Tuesday, October 13, 2009

One Out Of Three Americans...

... believe that the Republican Party is negotiating in good faith on health care reform.

From Quinnipiac:

Voters trust Obama more than Republicans 47 - 31 percent to handle health care;
Voters 53 - 25 percent have an unfavorable opinion of the Republican Party;
Only 29 percent think Republicans on Capitol Hill are acting in good faith

Who are these people?! Republicans are openly gloating about their efforts to stall and delay this legislation. The much-vaunted "Republican Plan"- copies of which were waved at President Obama during his address to Congress- turned out to be stacks of blank paper. Other Republicans have been very honest about who's pulling the strings: Michael Steele, Paul Ryan, and Bobby Jindal have all admitted that they oppose a public option because private insurers couldn't possibly compete with a model which isn't designed to take all your money while giving you as little as possible in return. They aren't going to negotiate with Democrats on any meaningful level, because useful reform is by necessity going to have a good chance of cutting into corporate profits somewhere along the line.

By the end of his term, George Bush was pulling in numbers in the low twenties. How is it that there are more people who think Republicans are actually engaging the Democrats?! I would think that even the TeaBagging set would say no to that one, although clearly they would approve of Republican using bullshitting tactics to delay our 'march into socialism' or whatever they think is happening.


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