Friday, July 17, 2009
All Those Planning On Signing A Massive Healthcare Bill Into Law, Please Step Forward ...
... not so fast, Obama.
Rausmussen reports today that 50% oppose (35% favor) a government health insurance company:
Just 35% of U.S. voters now support the creation of a government health insurance company to compete with private health insurers.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 50% of voters oppose setting up a government health insurance company as President Obama and congressional Democrats are now proposing in their health care reform plan. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.
Those wouldn't be good numbers for a president whose poll numbers were soaring. Obama is decidedly not that, but rather, one whose poll numbers are plummeting in the same manner that stock market averages did in the wake of his inauguration. And while Sotomayor has received a small bounce in the polls, the general view of her is still unfavorable:
Forty-five percent (45%) hold a favorable opinion of Sotomayor while 46% hold an unfavorable view. Thus, President Urkel is pissing away much (i.e. desperately) needed political capital on a Supreme Court Justice who almost certainly is going to turn out to be a flaming, activist liberal on the bench. Not very judicious use of the same when you've got a huge fight upcoming to completely overhaul the U.S. health care system.To make matters worse, HuffPo has this little gem this morning:
The whip list was obtained by Joan McCarter, a DailyKos contributing editor. It names fifty members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) who have firmly pledged to oppose any bill that doesn't meet the group's standards. Without those fifty votes, Democrats would be unable to pass the reform effort without Republican support. (Once Judy Chu is sworn in, there will be 256 Democrats, and one "closet Democrat"; 218 are needed for passage, leaving Democrats 12 votes short.)Wow. House Republicans have generally shown more discipline than Senate Republicans, so losing 50 Democrats might doom their chances of getting this bill passed. And with the poll numbers regarding health care reform trending the way they are, the signs are ominous for Obama's chances of getting a finished bill on his desk (translation: good for America). The pressure to vote against this bill is going to be immense for house members, at least for those that would like to be re-elected (i.e most of them).The fight's hardly over, in fact it's only just begun. Vigilance is never optional, it's always mandatory. But the above news should be encouraging to those who want to kill this proposed monstrosity. If anything, the above indicates that there is blood in the water. Time to go in for the kill and put this thing out of its misery, before it puts the American economy firmly in its misery. And as an added bonus, we can deal a huge blow to the Democrats socialist agenda.Charge!!
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