Mr. Popularity he ain't

Thursday, April 26, 2007
I am talking about Harry Reid, Surrender in Chief. From Don Surber:

Senate Plurality Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said: “I’m not going to get into a name-calling match with the administration’s chief attack dog (VP Cheney). … I’m not going to get into a name-calling match with somebody who has a 9 percent approval rating.”

This just in: Cheney is more popular than Reid.

Reported the Wall Street Journal: “Among other individuals included in the poll, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) saw her approval rating fall to 30% in April from 38% in February, shortly after her swearing-in as the first female House speaker. Approval for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) slipped to 22%, from 23% in February but up from 19% a year ago.”

Cheney’s approval rate? 25%.

Well Reid just got his Surrender bill passed with a 51-46 vote. Not exactly veto proof.


Buddy Larsen said...


terrye said...

You see buddy, you might not be as alone as you think. There are all kinds of people out there who think these folks are dumbasses.

Habu said...

As long as Habu breathes, Buddy is not alone.

Buddy Larsen said...

Thanks guys & gals, and backatcha, habu--I'm trying to cheer up. Right now I'm writing (er, "helping write") a paper for the kiddo's English class--due tomorrow (she's sobbing that she's exhausted & has too much other homework, et cetera, and just couldn't do it). So, I'll have to cheer up later, (groan). After I finish "The Effects of Prohibition on American Society". Jeez, if teach reads this blog--well--I'm just advising on the paper, y'see.

Rick Ballard said...

"The Effects of Prohibition on American Society"

I suppose you could try the "prohibition offered opportunities unparalleled in US history for the immigrant population to advance economically".

You (she) could focus on either the Italians or the Irish - after all, Prohibition did lead to the White House for one Mick family. We're still suffering for it 80 years later.

Buddy Larsen said...

That we are. Fourteen years between the Volstead Act (enabling the 18th Amendment) and the Blair Act calling it quits.

Carry Nation got the ball rolling--search some of her quotes--she sounded like Rosie O'Donnell.

Opponents were "...rum-soaked, whiskey-swilled, saturn-faced rummies" and "...nicotine-soaked, beer-besmirched, whiskey-greased, red-eyed devils."

Lordy mercy.

terrye said...

Was carry Nation the one with the axe?

One of my favorite politcal characters was an agrarian populist named Sockless Simpson. He predates the whole Prohibition thing.

Buddy Larsen said...

yep, that was her. Here's a fun site on the topic, click on 'cartoons'.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

Carry Nation and Sockless Jerry Simpson--two fine examples of the days when a Kansan wasn't afraid to be a Kansan!