Meanwhile, the president’s approval rating has fallen to a new all-time low for the Newsweek poll: 33 percent, down from an already anemic 36 percent in August. Only 25 percent of Americans are satisfied with the direction of the country, while 67 percent say they are not.
Can the parties pin the blame on their opponents? Can they pin it on not just a candidate or figurehead but on an entire party – or even more damaging – an entire perspective and worldview?
As long as this translates to "A few bad apples." or "This really isn’t conservativism." or "It’s a yadda-yadda conspiracy." no one gets nothin’.