Just over half the public says that the GOP should give up more than the Democrats in any bipartisan solution to the country’s problems, according to a new national survey.

And a CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that a slight majority of Americans sees the Republican party’s policies and views as too extreme, a first for the GOP, and fewer than a third say they trust congressional Republicans more than President Barack Obama to deal with the major issues facing the nation.



  1. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    pedro,
    MikeN,
    stormtrooper 651,
    Mr Diesel,
    jbenson2,
    Ah_Yea,
    Taxed Enough Already Dude (Alfie),
    deowll,
    McCullough,
    Do you hear that? It’s the sound of the pendulum swinging back from the right. I haven’t seen this much kinetic energy stored in it since before the Vietnam War era.

    • dadeo says:

      . ..I haven’t seen this much kinetic energy stored in it since before the Vietnam War era.

      Nixon gave it a kick too.

    • Mccullough says:

      A man with only one wing goes nowhere, he just flies in circles.

      • The Monster's Lawyer says:

        That’s your problem. You are like Faux News. You profess to be speaking from equilibrium but in fact your posts and comments reflect your true leanings. You my friend are indeed flying with one wing. The anti-Obama vitriol spewing as you spin out of relevance.

        • McCullough says:

          And when Bush was in office, I was even more vitriolic. But you don’t remember that. Perhaps you weren’t here. Don’t believe it? You can search this blog way back to before BO, see what I was posting then.

          I make no bones that I don’t like Obama, to me he’s just another lying politician, he’s done almost nothing he said he would do, and you guys fell for all of it.

          Its like Bush the ‘tard said, if your not with us, you’re with the enemy. It’s how Liberals think these days.

          And homey don’t play dat.

  2. dusanmal says:

    Romney – public vote winner, Obama – electoral vote winner… That is the only accountable poll (confirmed by Republican domination of the only Government body elected by direct public vote/proportional to the population numbers – Congress/House). Cnn, MSObama, etcskewed, non-scientific, attempt to push politics they want.
    Republican party views are too extreme to Demo-dominated mass media. Not the real population.

  3. JimD says:

    Gee, why would anyone think that a Political Party full of RIGHT-WING-NUTS, GUN-NUTS, BIBLE-THUMPERS, MISOGYNISTS, AND OTHER RELIGIOUS FASCISTS is too extreme ???

    • Ya Ya Ya says:

      Your absolutely “RIGHT”!

      Why would anyone think that a party full of LEFTIE-LOOSIE, CONDESCENDING, HYPOCRITICAL, THIEVING, LYING, COMMUNISTS would be too extreme either?!

      It’s funny how no one seems to pay attention to what these assholes DO! The masses seem to choose instead to “believe” what the asshole politicians say!

      HELLO?! Who needs a bible when there are dumb-“asses” like THAT to control?!

      …And the really truly stupid ones will die defending their political “side” too.

      • mmsbpodcast says:

        Communists? You don’t even know what the word means.

        The US Military is set up as a communist economic structure, with health care, stores, housing, five year plans, an extremely hierarchical power structure, the works…

        Careful… Joe McCarthy, the last guy who tried to take them on, ended up a ruined and washed up drunk.

  4. gimeabreak says:

    620 people were dumb enough to participate in a CNN poll asking vague questions that do not represent the debate going on in DC and you think that means anything?

  5. US says:

    CNN doing a political poll is about as accurate as polling Reddit about the existence of God.

  6. No-name says:

    Uncle Dave is a left-wing wingnut…Whoever thinks that this nation can survive with spending over $1,600,000,000 (yes, I intentionally put it in figures, not just $1.6T) more than it garners in revenue is just plain stupid!!! The answer to that level of expenditure is not more revenue, it is less spending!!!

    • JMagee says:

      Point taken except I think 1.6T is:
      1,600,000,000,000.

    • Uncle Dave says:

      Really? Then you haven’t read where I’ve said we should drastically cut things like the military, farm subsidies to not grow things, foreign aid (ie, bribes to foreign dictators), and so much more. To stimulate the economy, I would significantly reduce corporate taxes. Of course, I would tax religious institutions, real estate, etc. like the businesses they are. End the costly war on drugs. Lots of places to cut.

  7. CPBrown says:

    The most worrisome aspect of this poll is that many people actually still seem to trust *anybody* in DC.

