What part of 'no' don 't they get?

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Not even the facts will convince diehard liberals that Americans are knowingly rejecting the Democrats' horrific health-care bill.

A Quinnipiac University poll this week showed Americans oppose the Democrat bill 53 to 36 percent. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll a day earlier put the opposition at 56 percent.

And that's before all the outrages in the bill become known. Example: The bill is said to single out the home-building industry for greater, crippling, obligations for health care than others. Why?

Yet, when reminded by conservative columnist George Will on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos that an amalgam of polls shows support for the Democrat bill hovers at a dismal 30 percent, liberal columnist Cokie Roberts seemed to indicate it's just a matter of a lack of communication.

"I think the Democrats lost control of the argument and of the message. And that's why the polls are as they are," she said.

What color Kool-Aid is she drinking? Democrats have control of the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives -- and have lots of friends in most major news media -- and they've been unable to get their message out ?

That's just delusional. And an insult to Americans, who apparently are just so in the dark, according to Roberts -- after endless months of presidential speeches and TV appearances, town hall meetings and wall-to-wall congressional press conferences.

It's just not possible, in Cokie Roberts' world, that Americans could be truly informed if they're against the Democrats' takeover of health care. It just can't possibly be on the merits. Just pat us on the head, Cokie, and reassure us, "If only you knew that you're in such good hands!"

We know whose hands we're about to have our health care placed: The same hands that have rung up a $12 trillion deficit and promised us the moon with Social Security and Medicare -- and have proceeded to run those programs into the ground financially. The same hands that are selling their votes like hookers to get bigger shares of our national Treasury to give away as they like.

This is among the most disgraceful acts of any Congress in U.S. history.

Yet, if we're so supposedly ignorant about the magnificence of this bill, maybe the U.S. Senate is too. Otherwise, as George Will asked Sunday, "Why else ... did Sen. (Harry) Reid have to use the entire taxing and borrowing power of the federal government, plus a glorious absence of principle, to cobble together 60 votes ... ?"

Facts are facts. The fact is, Americans aren't children who must blindly trust the government or the media. And they have shown for months that they don't want this bill. Polls show the more they learn about the Democrats' proposals, the less they like them.

Not coincidentally, President Obama's approval rating has taken a historic swoon: A new Rasmussen Reports poll gives Obama a 56 percent disapproval rating.

What part of "no" don't these people understand?

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Tobie2
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Tobie2 12/24/09 - 04:41 am
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It has been said that

It has been said that liberalism is a mental disease. Sure looks that way.

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 12/24/09 - 05:51 am
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And the band played on.....

And the band played on.....

GGpap
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GGpap 12/24/09 - 06:34 am
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Every adventure begins with a

Every adventure begins with a first step. The health care adventure had one helluva first step to overcome (thanks to the party of NO!) I'm looking forward to much better things to come following the passage of this initial and historic health care bill. In the meantime, you folks on the left, PLEASE keep on whining, after your hero, G.W.Bush, your assumed pain is merely sweet music to my ears. GGpap

robbie1
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robbie1 12/24/09 - 06:39 am
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Maybe the advocates of the

Maybe the advocates of the bill could start by getting their message out to the folks that are voting on it. If the folks voting on it have to be plied with bribes, the bill, on its own, cannot be worth the paper its printed on. Not something I'd be proud about...

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 12/24/09 - 06:41 am
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ggap;enjoying someone's pain

ggap;enjoying someone's pain is a character flaw-seek some help.MERRY CHRISTMAS

bushwhacker
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bushwhacker 12/24/09 - 06:44 am
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polls,polls polls, and the

polls,polls polls, and the rupublicans said you can't go by polls during last election. Now we want to. Ranks right up there with pro life but we need the death penalty.

GGpap
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GGpap 12/24/09 - 07:31 am
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wizard, I guess there are

wizard, I guess there are SOME times when "enjoying someone's pain" is a perfectly acceptable "character flaw" when it is directed at the folks that inflicted heinous, excruciating and unforgivable pain on the majority of American citizens during the Bush 2 administration. Merry Christmas back at ya! GGpap

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/24/09 - 07:38 am
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GGpap. It is congress's job

GGpap. It is congress's job to do the will of the people, not to "make history."

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 12/24/09 - 07:41 am
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Luckily Tigger... They are
Unpublished

Luckily Tigger... They are following the will of the people.. just because those of us who are happy with it don't rush out and respond to every right wing poll you guys throw out there doesn't mean we don't support it.... matter of fact, I'd be happy with the full universal health care!

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/24/09 - 07:50 am
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What can you back up your

What can you back up your statement with TruckinRanger? Got some facts to refute the FACT that a large majority of Americans are against this bill?

bushwhacker
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bushwhacker 12/24/09 - 08:28 am
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According to the Institute of

According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the United States is the "only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not ensure that all citizens have coverage". While a large amount of people are against reform, a large amount are for reform. Mainly down south you will find opposition due to it being a republican stronghold. The mentality down south lags far behind the rest of the country due to the education levels. The U.S. ranks 37th in the world in health care.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/24/09 - 08:36 am
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Bushwhacker........name just

Bushwhacker........name just ONE of those countries that doesn't ration care as a means to afford it. We'll be waiting.

bushwhacker
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bushwhacker 12/24/09 - 08:39 am
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do you're own homework. i'm

do you're own homework. i'm not you're lacky. ps : congratulations on health reform passing.

