Well, sort of, according to this analysis by Karl Rove.
But, there is another graph from Pew, after the budget agreement between President Obama and Speaker Boehner.
The fact is the American people are fed up and want their politicians to work out a deal without the threat of shutting down the government. Americans know it is political theater.
The public has an overwhelmingly negative reaction to the budget negotiations that narrowly avoided a government shutdown. A weekend survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and the Washington Post finds that “ridiculous” is the word used most frequently to describe the budget negotiations, followed by “disgusting,” “frustrating,” “messy,” “disappointing” and “stupid.”
Overall, 69% of respondents use negative terms to describe the budget talks, while just 3% use positive words; 16% use neutral words to characterize their impressions of the negotiations. Large majorities of independents (74%), Democrats (69%) and Republicans (65%) offer negative terms to describe the negotiations.
So, the LEFT is blaming the Tea Party and the RIGHT is blaming President Obama.
And, the American people are saying a POX on both of their houses – a lose – lose.
The House just passed the compromise budget deal 260-167 and so it is on to the Senate where passage is likely.
Now, next on the agenda are the federal debt ceiling and this year’s 2011-2012 budget.
Day By Day by Chris Muir
The 2010-11 Federal Budget deal between President Obama, Senator Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner has turned out to be a stinker to Tea Party activists. The deal which averted a government shut down at the last hour last week is not something that conservatives can tout.
On the night the budget deal was struck to avert a shutdown, I argued that it was a deal that conservatives should be happy about. In light of further details that have emerged, I would no longer make such a statement.
Today, the Associated Press reports on a new Congressional Budget Office report showing that the deal that purported to slash spending by $38.5 billion for the remainder of the year, really only reduces outlays by a fraction of that amount, and only cuts this year’s deficit by a mere $352 million. If the $38.5 billion was chump change in the context of $14 trillion debt, I wouldn’t even know what to call $352 million. Bread crumbs, maybe?
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