Hopey-changey workin’ out better for nation than the eternal No of the Grand Obstructionist Party.
Americans blame George W. Bush, Wall Street and Congress much more than they do Mr. Obama for the nation’s economic problems and the budget deficit, a new poll foundMore here.
They credit Mr. Obama more than republicans with making an effort at bipartisanship, and they back the White House’s policies on a variety of disputed issues, including allowing gays to serve openly in the military and repealing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
Americans say Prez Obama better understands their needs and problems and has made more of an effort to be bipartisan than Congressional republicans, the poll found.
“Obama is certainly trying,” said Bonnie Ewasiuk, 60, of Woodbridge, Va. “I’m a Republican so I don’t like to go against the party, but Obama has reached out and had meetings and I don’t think the Republicans are going to be responsive. All you see from them is negativity.”
“It feels like an attempt to sabotage the majority and to regain control of power rather than working on a compromise,” John Smith, a Republican from Greenville, S.C., said of his party after participating in the poll and before getting violently TPed by Lim-bots.