The future of our nation is at stake. There is already one Supreme Court vacancy that will be filled by the next President. The world continues to become a more and more dangerous place thanks to the failed foreign policies of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Our national economy continues to struggle. We need real change to fix the problems facing our nation.
The Delta County Republican Party (DCRP) went on the record recently showing unanimous support for job growth in this state and nationally, and furthermore urged the Democrats to get on board with the Rexton Project and other job producing projects. Last summer at the Governor’s Luncheon held at the U.P. State Fair, Governor Snyder stated he encourages development of more mining, manufacturing, and knowledge (creating ideas) industries in the region. “World class products are made in the U.P. You need to be louder and prouder about what you’re doing. We are globally competitive right here in the Upper Peninsula,” he said. “You’re on the forefront. You’re not lagging – you’re leading,” Snyder added.
Washington is stuck with old ideas. The future does not belong to one candidate or party.
The liberal congressman is in a close Senate contest with Republican Terri Lynn Land; so close Peters has already dug into the left’s bag of used up tricks and accused Land of waging a “war on women.”
Land’s offense? She refuses to buy into the fiction that women are single-issue voters who pull the Democratic lever out of fear.
Someone should let Peters know it’s not 2012 anymore. During that election cycle Republicans refused to confront “war on women” rhetoric head on and paid the price for it on Election Day.
Americans aren’t happy about their politicians, the future, the economy, and just about everything else, according to the nation’s pollsters, who say there is very little the public still believes in.
“With an ‘everything is terrible’ mindset, I’m mostly thinking about how after several years of cantankerous and unproductive lawmaking in Washington, there are very few political figures or institutions who the public trusts anymore,” the Washington Post’s polling analyst Scott Clement told Politico.
The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows President Barack Obama’s approval ratings are at a record low. A new Gallup Poll shows confidence in the economy is dropping. And overall, poll ratings for Republicans and Democrats are down, according to a CBS Poll.
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And the numbers could mean some odd results in November, with people heading into the midterm elections pessimistic about candidates on both sides of the ballot.
“What we’re really seeing in an unprecedented way, especially in the key Senate races, is that voters don’t like either of the major candidates,” said Tom Jensen, the director of the liberal Public Policy Polling.
For example, North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is holding a lead in her campaign for reelection, but not because she’s popular, said Jensen.
“Hagan has a -10 approval rating, and usually if you have a -10 approval rating it means you’re doomed,” he said. However, challenger Thom Tillis has a minus-23 favorability rating, much lower than Hagan’s.
Scott Clement, a polling analyst for The Washington Post, said the nation’s lawmakers are no longer getting the benefit of the doubt, and “the public has seen more and more issues where they’re just not happy about where things are going and the place they often look to blame is Washington.”
A Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that most people even disapprove of the job their own lawmakers are doing.
Republicans are increasingly dissatisfied, and if voters turn to a “more conservative, third party candidate” that could split the vote, Jensen warned.
But while people are dissatisfied, that isn’t necessarily transferring to primary results, where only few incumbents have lost their bids this year, pointed out NBC News’ Mark Murray.
“The one mitigating factor here is that there are so many different reasons for their dissatisfaction,” Murray said. “You have Republicans are complaining about immigration, Democrats complaining that Congress isn’t working with them, Republicans wanting to impeach the president, Democrats blaming Congress, and all of these different complaints don’t really measure up to one single unifying message that probably is going to have every member of Congress running for the hills this election season.”
Worth a watch, especially on this particular network even though Morning Joe offers much more reality than most of the rest of MSNBC’s schedule. Today’s reminder of reality comes from Wall Street Journal’s White House correspondent Carol Lee, who points out that the sunny rhetoric from Barack Obama and his administration has a “total disconnect” to the reality for most Americans, as seen in the latest NBC/WSJ poll.
Time for another pivot?
“The President was campaigning, raising money in California a few weeks ago,” Lee notes, “and he was saying, ‘People feel better than they did five years ago’ … some of the folks who participated in this poll explicitly said that they don’t feel better than they did five years ago.” Lee pointed out one particularly bad metric in the poll, which was “the 79% of people who think their kids’ future is not going to be better than their own — I mean, that’s a huge number.”