Skip to comments.The amazing number of people who know nothing about the health-care ruling
Posted on 07/04/2012 7:05:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
One of the most common mistakes made in political reporting is to assume that average voter is following the daily news cycle as closely as we are. He or she isnt.
The latest poll numbers from the Pew Research Center on the Supreme Courts decision on President Obamas health-care law are (yet another) affirmation of that fact. Forty-five percent yes 45 percent! of respondents in the Pew poll either didnt know what the court had done in regards the health care law (30 percent) or thought that the court had rejected most of the provisions of the law (15 percent).
Lets just make sure we are all clear: Forty-five percent of people didnt know about or were misinformed about the most highly publicized Supreme Court case since at least Bush v. Gore in 2000 that dealt with the landmark legislative accomplishment of Obamas first term in office. That is staggering stuff.
Inside the numbers was not surprisingly even more eye-opening. Among 18- to 29-year-olds, one of the electoral pillars on which Obamas 2008 victory was built, 43 percent didnt know anything about the court ruling, and other 20 percent thought the court had rejected most of the tenets of the law. That means that roughly two in every three young people didnt know or were mistaken about what happened Thursday at the court.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
“Øbama is but a symptom of an illiterate ellectorate.”
It is by no means an accidents. Years ago I had an old Italian guy explain why they didn’t want the monarchy anymore: “They didn’t want people to learn to read and write; they wanted them to be ignorant.”
To their rulers they were nothing more than farm animals.
By then it is wayyyyy too late.
These people don’t want to know the details. All they know is the one they worship would not possibly do something that would hurt them.
And the Supreme CØurt supports GØvernment confiscation in the name of an illiterate ellectorate.
This is why we all need to personally go out of our way to wise up as many people as possible.
Whatever. All I know is nows I get free medicine and stuff.
I resent the tone of this article. It implies that I SHOULD have read the two-thousand page monstrosity. AND Roberts’ English-torturing decision. In their entirety.
Dead wrong. That’s not my job.
The Constitution can be read and understood by anyone with a high school education. And that’s as it should be.
But increasingly, our “rulers,” lawyers all, have imposed the esoteric language of lawyers on the body politic. You can’t speak it unless you go to law school and breathe the rarefied D.C. air.
I know exactly what I need to know: This bill puts 1/7 of the American economy under government control, and will usher in rationing.
That cannot be Constitutional, because no words in the easily understandable Constitution permit such government expansion.
This bill destroys the most advanced medical science apparatus the world has ever known.
That can’t be Constitutional, because you cannot read the Constitution as a charter for the government to destroy private industry and go to war against the wishes of the people.
So I know all I need to know about the extraordinary events of the last year vis-a-vis healthcare, Washington Post. And speaking in the jargon of the uninformed prole that I am: Bite. Me.
Even Bill 0'Reilly knows who Snookie is and so should you, because she is an idiot that has great influence among the other young idiots that can vote.
Snooki? Who / what is Snooki? Apparently a female of some species.
Some people should not vote.
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