Source: Gallup


Last month, we noted how Congress reached a record low in confidence from the American people. (I blamed you, the non-voting public for allowing the inmates to take over the asylum and turning this into the worst. congress. ever.)

As it turns out, it’s not just Congress: Confidence hit a six-year low for the presidency and an all-time record low for the U.S. Supreme Court.

What is behind this?

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Category: Legal, Taxes and Policy

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7 Responses to “Scotus / Potus Fail”

  1. wally says:

    The Supreme Court has become what Congress has been for years: a vending machine.

    • Blue Guy Red State says:

      Amen! Best short description of our broken political institutions I’ve seen in quite some time.

  2. Iggy says:

    Not a new article but the last paragraph is a great idea…
    “An alternative would be to declare Election Day a national holiday. This would probably be resisted on the basis of cost. A solution would be to move Election Day to the second Tuesday of November and combine it with Veterans’ Day, traditionally celebrated on November 11. This would send a strong signal about the importance our country attaches to voting. And what better way could there be to honor those who fought for democratic rights than for Americans to vote on what could become known as Veterans’ Democracy Day?”

  3. Iamthe50percent says:

    Thank you for speaking out on this.

  4. dvdpenn says:

    Maybe it’s just because I’m a member of the punk Generation (GenX), but I feel as if the past 40-odd years has been all about “teh fail.” We’ve been in a generation long culture war, refer to ourselves as “taxpayers” more frequently than “citizens”, and seem obsessed with the idea that someone, somewhere, is not suffering enough.

    Kim Stanley Robinson referred to this era as “The Great Dithering.” I hope I live long enough to see the reaction when the alarm finally goes off.

  5. postpartisandepression says:

    Hobby Lobby for the first time put the rights of a corporation above that of an individual. And yet there are no real objections nor riots in the streets. Perhaps it is just because it is women who are being discriminated against since Hobby Lobby had no objection to paying for vasectomies and Viagra. This reminds me of something?

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.
    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

  6. 873450 says:

    Since the Great Recession “technically” ended late 2009, this POTUS and Congress engineer an economy distributing 95% new income growth to 1%. Saying it’s what our nation’s founders intended, this SCOTUS decided U.S. corporations and anonymous wealth are entitled to greater constitutional protections and rights than living, breathing U.S.citizens.

    1% bought this government. 1% owns this government. 1% loves this government. Nobody else counts.