Polls: Nation that re-elected Obama wants more spending cuts than tax hikes, still hates Obamacare

posted at 7:41 pm on December 3, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

Look, I don’t even know anymore. I’m just gonna put these out there for you as yet another indication of how tough getting anywhere close to solving our deficit and debt problems is. It’s a nice complement to the latest in the fiscal cliff saga, in which allegedly intractable, unreasonable Republicans offer a Simpson-Bowles-like compromise that might actually come within a couple ballparks of acknowledging our debt problems while Democrats seem rather enthusiastic about cliff-diving and yet the press and public are determined to blame Republicans for going over.

Let’s see if that can change in the near future. Presumably it should if the press reports that a realistic compromise is on the table that— hey, looky here— aligns with the public’s and the press’ professed desires, but early signs show it’s being treated unseriously in the press. Heck, even a plurality of Obama voters want the deficit dealt with by making more spending cuts than tax hikes:

A survey of 800 Obama voters, conducted last month by Benenson Strategy Group for the moderate Democratic think tank Third Way and shared first with POLITICO, finds that 96 percent believe the federal deficit is a problem and that 85 percent support increasing taxes on the wealthy.

Yet 41 percent who supported the Democratic incumbent want to get control of the deficit mostly by cutting spending, with only some tax increases, while another 41 percent want to solve it mostly with tax increases and only some spending cuts.

Just 5 percent of Obama supporters favor tax increases alone to solve the deficit, half the number who back an approach that relies entirely on spending cuts.

Too bad they all voted for the man who’s offering a rather more unbalanced approach than Republicans. And, you read that right— double the number of Obama supporters want to deal with the deficit entirely by cutting spending than want to do it entirely by raising taxes.

In other news, voters still hate ObamaCare, especially independents:

Meanwhile, according to polling by CNN, registered voters oppose Obamacare by a margin of 10 points — 52 to 42 percent. Independents like Obamacare even less, opposing it by a margin of 22 points — 57 to 35 percent. Clearly, voters didn’t think they were ratifying Obamacare when they pulled the lever for Obama.

And, finally, “[f]or the first time in Gallup trends since 2000, a majority of Americans say it is not the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage.” Okay.

The shift away from the view that the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all began shortly after President Barack Obama’s election and has continued the past several years during the discussions and ultimate passage of the Affordable Care Act in March 2010. Americans are divided on that legislation today — 48% approve and 45% disapprove — as they have been over the last several years.

Republicans, including Republican-leaning independents, are mostly responsible for the drop since 2007 in Americans’ support for government ensuring universal health coverage. In 2007, 38% of Republicans thought the government should do so; now, 12% do. Among Democrats and Democratic leaners there has been a much smaller drop, from 81% saying the government should make sure all Americans are covered in 2007 to 71% now.

healthcare

A warning for Democrats prepared to use ObamaCare’s upcoming failures as a rationale for single-payer:

One thing that has not changed is that Americans still widely prefer a system based on private insurance to one run by the government. Currently, 57% prefer a private system and 36% a government-run system, essentially the same as in 2010 and 2011. Prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the percentage of Americans in favor of a government-run system ranged from 32% to 41%.

Another redemptive data point for those who say nominating the one guy who couldn’t effectively argue against ObamaCare was a mistake. For the record, I agreed with that assessment, but also was unconvinced others didn’t have equal liabilities.

As the conventional wisdom has it, we are a nation divided— perhaps into multiple personalities.

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This post’s title is a testament to Mitt Romney’s failure.

Lawdawg86 on December 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Obama Voters…

Chip on December 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Because of the way liberal ‘values’ and ’causes’ change with the wind, it’s no surprise everyone is confused.

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Well then you should have voted for the candidates that promised spending cuts rather than that candidates with the correct complexion.

Browncoatone on December 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Independents?

Can we stop talking about those people now?

We need a new term now like….I dunno…Mexipendents?

hisfrogness on December 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

I hate people.

Mark1971 on December 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Obama voters are conservative…

News at 11.

Electrongod on December 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Ahhhh……….
More proof of the total idiocy of the electorate – as if we needed more proof.

graywolf on December 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I hate people.

Mark1971 on December 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Most Hotairians excluded, of course.

