114th Congress, Congress, Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Senate

Pew Poll Shows GOP Voter Disgust with Congressional Leadership

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55% of Republican voters disapprove of the job Congressional leaders are doing up a massive 9% from the last time this Pew Research poll was conducted in February.

Not only is the base upset with leadership but on specific issues the dissatisfaction grows deeper.

59% of Republicans say the Congressional leadership is not doing a good job on illegal immigration and government spending which should be core issues for any Republican congressional majority.

It’s clear what the GOP base voters want: more confrontation with President Obama.  75% of GOP voters said they wanted their leaders in Congress to challenge Obama more often.

Allahpundit at Hot Air calls the first months of the new GOP Congress “failure theater”.

The genius of “failure theater” is that, as the failures pile up, the argument for electing more Republicans perversely grows stronger among the base. You can’t expect McConnell to go to the mat on executive amnesty when he has “only” 54 votes in the Senate, not nearly enough to break a filibuster. Give him 57 or 58 votes, though, and who knows? Maybe he can shake loose a few Democrats and force an Obama veto. And if he ends up caving after the veto because he’d rather allow executive amnesty to take effect than risk a stalemate followed by a shutdown, well, then that’s all the more reason why we should give him 65 or 66 votes in the Senate so that he has a shot at a veto-proof majority.

Instead, this week marks Sen. Mitch McConnell’s triumphant victory handing President Obama nearly-unlimited power to negotiate trade treaties without Congressional oversight.

 

  • ragcollector

    Hold the Phone!!!! Hey, since when did we start having Congressional Leadership???? Never in my wildest imagination, did I ever think that 95% of our elected REPRESENTATIVES would be out to dissolve America!!! But here we are WITHOUT congressional Leadership, we just have Communist Leadership, with a rag wrapped around their scared pea brains!!! Those ignorant sheep in D.C. are just scared pathetic cowards!!!

    • believe

      AHEM! HOW DO WE PERSONALLY GET OUR POINT TO THEM ACROSS TO THEM? THEY DON”T READ THE COMMENTS.And that do far has just let us blow stream, but we have to have a carrier to copy and read them at the next congressional meeting.
      THE ONLY WAY THEY KNOW THERE BOSSES ARE OUT HERE<WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE". And were about ready to CLEAN HOUSE OF ALL THE CORRUPTION.
      That means a FIRE HOSE, DISINFECT, AND THE BACK DOOR OPENED TO FLUSH THEM OUT..
      Sounds like a plan to me!

  • jerry1944

    With mitch and the bonehead as what they picked for leaders It kind of shows there isnt many conservative in the Rep party . But bonehead did punish those new conservative that we sent , that didnt vote for him It looks like we have a one party government Unless the NSA has something on them making them vote like dems

  • Frank W Brown

    Boehner the BOOZER and McConnell the LOSER give us more of this…

    A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots! TYRANTS??

    If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but

    not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might

    live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or

    to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might

    live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a

    check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not

    to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that

    was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from

    owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty

    F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but

    not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make

    you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is

    run by idiots.

    If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a

    wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman

    in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head

    searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but

    is run by idiots.

    If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions

    of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his

    teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class

    in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation

    that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more

    government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with

    Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free

    cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses

    but is run by idiots.

    If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to

    provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment

    checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was

    diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation

    that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest

    big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a

    wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government

    forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself

    makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a

    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your government ‘cracks down’ on legal gun sales to law abiding citizens while secretly supplying illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for ‘the safety of its citizens’ and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    What a country!

    How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

    This was borrowed from another blog, author unknown, please spread it far and wide!

    • Jean Staggs

      Why can’t people see that all the promises turn out to be just the opposite of what was said. Our country is rich and our enemy wants to break us. The military has been the strongest in the world but slowly it is being de-militarized. At the same time we reduced our nuclear weapons and Iran is close to having N weapons and Pakistan has them. All the strays come in to our country and drain our pockets because of housing, food stamps Aid for Dependent Children, WIC, Title 19 for the young and old. The plan is to make us a 3rd world country. Why can’t we stop the illegals. We were told Change was coming in 2007, well change is here and happening. How long before our good leaders stop this mess!!!!!!!!!!!! All these people are paid for coming and who will they be told to vote for they are bought and paid. This is my opinion. What is yours? Some people think we do not have enough Christians in Washington who have the power to do what is needed.

      • believe

        HAS anyone come to the Conclusion that it will be up to the American People to save AMERICA?? READ YOUR “TENTH AMENDMENT” It Isn’t only our RIGHT is is OUR OBLIGATION.
        Setting around talking and complaining WON’T GET THE JOB DONE.

    • believe

      Thanks for you comment, to few check this kind of information out.
      GOD BLESS,
      DP.

  • Dan

    The November election victory was just an exercise in futility…….If the GOP keeps it up, voters will quit showing up playing right into the hands of the democrat/communist party…

    • Glofish12

      McConnell is a weasel and the evil twin of Harry Reid besides being a yes man to BO, the Socialist Muslim. We Conservatives have to remove McConnell. He does not have the brass b***s or a spine to stand up to BO and say a definite NO. He is a disgrace to the Republic and a traitor to the people of this great Nation. We need new leadership in the GOP and it is time to clean house. Hopefully it isn’t too late.

  • Jean Staggs

    I beg the Congress to do whatever they can to Protect and Serve Americans or we will have another Democrat and a Democratic Congress. Do you want to suffer through that? You must do whatever to preserve this country for our Children and Grand children! WHAT PROMISES DID YOU MAKE IN YOUR CAMPAIGNS????????????

  • Richard Bagenstose

    what government , seems there having a circle jerk in washington , and oboma is the pivit man and loving every minute of it

  • Bob Stewart

    Didn’t the democrats in the senate suspend the rules and allow a simple majority vote? Why don’t republicans just deem a law to pass like the democrats? Why do republicans play nice while democrats trample the rules, the constitution and common sense? That’s why republican voters are fed up with the establishment and want to kick them out of office.

    • cactusbob

      That’s exactly what needs to be done. Those two old war horses, Boehner and McConnell, know all the rules tricks, but they refuse to use them. Just as loads of long-time Democrats believe all the lies they are told by the Democrat Party and continue to support it, so also do loads of long-time Republicans believe the BS that the leadership throws at them about conservatives and how Leadership is trying, so they continue to vote for the leadership elite – RINOs – and wonder why things don’t change. Lots of R-voters don’t believe how their elites are treating the conservatives (all the while telling voters that THEY are conservative). So the “leadership” keep withholding funding from the conservatives and remove them from good committee assignments. If only Kentucky voters had voted for Matt Bevin when he ran against McConnell last year, the way they voted for him this month for Governor, it would be a very different story in the Senate. Meanwhile, conservative voters need to loosen the pursestrings and donate directly to proven conservative candidates. Next year may be the last time there is any chance of reclaiming our Constitutional Republic from the well-funded socialists/Marxists/Muslims, whose stated goal is to reduce the USA to a banana republic.

  • believe

    Most of our politician are senile as hell,and can be bought off by the traitors in our Government.
    McConnell , Reid,Pelosi, Boehner(booze brain)etc,etc.just scratching the surface of hundreds of LIARS,DECEPTIVE,CROOKS ,THIEVES etc.etc.

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