UncleStrom
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UncleStrom 12/24/09 - 08:45 am
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bushwackoff, we already KNOW

bushwackoff, we already KNOW all those countries use rationing. Our homework is done.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/24/09 - 08:47 am
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I love how these liberals

I love how these liberals come on here, make baseless comments that they simply can't back up with facts, and get defensive when you call their bluff.

SoonerorLater
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SoonerorLater 12/24/09 - 08:55 am
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Right wing poll ranger, since

Right wing poll ranger, since when is CNN considered right wing?

confederate american
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confederate american 12/24/09 - 08:55 am
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there are just to many

there are just to many government educated stupid people walking around this country today.i really want to speak with them in a couple of years as i hope there eyes will open.yea thats right i will live by the constitution,keep my bible,gun and my freedoms you can have the chosen ones change.on with the revolution

UncleStrom
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UncleStrom 12/24/09 - 08:56 am
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TTT, if they had a desire to

TTT, if they had a desire to be informed and the cognitive abilities to understand what their research revealed, they would not be liberals, demoncrats, or Obama voters. It's really pretty easy to analyze. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

nofrills
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nofrills 12/24/09 - 09:01 am
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When are they going to listen

When are they going to listen to what the taxpayers are saying? If we the people ever find a true leader to follow there will be a revolution in this country that will go down in history. Our government has chosen to ignore what we want. They have closed their ears to what the people are saying. I don't care what you are. If you're a taxpayer then we share a common interest.

Marko
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Marko 12/24/09 - 09:04 am
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It's not that they don't

It's not that they don't understand. They just don't care. They have the majority required to shove through their pipe dreams and no one is going to stop them, especially not Joe Q. Public.

UncleStrom
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UncleStrom 12/24/09 - 09:04 am
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I believe President Regan won

I believe President Regan won all 50 states after Carter. This is going to be even easier in 2012.

bushwhacker
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bushwhacker 12/24/09 - 09:14 am
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What a blissful place you

What a blissful place you live in strom. Never a cloud in the sky. An independent will have a better shot than a republican. Oh, thats right, they voted for reform!

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Brad Owens 12/24/09 - 09:14 am
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This is a really nebulous

This is a really nebulous thing they are passing. I just am not sure I trust all the really 'smart' folks in Washington with something like this. I mean if the DDA can come up with the parking meter idea and 75% of the people and 99.99% of the business owners are against it, ans we all know it will not help and a GREAT chance it will hurt, yet they press forward, then why shouldn't I be afraid of this Obamacare Bill? You all better wake up and see just how good we really do have it before a bunch of clowns in DC give the whole circus away.

bushwhacker
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bushwhacker 12/24/09 - 09:15 am
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Gotta go to the doctor, think

Gotta go to the doctor, think i pulled something in my left arm playing Tiger Wodds 2010 on my wii. Merry Christmas.

SoonerorLater
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SoonerorLater 12/24/09 - 09:20 am
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Rasmussen, 56% against the

Rasmussen, 56% against the health care bill. Quinnipiac, 56% against, CNN 56% against, NBC/WSJ 47% against, 32% for; AP 44% against, 36% for; Gallup 48% for, 46 againts; ABC/Washington Post 51% againts, 44% for;Pew Research 48 against, 35 for; Fox News 57 against 34% for. Not a real mandate from the people. And that Harry Reid had to buy the votes to put him over the top is downright criminal. How fair is it that other states have to pay for the extra benefit that Nebraska does not have to absorb the cost of increased Medicare but that cost is passed on to other states?

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/24/09 - 09:20 am
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Obama may well go down in

Obama may well go down in history with George III. Their policies are similar. Actually his policies are more similar to Adolph Hitler. I'll give specific examples for those who denounce that statement as being just hateful. Let's see.....supports gun control, took over banking and auto industry, attempted to seize control of the census in order to remain in power, came from questionable background, rouses people to his speaking ability regardless of what he is saying, successfully got the Olympics to come to his country...................oh wait....only Hitler was successful in that respect.

SoonerorLater
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SoonerorLater 12/24/09 - 09:21 am
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Make that Gallup 48 Against,

Make that Gallup 48 Against, 46 for.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 12/24/09 - 09:26 am
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Stop using facts

Stop using facts SoonerorLater, it infuriates the left!

UncleStrom
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UncleStrom 12/24/09 - 09:26 am
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bushwhanker, you should have

bushwhanker, you should have quit after 18 holes. Are you sure you don't have to wait until 2014 so you can get the visit paid for by the gumment?

SoonerorLater
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SoonerorLater 12/24/09 - 09:30 am
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I remember someone saying

I remember someone saying that when Obama won the election 52% to 48%, it was stated as a "clear and decisive mandate from the people". So, with the polls so decisive against the health care bill, it is a "clear and decisive mandate from the people" that they do not want this health care bill. The Dems are not listening to the people, but OH how they will in 10 months.

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