Jvette on December 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Polls: Nation that re-elected Obama wants more spending cuts than tax hikes, still hates Obamacare

you won’t hear this on the lsm, was just watching CNN, they are still touting that people want tax hikes…

crickets chirping on this one…

cmsinaz on December 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

This post’s title is a testament to Mitt Romney’s failure.

Lawdawg86 on December 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I would say it’s a testament to the fools that reelected Obama.

rplat on December 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Idiots the whole lot of them.

Wake me when this nightmare is over.

gophergirl on December 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

That is why we needed Rick Perry as our nominee and not Mittcare.

BroncosRock on December 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

thank you for sitting on the couch with cousin pookie gop…

cmsinaz on December 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Let’s wait to see how the people who re-elected Obama start whining when his policies–the ones they wanted more of–actually kick in.

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

This post’s title is a testament to Mitt Romney’s failure
Lawdawg86 on December 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Schizo-nation.

And this post’s caption is a testament to Mitt Romney’s mission impossible.

J-Paul00 on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Once the American people really find out what is in Obamacare instead of just relying on the scare tactics of the fringe conservative movement, they will like it. Plain and simple

HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

It’s still a center right country.

It’s the criminal media that lied to them about who Obama is.

Result…Schizo-nation.

katy on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Yeah, but we’ve gone ’round and ’round on this.

When they’re asked what to cut they say “foreign aid” or some program that contributes nothing to the deficit or debt.

And when they’re asked about more taxes for THE OTHER GUY, they support it.

Churchill: the best argument against democracy is a conversation with the average voter.

Damned right there Sir Winston.

SteveMG on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

“Presumably it should if the press reports that a realistic compromise is on the table…”

O_o

Seven Percent Solution on December 3, 2012 at 7:50 PM

people are dumb

Slade73 on December 3, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Polls: Nation that re-elected Obama wants more spending cuts than tax hikes, still hates Obamacare

Meh… screw all that dumb stuff, I just want to know how to get the marshmallow and weenie concession for when we L.I.B (Let it burn) Burn baby Burn…

SWalker on December 3, 2012 at 7:51 PM

-You really didn’t concentrate on the actual issues did you, Bark voter.

“No not really. Why do you ask?”

Bishop on December 3, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I would say it’s a testament to the fools that reelected Obama.

rplat on December 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

yup

cmsinaz on December 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Once the American people really find out what is in Obamacare instead of just relying on the scare tactics of the fringe conservative movement, they will like it. Plain and simple

HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

hotairlib is dumb

Slade73 on December 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

The actual provisions of Obamacare were intentionally deferred for years, so liberals have no clue what is coming down the pike for them like we have warned.

Liberals are going to be so shocked…

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Seems the American people want a whole lot of things.

But, when they see the price tag for a whole lot of things, and find out they are on the hook for those whole lot of things…well, that’s when one becomes a grown-up.

Unfortunately…it may be a bit too late to try to close the barn door.

The horses done left a long time ago…they are gone. You can nail that barn door shut, and lay in 4×10 timbers….and lag them in as well….but the horses done left.

If anyone voted for Obama in 2008 or 2012…and find that Obamacare or any other spend it till there ain’t none left Obamaconomics doesn’t sit well with you now, I am sorry, my ability to have any sort of compassion or empathy toward your looming plight is gone.

You built this.

And all of those who went with personality and electability instead of demonstrated basic conservative principles…well, as enablers to this Obamanation…I won’t so much as offer you the time of day.

You helped build this.

coldwarrior on December 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

That’s what is most frustrating about all the Youtube videos in which Occupiers and liberal college protesters are interviewed:

If you ask their opinion on individual points they agree with Republicans most of the time. But for some reason they’ve been brainwashed to vote Democrat anyway.

Eschelon on December 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

oh yeah

cmsinaz on December 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Once the American people really find out what is in Obamacare instead of just relying on the scare tactics of the fringe conservative movement, they will like it. Plain and simple

HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Nancy Pelosi wants to have a word with you.

Bishop on December 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I bet these are the kind of people who vote Dem for president every time then are surprised when the environmental extremists in the government don’t renew their land lease.

