63% of Republicans Say Congressional GOP Is Out of Touch

2013 January 16
by bc3b

If you feel (in Ronald Reagan’s terminology) that the GOP has left you, you are not alone. According to a Rasmussen survey:

  • 63% of Republicans across the country think the Congressional GOP is out of touch with its base
  • Only 30% of likely GOP voters think the Congressional GOP has done a “good job representing their party’s values over the past several years.”

According to a Rasmussen poll, 63% of Republicans across the country believe congressional Republicans are out of touch with the party’s base.

In addition, only 30% of likely GOP voters think Republicans in Congress have done a “good job representing their party’s values over the past several years.”

As recent polls have indicated, voters in the Republican party are becoming more conservative, and the Republican leaders in Congress are seen as not being as conservative as the party’s base.

Rasmussen Reports surveyed 1,000 likely voters between January 13 and 14. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.

Hat tip: Breitbart News

John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy

Do they represent your values?

37 Responses leave one →
  1. 2013 January 17 6:13 am
    bc3b permalink

    Unfortunately, the Congressional GOP (aka GOPe = GOP establishment) is more interested in satisfying the media – and even Democrats – than the members of the party.

    Will they fold on gun control (aka gun violence)? Probably.

  2. 2013 January 17 6:14 am
    justrand permalink

    geez…37% think they are IN touch? In touch with whom????

    The media/Left/Dems constantly accuses the GOP of being “Obstructionist”…when in reality THIS is how they are treating Obama and Reid:

  3. 2013 January 17 6:17 am
    justrand permalink

    this link adds lots more picture of tryants with kids to the one I chose yesterday in my post (Saddam with the little boy)


  4. 2013 January 17 6:27 am
    justrand permalink

    hattip PowerLine for the link:

    Read it carefully…it will make your head spin (then you’ll vomit)

    Yup…a US Court declared that evidence of direct PLO involvment in a suicide bombing must be destroyed. Why? The Judge involved is either (a) insane or (b) hates Jews. OK…he/she could be both!

  5. 2013 January 17 6:31 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog, re. your link in #4…it ticks me off too!

    I mean, really…using CHROME in the light fixtures totally clashes with the mahogany!! Still, I guess that’s how they held to renovation to “only” $222,000.

    Yup, makes me wanna pay MORE taxes alright!

  6. 2013 January 17 6:36 am
    drdog09 permalink

    JR, yep. The ole axiom still applies — Having a lot of money does not mean you have a lot of class. 😉

    On the other hand here is what Gov Perry had to say about Obama’s grandstanding yesterday — http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/18060/ — Class that is priceless by any measure.

  7. 2013 January 17 6:42 am
    drdog09 permalink


    The lawyers are not thinking straight. They need to start another lawsuit structured such that it forces the release of that document during discovery. Especially since they know it exists. If the PLO does not produce the document there are all sorts of fun things that can be applied.

  8. 2013 January 17 7:18 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog, the last paragraph of Rick Perry’s statement reminds my why I supported him:

    “In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president.

  9. 2013 January 17 8:08 am
    JustMary permalink

    Out of touch, agreed. Plus, we have a total pansy for a Speaker. I’m done voting until they put some candidates that represent me on the ticket AND back them up instead of thwarting them in ways the dems don’t even do.

  10. 2013 January 17 8:11 am
    JustMary permalink

    #4 That is SO incredibly tacky!!!!!!! But please, raise my taxes!!!!

  11. 2013 January 17 9:19 am
    bc3b permalink

    JM #10

    You live in Kalifornia. Your vote doesn’t count any way.

  12. 2013 January 17 9:21 am
    bc3b permalink

    Mullet –

    If you are lurking, that white stuff is called snow.

    You making sure the Storm Crew is ready for the NHL season?

  13. 2013 January 17 10:29 am

  14. 2013 January 17 10:31 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Why the GOP is clueless — http://www.10gen.com/presentations/mongonyc-2011/nytimes

    Watch just the first 10 minutes. This guy works for the NYT R&D dept. (Who knew!) But watch their ability to scan and map tweets on articles. Now imagine that used as a polling tool for political awareness which I would have to surmise the Obammy’s team has something like this.

    Shout out to Frank Luntz — You have just been replaced.

