"For the first time at this point in at least six elections, voters are inclined to see both the Republican and Democratic parties unfavorably," USA Today reported, citing the poll's findings. More than four in 10 Americans now call themselves independents.
Four years ago at this point in the campaign cycle, President Obama was seen favorably by 63 percent of Americans. That's down to 53 percent. While GOP presidential nominee John McCain was viewed favorably by 59 percent of Americans four years ago at this point, Mitt Romney is now viewed favorably by just 48 percent of Americans.
Is anyone really surprised by that?
Let me deal with GOP numbers briefly. Terry Gross is insipid. She's stupid and think she's smart and classy. But when you're on the road, sometimes NPR may be the only thing to listen to. Terry ran me from it. In 2009 she was still playing her Republicans are stupid and evil card. I'm not a Republican. I don't agree with them on issues. I also know I'm not evil and I don't think other people are evil just because they belong to a party or because I disagree with them. But there was Terry pimping hatred day after day. And the guests she chose to discuss 'politics' with? Tracy Morgan -- noted homophobe?
And her show is nothing but booking whatever the DNC talking point of the day is.
Republicans were already suffering from Bush and the damage he did to this country. But people like Terry worked overtime to ensure that Republicans were seen as strange and weird.
As for Barack.
People are seeing finally that he was not up for the job. And they're seeing that all of his attacks on Hillary that they cheered on and thought were funny really weren't and were part of the trash Barack would take with him to DC. He's been a little bitch there and that included calling out the Supreme Court in that awful State of the Union speech. There was no need for that.
And his attacks never end. He's a little bitch. I'm never surprised to find out he polls poorly with men because he's such a little bitch. He's like a man trying to do a Joan Collins impersonation or something. Always with the catty insults.
And people are sick of it. We are so damn sick of it.
Some of us left the Democratic Party over 2008 and became independents. Barack and his temple of Donna Brazile and the rest have no idea of just how badly they have harmed the Democratic Party. (I name Brazile because of her supreme idiocy on CNN in 2008 when she announced that Democrats didn't need working class Whites, didn't need Latinos, didn't need . . .)
People are sick of it.
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