Dongemaharu on December 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Oh yeah, they’re going to love Obamacare.
Ha.
Hahaha.
Ahahahahahahaha.
Bwahahahahahahaha….breathe….hahahahahahaha!

justltl on December 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Liberals are going to be so shocked…

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 7:52 PM

But only if they live that long.

SWalker on December 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Once the American people really find out what is in Obamacare instead of just relying on the scare tactics of the fringe conservative movement, they will like it. Plain and simple

HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Prove it.

Corporate lawyers have been over it, which is why workers’ hours are being cut, layoffs are happening, and colleges are revoking their cheap affordable health care plans to students.

Make me love O-care, HAL! In between verses of you singing Daisy for us.

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Once the American people really find out what is in Obamacare instead of just relying on the scare tactics of the fringe conservative movement, they will like it. Plain and simple

HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

HAHAHAHA. Yeah, any day now!

Chuck Schick on December 3, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Saying that democracy is the best form of government is nearly as great an understatement as saying that the Pacific Ocean holds more water than any tin cup you’ve ever seen. The issues are so clear, the truth so solidly anchored, that I have no patience with people who think that there’s even anything to argue about.

Someone once said to me, ‘Some-times the people are lazy and stupid, and make poor decisions. It sometimes takes a strong leader to protect them and choose the right course.’

So a nation of stupid and lazy people, because of a strong, intelligent leader, is saved from its own sloth and folly? Where is the justice in that?

Democracy isn’t just the best form of government; it’s the only one even remotely worth a damn. Only democracy guarantees that people get what they deserve.

Zena Marley

Browncoatone on December 3, 2012 at 7:55 PM

they will like it. Plain and simple

HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

“Take two pills and call me next week…when I have time”.

Electrongod on December 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM

The low information voters must not have made the connection between voting for Obama and subjecting our country to Obamacare.

We are so screwed!

wren on December 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM

“Terminally ill patients will be well taken care of under our nationalized health system.”

-British

Bishop on December 3, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Hates Obamacare and you nominate Romneycare.

I believe any other candidate but Romney would have won. The contortions he had to do (I did it only for my state) was embarrasing.

This is what happens when the Washington beltway elite knows better than the grassroots.

What’s amazing is you win the midterms in 2010 running against obamacare gain the house and they still greased the skids and funneled the money to romney.

We didn’t have a presidential primary. All the smart candidates, Palin, Demint, etc. knew they had no chance. THe RNC, the bushie’s and the hanger-ons, boner, mcConnell etc. had the fix in.

Danielvito on December 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

This post’s title is a testament to Mitt Romney’s failure.

Lawdawg86 on December 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I would say it’s a testament to the fools that reelected Obama.

rplat on December 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

No a testament to Romney’s failure to make the case against Obamacare with his Romneycare master piece he bragged about.

Tasha on December 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Mitt Romney is not bound by the traditional laws of politics, such as the majority agreeing with him.

Fail Czar!

Mr. Wednesday Night on December 3, 2012 at 8:03 PM

In other news, voters still hate ObamaCare, especially independents:

Meanwhile, according to polling by CNN, registered voters oppose Obamacare by a margin of 10 points — 52 to 42 percent. Independents like Obamacare even less, opposing it by a margin of 22 points — 57 to 35 percent. Clearly, voters didn’t think they were ratifying Obamacare when they pulled the lever for Obama.

I think I participated there. :)

Represent.

*Mossy Oak gang sign*

Axe on December 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Another redemptive data point for those who say nominating the one guy who couldn’t effectively argue against ObamaCare was a mistake.

I wish these people would explain precisely who could have beat the rat-eared wonder.

Newt might have scored points in debates but so did Mitt until Candy Crowley double-teamed him in the second debate and outright lied about what the filthy bastard said in his Rose Garden statement about the massacre at Benghazi. Newt wouldn’t have been able to counter that kind of blatant bias any better than Mitt.

Rick Santorum as nominee would have been a gift for the “war on women” meme and his role the whole Terri Shiavo issue would have been exploited beyond belief.

Ron Paul….. Let’s get serious. Pot heads would have voted for this moron but he would have repelled people like me and I am a strong fiscal conservative. I just don’t like the racist moron’s absurd ideas about social issues and foreign policy. And make no mistake, his son is just better at hiding the stupidity.

