Responses to “* FIRST READ: the defiant “NO” vote by House Republicans will boomerang on them”

  1. Joe said

    Socialism is great…
    Until you run out of money.

  2. Maureen Hanahan said

    Joe Conason..New York Observer..wrote today..”As thousands of
    jobs disappear every week, as the security and aspirations of
    millions of families evaporate, most Americans hope fervently that
    the Obama stimulus plan will succeed. They hear nothing from the
    Republicans except demands for new tax breaks that will chiefly
    benefit the same privileged who have made out so well during the
    the past few decades – and who now take taxpayer money and spend
    millions on private jets and fancy office furniture.”
    So perhaps the best course is not to worry too much about winning
    Republican Senate votes .. but to simply do what will work best
    for the country…Maureen Hanahan, Stuart, Fla.

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