Thursday, July 17, 2008

The New Nadir: Bush and Congress

Although when I usually speak of politics, it is with a connection to religious issues, but here are some non-religiously-related data that reflects American disgruntlement with our leaders.

Lately Congress, or at the very least Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, and the President seem to have been more openly criticizing each other. Pelosi has called Bush "a total failure" while Bush has noted that the current legislative session is the longest in 20 years that Congress has gone without passing a single bill.

Last Month, Reid criticized Republicans who sided with Bush on Medicare, saying, "Who would be afraid of him? He's got a 29 percent approval rating!" Now, Bush has a 28% approval rating.

At this point in our nation's history, the U.S. and, in fact, the world, is ready for a new President of the U.S. But Congress is not doing much better. If you thought a 28% approval rating is bad enough, the Congressional approval rating is a mere 18% (its all time low)!

Approval of and confidence in our nation's leaders from all parties appears to be at its nadir.

For more, see here.

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