Michelle Bachman would have been polarizing and I don’t think she has the experience to top a ticket. Same goes for Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, and to a certain extent Paul Ryan. These are all good decent conservatives but it takes more than that to defeat an incumbent who is widely seen by the moochers and takers of society as Santa Claus.

So, I’ll repeat. Who exactly was a more rounded candidate than the one we ended up with. One that had a fighting chance of getting elected (Romney came closer than one could reasonably expect) when you are dealing with a biased media, Obamaphone “women,” and the power of the incumbency.

I ONLY ASK BECAUSE I HAVE NO INTENTION OF LISTENING TO “TOLD YOU SO” FROM ROMNEY HATERS. IF THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE THE CLAIM IN RETROSPECT THAT ROMNEY WAS UNELECTABLE, THEY NEED TO PUT FORTH THE COMPELLING CASE FOR THEIR CANDIDATE. IF VALID ENOUGH, THEN, THAT INDIVIDUAL SHOULD HAVE A LEG UP IN GETTING READY FOR 2016. But I just don’t see where any of the names above are the future of the GOP at the top of the next ticket.

Happy Nomad on December 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Once the American people really find out what is in Obamacare instead of just relying on the scare tactics of the fringe conservative movement, they will like it. Plain and simple

HotAirLib

I don’t think the crack you’re smoking is covered under Obamacare.

xblade on December 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM

LOL – as if America “elected” obama. I think that we can abandon the silly fantasy that obama was actually re-elected, and start living in the new American reality.

Pork-Chop on December 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Once the American people really find out what is in Obamacare instead of just relying on the scare tactics of the fringe conservative movement, they will like it. Plain and simple

HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

…you’re a fricken idiot!…unless you’re going to sing DAISY HotLips…get lost!…and STFU!

KOOLAID2 on December 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I know….
Lets repeal ObamaCare by voting the guy who signed it…
and who’s name is used to describe it..

What could go wrong?

Electrongod on December 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM

if you told me a guy could go from Kenya to eating dogs in Indonesia, to snorting blow and flipping vehicles on choom – all while having an intellect rivaled by Eggplants – to being POTUS! I’d call you crazy.

Slade73 on December 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Repeat this quote in a really thick Chinese or Indian accent….”we like bigger government that offer more services”. This is why America is in decline. Even the hardworking, ambitious new immigrants have no understanding or appreciation of the ideas that made America a unique country when it was founded.

ardenenoch on December 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Too bad they all voted for the man who’s offering a rather more unbalanced approach than Republicans.

because the GOP decided to put up a man who wanted to do everything Obama has been doing only manage it better. Romney worse candidate since McCain who was the worse.

Even this sentence shows that. You say basically that the GOP wants to offer an unbalnced approach of their own. Only there approach rewards certain groups different groups than the dems reward. I still have yet to see a leader emerge who offers an approach that is good fro all Americans, rich poor middle class. Untill you have a person that understands that government is the problem and that by getting out of the way all Americans will benefit. The GOPe will always lose because there are more poor people then wealthy people and we live in a country where everyone’s vote is equal.

unseen on December 3, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Tea Party vindicated.

But no we are not allowed to do what actually works.

No No NO.

Obama Worshipers only allowed in the new GOP. Bizaro world where we surrender before the fight starts.

Steveangell on December 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Know what I find most fun with you, HAL?

You have no idea what is on the way to you with what you espouse. For the first time, you liblets are going to have to truly pay out of your own pockets. You either buy a policy with the price inflated by those exchanges because the insurers are now required to pay a fee to be listed, or you pay a fine. You liblets have NO escape this time. Good for you; you won!

It’s about time the pinch and pain got spread to you liberals, HAL.

I have full freedom to mock you, HAL, since my medical coverage for life is through the VA–thank you to the American people for such a gift. I’m honored and grateful; thank you!

Maybe, HAL, you should have quit being such a partisan pissant liberal and done a stint in the US military instead.

I have no worries here about my medical care. You, and and all your ilk, are ignorant of what you’re facing.

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Once the American people really find out what is in Obamacare instead of just relying on the scare tactics of the fringe conservative movement, they will like it. Plain and simple

HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I’m sure they are just loving the increased premium costs for 2013. Yep GREAT program!

gophergirl on December 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM

“Take two pills and call me next week…when I have time”.

