Public Perception: YES, Republicans ARE Deliberately Sabotaging the Economy
For months — OK, longer — it’s been obvious that Republicans in Congress were deliberately sabotaging any possible chance of an economic recovery. And it seemed like nobody else could see it, outside of a few people who frequent “alternative” news sites. Every time Obama or any Democrat would try to stimulate the economy, they'd get blocked, obstructed, straitjacketed by the “Party of Jobs.”
And it seemed like nobody was making the connection. I just felt like grabbing the American electorate by the lapels and screaming “Hello!!! Can’t you understand this??? Wake UP!!!”
And now the public HAS waken up. In a survey in Florida, respondents were asked if they thought Republicans were “intentionally stalling efforts to jumpstart the economy to ensure that Barack Obama is not re-elected.” 49% answered Yes. 39% said No. Of the voters who identified themselves as “Moderate,” 59% said Yes.
And again, this is Florida; not exactly a liberal state.
In another survey, this one nationwide, about half of the respondents agreed with the following statement:
“President Obama is making a good faith effort to deal with the country’s economic problems, but the Republicans in Congress are playing politics by blocking his proposals and programs.”
Congressional Republicans: We see you. The sausage factory doors have been flung open. The stench is unbearable.
Democratic strategists: You’ve finally got a winning issue here. Start hammering away at it, and keep on hammering and hammering again until Election Day.