Who Is To Blame

After all night listening to the media blame the Republicans, this is a pretty shabby return on the electricity used.

“49% of all people in the poll say that Obama is acting like a responsible adult in this budget battle, with 47% describing him as a spoiled child.”

Race gets you 2% … Depreciated value kicks in.

CNN did a poll and asked a question in this form: “Do you think Barack Obama has acted mostly like a responsible adult or mostly like a spoiled child during the recent debate over the federal budget?”

Responsible adult 49% Spoiled child 47% No opinion 5%

Same question, asked about Republicans in Congress:

Responsible adults 25% Spoiled children 69% No opinion 6%

Same question, asked about Democrats in Congress:

Responsible adults 35% Spoiled children 58% No opinion 7%

Headline for the article reporting the poll: “CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame.”

What surprises me is how nearly everyone was willing to accept the push of the responsible adult/spoiled child dichotomy. And I wonder whether Democrats or Republicans were more likely to accept the invitation to think in those terms.


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