Congress has a 14% Approval rating now..


PDA






SigSour
January 26, 2013, 01:26 PM
http://www.gallup.com/poll/159812/congress-begins-2013-approval.aspx

Any thoughts on what happens when it reaches 0%?

I suspect that possibility has something to do with the fact that politicians are scrambling to limit our access to our weapons and ammunition.

If you enjoyed reading about "Congress has a 14% Approval rating now.." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Solo
January 26, 2013, 01:28 PM
I would say it is because everyone in Congress has been playing politics for the past decade or more instead of actually running this country.

glove
January 26, 2013, 01:39 PM
And I bet the people will vote these same Clowns in again. Want change, change things.:)

Cesiumsponge
January 26, 2013, 01:45 PM
Congress Approval Rating Lower Than Cockroaches, Genghis Khan And Nickelback, Poll Finds (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/congress-approval-rating-nickelback-cockroaches_n_2435601.html)

Here is the actual poll, done by a liberal polling outlet. Not even liberals are happy with their Congress critters. (http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_Natl_010813_.pdf)

xfyrfiter
January 26, 2013, 01:48 PM
Folks this is what I have said for years, actions, and votes count. We need a complete turnaround in politics as usual, get rid of the career politician, our forefathers never forsaw a nation of politicians who never worked for a living, that is why there were terms of four and six years set, the only mistake was no term limits, and we just keep voting the scum back into office . We as a people need to insist on term limits on every office includind judicial, fed judges should not be exempt. We also need to put an end to golden parachute retirement.

Sam1911
January 26, 2013, 02:19 PM
Is this in some way gun- or RKBA-related?

mljdeckard
January 26, 2013, 02:55 PM
It's always low, and it's entirely irrelevant. The overall popularity of congress has nothing to do with whether or not individual members get re-elected. In congress, making people mad means you're doing something RIGHT. They have their highest approval ratings when they are cooperating, spending out of control and imposing more useless regulations.

Arp32
January 26, 2013, 02:59 PM
It's always low, and it's entirely irrelevant.

True. Thanks to carefully plotted partisan redistricting by the state legislatures (I.e., gerrymandering), most of these same congressmen will be reelected.

ApacheCoTodd
January 26, 2013, 03:07 PM
And yet an over 90% re-election rate for incumbents.

Such is the state of the American voter's sense of responsibility.

SigSour
January 26, 2013, 03:42 PM
Is this in some way gun- or RKBA-related?
__________________
-- Sam


Yes.

Two things:

Politicians like fienstein are proposing gun bans claiming "it's what the people want" however, the people don't even seem to want THEM. There has got to be something we can draw from this.

Also, a) congress ratings are at an all time low and falling... b) politicians want to reduce the number of firearms/ammunition owned by the American people... now, if the approval rating falls to 0% the American people might... just *might* want to actually DO something about our corrupt government - maybe they (politicians) see this coming and are trying to head us off at the pass by advocating for fewer guns in the hands of American citizens (and in Rahm Emmanuels case, cut off the gun suppliers completely) - my point is, these attacks on RKBA could be bigger than simple political posturing - maybe it's in anticipation of a possible future "they" are expecting and "we" haven't caught onto yet..

OR... maybe I'm just wearing the ol' tinfoil hat again. :uhoh:

hnk45acp
January 26, 2013, 03:51 PM
I don't know you can chalk this up with people being upset with AWB, it could easily reflect that they don't think Congress is doing enough about guns.

mljdeckard
January 26, 2013, 03:54 PM
It depends on WHY the ratings are low. There are two ways to look at it. Are the ratings low because they are stubborn and don't do anything? Or are they low because they are tough, principled, and stand up for the right thing even when it isn't popular? They know that much of the nation is whipped up into an anti-gun frenzy right now, but they know their job is to be the influence that remembers how important the principles of freedom are, even when much of the rest of the country isn't thinking about it.

In my case, I will continue to reward and support my representatives for opposing more spending and standing up for gun rights. Even Utah's lone democrat, Matheson, is doing the right thing. (The NRA spent more money on him than any other democrat.) So yes, even if what they are doing is wrong on a national level, it keeps them popular within their constituencies.

The gridlock occurs when people vote for someone because they are a really swell guy, having no idea what they actually represent, and then don't understand why they continue to do things they don't like.

Sam1911
January 26, 2013, 04:01 PM
I don't know you can chalk this up with people being upset with AWB, it could easily reflect that they don't think Congress is doing enough about guns.Yes, exactly my point. The people's approval rating of Congress is quite low. WHY?

Is it because they're talking about an AWB? Or because they HAVEN'T passed an AWB?

Or is it because there's too much spending & debt? Or is it because some want to cut the purse strings?

Without some way to know WHY -- and that would have to show some cohesive reason, not just "don't like 'em in general" -- there's really no gun angle.

Expecting that "the people" will rise up and throw off the whole US government (uh...really? :scrutiny:) all together as a team, because they want 1,000 different and CONFLICTING things is pretty far fetched.

What's the nom de guerre of this new movement? "The Pro-and-Anti-Gun-and-Budget-and-Abortion-and-Defense-and-Peace-and-Environment-and... Coalition for Anarchy?"

bds
January 26, 2013, 04:26 PM
Any thoughts on what happens when it reaches 0%?
It will be the showing of "Tea Party, Reloaded" :D

Vote out the law makers who won't represent the will of the people or defend the Constitution!

I think it's time for part-time law makers like it used to be ... the idea is circulating around California from time to time ... no more career polititians! (can you say Feinstein?) ;)

RockyMtnTactical
January 26, 2013, 04:35 PM
Everyone like "their" guys, but they hate everyone elses.

Robert
January 26, 2013, 04:42 PM
Sam tried twice to steer this in a direction that is in line with the mission of THR. Since that has not happened I am going to lock this. We do not do general politics on THR. I know that politics are closely related to the fight right now but a thread must be tightly confined to the topic of the RKBA and the 2nd Amendment.

If you enjoyed reading about "Congress has a 14% Approval rating now.." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!