[FoRK] How Barack lost my vote forever

geege schuman <geege4 at gmail.com> on Thu Apr 24 08:14:21 PDT 2008

If we're talking NOW, yeah.  Just post 9/11, it was a different story.

G

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 10:47 AM, Paul Jimenez <pj at place.org> wrote:

> On Thursday, Apr 24, 2008, Jeff Bone writes:
> >
> >On Apr 24, 2008, at 9:26 AM, Paul Jimenez wrote:
> >
> >> True enough.  On the other hand, standing up to Bush is a good proxy
> >> for 'standing up for what you believe in in the face of unpopularity'
> >
> >Not true.  Bush's policies are not popular --- his approval rating hit
> >an all-time record low for any president this week (a still, to me,
> >surprisingly-high 28%.)
>
> So you think it was the rest of the congress that was standing up to
> endorse an unpopular decision? Popularity among the people as measured
> by approval polls would seem to be quite different from the kind of
> peer pressure a congressperson is likely to feel about how to cast his
> vote(s).
>
>  --pj
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