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New Poll: Dem faith in Obama plunges as health-care details emerge
World Net Daily ^ | 04-22-10 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 04/23/2010 8:46:32 AM PDT by RepublicnotaDemocracy

While Americans generally took a breather from their increasing worry about losing freedoms under President Obama, Democrats over the last month actually began to express growing alarm as details of his health-care plan started to emerge.

The WND Freedom Index poll from Wenzel Strategies revealed that the index was 47.2 for the month of April, up just a tick from the near-record low of 46.7 in March.

The poll was conducted by telephone April 16-18 using an automated technology calling a random sampling of listed telephone numbers nationwide. It carries a margin of error of 3.29 percentage points.

"On the core question of whether, under the Obama administration, Americans have seen an increase or a decrease in their personal freedoms, a majority of Americans still believe there has been a decrease of freedoms," Wenzel said in an analysis of the results.

"One in three respondents said they believe Americans are subject to substantial levels of scorn, ridicule, or even retribution for exercising their freedoms to gather with those who might not be acceptable to other elements of society. Not surprisingly, it is the conservative respondents who feel the most oppressed on this point – as 79 percent said Americans are subject to penalty of some sort based on who they associate with. Liberals were much less likely to see this as a problem – yet still 36 percent of liberals said they do think Americans in general come in for some penalty based on their circle of friends," Wenzel's analysis found.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010polls; bho44; bhofascism; bhohealthcare; democrats; failure; hopeychangey; liberalfascism; libtards; obamacare; socialisthealthcare

1 posted on 04/23/2010 8:46:32 AM PDT by RepublicnotaDemocracy
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

The prepetually aggrieved liberal class does not like it when the silent majority stops being silent!


2 posted on 04/23/2010 8:48:44 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /s tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
Please. It's a nice thought, but these people will follow him off a cliff to the end.

The best we can hope for that they stay home and we turn out in droves in November.

3 posted on 04/23/2010 8:49:10 AM PDT by truthkeeper
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To: truthkeeper
Please. It's a nice thought, but these people will follow him off a cliff to the end.

A quick death when you hit the ground is better than turning on him and having your appendages removed a little at a time.

4 posted on 04/23/2010 8:51:47 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

From the very awkward article:
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Among the numbers in the poll:

42.8 percent of Americans believe there’s been a “big decrease” in freedoms under Obama. Another 9.6 percent see “some decrease.”

40.3 percent of Americans believe they are not very or not at all free to speak their minds without fear of punishment.

More than 33 percent of Americans believe they cannot associate with whom they choose without worrying about being punished or investigated.

One in five Americans expresses fear over being investigated for the way one worships.

More than 45 percent believe government is too intrusive.

More than 21 percent self-censor their thoughts on a given subject because of fear of penalty.


5 posted on 04/23/2010 8:53:45 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Wait till they find out they’re going to have to pay for their “free health care.”


6 posted on 04/23/2010 8:54:52 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

“The prepetually aggrieved liberal class does not like it when the silent majority stops being silent!”

Every liberal is a passive aggressive too cowardly to be Stalin.

Every damned one of them.


7 posted on 04/23/2010 8:55:35 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

The best part of Obama HellCare is that the feckless Dem pols may have unknowingly enrolled themselves in it.


8 posted on 04/23/2010 8:58:00 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: keats5

Wait till everyone else that has been paying for their healtcare finds out that 32 million more people on the roles and less doctors means much longer lines and reduction in quality of care but what dummy didn’t know that was gonna happen...

For liberals millions must die before they realize that they have made a mistake by then Conservatives are usually elected to fix the problem.


9 posted on 04/23/2010 8:58:01 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Obamacare = Enslavement)
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To: Psalm 144

The liberals are passive agressive and they are going to be on the business end of some aggressive-aggressive conservative righteous anger soon in November. I make no pretense of civility with these people anymore.


10 posted on 04/23/2010 8:58:26 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

stupid people


11 posted on 04/23/2010 9:01:05 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: DarthVader

Indeed.

They have the wolf by the ears now. Their arms, I think, are a little frail and undersused to be able to hold that wolf.


12 posted on 04/23/2010 9:01:19 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: Psalm 144

“...Every liberal is a passive aggressive too cowardly to be Stalin....”

Except when they finally get power. Then, the psychotic in a room full of psychotics seems normal, and realizes he/she isn’t alone... and anything is possible.

They’re dangerous and unstable in the best of times; even worse when they run things.


13 posted on 04/23/2010 9:05:38 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Psalm 144

It is more like the 1956 classic monster movie where they have resurrected Godzilla from the depths of the Sea of Japan and have provoked him to a destructive rampage. He is coming ashore and destroying everything in his path and there is little they can do about it but just cower and flee.


14 posted on 04/23/2010 9:07:25 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
up just a tick from the near-record low of 46.7 in March
Thanks RepublicnotaDemocracy.
15 posted on 04/23/2010 9:08:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Typical_Whitey

“For liberals millions must die before they realize that they have made a mistake”

“Progressive” history shows they rarely if ever admit a mistake. (You never heard Communists or Socialists aka Nazis ask “What have we done?”) Usually the wrong people were in charge in the first place. They’re like zombies you can never kill.


