Thursday, March 12, 2009

We Heart Congress

Well, sort of. People are beginning to approve of Congress at levels unseen since 2005. Considering the shape the country is in, that could be surprising. Or maybe it isn't because people feel like Congress is working on the problem, and aren't as scared of "socialism" as they are the complete economic collapse of the country.

I have a Republican friend who keeps referring to Obama's stimulus plan as "controversial." In the sense that everything Washington does is controversial, he's right. But if you can get 59% of the American public to think something is a good idea, it's hard to call it controversial in any meaningful political sense.

As I often like to point out in situations like this, retrieving all your information from right wing radio, television and web sites might warp your perspective on what is controversial and what isn't.

Via Kevin Drum.

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