The 39% of Americans who give a six to 10 rating when asked to evaluate the nation's current status is similar to the 37% who said the same three years ago. Prior to that, however, assessments were generally more positive, including a 73% six to 10 rating in January 2001 -- the highest on record. The three previous points in time when ratings were as low as or lower than the 2013 rating were in August 1979 (34%), April 1974 (33%), and January 1971 (39%). The 1979 measure came at a time when the economy was in bad shape and inflation was rampant, while the 1974 measure came in the midst of the Watergate scandal. When Gallup first asked the question in August 1959, 68% of Americans rated the state of the nation in the six to 10 range.And check that partisan breakdown at the table. That's a 60 point split between the parties. The Democrats no doubt see the U.S. that much closer to their long-sought socialist utopia after Obama completes his second term. Republicans on the other hand are watching their nation's liberty being dismantled before their eyes, and they're becoming resigned to it. Optimism has historically been a key indicator of the American outlook. Traditional, God-fearing citizens are losing it.
RELATED: Bill Quick links to my previous post on Obama raping America. I said "I don't know this country anymore," and he writes:
Well, you don’t know Barky’s country…but I’m not convinced his country is actually, you know America. At least large parts of it.We'll see. I think folks are losing faith, clearly demonstrated in opinion on the future of the country.
MORE: John Hawkins says quit moaning and fight! See, "2/23/2013 Will Be A Day of Resistance."
Well, let's stipulate that not everyone's losing faith. Some folks feel they've got no choice but to fight. And with so many people alienated and pessimistic, there's a huge pool of latent revolutionaries brewing. Old Barack Hussein ain't doing himself no favors with all that escalating polarization. But that's all he knows.
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