David Sirota Debunks The "Democrats' Innocent Bystander Fable"

The blowback against the Democrats' failure to stand up to President Bush on Iraq is starting to show in the polls. According to this Washington Post/ABC News poll (which Steve pointed out yesterday) Americans were not impressed.

Disapproval of Bush's performance in office remains high, but the poll highlighted growing disapproval of the new Democratic majority in Congress. Just 39 percent said they approve of the job Congress is doing, down from 44 percent in April, when the new Congress was about 100 days into its term. More significant, approval of congressional Democrats dropped 10 percentage points over that same period, from 54 percent to 44 percent. Read more...

George Lakoff: The framers got it right: Congress is the Decider.


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