August 21, 2007

Our corrupt and pathetic Congress hits all-time low approval rating at a shocking 18%. And the housing crash is just gonna make it worse.


People of America this isn't their fault - its your fault.

You vote for boobs. Party boobs. Dem and Rep boobs.

You get your news from Faux News and Daily Kos. You listen to Rush Limbaugh and Al Franken. You don't think for yourselves. You stupidly believe what the government and your media source tells you. You don't ask yourself why you're a Dem or a Rep - you just are because you always were.

You vote for Democrats who have no platform except raise taxes, allow illegal immigration and hate Republicans

You vote for Republicans who have no new ideas except blowing holes in our deficit, launching stupid wars, codifying their religious beliefs and hating Democrats.

Meanwhile, NAR and NAHB money pours into their corrupted coffers, they talk about home flipper bailouts and we sink $50 Trillion plus into debt.

It's your fault Americans. Keep it up.

Or not.

HP's 2008 election recommendation - VOTE AGAINST EVERY SINGLE INCUMBENT. EVERY LAST ONE OF 'EM.

And for President?

In the GOP primary, Ron Paul of course. In the Democratic primary, you're on your own. And in the general election, vote for the
Independent. Send a message. And this year, the Independent can win. The two-party system is yesterday's news. Just like the NAR and MLS. And the housing crash will be the catalyst.

Congress Approval Rating Matches Historical Low
Just 18% approve of job Congress is doing


PRINCETON, NJ -- A new Gallup Poll finds Congress' approval rating the lowest it has been since Gallup first tracked public opinion of Congress with this measure in 1974. Just 18% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, while 76% disapprove, according to the August 13-16, 2007, Gallup Poll.

That 18% job approval rating matches the low recorded in March 1992, when a check-bouncing scandal was one of several scandals besetting Congress, leading many states to pass term limits measures for U.S. representatives (which the Supreme Court later declared unconstitutional). Congress had a similarly low 19% approval rating during the energy crisis in the summer of 1979.

65 comments:

Yogsoggoth said...

Keith-

Have you EVER read the DAily Kos? I guess not. The Daily Kos is just as critical of the government as you are. It doesn't pull any punches when it comes to talking about Democrats or Republicans. Sounds to me like you have been listening to a little too much media spin yourself.

tabasco said...

Ron Paul is an incumbent, isn't he?

keith said...

The daily kos is one of my favorite sites, like faux news is one of my favorite entertainment channels

The difference is I think for myself, vs. letting kos or hannity think for me

Oh, my 2008 presidential election prediction

Dem: Clinton
Ind: Bloomberg
Rep: Romney

Winner:

Bloomberg

Wild Cards left to play: Gore and Gingrich

Anonymous said...

To quote a silly shooter flick I watched recently, there are no Dems and Reps, there are "haves" and "have-nots". This whole "two-party system" charade is not even funny anymore. It's ONE BIG PARTY... Listen to them talk next time, both "sides" say exactly the same things.

Anonymous said...

keith said...
The daily kos is one of my favorite sites, like faux news is one of my favorite entertainment channels

The difference is I think for myself, vs. letting kos or hannity think for me

Oh, my 2008 presidential election prediction

Dem: Clinton
Ind: Bloomberg
Rep: Romney

Winner:

Bloomberg

Wild Cards left to play: Gore and Gingrich

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Is there really that much of a difference between Bloomberg and a generic corporate Dem/Rep? Where does Blooomberg stand on illegal immigration?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To quote a silly shooter flick I watched recently, there are no Dems and Reps, there are "haves" and "have-nots". This whole "two-party system" charade is not even funny anymore. It's ONE BIG PARTY... Listen to them talk next time, both "sides" say exactly the same things.

August 21, 2007 10:29 PM

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I am surprised the movie allowed that much of a peek at "the man" behind the curtain...

keith said...

On Bloomberg, at this point I don't care. If I'm presented with three (and only three) viable choices to run America in 2009, I'm not voting for the Dem, I'm not voting for the Rep, so I'm gonna take a flyer on the Ind

Bloomberg is not perfect with me, but he has run NYC effectively, he is pro-business and a social moderate, and above all, he won't be beholden to the blood money that the Dem and Rep will.

