Are We As Divided As The Media Makes It Seem?

Been a while since I last blogged.  Spent a lot of time reading, but frankly, just haven’t taken the time to blog.  Been too busy having fun with family, or getting stuff done at work.

Anyway, time to get back to the grind.  Here are two stories that pretty much sum up everything pretty accurately:

86 percent say government ‘broken’

Wide majorities of Americans do not trust elected officials and think the federal government is “broken,” according to excerpts of a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Monday.

Eighty-six percent of the 1,023 Americans surveyed nationwide said that the government is “broken” compared to only 14 percent who said it is not.

Additionally, 75 percent said the word “honest” does not describe their officials in Washington, while only 22 percent said it does.

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Obama helped bring on the healthcare backlash

By leaving the overhaul in the hands of Congress, he has given the public a full view of how lawmakers do business. The result is an anti-Washington mood …

People are fed up — on the right and the left.  In fact, I wish the media and the pundits would focus more on what the people have in common with one another, rather than the differences.  For instance, this opinion is nearly unanimous.  People on the left and people on the right are extremely angry about the bailouts and what’s been done with the money since the banks and other recipients got their hands on taxpayer money.  That’s something we can all agree on.

— uo

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Published in: on February 22, 2010 at 9:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

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