Poor President Obama. One of his biggest campaign themes has been bashing Congress. With a nine percent approval rating, what’s not to bash?
But the tables have been turned, and now Congress’ approval rating
has nearly doubled — to seventeen percent. Whoa! Hold the phone!
Congress is enjoying this surge in their popularity because our legislators actually [gasp] PASSED two important bills regarding student loans and transportation projects. After the vote, a spokesman for John Boehner (R—Jack Daniels) tweeted:
“House votes 373-52 to screw up White House talking points.”
OK, rub it in. But he’s right. With their popularity almost doubled, Congress is clearly too well liked and respected to be used as a punching bag.
I used to get beaten up every day at school. Beatdowns, having buckets of God-knows-what poured on me — school was a nightmare. But then I started getting more popular, and now all they do is call me names and throw spitballs at me. I just love my new popularity. I'm In. They're gonna invite me to sit at the Popular Table any day now, I just know it.
And my new fitness routine is going great. I used to be able to do just one pushup. But now, after months of intense training and merciless workouts, I’m finally able to do — TWO pushups!
My strength has doubled! Olympics, here I come.
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