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Liberalism: Why think when you can “feel”?

Pelosi’s strategy to retain the House: Hey, let’s run on the super awesome and mega-popular ObamaCare!

From The Hill:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doubling down on healthcare reform, betting that it will do Democrats more good than harm in November’s elections.

She and her leadership team have seized on new polls that suggest healthcare overhaul’s popularity is rising, and they are urging members of Congress to use this week’s recess to tout the new law.

Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the party leadership have sent lawmakers back to their districts urging them to hold town hall-type meetings to highlight the law’s benefits, in the belief it could help Democrats avoid major losses in November.

Recent polls indicate a slow but steady uptick in the popularity of healthcare reform. (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? – Ed.) Despite Republican hopes that the law’s controversial passage will win them seats this fall, the Democrats’ actions show they still consider the issue a political winner.

If, by “a slow but steady uptick in the popularity of healthcare reform”, they mean “60% of voters favor repeal of ObamaCare”, then yeah…”a slow but steady uptick.”

I mean, we’ve seen over the last several days and weeks stories that (a) businesses are going to drop health care coverage for their employees because paying the fine is cheaper for them; (b) doctors are going to stop taking new Medicare and Medicaid patients, which will swell the size of emergency rooms; (c) taxes on medical supply companies are going up, which will be passed on to consumers; (d) high risk patients not being picked up in the new high risk pool; etc., etc., etc.  So yeah, why wouldn’t there be an “uptick in the popularity of health care reform”?

Good luck with that strategy in swing districts, San Fran Nan.

July 7, 2010 Posted by | big government, health care, Pelosi, polls, socialism | 4 Comments