Electrongod on December 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM

…problem is…they’re meth pills!

KOOLAID2 on December 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Doesn’t really matter what people think after they elect a dictator.

wolly4321 on December 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM

That is why we needed Rick Perry as our nominee and not Mittcare.

BroncosRock on December 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

SIGH if only

gophergirl on December 3, 2012 at 8:09 PM

No a testament to Romney’s failure to make the case against Obamacare with his Romneycare master piece he bragged about.

Tasha on December 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Have you ever worked healthcare policy? IMO, it was harder than armchair Romney haters want to admit to discuss the differences between Romneycare and Obamacare to a bunch of moochers and takers only concerned about their government checks, food stamps, lack of paying taxes, and Obamaphones. The differences are in such “exciting” things as sources of revenue, capitation rates, and organizational structure. To run on Romneycare would have been an impossible task. That being said, his campaign was pretty weak on even trying to make such differentiations.

Happy Nomad on December 3, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Once the American people really find out what is in Obamacare instead of just relying on the scare tactics of the fringe conservative movement, they will like it. Plain and simple

HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

And the freaking moon is made out of green cheese . . . go peddle that garbage on the Huffington Post, they’ll probably believe you.

rplat on December 3, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I wish these people would explain precisely who could have beat the rat-eared wonder.

Happy Nomad on December 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Satan?

justltl on December 3, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Once the American people really find out what is in Obamacare instead of just relying on the scare tactics of the fringe conservative movement, they will like it. Plain and simple

HotAirLib
I don’t think the crack you’re smoking is covered under Obamacare.

xblade on December 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM

I don’t know think hotairlib has a point. the negative consequences of Obamacare will be unseen. Lack of hospitals, lack of doctors, less choice, early graves, part time woprk in place of full time work, higher costs etc. But the benifits of Obamacare “free ” healthcare will be seen. The dems and media will blame the bad on other things like greed, lack of compassion etc because they are unseen ramifications of the bill and will tout the good.

unseen on December 3, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Doesn’t really matter what people think after they elect a dictator.

wolly4321 on December 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Very true, Obama = Morsi

rplat on December 3, 2012 at 8:11 PM

This is why I thought Romney would win. This poll pretty much supports the fact that the candidate with the policies that most closely represent their beliefs was NOT Pres Obama.

Elections are no longer about issues. It is all about cult of personality. This is the country that has made the names Snooki, The Situation, JWOW, Kardashian, Lohan… famous and wealthy for no real reason. People just want to be entertained.

Romney’s miscalculation (and mine too) was that the people were looking for serious when the majority wants FUN. To them, Mitt was a buzzkill.

“Issues? I don’t know about issues, but I saw the President and Mrs Obama on The View and they were so adorable!”

jjjdad on December 3, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Once the American people really find out what is in Obamacare instead of just relying on the scare tactics of the fringe conservative movement, they will like it. Plain and simple

HotAirLib

LOL that you think the objections to Obamacare is coming from the fringe. Keep on with your delusions. The American people know what is in Obamacare and they don’t like it. The polls have shown that for years.

Happy Nomad on December 3, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Once the American people really find out what is in Obamacare instead of just relying on the scare tactics of the fringe conservative movement, they will like it. Plain and simple
HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Hey jacka$$, if what’s in it is so delicious why’d we have to wait until now to receive all its goodies?

jawkneemusic on December 3, 2012 at 8:12 PM

So much stupid in the Nation.

So few cluebats.

ajacksonian on December 3, 2012 at 8:12 PM

“Idiocracy;” the official film of the United States.

devan95 on December 3, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Further proof that the ObamiNation voted for free schidt and not any guiding principles.

Steve Eggleston on December 3, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Maybe Stalin.

I dunno about him, though.
He might have actually liked his country.
I’ll stick with Satan- he has all the attributes that the Lefties go for these days.

justltl on December 3, 2012 at 8:14 PM

if Satan won, that would make him a racist

Slade73 on December 3, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I wish these people would explain precisely who could have beat the rat-eared wonder.