  15. 2013 January 17 10:57 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Nokia dumps 1100 employees. The firings will continue till BLS data improves.

  16. 2013 January 17 11:12 am
    bc3b permalink

  17. 2013 January 17 11:15 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    Nokia is one of those companies that was a leader and soon may disappear like so many: Compaq bwing a prime example. There ‘s talk of Dell selling out.

  18. 2013 January 17 11:15 am

    15 – Yeah, it’s pretty awesome. (and scary) 😉

  19. 2013 January 17 11:17 am
    bc3b permalink

    KH #14 –

    Notre Dame has always been more about hype than substance – and this is coming from an Irish Catholic.

    Apparently Te’o wanted to inspire his team and gather sympathy for his Heisman bid. Against Alabama he demonstrated he is an All-American when it comes to tackling air. Between his performance in the national championship game and this hoax, he probably wnet from a “top five” pick to a second rounder.

    Like Obama, Notre Dame has an adoring media, which acts like propagandists.

  20. 2013 January 17 11:19 am

    16 – Nokia isn’t going anywhere, just like Compaq didn’t go anywhere they were just absorbed. More like Dell buying out then selling out.

  21. 2013 January 17 11:20 am

    20 – I don’t care, never watched a full college football game in my whole life, I just thought it was hilarious. 🙂

  22. 2013 January 17 11:26 am
    bc3b permalink

    KH –

    Some of the colleges have cheerleaders that rival the NFL and the attire keeps getting smaller. Try watching an Oregon-Southern Cal game … exposed navels vs. very well filled out sweaters.

  23. 2013 January 17 11:33 am

    I’m starting to really in enjoy this tub’s persistence… 3 more days.

    BTW I notice Canada recently flipped the bird in response to a DOJ request relating the existing case, and I’m using the word case loosely.

  24. 2013 January 17 11:40 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Big shift going on in the computer hardware arena. The demand for the big beige box is dropping on the consumer side, being replaced by phones and tablets. That is Dell’s problem, their prime market is saturated and the price points have been dropping steeply for the last decade. The desktop makers to survive if they still want a piece of that pie will have to go up sell into what has been traditionally the workstation market for the Makers/Producers. Its the only place where there are any margins in making the box.

    I was cruising around some chinese websites looking for a deal on a tablet. Prices are dropping again. You can get a quad-core 10.1″ touch screen 1280×1024, Android Icecream with all the usual interfaces for about $250 shipped. Most come already broken so you could load an alternate OS.

  25. 2013 January 17 12:05 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I donated to Scott Walker for his recall campaign and just received a telemarketing call from the Wisconsin GOP looking for a donation. I told the telemarketer in no uncertain terms that I only donate to individual candidates and will not donate to any Republican organization (state or national) until they start listening to conservatives.

  26. 2013 January 17 12:57 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #12 Fact.

  27. 2013 January 17 1:28 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I see FNC hired Dennis Kucinich as a contributor. That goes along with Jesse Jackson’s daughter, Jesse Jackson’s honky lover, the fat ond drunk on “The Five” and Hannity, Mendenez’s daughter, etc., etc., etc.

    Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch are assembling quite a cast. Glad I stopped watching FNC.

  28. 2013 January 17 1:55 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Madison, Federalist #46 —

    The only refuge left for those who prophesy the downfall of the State governments is the visionary supposition that the federal government may previously accumulate a military force for the projects of ambition. The reasonings contained in these papers must have been employed to little purpose indeed, if it could be necessary now to disprove the reality of this danger. That the people and the States should, for a sufficient period of time, elect an uninterrupted succession of men ready to betray both; that the traitors should, throughout this period, uniformly and systematically pursue some fixed plan for the extension of the military establishment; that the governments and the people of the States should silently and patiently behold the gathering storm, and continue to supply the materials, until it should be prepared to burst on their own heads, must appear to every one more like the incoherent dreams of a delirious jealousy, or the misjudged exaggerations of a counterfeit zeal, than like the sober apprehensions of genuine patriotism. Extravagant as the supposition is, let it however be made. Let a regular army, fully equal to the resources of the country, be formed; and let it be entirely at the devotion of the federal government; still it would not be going too far to say, that the State governments, with the people on their side, would be able to repel the danger. The highest number to which, according to the best computation, a standing army can be carried in any country, does not exceed one hundredth part of the whole number of souls; or one twenty-fifth part of the number able to bear arms. This proportion would not yield, in the United States, an army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men. To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence. It may well be doubted, whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a proportion of regular troops. Those who are best acquainted with the last successful resistance of this country against the British arms, will be most inclined to deny the possibility of it. Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. And it is not certain, that with this aid alone they would not be able to shake off their yokes. But were the people to possess the additional advantages of local governments chosen by themselves, who could collect the national will and direct the national force, and of officers appointed out of the militia, by these governments, and attached both to them and to the militia, it may be affirmed with the greatest assurance, that the throne of every tyranny in Europe would be speedily overturned in spite of the legions which surround it. Let us not insult the free and gallant citizens of America with the suspicion, that they would be less able to defend the rights of which they would be in actual possession, than the debased subjects of arbitrary power would be to rescue theirs from the hands of their oppressors. Let us rather no longer insult them with the supposition that they can ever reduce themselves to the necessity of making the experiment, by a blind and tame submission to the long train of insidious measures which must precede and produce it.

