So how’s it going on the Hill these days? Judging by the latest Quinnipiac University polls, the public has a very poor view of both parties on the Hill.
It’s no wonder that Congressional Republicans have sunk to a new low of only 21% approval with an increase in disapproval to 70%. The reasons for this is, mainly, their inability to unite their party to get the health care program passed. The plan they came up with deserved to be turned down as it was a lot of smoke and mirrors and going back 5 years to the time when insurance companies ruled the roost.
The Democrats have fared little better by philibustering the appointment of Judge Gorsuch. He seems eminently qualified regardless of party politics and under other circumstances could have been a Democratic nominee. All these shenanigans are burning time and money uselessly when there are way more important things to deal with.
the Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle seem more interested in schoolyard battles than making America great again. The whole lot of them should be sent down to Florida to pick oranges for a week and get a taste of reality.
It seems that almost all the politicians live in their own little world, far separated from the rest of us common people. There are three things that you can do: (1) put your head in the sand like an ostrich so you can’t see what’s happening, (2) wear blinkers like a racehorse and just hope that things work out for the better, or (3) start complaining.
If we don’t start complaining soon in a meaningful way by organizing peacefully and getting our complaints heard by sending emails, texts, and tweets to major news organizations NOTHING will change.
“Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!…You’ve got to say, I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!” (Quote from the movie “Network”, 1976)
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