I’m not much of a fan of absolutes. There are indeed more than 50 shades of grey, and I’m not talking about a sleazy book. I’m talking about truths, right and wrong, and morals. There are very few things that are so cut in stone that they are always right or always wrong. But it seemed a year or two ago, one of the absolutes was the Congress was universally hated and despised.
Well, most people still feel that way, but put a Republican in the White House and things begin to change. Case in point is a survey by the Gallup Organization. A year ago 19% of Americans gave Congress a positive approval rating. This year that number is 28%. I do remember at one time it was as low as 8%. They were more despised than AIDS for crying out loud!
So, what has changed over the last year. The Snowflake party picked up a couple of seats in the Senate and a couple of seats in the House. Other than that, the only thing that changed was the occupant in the White House. That and the fact that the Congress, while still controlled by one party, is now controlled by the party that owns the Executive Branch. Is that what America wants? A cohesive government? Could it be that we folks out here across the fruited plains are tired of the whining and complaining that seems to be a requirement to get elected to that big Capitol building in DC? My hunch is it is.
While the Snowflakes will scream and complain that it’s happening while they have a turn at complaining, they have to be aware of the fact that they caused most of the complaining the last eight years. How did they manage to do that? The accomplished that feat by invoking the nuclear option on nominations other than Supreme Court picks. They did that by not passing a budget the entire six years that they held the Senate. They did that by quickly losing the House after the Obamacare rollout. They made an awful lot of really silly mistakes over the past eight years, and didn’t want to include the GOP minority in any of their decision making. And as always happens, the wheel comes full circle and they find themselves on the outs (actually, the wheel would only turn 180 degrees for that to happen!)
Congress is more popular because Americans saw it doing less and less “the people’s business”, and more and more the business of something they didn’t believe in. And if you don’t believe that’s the case, then tell me why in the world America saw fit to boot the Snowflakes from both houses of Congress? There is one simple reason, and one absolute truth (and yes…this IS an absolute). If you don’t do the will of the people, you will be defeated. That’s what cost them the House in 2010. That’s what cost them the Senate in 2014. That’s what cost them the White House in 2016. And they never seem to learn!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!