Happy Nomad on December 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Satan?

justltl on December 3, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Just who do you think Romney was running against? Rat ears are the new horns.

Happy Nomad on December 3, 2012 at 8:15 PM

That’s just too bad, Obama says to us, and he’s right.

GaltBlvnAtty on December 3, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Never more true than now…

Just substitute ‘Town’ with ‘Country’

BigWyo on December 3, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Where is AP? And when will he be back?

Lawdawg86 on December 3, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I said it many times:

RommyCare was going to be one of the biggest turn offs ever. It took away a HUGE option away from the republicans they could have used to fight Obama. How on EARTH did people think taking of all people, the father of ObamaCare? People hated it. Always have. Then your going to run a candidate that is pretty much Obama Light, though I would have trusted him more.

The joke is on the Republicans. Plain and simple.

HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Look here buddy. I have seen how great Gov insurance is. Its so bad words can not describe it. You get no time with the actual doctor besides the last 3 minutes of your appointment. You spend more time waiting than you do actually seeing medical care.
Then there are those of us that get to see our insurance cost double in 2 years. Yeah we love you idiots for that. Same or less coverage for twice the price and the program has not really takin off yet. Big thank you.

watertown on December 3, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Someone is lying..Plain and simple..:)

Dire Straits on December 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

gophergirl on December 3, 2012 at 8:09 PM

I’m too heartless for Rick Perry.

President Obama is popular for the same reason as prime time television, senseless violence, cigarettes, liquor, marijuana, fatty foods, speeding, snow skiing, unprotected gay sex and big government.

Our brains are only capable of certain kinds of analysis and when we have the right group misleading us, we can sacrifice virgins, burn witches, stop having sex to “quake” before God and kill unborn children..or maybe the buggers that live when we try to do it…or vote ‘present’ about it.

IlikedAUH2O on December 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

they will like it. Plain and simple

HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I know I can’t wait.

I’m looking forward to trusting my life to a healthcare system that has all the responsiveness of FEMA, cost efficiency of the Pentagon while including the compassion, flexibility and understanding of the I.R.S.

kurtzz3 on December 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Polls: Nation that re-elected Obama wants more spending cuts than tax hikes, still hates Obamacare

Sure. As long as the cuts are on the other guy. And they hate ObamaCare, but it won’t really affect their insurance plan, so it must not be that bad. Right?

2013 and 2014 will be full of surprises for low information voters. Maybe “surprises” is the wrong word.

Curtiss on December 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Lawdawg86 on December 3, 2012 at 8:16 PM

AP is on vacation..:)

Dire Straits on December 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Just who do you think Romney was running against? Rat ears are the new horns.

Happy Nomad on December 3, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I always figured Satan to be marginally intelligent and hard working.

justltl on December 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I hate people.

Mark1971 on December 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Most Hotairians excluded, of course.

Jvette on December 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

If he meant us, he would have said “you people.” ;)

arnold ziffel on December 3, 2012 at 8:19 PM

This is why I thought Romney would win. This poll pretty much supports the fact that the candidate with the policies that most closely represent their beliefs was NOT Pres Obama.

Elections are no longer about issues. It is all about cult of personality. This is the country that has made the names Snooki, The Situation, JWOW, Kardashian, Lohan… famous and wealthy for no real reason. People just want to be entertained.

Romney’s miscalculation (and mine too) was that the people were looking for serious when the majority wants FUN. To them, Mitt was a buzzkill.

“Issues? I don’t know about issues, but I saw the President and Mrs Obama on The View and they were so adorable!”

jjjdad on December 3, 2012 at 8:11 PM

So you thought Romney the father of Obama Care would win because Americans wanted nothing to do with Obma Care?

Hello.

Americans wanted nothing to do with Obama Care that included Romney Care which was for all practical reasons the same exact program written by the same people even.

The Tea Party had it right the Tea Party can still win.

Romney and his ilk have no chance.

Steveangell on December 3, 2012 at 8:20 PM

If he meant us, he would have said “you people.” ;)

arnold ziffel on December 3, 2012 at 8:19 PM

…Dog whistle … racist…

Timin203 on December 3, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Obama voters watch Meet The Press once a week and think they’re well informed – and those are the smart ones. The stupid ones look like gorillas and bark about Obamaphones

Slade73 on December 3, 2012 at 8:22 PM

OT, but geez, MK, I don’t watch BOR that often, but every time I tune in I see him screaming at you. Maybe I’m just unlucky in what nights I tune in.

