NO ‘LEADERSHIP LOVE’
Consider that Russia President Vladimir Putin now enjoys an 90 percent approval rating, this according to the Russian Public Opinion Research Center, which says this is a “historical high.” The pollster cites “Russian air strikes on terrorist positions” in Syria as the primary driver. President Obama’s rating currently lingers around 45 percent, prompting his critics to recommend he no longer “lead from behind” on the world stage. Yes, well. The president’s tepid reviews are fairly cozy compared to national opinion of Congress, however.
Americans are simply “not feeling leadership love. People don’t feel particularly happy with current congressional leadership of either party” reports Emily Swanson, a polling analyst for the Associated Press where a new poll finds that among Republicans, only 22 percent say their leading GOP lawmakers represent them very well, 45 percent characterize it as moderately well, and a third say it’s generally just plain bad. Democrats offer only slightly better reviews: 37 percent say they feel “very well” represented, 47 percent say they’re represented moderately well and 15 percent say they’re not represented well at all.
“Just 16 percent of respondents approve of the job Congress is doing more generally, while 83 percent disapprove,” Ms. Swanson says. Rifle Association.
“What has happened to men in America? Once upon a time, men in their twenties looked forward to settling down and having children. Today, most young men seem infected by a widespread Peter Pan syndrome,” the astute authors observe. “Unwilling to give up the freedom to sleep late, play video games, dress like a slob, and play the field, today’s men wallow in an extended adolescence, ostensibly unaware that they’re setting themselves up for a depressing, lonely existence.”
Mssrs. Geraghty and Edwards are happily married, 40-year-olds, incidentally; the books is from Regnery Publishing. The gents may be amused to know it is currently rated the No. 1 book in “gender studies” by Amazon.