Grow a Spine for a Ray of Hope

by Mike on January 30, 2009

in Economy,Media Bias,Politics

Rasmussen Reports has a new poll out showing that only 42 percent of the American people support Barack Obama’s stimulus package. That’s down three points from a week ago. Although the media will not report this lackluster showing for Obama’s plan or the fact that support is dropping with the same zeal they used to report President Bush’s falling poll numbers, Rasmussen’s findings should at least give wavering Senate Republicans an excuse to oppose this monstrosity.

Although the poll also shows that only 39 percent of Americans oppose the package, there are a large number of undecideds that can be won over if the opposition makes a principled case against the expansion of government. Making the case shouldn’t be too hard, considering the fact that this is one of the most expensive pieces of legislation in American history. Then again, as Sal pointed out earlier today when he shamelessly stole my topic without first checking our drafts section, these are Senate Republicans we’re talking about. Even those who aren’t “moderates” like Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe or MSM suckups like Lindsey Graham are too afraid of their own shadow to filibuster the bill.

At this point, it is highly unlikely that the bill can be stopped, even though that is probably what the American people will want. We’ve been surprised before though. Just this week, the House Republicans passed their first spinal exam in a vote where only opposition could call itself bipartisan. Who knows? Maybe conservatives can hope too, if the Republicans change that is.

Hat tip: Say Anything Blog

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