He'll put $1 billion of his own skin into the game. He's my guy since Ron Paul doesn't have a chance (Americans are too stupid)

F the Dems and F the Reps. A revolution is at hand.

Anonymous said...

But but but they are democrats. How can you say such mean things? Don't you know democrats are perfect? Bill Clinton was the greatest president ever, hell greatest man ever to walk the earth.

For shame Keith, for shame.

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg will raise taxes and give amnesty to illegals. He will most likely also be up for a bailout both for wall st and mortgage holders.

what in the hell can you possibly see in him?

foreclose_me said...

What has Bloomberg done for NYC? I don't much care for Giuliani, but he is the one who did more to improve the place. Bloomberg is just a caretaker.

And Bloomberg loves illegals. Just like Giuliani did until about 3 days ago.

keith said...

You're missing the point folks. I'm not FOR Bloomberg. I'm AGAINST the Dems and the Reps.

You're only going to have three choices in 2008. Yes, only three.

Now, do you want the Dems in power? Do you want the Reps?

Damn, I sure don't.

So I'm going with the Independent. One who took $0 in NAR or NAHB money.

It's time for something radical.

2008 will see the first Independent president electted.

And then, eventually, the end of the Democratic and Republican parties.

The housing crash will have so many effects.

This is just one of them.

It's time for a change.

keith said...

Just so we have it on record:

Q) Do you approve of the job Congress is doing?

Q) Do you approve of the job Bush and Cheney are doing?

Anonymous said...

Best Congress money could buy

Anonymous said...

keith said...
Just so we have it on record:

Q) Do you approve of the job Congress is doing?

Q) Do you approve of the job Bush and Cheney are doing?

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No and Hell No. Between Romney, Hillary, and Bloomberg, Bloomberg may be the least despicable option. But is he even going to run?

Anonymous said...

What did you expect Keith Americans are dumb

One in four read no books last year

WASHINGTON - There it sits on your night stand, that book you've meant to read for who knows how long but haven't yet cracked open. Tonight, as you feel its stare from beneath that teetering pile of magazines, know one thing — you are not alone.

rogersmith8080 said...

Imagine if the markets start to fall, people lose their jobs and homes how bad those approval ratings will be.

The problem is the politicians that pander to the foreclosed and participate in a bail out will be treated as hero's who tried but failed. Those that let the markets fall will get slammed as being negligent. We are dealing with emotion not reason. It makes sense that someone who makes $1000 a month bought a $700,000 and wants to know why the government let someone take his house will flock to a scheming politician who says “If I were president you could have kept your home.”

Anonymous said...

GAME OVER RENTERS!!

It is official the bail out is happening.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/2036404
3/page/2/

PS: Thanks for the tax money.
Yours truly,
Homeowner

Anonymous said...

"One in four read no books last year"

I read 66 Books last year.

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus........ Revelation.

I'm not scared at all, and I know that it doesn't matter much in the (really) long run who gets elected president of (what used to be) the United States for the next 4 years.

There is a plan, but the Dems, Reps, or Inds are NOT in control of it.

Thank God!!!!!!!! (and I mean that literally!)

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

All the elites, both Rebublicans and Democrats, are selling America down the river. In plain view they are integrating the US, Canada and Mexico to form a NAU even though congress is supposed to have Treaty Powers. Heard anyone yelling about the SPP except the protesters?

We always get the politicians we deserve.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul will run as an Independent should he not get the Republican GOP nomination, and if he doesn't, then I'll vote Democrat.

SPECTRE of Deflation said...

I did find some sanity in the words of Lacker but just barely. Where the rubber meets the road, I trust not one of them.

Fed's Lacker dampens bailout talk, downgrades housing assessment

Richmond Fed president Jeffrey Lacker is on the tape with some comments that appear to dampen the speculation about an imminent cut in the federal funds rate. The general gist of his remarks? That the Fed can do other things (like cut the discount rate or flood the banking system with excess reserves) to ensure short-term liquidity, while keeping the longer-term federal funds rate target stable, assuming conditions in the "real" economy remain stable.

