Angry Bloggers, Angry Americans

Coverage of the liberal blogosphere by the mainstream media frequently includes the word angry. If we are angry, it appears that us angry bloggers are just representative of the population as a whole. CNN reports on their new poll with the title Voters are anti-incumbent and angry, new poll finds. The word angry appears again in the first and third paragraph.

Rather than criticizing bloggers for being angry, the media should look more closely at what is going on that is making the bloggers, and voters, so angry.

Of course liberal blogs, such as Blonde Sense, Middle Earth Journal, and The Democratic Daily do not appear angry about these polling results. Conservative blogs might not be angry, but aren’t thrilled with the results and in some cases are in denial.

Slublog would prefer to vote against both the Republicans and Democrats. Poliblog is surprised that the economy rather than Iraq is the major cause of anger, and believes polls such as this “are not all that helpful is really understanding what the outcome of the race will be, leading me back to the notion that we have to look race-by-race.” While specifics of each race do matter, especially due to the built in advantages for incumbents, there does appear to be a nation wide trend developing which makes victories by challengers and Democrats far more likely. Quando believes that incumbents will improve as they return home to campaign and predicts Democrats will take the House but only pick up three Senate seats. Outside the Beltway actually does sound angry, considering this a “stupid poll” as it is not limited to registered voters.

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4 Comments

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    Slublog says:

    Good day.

    Thanks for the link. I actually write a conservative blog, though. I can’t say I’m thrilled with the polling results, but since the Republicans have done nothing to earn the trust or affection of the American people, I can’t claim to be surprised by them, either.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Oops. I wrote this post in beween doing other things, adding links and brief comments. In your case I put in the link and left it , without moving it to the conservative list or completing what I planned to write. I’ll go back and fix the post.

  3. 3
    Slublog says:

    No problem. Like I said…always happy to be linked.

    And yeah…I wish I could vote “none of the above” this year.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    There’s been plenty of year’s in which I’ve also wished I could have voted for “none of the above.”

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