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July 26, 2009

Rasmussen: by more than 2:1 public thinks cap/trade will hurt economy

Forty-two percent (42%) say it will hurt the U.S. economy, while 19% say it will help.

Just another hill for the Pelosi congress to die on.

Also at the same link, people don't seem too keen on the government mandating what light bulbs they can use.

...Just 18% of adults think it’s the government’s job to tell Americans what kind of light bulb they use, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Seventy-two percent (72%) say it’s none of the government’s business, and 10% are not sure...
Just another hill for the Pelosi congress to die on.

This light bulb thing is going to become a lot more visceral than the Pelosi organized crime syndicate ever expected. Its not an abstract discussion about deficits, etc. People interact with lights on a daily basis. This CFL mandate is the sort of government intrusion they'll feel in their gut and get angry about every time they flip a light switch. For the record, every Edison base light fixture in my house is fitted with CFL's...by choice, not dictate.

Everything Rasmussen has at that link is chocolaty ball dipping goodness. Check out the whole article. I'll credit the Obama/Pelosi crime syndicate with one major accomplishment -- their egregious, ill-planned, and sloppy overreaching seems to have finally awakened a Nixonesque silent majority that has been silent for far too long.

Can the Republican party capitalize on this change in public sentiment and get back to its roots as the party of limited government and limited spending?

Probably not. This current crew, on whole, just isn't smart enough. They are smarter than Pelosi and company of course, but that's only like saying my fern is "smarter" than my pet rock, because the fern knows how to respond to sunlight.


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