We Trust Them, We Trust Them Not
Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 10:10 AM EDT
Perhaps something we have learned from the few years Republicans had total control in Washington is that when one party controls the agenda, the backlash from the public can be quick and severe.
When it comes to the trust factor, the latest Rasmussen poll has Americans trusting the GOP more on 8 out of 10 different issues. Hereâ€™s the breakdown
The American people trust the Democrats more on education and health care, but the GOP leads in every other issue. This comes on the heels of six months of a fast-paced, one-sided agenda coming out of Washington. Blue Dog Democrats are hesitant to sign onto the House health care plan; this could be a very important fork in the road for the Democrats. If the House liberals win on this one, it will be yet another overreach that could further sour the public toward the Democratâ€™s agenda.
Could we be seeing the negatives of the Bush era falling to the wayside due to the liberal overreach? Or are people erely angered over the economy? Nonetheless, the Democrats are in charge, and the GOP needs to hammer home that fact between now and November 2010, if they hope to have any successes in the mid-term election. Barack Obama can only use the â€œwe inherited this messâ€ line for so long before the public stops believing it.
This article originally appeared on The Sad Elephant.