52% Say GOP Agenda In Congress Is Extreme

Some of us who aren’t blinded by our ambition to climb the political ladder would appreciate it if guys like Congressman Peter Roskam would stop endorsing the wrong candidates and learn that shaping public opinion regarding policy is supposed to be their number one job.

The above headline is from a Rasmussen Reports email today:

While positive ratings for Congress remain at an all-time low, more voters than ever see the Republican agenda in Congress as extreme.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% of Likely Voters say it would be more accurate to describe the agenda of Republicans in Congress as mainstream, while 52% feel extreme is a more accurate description. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.

This column has addressed the topic of modern political communications often (click here), and it can be summed up as follows: Hire accomplished private sector pros to help and stop listening to idiotic political consultants.

Roskam’s recent endorsement of Karen McConnaughay for the state senate shows equally bad judgment as when he endorsed Mark Kirk for the U.S. senate.

Coincidentally, both Kirk’s record as a Congressman and McConnaughay’s as Kane County Board Chairman have a seedy side that doesn’t bode well for those of us who agree that it’s insane to do more of and expect a different result.

Oh, and coincidentally, I’d bet big money that those aforementioned idiotic political consultants played a big role in securing Roskam’s endorsement in both cases.

This caliber of Republican talent explains why despite all of the damage done to Illinois by the Democrats, Republicans still lose here a lot more often than they win.