Of Course: More Americans Would Blame GOP if We Go Off Fiscal Cliff

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

We suspect Barack Obama will be the first president to serve two terms in office and never be blamed for anything. Obviously people have low expectations for the guy, but how is it the GOP can be blamed for going off the “fiscal cliff” after this guy  has spent trillions we don’t have?

A new CNN poll shows that more Americans would blame Republicans if the country went off the fiscal cliff rather than President Obama.

45 percent of those polled by CNN said they would blame Republicans more; 34 percent said they would blame Obama.

But Republicans might have a political opportunity if they can convince Americans that President Obama is not working to cooperate with Republicans.

As if the Obama media would ever allow that.

The poll also indicates that the GOP is not exactly bargaining from a position of strength. Fifty-three percent of the country has an unfavorable view of the Republican Party; only 42% want to see congressional Republican have more influence than the president over the direction the nation takes in the next two years. And seven in ten say the GOP has not done enough to cooperate with Obama.

All of that helps explain why more Americans would blame the Republicans in Congress (45%) rather than Obama (34%) if the fiscal cliff provisions actually go into effect next year. Obama comes in for his share of criticism – nearly half say he is not doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, although seven in ten want him to compromise with the GOP even if he has to sacrifice some of his beliefs.

5 Responses to “Of Course: More Americans Would Blame GOP if We Go Off Fiscal Cliff”

  1. rich b on 26/26/12 at 12:21 pm

    We’ve reached the “Idiocracy” that Mike Judge predicted in his hilarious movie from 1996. And it didn’t take the five-hundred years that was predicted in the movie. And – we’re saddled with an idiot for president just like Camacho (Terry Crews) in the movie.

    Everyone thought “Idiocracy” was satire. It wasn’t – it was a prediction. And one that’s become reality.

  2. lyle on 27/27/12 at 12:43 pm

    Imagine what a country we’d live in without the press thumbing the scale every damn day.

  3. Polly on 28/28/12 at 1:49 pm

    It’s very odd. George W. Bush is blamed for the financial meltdown in his final year (which apparently took 8 years to bring to fruition), despite the fact that the Dems controlled both the Senate and the House in his final two years.

    Now, with the Republicans in control of only the House, it’s the House’s fault that we’re going to have another meltdown.

    I guess the REAL odd thing is that the Republicans, after all this time, have been unable to respond effectively to the Dem/Left charges that, no matter what, even when the Dems had a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and a super-majority in the house, it is/was “Republican obstructionism” that caused Barack/the Dems to be unable to bring the economy back to life.

    I feel like I’m living in Through the Looking Glass.

  4. Jon Brooks on 29/29/12 at 11:55 pm

    And they are breeding a whole new generation of obamaidiots to
    carry on the self delusions.