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Quote of the Year on ObamaCare

posted at 5:56 pm on December 10, 2009 by

This quote should become the centerpiece of the anti-ObamaCare activists; it’s an absolute bill killer. It’s from the assistant director of Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, Peter Brown:


“It’s a good thing for those pushing
the health care overhaul in Congress that
the American people don’t get a vote.”


Brown was referring to the newest Quinnipiac poll of ObamaCare, which found that voters reject it by a stunning 14-point margin, 38 supporting and 52 opposing:

–Voters disapprove 52 – 38 percent of the health care reform proposal under consideration in Congress, and they disapprove 56 – 38 percent of President Obama’s handling of health care, down from 53 – 41 percent in a November 19 survey.

–American voters say 63 – 30 percent that extending health insurance to all will raise their cost of health care, although they are split 47 – 46 percent on whether they are willing to pay more to make sure everyone is covered.

–Voters split 48 – 46 percent on whether they think covering everyone will decrease the quality of their own care, but by 71 – 21 percent they do not think universal coverage is worth lower quality of care.

Oh, and by the way: Quinnipiac has President Barack H. Obama’s job approval at 46% favorable, 44% unfavorable; this is below even Rasmussen — and Quinnipiac University is certainly not considered a “conservative” pollster.

Moderate Democrats must be made to understand that by voting for cloture on this bill, they are signing their own career death warrants in 2010 or 2012. After the next election, they’ll actually have to find honest work.

Cross-posted on Big Lizards

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portlandon on December 10, 2009 at 6:16 PM

It just looks like denial, the second stage of grieving. First was shock as Tea Parties formed across America. They are grieving the loss of their jobs, which is now inevitable for 10-15% of Congress in 2010. But shhh, don’t tell them that.

The only way that it could be stopped is to have them all say whoa lets fix this mess not make it worse. Kill the EPA and the NEA, crack public unions like RR did to the air traffic controllers, reverse course on deficit spending and the healthcare bill, etc.

THAT is not going to happen with this Congress/President.

GnuBreed on December 11, 2009 at 12:17 AM

by 71 – 21 percent they do not think universal coverage is worth lower quality of care.

Who cares, ram it through anyway, right Mr. President?

deidre on December 11, 2009 at 8:41 AM

You’re expecting a lot from the dem bunch in Congress to think they will look for honest work after their defeat in 2010. First, it would take recognition.

Kissmygrits on December 11, 2009 at 9:12 AM

I’m noticing we don’t hear too much about Barack Obama’s stellar approval ratings now that they’ve dipped below 50% anymore.

Wonder why the media suddenly lost interest in that ongoing story.

Good Lt on December 11, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Pelosi–Hey! I rammed Health Care and Cap and Trade thru, you should see my emails, and even I refuse to repeat what they’ve left on my voice mail. There is NO WAY you can top that! They hate me most and you know it! Now pay up!!

Frank–Not so fast there my botox beauty! Maybe you should read the 1300 page power grab I snuck through today. Just wait til they try to get a loan to pay for your “free” care!! MWAA HA HA HA


Pelosi–Fine!! Double or nothing!!

stacy on December 12, 2009 at 3:38 AM