As I said yesterday, it seems interesting that the Dems are so incredibly tone-deaf with regards to the will of the people on health care. Poll after poll shows Americans don’t like this bill.
Yes we all think health care needs some changes. But most of us think those changes should include LESS government involvement…not more!
Carter/Clinton Pollsters Pat Caddell and Douglas Schoen are sounding the alarm to those Dems still able to listen:
Bluntly put, this is the political reality:
First, the battle for public opinion has been lost. Comprehensive health care has been lost. If it fails, as appears possible, Democrats will face the brunt of the electorate’s reaction. If it passes, however, Democrats will face a far greater calamitous reaction at the polls. Wishing, praying or pretending will not change these outcomes.
They discuss the solid majority of Americans who oppose Obamacare. And, in commenting on the Nancy Pelosi’s assertions that Americans can see it after it is passed and will like it, they say:
The notion that once enactment is forced, the public will suddenly embrace health-care reform could not be further from the truth — and is likely to become a rallying cry for disaffected Republicans, independents and, yes, Democrats.
The conclusion of these two Democrats is this: Democrats must stop, listen to the people, acknowledge that their healthcare initiative is a failure. And start again…this time with bipartisan ideas.
Frankly, I believe that this administration and these congressional leaders are incapable of doing that. It will be their ruination.
The Fed Up American