It really gets on my nerves, so I watch less often. I’d rather hear what you have to say. I know you can’t say anything here about it, but just to let you know.

juliesa on December 3, 2012 at 8:23 PM

I don’t know think hotairlib has a point.
unseen on December 3, 2012 at 8:11 PM

His only aim is to be contrarian, to nudge, needle, annoy, and abuse the people here. Same with all the other liberals around.

They know they’re not going to change our minds, so what other mission might they have?

If we invaded a liberal site like the liblets do here, we would be banned no matter how polite we remained. Liberals do NOT tolerate opposition.

Conservative sites like Hotair allow unfettered free speech, when liberal sites like to lock and block.

HAL just likes to needle and pinion, cause harm best he can. He never discusses. He only throws out epithets and other nonsense, call that ‘discourse’.

I wouldn’t be surprised if he cheats at Solitaire.

Speaking for myself, I find something is very seriously wrong with such people.

Liam on December 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I’m looking forward to trusting my life to a healthcare system that has all the responsiveness of FEMA, cost efficiency of the Pentagon while including the compassion, flexibility and understanding of the I.R.S.

kurtzz3 on December 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

tee hee

Slade73 on December 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Once the American people really find out what is in Obamacare instead of just relying on the scare tactics of the fringe conservative movement, they will like it. Plain and simple
HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Gawd libs are tedious. You really don’t want to engage in depth do you?

The bill was passed with so much chicanery and ill will. Thousands of pages giving unelected bureaucrats more power. I so wish there was a way to physically divide this country up.

arnold ziffel on December 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

The Tea Party had it right the Tea Party can still win.

Romney and his ilk have no chance.

Steveangell on December 3, 2012 at 8:20 PM

No, tea party won’t win either. Any votes they would have got, Romney got. Enough people have decided they prefer voting goodies for themselves at the expense of everyone else. Even “tea party” people in poll after poll said they don’t want to see cuts to social security.

That’s everyone’s attitude — cut government, but not MY money, and not the things I like. For Gods sake — Romney / Ryan ran on SAVING / Giving MORE money to Medicare (or, restore a fake cut that wasnt going to happen). There is no party of limited government, the Bushes & every candidate in between has shown us that.

Timin203 on December 3, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I always figured Satan to be marginally intelligent and hard working.

justltl on December 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Ah! Point taken but you’ve never heard about some vile Mrs. Satan pushing an evil agenda. Our rat-eared wonder has Michelle.

Happy Nomad on December 3, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Obama won, we lost…

Let it burn…

Tea Party starting in 2014… I’m all in…

Khun Joe on December 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I’m looking forward to trusting my life to a healthcare system that has all the responsiveness of FEMA, cost efficiency of the Pentagon while including the compassion, flexibility and understanding of the I.R.S.

kurtzz3 on December 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

You forgot the customer service orientation of the DMV.

Happy Nomad on December 3, 2012 at 8:27 PM

HotAirLib on December 3, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Congrats! Your IQ has been calculated to be at or below that of Nancy Pelosi, which happens to be in the mid fifties on a great day.

antipc on December 3, 2012 at 8:27 PM

HAL’s got koolaid coming out of every orifice.

CW on December 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

AP is on vacation..:)

Dire Straits on December 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Unacceptable. Who is left to explain what’s going on in Egypt with a deadpan sense of humor?

Activate the AllahPundit signal.

Lawdawg86 on December 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

The Tea Party had it right the Tea Party can still win.

Romney and his ilk have no chance.

Steveangell on December 3, 2012 at 8:20 PM

The tea party is not a party..I would not say Romney was “ilk”..:)

Dire Straits on December 3, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Well.. I just read Obama is going to cut some ads against the Republicans on this. The GOP better get in gear. The aggressor sets the rules. Get some counter ads out. Don’t sit around and let The Democrat control the message.

JellyToast on December 3, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Our rat-eared wonder has Michelle.

Happy Nomad on December 3, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Sounds like Hell to me.

justltl on December 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM

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