Two weeks ago, 53% of Likely U.S. Voters said they’d rather have a partial government shutdown until Democrats and Republicans can agree on what spending to cut, while 37% said they’d rather avoid a shutdown by authorizing spending at existing levels. Now, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% favor a shutdown until spending cuts are agreed on, and 46% want to move ahead with spending at existing levels.
Of course. We’re now two weeks deeper into the media War Against the Shutdown. What would you expect would happen with the mouthbreathers who get all their “news” as pre-packaged propaganda from the paladins of pull? By the time the shutdown actually starts – if it even does – I expect to see those numbers pushed down to about 65% against, 25% for, 10% complete ignoramuses.
And speaking of the paladins of pull: I’d like to see the revolving door between government and media closed. We could start with that list of “legitimate” journalists as defined by Dianne “Gun Toting Hypocrite” Feinstein. Anybody who meets those qualifications should be barred by law from any non-elective job in government for a period of ten years after leaving the media. Conversely, any non-elective government official should be barred by law from taking any media position for ten years as well.
This wouldn’t be perfect, but it would be a start.