our readers have spoken...
Our most recent poll asked, "What do you think will be the results of the push for national health care reform?"
The results? Well, it seems that conservatives are feeling a little optimistic.
Here's the breakdown:
- * Full blown nationalized/socialized "Obamacare" will become law: 14%
- * A "compromise" allowing continued free-market insurance along with a "public option" run by the government: 11%
- * A compromise that places new, heavy regulations on free-market plans, but no "public option": 17%
- * Real reform allowing portability, purchase across state lines, expanded choices and maybe some tort reform: 9%
- * No bill at all, (Obama's "waterloo"): 49%
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...the "public" plan is still around
Despite the trial balloon floated by Obama and Sebelius over the past few days, leading people to think that they’re really not that set on the "public" option (ie. government run healthcare) that has many people so upset, conservatives could do well not to lay down their arms, so to speak.
So what's going on? It could mean several things. It could be an attempt to allay the fears of some conservatives (or just folks in the middle) while town-halls are still going on...perhaps give Democrats some breathing room and reduce the incoming fire. Maybe an attempt to gin up the liberal side of the debate by scaring them into seeing their dream of government run healthcare not coming to fruition...causing them to get more energized to counter conservatives. Most likely all of the above.
But what we can rest fairly assuredly that it does NOT mean is that Obama and Company have given up on their objective of government run healthcare and eventually a single-payer system.
What we do know is what's happened since those comments were made. Liberals (especially those in the House as well as outside groups) have gone berzerk. They're threatening the White House by saying "no public option" means no bill. We do know that there's no change to the pending legislation. And we know Pelosi has indicated there will be votes on at least three bills in September, and they all have some sort of "public option".
And we know that the White House has begun to back-track.
All of which should tell conservatives to keep up the protests. Keep showing up at the town-hall meetings. Keep calling your members of Congress and letting them know how you feel in no uncertain terms. Keep letting them know how you'll be spending your spare time during their re-election campaigns next year.
In other words, don't believe the hype. And keep up the work. read more »
Obama a GOP mole?
There are some veerrrry, very interesting polls out this week which demonstrate that something is afoot when it comes to voters, their attitudes about health care "reform", Obama, the Democrats and Republicans.
Obama's approval numbers are at another new low:
The latest Presidential public approval poll shows 47% of voters saying they at least "somewhat approve" of the job Obama's doing...while 52% disapprove, the lowest level of support for Obama since he took office. More importantly, the "passion" is with those who disapprove.
The poll shows 29% of voters "strongly approving" of Obama, and 37% "strongly disapproving"...giving him an eight point deficit with the folks that have strong "feelings" about him.
Support for Obamacare is at another new low:
The latest poll on Obama/Pelosi's proposed "reform" shows that support is at a new low. Just 42% of voters now say they favor the plan, (such as it is), and 53% say they are opposed. And the trend is pretty clear. Support is down 5% from two weeks ago, and down 8% from a month and a half a go. Meanwhile, opposition is up 9% in the same timeframe. read more »
Loathesome comments of Pelosi/Hoyer
Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi/Steny HoyerRegarding your recent comments accusing opponents of government run health care for America of being “un-American,” I find those comments beyond offensive. Coming from you, they are loathsome. Those “un-Americans” are the people you are supposed to be serving. You seek to prevent those “pesky” voters from speaking their minds and getting in the way of your steamroller agenda. Your attitude seems to be: Don’t they know what’s good for them? You should be ashamed.
At the town hall meetings last week rows of seats were roped-off near the front, reserved for ACORN and AARP, friends of the President's healthcare plan (Professionally printed signs can be seen.) Now the democrats condemn strong vocal opposition to the proposed healthcare plan as being "organized" by the right wing, and peopled by unruly and angry mobs, and Nazis bearing swastikas.
Lets talk about being un-American:
Trying to jam a socialized health care system down the throats of Americans, while retaining top shelf coverage for yourselves, your families and your union pals . That seems un-American to me.
Placing a government bureaucrat between people and their doctors. That seems un-American to me.
Promising taxpayers they can keep their own doctors and health plans, while you plan for the opposite. That seems un-American to me. read more »