16 posted on 04/23/2010 9:09:06 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: Psalm 144
42.8 percent of Americans believe there’s been a “big decrease” in freedoms under Obama. Another 9.6 percent see “some decrease.”

Libs prefer it that way; they seek not freedom, but to be cared for from cradle to grave. Freedom isn't even an afterthought.

17 posted on 04/23/2010 9:11:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

I bet a lot were seniors and baby boomers who voted for him.

“Solyent Green - it’s people dam*it!)

Some young people too who will have to pay for a lot of it.


18 posted on 04/23/2010 9:14:18 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: Personal Responsibility

When out of power, why do you think Liberals howl for “bipartisanship”? Funny, how there was no caterwauling from the MSM about their usually sared requirement for bipartisanship while ObamaCare was being rammed through.


19 posted on 04/23/2010 9:18:23 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: Typical_Whitey
Wait till everyone else that has been paying for their healtcare finds out that 32 million more people on the roles and less doctors means much longer lines and reduction in quality of care but what dummy didn’t know that was gonna happen...

For liberals millions must die before they realize that they have made a mistake by then Conservatives are usually elected to fix the problem.

This charade is going to play out like the housing crisis did.

The Democrats passed health care "reform", but the economy-killing aspects won't kick in for a few years, when we may have a Republican president and congress. When the meltdown happens, the Dems will be screaming that it happened under Republican watch and, if they are successful at fooling the American populace again, they'll be back in power the following election.

It's a ratchet effect. The Dems come and go, but every round they leave us with less and less freedom.

20 posted on 04/23/2010 9:23:09 AM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: truthkeeper

Why would liberals turn down that dollar-a-vote ACORN will offer them—72 times?!


21 posted on 04/23/2010 9:33:33 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: Psalm 144
More than 21 percent self-censor their thoughts on a given subject because of fear of penalty.

I wonder how bad these poll numbers would be without self censorship?

22 posted on 04/23/2010 9:34:38 AM PDT by sportutegrl (I don't know where I'ma gonna go when the volcano blow.)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy
"......as health-care details emerge"

What about Nancy Pelosi's Congress, and the rest of the Inside-The-Beltway Kleptocracy?
23 posted on 04/23/2010 9:36:49 AM PDT by indthkr
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To: kittymyrib

Well, they had to pass the bill to see what was in it, didn’t they?


24 posted on 04/23/2010 9:38:06 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

what....ya mean it really ISN’T free???....and Sarah Palin was RIGHT about those Death Panels??......


25 posted on 04/23/2010 9:42:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Zeppelin
The Dems come and go, but every round they leave us with less and less freedom.

Part of that is due to feckless Republicans afraid to mud wrestle because they want to appear bipartisan. If Bush had spend anywhere near the effort exposing the ticking time bomb of FreddyMac and the jackass party's obstinate role in the housing bubble as he did pushing amnesty for illegal aliens, we might have a whole different ballgame now.

26 posted on 04/23/2010 9:42:27 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: truthkeeper

now add how it has come tom light that bozo knew about the sale of his seat and that he might have had an hand in it

which is not surprising , the surprise is that if anyone thought bozo never knew about his seat for sale and that he did not play a part in it


27 posted on 04/23/2010 9:45:10 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Once upon a time, weren’t items from World Net Daily zotted?


28 posted on 04/23/2010 10:01:26 AM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: Personal Responsibility

“The perpetually aggrieved liberal”

Aggrieved be changed to delusional since as a legal point it’s moot.


29 posted on 04/23/2010 10:46:53 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (The Constitution is the issue, other issues are small potatoes. If we fail none will matter.)
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To: Psalm 144

“40.3 percent of Americans believe they are not very or not at all free to speak their minds without fear of punishment.”

“More than 33 percent of Americans believe they cannot associate with whom they choose without worrying about being punished or investigated.”

“More than 21 percent self-censor their thoughts on a given subject because of fear of penalty.”

Political Correctness keeps not-Democrat-approved opions silent out of fear of retribution. This is how it was in GERMANY in the 30’s, too.


30 posted on 04/23/2010 1:13:18 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: griswold3

So true...the present set of liberals fully believe communism/socialism would have worked had only THEY been in control. THEY are the ones who can manage all of mankind to a true utopia. Of course in return, THEY will be worshipped and adored as only saviors would be. THEY alone have had the training and education to run the entire world. All other nations would marvel at their triumphs and follow their lead and peace would finally reign. (If this sounds like a comic book, it is the comic of the liberal mind)


31 posted on 04/23/2010 10:32:28 PM PDT by Semperfiwife (We are the Sons of Liberty!!!)
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To: RepublicnotaDemocracy

Tsk, Tsk, tsk


32 posted on 04/24/2010 6:21:12 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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