Congress approval rating sinking
Originally Posted by FeelTheLove
Yes, representing the people who voted them in and all, how dare they. They should act like Republicans, and not represent the people that voted them in. yeah. Thats the ticket! What this country needs is more suckers.
Mon, 18 Jun 2007 20:25:57
US voters have voiced disappointment over the new Democrat-led congress due to its failure to fulfill its promise to end the Iraq war.
Mired in partisan power struggle mostly about Iraq, the Congress' approval ratings reached at one of the lowest level in a decade as evidenced by polls. Surveys find only about one in four Americans approves of it.
Most Democrat candidates promised the voters to pull the US troops out of Iraq swiftly after they take control of the Congress from Republicans, Reuters reported.
Shying away of their responsibilities, congressional Democrats now say they need Republicans' help to clear procedural hurdles, override presidential vetoes and force US President George W. Bush to change tack.
"I understand their disappointment," said Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada. "We raised the bar too high."
Democratic Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware said he had explained the issue to anti-war demonstrators. "'We know. We know,'" he quoted them as replying. "But we are so disappointed.'"
Biden, seeking the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, said: "Voters are going to be mad with us until we end the war."
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said some Democrats understand "we can only do so much."
"Others are just very unhappy. I include myself among them," Pelosi, of California, told The New York Times.