Most Voters Oppose the Reelection of Anyone Who Voted for the Health Care Law, Auto Bailouts, Stimulus Plan

Mark Ralston/Getty Images / September 4, 2010
Unemployed Americans attend a job fair on the first day of the Labor Day long weekend in the City of El Monte outside of Los Angeles. US unemployment jumped to 9.6 percent in August, the Labor Department said, showing the recovering economy is still struggling to create jobs. In a keenly awaited unemployment report, the department said the economy lost 54,000 jobs last month, a better figure than the 120,000 loss expected by economists.

That's the latest headline from Rasmussen Reports. What's driving the Republican surge seems to be strong public opposition to the various rescue packages hatched by the Bush and Obama administrations to yank America out of "the worst recession since the Great Depression."
The public, it seems, is asking, "Where's the beef," when it comes to the promised results. The recession continues, with unemployment as bad as ever, thanks to the economic uncertainty created by this unprecedented experiment in government encroachment. I've long believed that the economy is too complex and large to be manipulated for the better by a president and his administration. But while government interference in the economy on this scale may not be able to improve it, it can really screw things up. 


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  • I think the silent majority just got a little tired of being told to sit down and shut up. We're coming for you and we're bringing our ballots.....

  • However, if we believe the polling, most Illinois voters are not willing to vote for Republican candidates accused of padding their resume or wanting to kill puppies, and are willing to accept the Democrat ones who can't run a college fund or balance a budget. So, the generic ballot, on which Rasmussen reports but does not exist, means little.

    You can throw in Roe Conn's observation yesterday that Republicans in many areas, such as Delaware, were willing to nominate candidates that could not beat the opposition, even where the Democrats are weak.

    I voted already, and, so, I'll just wait for the results. Given past history, I'm sure the AP will announce them at 7:01 p.m. Central Time, before one Venezuelan voting machine data file has been transmitted.

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