If Norm Coleman succeeds in proving election fraud (which is pretty darn obvious in this race) in his re-election bid against SNL candidate Al Franken, the Democrats in Washington are so drunk with power that they have vowed to never give Senator Coleman a moments rest; they will hound him with ethics probes for the entire six years, or until they lose their majority, whichever comes first.
While otherwise acting like mold killer, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who bears a distinct resemblance to the hindquarters of his party’s animal symbol, is proving that even in overwhelming victory, the Dems are sore losers.
Dems really really love President Obama and Republicans… really really don’t. That’s the “big revelation” from a recent Pew Research Center that determined that, since Nixon, no modern president has been more polarizing that President Obama… not even George W. Bush, his “much hated” predecessor.
The hard numbers are these: President Obama has a 61-point gap between the percentage of Dems who approve of his job performance, and the percentage of Republicans who approve of his job performance. Bush’s gap was only 51 points.
Of course, this pole is on early job performance, not whole careers, and let’s be frank… Bush didn’t exactly land with a controversial boom the way President Obama has. It’s not likely to get much sweeter for Obama down the line, either, as approval ratings for presidents tend to erode the longer they are in office and although the gap is 61 points, that’s likely to narrow as more Dems grow dissatisfied with Obama’s reign; it numbers aren’t likely to act like car insurance rates among Republicans, either, as midterm elections and Obama’s re-election bid are likely to only make matters worse.