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What if the Wingnuts Threw a Fit, and Nobody Cared?

One of the most interesting things about the latest Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll is that Nancy Pelosi’s net favorability rating continues to rise. Despite being the target of right wing rage and held up as the poster girl for profligate spending, subject to Twitter attacks by GOP members of Congress and targeted by human bile machine Ann Coulter, her popularity hasn’t been affected at all. Quite the opposite.

In fact, despite everything that the teabaggers have throw at them, Democrats in Congress had a whopping 13 point rise in their favorability ratings this week and moved into positive territory (their favorables are now higher than their unfavorables, 46/45). Only two possibilities that I can see: Either nobody is listening to the GOP tantrum throwers, or they have become negative validator — i.e., they are so discredited that their disapproval now moves the needle in a positive direction.

Wingnut radio was shrieking when they thought the Democrats would strike at their power and reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine. I guess the good news for them is it’s not going to happen.

The bad news: nobody thought it was worth the effort.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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