    Funny, Madison only mentions hunting tyrants. Not a deer referenced in the whole passage.

  29. 2013 January 17 2:12 pm

    “I see FNC hired Dennis Kucinich as a contributor.” :roll: par for the course at this point.

    29 – ” Not a deer referenced in the whole passage.”
    – Imagine that!

  30. 2013 January 17 6:10 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    drdog – thought I would share the following. My daughter works part time for a tax accountant (pretty good for what they do – better than a lot of CPAs). They do work for mostly small businesses and well to do individuals.

    The owner is getting really frustrated with the IRS – more so than normal. It appears that the IRS is disregarding their own rules and laws. It appears that on some legal deductions that the IRS is just plain ignoring them. From what the owner is saying, it is cheaper to pay than to take it to tax court. The owner said in some cases the deduction would be worth $1000 BUT it would cost the individual $2000 or more in legal expenses to take it to tax court. The IRS figures people would rather let the deductions go than pay extra through court costs.

    The owner believes the IRS is doing this because the government is hurting for money. This would make some sense giving that the debt ceiling is fast approaching (far sooner than what was projected) and many believe it is not spending being the reason BUT decreased revenues (more so than projected).

  31. 2013 January 17 6:42 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Best comment I found in a while:

    “You believe that war is just when an American flag is present on the battlefield. I do not.

    You say that taxation is the price we pay for civilization. I disagree.

    You claim that men with guns and badges have a higher claim on my life and property because they were elected, or appointed, to a position of power. I am offended.

    You think that an organization who has the final say in any disagreement, even involving itself; a monopoly on aggressive force; the sole power to declare legal tender; and the ability to fund itself through involuntary means isn’t going to abuse this power? I know better.

    Yet somehow, I am the idealist?”

  32. 2013 January 17 10:34 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    A most interesting entrant in the 2nd Amendment debate — http://anonrelations.net/anonymous-warns-insurrection-837/ — Don’t know what to think of it. Thoughts???

  33. 2013 January 18 6:16 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog, re. #35…I know what to think of it!

    It means the guy who wrote it is gonna beat us to Hut 1369…but he’s gonna have lots of company! 👿

    Resistance (passive or otherwise), Rebellion and Insurrection are moving from whispered conversations among friends over a beer, to open discussions engaging all comers! And at the same time the “leading” voices from the Left are joining to sing “Happy Days Are Here Again”. In just the last 4 days, the NY Times and WaPo have both printed multiple articles from Dionne, Krugman, Freidman, et al with a common theme: “America is fine!” Why are all these voices trying to convince people to go back to sleep? Oh ya…because people are waking up!

  34. 2013 January 18 6:44 am
    drdog09 permalink

    It means the guy who wrote it is gonna beat us to Hut 1369 — JR

    I agree with your observations on the video. However the hut will be real crowded. — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymous_%28group%29 — exact numbers are not known but some say it is no more than 10,000. They have pulled off some pretty tricky hacks. But it appears they are transitioning into the physical world with their movement. The Westboro Baptist Church dropped designs to disrupt the funeral of Aaron Swartz due to an Anonymous threat — http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/15/westboro-baptist-church-aaron-swartz-anonymous_n_2479019.html The video above is another indication of the same direction.

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