Meanwhile, he is downgrading his assessment of the housing market. The key passage:

"Even before the recent stint of financial market turbulence, the predominant concern on the real side of the economy was the outlook for housing activity. Residential investment fell rapidly over the last three quarters of 2006, but then the rate of decline slowed in the first half of this year. The question in my mind a couple of months ago concerned whether home-building would bottom out soon or continue declining. Recent data on actual housing market activity have dampened my optimism, however. Housing starts and residential building permits, which earlier this year looked as if they might be stabilizing, have both softened in the last couple of months. Broader measures of sales activity are also showing a pronounced downward trend.

"While the housing market implications of the recent financial market turmoil are quite unclear at this stage, there is a possibility that it will result in further increases in retail mortgage rates for some borrower classes and thus further dampen residential investment. Mortgage rate spreads have risen substantially for subprime borrowers, as one would expect given what has transpired, and for any borrowers with low down payments and low documentation. In the last few weeks, rates have moved up for jumbo mortgages as well. It is not yet clear, however, to what extent some of these increases will persist or to what extent they represent transitory responses to temporarily heightened uncertainty."

That fits with the comments I made earlier: If borrowers are forced to use conventional financing at current interest rates ... put 5%, 10% or 20% down ... and be qualified on the basis of reasonable debt-to-income ratios ... then home prices will have to come down to reflect the reduced buying buying in the marketplace.

That's not a bad thing, by the way, as far as I'm concerned. We shouldn't be trying to support inflated home prices that are way out of whack with borrower incomes. We should all hope instead that prices fall to a level that allows prudent borrowers to buy homes without resorting to suicide financing schemes.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this really isn't a democrat thing. They didn't weakin the banking industry after 9/11, and nor did they nominate or direct Bernanke. That's Bush's job.

http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2007/08/09/afx4004173.html

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg will bomb Iran.

Anonymous said...

Just saw Sen Conrad (DEM - N. DAKOTA) on Cramer's show. He was having a love fest with Cramer over how awful it is that Bill Poole would dare say cutting rates is a bad idea. Also called for his resignation.

Yeah but Republicans are to blame.

Uhhh huuuhhh

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg can not POSSIBLY be elected in America....he is *gasp* a Jew, the most un-electable of all 'minorities'. Sad, so sad.

And Keith, as for your revolution, I think that, like most of your predictions, they are slightly ahead of their time....

The election of 2012, after the truly devastating repurcussions of the crash have begun to settle in and effect the everyday lives of everyday Americans on a broad scale....then this county might be open to political upheaval in the form of a third party.

keith said...

I thought Mormon was below Jew in the pecking order for white house runs?

Or maybe that was wiccan? or athiest?

What a joke. It's a president. Not a priest.

America - founded on religious freedom, now unrecognizable.

Anonymous said...

DENNIS KUNICICH IS THE GUY

Anonymous said...

Don't give up on Paul yet, Keith. You brought me to him. Most of America hasn't started thinking election yet.

And my question is: Who is the 18%? I don't know anyone who thinks Congress is doing a GOOD job.

Anonymous said...

BWA HA HA HA

CFC up 10% today

Buffet rumored to be buying CFC

How are those puts doing losers?

You lose once again.

Joel said...

Kucinich would at least abolish the FED: http://tinyurl.com/26nsvs

Anonymous said...

Gosh, when I see people with too much plastic surgery it always reminds me of fire victims.

wine country dude said...

Bloomberg would have only a remote chance of winning a plurality of the popular vote (assuming Hillary and the Repub nominee split fairly evenly); winning a majority of the Electoral College is out of the question. It just won't happen. Move along; nothing to see here.

Anonymous said...

vote out incumbents huh? you mean like we did at the last election. that had a big effect on slowing down the war and bringing about impeachment hearings.

Anonymous said...

"A little revolution once in a while is a good thing."

-Thomas Jefferson

Anonymous said...

I'll vote for Ron Paul if he is in the final match. It would be cool if he ran as an independent.

Otherwise, Romney.

bubbleyum said...

maybe I'm too optimistic, but I think Ron Paul really has a chance.

