March 12, 2010

Public opinion, and other problems with ObamaCare

The biggest (political) problem with ObamaCare is that the public doesn't want it, as poll after poll after poll has demonstrated. The latest comes from Rasmussen, which shows (ominously for Obama) that the more Congress and the public focuses on the issue, the more opposed they become to it.

Currently, 53% of Americans are opposed to the pending Senate version of the bill, and only 42% support it. Keep in mind that these numbers come AFTER Congress spent over a year working on the issue, Obama made dozens of speeches and town hall appearances, and after the highly covered health care "summit" meeting with Congress that Obama sponsored. 55% think Congress should scrap the whole thing and start from scratch.

Moreover, Rasmussen points out that, yet again, the strength of opinion is all with the opposition. He finds that only 20% "strongly favor" the bill now, while 41% are "strongly opposed"... (READ MORE)

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TAKE ACTION: House to vote this week on ObamaCare

We're coming to the end of the debate over ObamaCare - and Democrats are pushing for a vote this coming week. They want to vote before representatives go home for their Easter recess and get more pressure from voters at town hall meetings.

Click here to see a list of swing votes on this issue. Click here to speak out now!

Be sure that your voice is heard!

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No God in the classroom?

In what seems like a more and more familiar tale, a high school teacher in San Diego was told by his school board that he could no longer hang signs or banners in his classroom with phrases like "One Nation Under God", "In God We Trust", or "God Bless America". In fact, even a direct quote from the Declaration of Independence, "All men are created equal and they are endowed by their Creator", was put on the school district's naughty list.

And it's not as though this was a new thing. It turns out that the teacher in question, Bradley Johnson, had been putting up such signs in his classroom for over twenty-five years without complaint. San Diego's Ponway Unified School District leadership complained that the signs "over-emphasized" God, "conveyed a Judeo-Christian viewpoint", and that they might "offend" others. At the same time, teachers in the district were allowed to display signage celebrating or promoting other things, such as gay rights... (READ MORE)

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Judeo-Christian victory in California

Atheist Michael Newdow lost a lawsuit today before a 3-judge panel of the most left-wing circuit court of appeals in America, the 9th Circuit in San Francisco, California. In a stunning rebuke to one of America's most infamous atheists who is attempting to strip God from the public square in America, the judicial panel in a 2-1 decision ruled that the words "under God" could be used in the Pledge of Allegiance and in a 3-0 decision the panel ruled that "In God We Trust" could be used on U.S. currency and coins.

The appeals court panel rejected Michael Newdow's claim that the phrases "under God" and "In God We Trust" violate some silly notion of "separation of church and state" which is found nowhere in the United States Constitution. The only place the left-wing in this country -- which has used the discredited claim of "separation of church and state" -- can find this phrase is in a letter which Thomas Jefferson wrote to a Connecticut Baptist pastor... (READ MORE)

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Pelosi says they must pass ObamaCare for people to know what's in it

Believe it or not, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in the course of promoting passage of the Senate version of ObamaCare, said that they need to pass the bill in order for people to really know what's in the bill.

Yes, really...

"You've heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other. But I don't know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket. Prevention, prevention, prevention-it's about diet, not diabetes. It's going to be very, very exciting.

"But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy"... (READ MORE)

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