…so why does America think we lost…and lost big?
Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the health care overhaul signed into law last week costs too much and expands the government’s role in health care too far, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, underscoring an uphill selling job ahead for President Obama and congressional Democrats.
Is it the Pareto Principle? Are one-third of us smarter than the other two thirds? If so, is that how Amerika works now?
“They’re going to have to spend substantial time convincing people of the concrete benefits of this legislation.”
Isn’t that supposed to happen before a law is passed?
Interestingly, regarding the post-passage “violence” on the part of “opponents” to the bill, what say ye Amerika?
And when asked about incidents of vandalism and threats that followed the bill’s passage, Americans are more inclined to blame Democratic political tactics than critics’ harsh rhetoric. Forty-nine percent say Democratic tactics are “a major reason” for the incidents, while 46% blame criticism by conservative commentators and 43% the criticism of Republican leaders.
Is that tacit approval for the acts of defiance?