I have nothing against Romney's religion, Clinton's gender, or Hussein Obama's race, but I think enough Americans will judge on that alone to give Ron Paul a decent shot this election. plus all the pro-invasion candidates water each other down, and Americans are no longer interested in the invasion.

bubbleyum said...

ron paul can win!

Anonymous said...

Pathetic looking bunch especially ol' Harry!

He needs a mortitian!

wiserenter said...

Ron Paul and Dennis Kicinich. Now THAT would be an election! One can only hope.

wiserenter said...

Oh, my 2008 presidential election prediction

Dem: Clinton
Ind: Bloomberg
Rep: Romney

Winner:

Bloomberg

Wild Cards left to play: Gore and Gingrich

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Keith, you are disappointing me! I will support Ron Paul until the fat lady sings!

right fred said...

I'll vote for Ron Paul ONLY IF he jumps from the GOP ship and becomes an independent.

I dont care if he's elvis, if he's affiliated with the GOP criminial network, then he's as good as toast.

I like his ideas and spirit, but I will NEVER vote republican. Not after finding out that they are behind the 9/11 fake attacks, lies and cover-ups.

I hope he does leave the GOP. Then I'll join his team!

Anonymous said...

Everyone shouts and kicks and screams for separation of church and state. What about separation of corp. interests and state...something which has effected the lives every American far more than the a statue of the 10 commandments in front of a courthouse.

Anonymous said...

No matter who we get they will be an idiot because that is all this country deserves.

Sorry to say it but the flat earth society will probably get another crack at the White House in 2008.

My position F$%# em all.

bush the no-oath christian said...

Re: GOD in control:

Only REAL evil-minded men will destroy earth. Not the christian religion bible fairytale myths. I know, the truth is painfull, just deal with it. YOU control your life. WE the people control our country (well, until bush destroyed America that is)

Take control: Impeach bush and cheney. Things could only get better. (If not, bush's doom and gloom will continue to get much worse.) I promise!

HappyBoomer said...

Anonymous said...

To quote a silly shooter flick I watched recently, there are no Dems and Reps, there are "haves" and "have-nots". This whole "two-party system" charade is not even funny anymore. It's ONE BIG PARTY... Listen to them talk next time, both "sides" say exactly the same things.

August 21, 2007 10:29 PM
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Ditto.

Congress could probably improve their approval 70% or so if they would just impeach two boobs. Thats what we elected them to do.

HappyBoomer said...

SPECTRE of Deflation said...
We always get the politicians we deserve.

August 21, 2007 11:27 PM

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No. We get the politicians that the elites let us vote for.

Anonymous said...

Thank God!!!!!!


Amen to that!

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed how the people on this blog pride themselves in being so "smart" yet simple spelling mistakes litter the place.

For f#ck's sake, please learn the difference between HEAR and HERE, between IT'S and ITS, between THERE and THEIR, between THEN and THAN, between EFFECT and AFFECT.

I'm supposed to believe you've got the current economic situation all figured out, yet you make mistakes a 2nd grader would be ashamed of.

Frank@NeverColdCall.com said...

Why is the word Independent linked to Mike Bloomberg? He is a certified Communist. The governor of Virginia even had to threaten to arrest him to get him to stop his wacko anti-gun shenanigans outside of his home state.

Frank@NeverColdCall.com said...

Bloomberg will raise taxes and give amnesty to illegals. He will most likely also be up for a bailout both for wall st and mortgage holders.

Exactly. Bloomberg = Hillary. Plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg will just split the Republican and Independent vote, allowing Hillary to win.

The only other possibility is a Ron Paul revolution.

I'm more hopeful than Keith that the American people can wake up.

DrNo said...

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul will run as an Independent should he not get the Republican GOP nomination, and if he doesn't, then I'll vote Democrat.

August 21, 2007 11:27 PM

I'd rather eat my own eye then vote for a Demoncrat. If Paul doesn't run I'll stay home and load shotgun shells.

SeattleMoose said...

I resemble that remark.....BAAAAHHHHH

BitterRenter said...

