Democrats Crow That Conservatives Being Elected Are Extreme While New Rasmussen Polls Says “57% of Likely Voters Describe Democratic Congressional Agenda As Extreme”
Those on the left have always tried to paint Tea Partiers as extreme and are trying to do so now that Americans are choosing more “Tea Party” conservative candidates in primaries. They seem to A) ignore the fact that most Americans see the leftist policies recently enacted and encouraged by D.C. as extreme as new polls show and B) they ignore the reason the Tea Party movement grew so large, so fast was that its foundation tennet of fiscal conservatism is shared by an overwhelming majority of Americans.
Democrats, desperate for good news, are crowing that Americans selecting, non-career politician conservatives is somehow good news for them:
The White House and national Democrats were quick to celebrate Wednesday what they saw as a breakthrough in an otherwise bleak political year, with President Obama’s preferred candidate winning a key primary test in Colorado and Republican voters choosing “tea party”-backed insurgents over the GOP’s recruited candidates.
“Last night’s elections … were nothing but good news for the Democratic Party,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said.
Why good news? The meme is that these candidates are extreme:
Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who leads the Senate Democrats’ campaign effort, called Buck an “extremist candidate” who joins the ranks of those “more concerned with imposing a strict social doctrine than with growing the economy.”
Yet after 4 years in power of Congress and a year and a half in control of the Presidency people see what these liberals actually do with their power and they don’t like it. In fact, in a Rasmussen poll out today finds “57% of Likely Voters Describe Democratic Congressional Agenda As Extreme”:
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters think the agenda of Democrats in Congress is extreme. Thirty-four percent (34%) say it is more accurate to describe the Democratic agenda as mainstream.
Gallup puts it kindly in its report released yesterday: “On the Issues, Obama Finds Majority Approval Elusive.”
Barack Obama’s 52% approval rating for handling race relations is the only issue among 13 tested in two recent Gallup polls for which the president receives majority-level approval. In fact, a majority disapprove of the job the president is doing on eight of these issues, with his worst scores for his handling of immigration and the federal budget deficit.
The numbers speak for themselves:
* Healthcare policy: 40% Approve | 57% Disapprove
* Economy: 38% Approve | 59% Disapprove
* The federal deficit: 31% Approve | 64% Disapprove
* Immigration: 29% Approve | 62% Disapprove
Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the GOP Senate campaign committee:
“While they’re attacking Republican candidates as extreme, voters across the country are saying what they consider extreme are the $13 trillion debt, a government takeover of health care and the prospect of the largest tax increase in history,” he said. “Those are extreme policies.”