The most recent approval rating for Congress I’ve seen is 18%. If your boss or mine gave us an 18% approval rating we would also receive an invitation to work elsewhere.
Our elected representatives have shown no interest in improving their job approval rating … as long as the campaign money keeps rolling in and they’re re-elected.
For his part, President Obama seems to prefer finger-pointing to consensus-building. He apparently thinks he has “the people” behind him on all issues and feels little pressure to actually work on the nation’s biggest problem, which polls show “the people” think is the economy and jobs.
From everything I’ve learned, the Obamas don’t go out and they don’t entertain.
Washington politicians don’t drink or dine with other politicians. They apparently maintain a social distance from their own party members and the opposition.
And that may be the problem. It’s difficult to be a stubborn, my-way-or-the-highway player when you know the other guy’s spouse and kids.
Our thought for today is from Isaac Newton:
“Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.”