Saturday, January 06, 2007

Queen Bee is (relatively) Popular

Rasmussen reports that newly elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a "favorable" rating of 43%, "unfavorable" 39% as of early January. This is a rapid turnaround from November when negative Republican ads got her to 24% fav / 40% unfav.

As a matter of language and message, it would seem that America is not responding to the continued "San Francisco values" slam. Republicans really need to come up with something better than that. Lord forbid we actually attack the socialist agenda of the Dem party.

Maybe somebody should go on TV with some Ross Perot-style charts, explaining exactly why 98% of their agenda is stupid and wrong. Charts are pretty.

Meanwhile, it seems that much of the "100 hour" plan will sail through. Perhaps I will be proved wrong, but I base this on the utter lack of a preliminary attack from Republicans. Bush has already indicated the Minimum Wage increase is likely to succeed. Every time I see a Dem member of Congress on TV talking about their agenda I feel like smacking myself in the forehead. D'oh!

In other news, Cindy Sheehan is inadvertently undermining the Dems' domestic agenda by staging a war demonstration at a Dem press conference. Had she used both of her brain cells, she might have realized that the Dems are trying to push through large chunks of their domestic agenda before they tackle the political minefield of the war. The Dems have a thin line to walk on the war - they need to force an end to the war without looking like complete wusses. If they come out looking like wusses before the domestic agenda has been kicked into gear, they won't be able to pull it off as well. --Dem message to Cindy Sheehan: Don't get the cart before the horse.

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