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Wed Nov 13, 2013, 11:28 AM

Hey, Congress: Hereís how to raise your approval ratings by 30 %.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/hey-congress-heres-how-to-raise-your-approval-ratings-by-30/

Do what they did in 2009, and they'll be rated like they were in 2009. Derp.

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Reply Hey, Congress: Hereís how to raise your approval ratings by 30 %. (Original post)
riqster Nov 2013 OP
LuvNewcastle Nov 2013 #1
Laelth Nov 2013 #2
riqster Nov 2013 #3
Laelth Nov 2013 #4
riqster Nov 2013 #5
riqster Nov 2013 #6

Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 11:34 AM

1. We had a Democratic majority in both houses in 2009.

I'd say that a plurality of Americans like it that way.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 11:35 AM

2. I can't disagree with that. n/t



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 12:05 PM

3. Nor I.

Not as big a majority as we needed to get to the good stuff like single-payer, but better than now.

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Response to riqster (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 12:08 PM

4. If it weren't for aggressive gerrymandering, that's what we'd have now. n/t



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 12:11 PM

5. You got that right. We'd have taken back the House last year otherwise. Nt

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2013, 12:34 PM

6. Sorry, forgot snips.

Here they are. More at the link.
"Of course, they COULD look at that chart up there, and by making a single change, raise their approval rating by 30 percent. That change? Why, doing their f***jng jobs, thatís all.

The 39% approval rating they had back in 2009 was not earned by their moral goodness; nor was it a result of diligence, comity, or even treating each other with much dignity and respect. It was earned by passing bills that needed passed, confirming appointments that needed confirmed, even though they were acting like ill-tempered toddlers much of the time. They worked, fought, debated, argued, and then compromised for the good of the country. You know, what Congress is supposed to do in the first place."

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