FESTERING FEDERAL ANGER
Confusion over Obamacare, shutdown hysteria and continued partisan discord have yielded results: Public anger at the federal government is at the highest point on record. So says a Pew Research Center survey gauging the ire and frustration of Americans. Some are angrier than others: “Anger is most palpable among conservative Republicans — 41 percent say they are angry at the federal government, the highest among any partisan group,” the research says.
The number is 26 percent among the general public and 18 percent among liberal Democrats, and 50 percent among Republicans who support the tea party.
No one should be surprised by this reaction, since a concerted effort by the White House, Democratic leadership and a sympathetic liberal media has vilified Republicans. The phrase “reckless and irresponsible” has been repeatedly employed by President Obama and his staff to describe the GOP.