Your Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin:
... NBC/Wall Street journal poll may hold the answer as to why: 49 percent of Americans view the GOP negatively, while only 26 percent view the party positively. [...]
Looking toward the 2014 mid-term election, the Republicans (at this moment – and polling can shift like the wind) face the possibility of a wave election that breaks like a tsunami washing over their gerrymandered Tea Party House majority. According to Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
While Republicans still hold the House majority, they lost seats in the 2012 election and acknowledge that they held onto the majority only because of gerrymandering. Majorities of Republican voters reject key proponents of the GOP agenda, including cuts to Social Security and Medicare. [...]
Bookman points out that it appears that the Republican legislators on Capitol Hill may now be backpedaling on creating a crisis over the debt ceiling, in part because it might lower them even further in the polls – and put Obama and the Dems in a better position in 2014 [...]
[P]erhaps most Americans are recognizing the GOP obstructionism on injecting stimulus into the economy for what it is: sabotage to the future economic vitality of the nation. [...]
It may be that the Tea Party, and its plutocratic funders, is about to get dunked into a kettle of boiling reality.
Please read the rest here.