    We’ll be much better off when there is broad skepticism of both major parties and all of their pronouncements, and their equivalent “extreme” levels of BS.

  8. MikeN says:

    Barack Obama said 4 trillion in debt in 8 years under George Bush was unpatriotic, then added 5 trillion in debt in 4 years. I had no idea that the extreme Republican position Obama was walking about was that they weren’t racking up enough debt.

    • Dallas says:

      Fact check ( I know you guys hate this)…

      Bush created the debt (after inheriting a surplus) with wars and tax cut giveaways. Then he tanked the economy.

      Obama inherited a tanked economy and the resulting road to deficit spending and growing debt.

      • RealFacts says:

        US Treasury Department

        Fiscal Year End Total Debt
        09/30/2001 $5,807,463,412,200.06
        09/30/2000 $5,674,178,209,886.86
        09/30/1999 $5,656,270,901,615.43
        09/30/1998 $5,526,193,008,897.62
        09/30/1997 $5,413,146,011,397.34
        09/30/1996 $5,224,810,939,135.73
        09/29/1995 $4,973,982,900,709.39
        09/30/1994 $4,692,749,910,013.32

        The “Surplus” much like the unemployment numbers are a product of “creative accountancy” and political BS.

        • pedro says:

          DUllass has a beef with reality so no amount of facts will make him see it

          • Dallas says:

            Your usual nothing in too many words .
            Just say ‘yawn’ and help reduce Internet clog.

          • pedro says:

            And you think you’re a walking wikipedia? What an overinflated useless sheeple you are

        • Dallas says:

          Evidently you need a remedial course on debt versus deficit/surplus spending.

          What exactly is your point on show debt numbers from several decades ago?

          • Thomas says:

            Apparently, it is you that need the remedial course. In order for there to be a surplus, it means revenues are greater than expenses in a given fiscal year. Were that to happen, the overall national debt would drop from one year to the next. Typically, people that claim Clinton had a surplus ignore the inter-governmental debt. Clinton paid down the public debt by racking up more inter-governmental debt. I.e., we never actually spent less than we made. We simply moved the money around and continued to spend more than we made each year of his Presidency.

          • pedro says:

            Is DUllass you’re talking to. He will rather lick Obama’s boot than face reality

      • RR1 says:

        The problem is Realfacts doesn’t understand the difference between a surplus and nation debt. Just for his future use, surplus refers to not spending more than taken in a particular fiscal year. National Debt is the bill still owed from previous years and goes does down or up each year depending on if there is a surplus or not.

        • MikeN says:

          So math is not your strong suit. Can’t you see whether there was a surplus or deficit each year under Clinton? Maybe get back to us which years are a surplus under your magicy formula.

      • MikeN says:

        Revenues went up under George Bush, so your tax cut giveaways is false. Obama’s stimulus spending and keeping levels that high created the higher debt levels, as well as growth in Social Security and Medicare that he is unwilling to stop.

  9. Dallas says:

    The Teapublican Taliban Party is obsolete and needs to return to its Republican roots of fairness and fiscal responsibility. They lost their way because of failed party leadership.

    The failed leadership under criminals Tom Delay and Newt Gingrich (both convicted) led to a power vacuum that was filled by the Christian Taliban and then the Tea Party.

    It’s a cluster but the good guys won. Praise Jesus for loving America.

    • MikeN says:

      > needs to return to its Republican roots of fairness and fiscal responsibility.

      OK, so only pass a balanced budget then?

      • Dallas says:

        Define balanced budget. In my definition, everything is paid for – not placing it on the credit card like you Teapublicans like to do.

        You want a war? Sell war bonds to pay for it.
        Give billionaires a tax cut? Raise taxes on the rest.
        Wanna fight 8 wars at once? Tax the sheeple for 8

        Stop redefining balanced budget.

  10. sargasso_c says:

    Outlaw the PAC.

  11. deowll says:

    Not that I think much of the Republicans but all this really shows is, if you have the media solidly behind you, the majority will support polices which are guaranteed to leave them utterly destitute in a few years.

    There isn’t anything coming out of the brain dead leaders of the Democrat party that wouldn’t have been approved by that economic moron, Carl Marx. The only obvious plan I see coming from them is to spend until our nations credit is utterly ruined and our currency is trash after which I suppose they will still want to tax, spend, and continue running the printing presses wide open.

