Do you want the health care law to be repealed or do you want it to be given a chance? Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press Writer, indicates in his headline “Americans may give health care law a chance”, that Americans seem to be behind giving the health care law an opportunity to be a part of the American health care system.
As usual I find that the polls that are listed are used to modify what seems to be the real opinion of the American people. Consider this phrase used by Alonso-Zaldivar: “It is a pragmatic, somewhat contraintuitive outlook”. What does that mean? I get angry at articles that use terms like that instead of laying out information in a way that is understandable.
It seems to me that Alonso-Zaldvar is “massaging the data.” The fact is and he even says it is most Americans do not favor the law. In his article Alonzo-Zaldivar says that “as a result of an NBC News/ Wall Street Journal survey they found the public tilting against the law 44-38 percent with36 percent of the people thinking the quality of the health care would get worse. Only 17 percent thought it would get better.” He then shows other polls that say that people while not liking the reform would rather give it a chance than destroy it and start over.
What does the mean? It doesn’t mean that people are comfortable
The question is not in polls. The issue is not the health care reform. I do not think the writers and Democrats or politicians in general understand right now what the feelings of this country really are.
As those of you who have read my other articles know, I am a highly conservative person. I have no problem with change despite what many who comment on my articles often say. The issue is how it was handled. The issue in question is how Obama and his troops shoved this legislation down the throats of Americans. The issue is Obama’s unwillingness to listen to the other side. The issue is how we have been governed since there has been an overwhelming majority of Democrats in congress.
The real issue is how Obama often makes change and challenges the country in the sense that (and I paraphrase from memory) if you don’t like it I will know when I have to run for re-election.
Some Democrats have already paid a political price for shoving the health care through but it isn’t the legislation that is the problem, it is the methodology.
The fact that seems to have eluded the Democrats and the writer of this article is that people may very well be comfortable leaving the health care in place to try and “fix it” rather than starting over.
That doesn’t mean they will be comfortable leaving the incumbents in office. We’ll see in the upcoming primaries.