New Peril Engulfs GOP Brand

12 October 2013 |permalink | email article

A new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal indicates that the Republicans share a far larger share of the blame for a government shutdown than President Obama. Just 24 percent of Americans viewed the GOP favorably, an all-time low in the survey. ‘The reality is we are, in the eyes of the American people, in very bad shape. You can’t argue with the polls,” said Sen. John McCain, Republican of Arizona. To the dismay of conservatives revisions of Obama’s health care program have been dropped in the most serious negotiations. The Tea Party Express summer up their frustration on Friday, “Are you like us and wondering where the fight against Obamacare went,“it asked. McCain asked a roomful of Republican senators at lunch in the Capital last week if any parts of the program could be reversed. No one raised a hand, not even radical Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, public face of the conservative push in Congress to repeal the health care law. l

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