All we have is republicans and democrats and democrats are BY FAR better for the people. You libertarians (who are simply conservatives who like sex and drugs) who think there's some magic "third way" are idiots.

The democrats were out of power for decades and the majority of you jerks voted for people like reagan and now you want to lump the two parties together. You stamp your little hooves and whine about how neither party can give you your fantasy life.

Keep thinking you can have tax free, prosperous, fair society with all the trimmings. Keep believing that liberalism is baaaad for you because they believe in a collective society.

You'll keep taking it in the ass from conservatives. I know I'll see the day when conservatism is punished by death, when you selfish savages are on your knees living like serfs in some modern day rendition of the feudal system.

Man, I hate this country more every day. I can't wait to see it corrode from the inside because of ignorance and greed. I've already decided to retire to a foreign country and watch this cesspool country implode from a safe distance.

BitterRenter said...

P.S. The republicans will get blamed for the coming crash. Intelligent people know who was in power, cheerleading the greed and pushing the "F your neighbor" philosophy.

I hate republicans like poison.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

DENNIS KUNICICH IS THE GUY

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To run the country into the ground, or the one who will put us all in the rice fields like good little commies?

keith said...

I'm not giving up on Ron Paul - I'm giving up on America. I don't think there's enough smart or aware voters to have Paul win the GOP nomination.

Your choice in 2008 will be a bad one - Clinton vs Romney. With that reality, the only question is will there be a viable Independent candidate?

Bloomberg was viable, but as of today no more - unless he's just playing games he announced this morning that he won't run. Maybe a draft movement, part of his plan.

Any other potential and attractive Independent candidates out there?

I do like the Ron Paul independent idea, and he might be able to raise some serious coin on the 'net, but with the fix in on how elections are run, he couldn't run a 50-state campaign or get on the ballots, and he'd have tough winning one electoral vote.

To win, an Independent would need $1 Billion plus of his own money.

So... look at the billionaire list and see if there's anyone tolerable

Meanwhile, the US is in serious trouble.

Serious trouble.

Anonymous said...

Boys and girls of the far left:

Your hero Dennis Kucinich is never going to be president.

Your other hero Ron Paul is never going to be presient.

Get this through your heads.

Annonopuddy said...

Yawn. Democracy in America is just an argument over two flavors of vanilla.

TrueblueRedamerikan said...

Anonymous said...

Boys and girls of the far left:

Your hero Dennis Kucinich is never going to be president.

Your other hero Ron Paul is never going to be presient.

Get this through your heads.

August 22, 2007 2:18 PM
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Damn right. The elites who run this country would never let them get on the ballot........of either party.

meinkampf said...

Yeah, it looks like we'll have to deal with Hillary Milhous Clinton for at least four years. If you liked Nixon, you'll love Hillary. All of those laws, tools, and toys Bush created under the Patriot Act and the Daily Kos people decry? They'll be put to use for real when people like Harold Ickes take the reins of power.

Bend over citizen, we're here to solve your obvious problem...

Anonymous said...

problem is, most people think their elected official is fine, it is the others that are incompetent/corrupt.

Anonymous said...

I hope Ron Paul at least get a VP nomination.

colon cleanse the system said...

Yep. No single act will give the system a better colon cleansing then:

ALWAYS VOTE AGAINST THE INCUMBENT.

Salvation is in the American Voter's hands.

wiserenter said...

Anonymous said...
Boys and girls of the far left:

Your hero Dennis Kucinich is never going to be president.

Your other hero Ron Paul is never going to be presient.

Get this through your heads.

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Is this George Stephonopoulos? Many think DK and RP won't win because the MSM says so. The "frontrunners" are capable of raising insane amounts of money. This translates into multi-million $$ ad accounts for the MSM. With this in mind, who do YOU think the MSM wants in the race? OF COURSE the MSM wants the "frontrunners" in the race and will stoop however low they need to make sure we think DK and RP don't stand a chance. But you never know... The American people might just surprise me and wake up enough to put one or both DK and RP in the race. RP IS getting a lot of grassroots support--more so than any independent.

And just because someone is independent doesn't mean sh#t. Look what happened with Jesse Ventura in Minnesota. Once in office, he turned into a rebublicrat.