    After that this country is going to become bleep on earth.

  12. Captain Obvious says:

    The Dems have just as many whack jobs as the Republicans. They don’t let them run the party anymore. Now the Republicans do.

    Due to electoral college math and state demographics it’s far easier for the Dems to win the Presidency and Senate. The Republicans have an advantage in the House. The real test will be in the mid-terms which historically should favor the party not in the White House. If the Dems eat significantly into the majority then Republicans are way up the creek.

  13. The0ne says:

    This is a big hell yea lol

  14. Mr Diesel says:

    How the hell did I get labeled Republican?

  15. Egon Ruuda says:

    I am a libertarian, but my party is a fringe party. The two wings of the central right, central left party will rule this country forever.

    • ± says:

      At least when you vote, you are not responsible for the further destruction of the country, as the sheeple are.

  16. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    Is the current Republican Party too extreme?

    1. Lowest tax rates in decades and want less taxes.
    2. Losest tax revenues from corps, estates, Super Rich and want further cuts and deductions.
    3. Middle Class declining and Pukes want further cuts to their programs and supports.
    4. 2-3-4x the number of filibusters and silent holds.
    5. Would not accept 10 to one Revenue Cuts to Tax Increasese.
    6. Spend more than the rest of the World combined on Military and wants to spend even more.
    7. Refuse to renew ban on extended clips.
    8. Stealth Puke Governors instituting Union Breaking provisions.
    9. 4 of x Pres Candidates does not believe in Evolution.
    10. Still allow insider trading for themselves.

    Gee, that took about 90 seconds. How much time ya got?

  17. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    Moderate Republicans are taking the Whig path into oblivion, conservatives will take over, either as republicans…or as something else. We represent 40% of the country overall, and 60% on most issues, but the elite press and progressives in both parties are suppressing our vote.

    But not forever. Obama will rue the day he didn’t deal with Bonehead.

    • The Monster's Lawyer says:

      suppressing your vote???? WTF

    • Captain Obvious says:

      Whig party. Rue the day. Apparently congress is an English boarding school.

      • The Monster's Lawyer says:

        It’s our Alfie trying to sound sophisticated. Just nod knowingly, bless his heart.

    • orchidcup says:

      This country went to hell in a handbasket when slavery was abolished and females gained the right to vote.

      The next thing you know, everybody will desire equal rights.

      What a shame.

  18. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

    Alfie cracks me up. The idea that the liberal media was suppressing the Republican/conservative vote arose when Rmoney lost his debate bump by Obama’s effective ad campaign showing what Rmoney had said previously on the full range of issues.

    Yes—a fully informed public will not vote Republican.

    won’t vote Dumbocratic when there is a viable third choice either.

    Hmmm—conservative/spiritual/green combo?

  19. Captain Obvious says:

    The NRA just had their press conference. Apparently we need a police state to protect us from the guns that protect us from the police state.

    • Dallas says:

      Yes, the irony is Obama is accused of leading us towards a police state. The NRA is advocating for one.

      • pedro says:

        Is the other way around, sheeple!

        But, as usual, you’re not letting reality get thru that skull of yours.

  20. Uncle Patso says:

    As time goes on, Eisenhower looks better and better.

    I never thought I’d miss Tricky Dick Nixon, but I (almost) do.

    Today’s GOP is a caricature, and scary as hell, like a bugaboo or bête noire invented by parents to extort their children — “Eat your vegetables or the Republicans will defund the safety net and make you pay all the taxes.”

  21. Charles says:

    What about the Alternative Minimum Tax that 30,000,000 people will pay for the first time thats hidden in osamacare. Currently only about $4,000,000 pay this tax and George Bush wouldn’t force them to osama will. osama will sooner or later force us all to pay this tax.

    As far as having a surplus after bill clinton left Orifice, it was all Fuzzy math that the liberuls excel at, The surplus was a 10 year projection ON PAPER, THAT’S ALL IT EVER WAS!!!

  22. MikeN says:

    >Define balanced budget. In my definition, everything is paid for

    So you think Republicans should not pass a budget that isn’t balanced, then? Let’s look FORWARD! Should they pass Obama’s proposed budget?

  23. Mrsurfboard says:

    Gangman Style also got 1 billion views on Youtube. Just proves that most people are retarded.