Fidel Castro Is the Only Thing Less Popular Than the U.S. Congress

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The popularity of the U.S. Congress is at an all-time low. A recent CBS News/New York Times poll shows that just 9 percent of Americans approve of the federal legislative body. How bad is that? Well, just about the only thing Americans hate more than Congress is Fidel Castro.

Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post's Fix blog maps out the approval numbers of Congress in relation to the approval numbers of other vastly unpopular people and institutions:

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When Americans view the favorability of Hugo Chavez, a South American dictator elected in less-than-ethical fashion, on the same level as their own democratically elected lawmakers, you know something is bad.

Alas, only Fidel Castro gets lower approval ratings, at a measly 5 percent. Though, no one is fleeing their homeland en masse to escape the horrors of the U.S. Congress. Yet, anyway.

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I don't approve of congress at this point, but this is a fundamentally flawed chart since some of the data that is being compared is outdated.  If you really wnat to make a point try and put something together correctly!

Natalie
Natalie

The US Congress had abandoned America and Americans opting instead to line their own pockets by selling out to corporate pimps and acting the like pros they truly have become. Its more like a reckless and chaotic free-for-all with a take-all-you-can get mentality they wholly embody now. In the old days, when American didn't have television and weren't so spoiled and selfish these liars, cheats and thieves would have ended up like Nixon et al. Instead American have become pathetically complacent, indifferent, and apathetic to everything. Serves America right for being a nation of passive ignoramuses.  Now go on, have a piece of pizza, err, I mean your daily vegetable.

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