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 ...
SIMPLE: Øbama is but a symptom of an illiterate ellectorate.
When was the last time you had the time or opportunity to read a 2,700 page book? This was all part of the design. We need an amendment that limits any Bill passed by Congress to be less than 30 pages.
Reality shows -The opiate of tne people!
But I’ll bet you 99% know that Snooki is pregnant.
And that’s the way it is July 4th, 2012.
No wonder we worry about the fate of our republic....
Now they want to know why people are ill-informed....they don’t want to look in the mirror....just media trying to explain their failure to report, instead they protected as a co-conspirator would, and NOW with it all falling apart they act dumbfounded.
IMO, probably the same group that don’t pay income tax.
Or the latest nonsense from the Kardashian attention-seekers
“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.”
One of the most common mistakes on FR is to assume that the average voter even cares; news is gleaned from “The Daily Show” (courtesy of the Comedy Channel), and is 100% accurate with no bias. /s
RE: But Ill bet you 99% know that Snooki is pregnant.
Who on earth is Snooki and out of the millions of pregnant women out there, why should we care that she is pregnant?
Snooki is a rare giant panda.
90% of folks only know about the “free stuff”.
Tremendous opportunity here for the GOP and Romney’s PACs to spend big bucks on dumbed-down ads on the entertainment channels, telling the politically illiterate what Obama is doing to them.
Which is exactly why they made it where the REAL clinchers didn’t start until after Obama was re-elected.
So her full name is actually “Snooki-Snooki”?
They’ll know soon enough when most find out they can’t get a tax refund again that will PO them more than anything else. If they aren’t paying attention and aren’t ill what else is gonna advise them something terrible has happened? Just because they passed a law saying you have to buy health insurance who all hears and knows this? My bet is not as many as our rulers think
“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.