Skip to comments.Thankful for Obama
Posted on 11/27/2009 5:31:00 AM PST by IbJensen
The Obama juggernaut is fragmenting upon the jagged outcroppings of American popular resistance. Yes, his health care catastrophe might just pass Congress. Accounting gimmickry, rhetorical appeals to Americans' most decent moral impulses, and $300 million bribes will do that for even the worst legislation. But the signs are all pointing toward a monumental collapse in public support for the president and his party.
Gallup polled Americans on health care reform the weekend the House passed its health care bill. The country was evenly split, with 41 percent saying the bill would make the health care situation better and 40 percent saying worse. But it was the next question that ought to have given Democrats pause. Asked how the bill would affect them personally, 36 percent said it would make their own health care situation worse. Only 26 percent said it would make things better for them.
A Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday found that only 38 percent of Americans support the Democrats' health care reform plan. A solid majority of 56 percent opposed it.
Even worse for Obama, Gallup's latest presidential job approval rating showed the president falling below 50 percent for the first time. Forty-nine percent approved of his performance; forty-four percent disapproved. The graph shows his approval numbers falling steadily since February, his disapproval numbers rising steadily.
A CBS News poll conducted days after the passage of the House health care bill found that Obama's job approval among independents had fallen 21 percentage points since February (a third of that coming in the last month!) and is now at 45 percent.
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We must educate as many of our friends, relatives and coworkers that more individual freedom allows them to do 'what they think is right' for themselves and their families.
I wonder what the prospects are for a rollback or repeal of Obamacare with the new post 2010 congress ?
-nothing ever really gets repealed--look at the Departments of "Energy" and "Education" for the glaring examples--repeal promised by Ronald Reagan---
So, if it stays below 50% can they say, in 3 years, for the first time?
The victorious side will try them all as traitors.
I really don't think it will pass. The Dems will chicken out when it comes time to vote. The House and Senate will NEVER agree on a plan. It will die just like SLICKS PLAN did.
I'll bring rope and a casserole.
“These communist/socialist jackasses that have ruined our economy and are concentrating on ruining our lives had better be prepared for Civil War II. The victorious side will try them all as traitors.”
They sure seem to be setting the stage for CWII. Hell, DHS has already labeled us terrorists for being veterans, constitutionalists, and patriots. So, all I have to say at this point is: Bring it on!
You'd give them a trial?
Polls dont matter to the left. They think they know what is best for the great unwashed.
They are so out of touch with the people it isnt funny.
I’ll bring cigars and single malt.
Name me one socialist/communist law that was ever repealed or even rolled back. They can only go in one direction once enacted and that's up.
For example, the so called Earned Income Tax Credit, I'm not sure what it's named but the one whereby you can get a "refund" whether you have payed taxes or not.
Proposed by Richard Nixon, signed into law by Gerald Ford and increased in every administration since, without exception.
Socialism/communism is a cancer on society.