Government shutdown: GOP losing groun...

Government shutdown: GOP losing ground with public, polls indicate

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Smart Liberal

Honolulu, HI

#1 Oct 7, 2013
Source: L.A. Times

WASHINGTON – The standoff over the government shutdown continues to damage the public’s opinion of congressional Republicans, two new surveys indicate, a finding likely to deepen concern among GOP leaders about the impact the stalemate is having on their party.

A third newly released survey shows that overall approval of Congress has fallen to nearly a record low.

Disapproval of the way congressional Republicans are “handling negotiations over the federal budget” has jumped to 70%, a Washington Post-ABC News poll shows. The poll, taken Wednesday through Sunday, found 24% approving of the congressional GOP.

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Chicago, IL

#2 Oct 7, 2013
Just when you think that the Republicans approval ratings couldn't get any lower, they get lower.
Smart Liberal

Hopkins, MN

#3 Oct 7, 2013
The smart money is on the Democrats in 2014.

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Oct 8, 2013
OBAMA can't slink any lower can he?

Obama Administration Denies Mass to Catholics

Apparently, a priest was denied access to a military chapel this weekend. Father Ray Leonard serves at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia but because of the government shutdown, he wasn’t allowed to go to celebrate Mass this past weekend.

He is contracted by the Defense Department to meet the spiritual needs of Catholics, but not now. The chapel doors were locked and the sign said,“Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice.”

Father Leonard said the following:

“This is our church, Catholics have an expectation and obligation to attend Mass and we were told,‘No you can’t go to church this week…“ My parishioners were upset. They were angry and dismayed. They couldn’t believe that in America they’d be denied access to Mass by the government.”

Rep. Tim Huelskamp had this reaction:

“Time and time again this Administration demonstrates it is waging a war against the very religious freedoms upon which America was founded. This is exactly why we worked to pass legislation (House Concurrent Resolution 58) this past weekend – to protect the religious liberties of all those who bravely serve in our Armed Forces.”

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#6 Oct 8, 2013
This is just one more way they are trying to "make it hurt" and then will proceed to blame this on Boehner and and the republicans. It's all a game to these people. Which side can spin things to the other side looks bad. There is no concern for the citizens, no concern for the nation, only for their own selfish goals. When they know full well that both parties are to blame for the current state of our nation.

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