Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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A Metaphor for the GOP

Friday, September 25, 2009

UPDATE ON HEALTH CARE POLLS

Quote from the latest NYT/CBS poll showing the public confused about health reform:
"The Obama administration seems to have a plan, but I’m not understanding the exact details," Paul Corkery, 59, a Democrat from Somerset, N.J., said in a follow-up interview.
Still,
By a margin of 52 percent to 27 percent, Americans said Mr. Obama has better ideas about overhauling health care than Republicans.
and Josh Marshall notes:
Interestingly, according to the poll, support for a public option has jumped 5 points since late August and opposition to it has dropped 8 points.
h/t dailykos


AND THIS:

Big Majority of Doctors, American People Want Public Option


Blacks, Nonwhites Most Supportive of Healthcare Reform

September 24, 2009
Sixty-five percent of black Americans and 50% of nonwhites say they would advise their member of Congress to vote for a healthcare bill this year, while 31% of whites say the same. Other demographic groups that show the most support for healthcare reform include women, those with a post-graduate degree, and those making less than $30,000 a year.

Seniors Lean Against New Healthcare Law

Demographic analysis also reveals distinctions by race, income, and education

September 24, 2009
Senior citizens oppose healthcare legislation by 42% to 32%, making them the least supportive of all age groups. Middle-aged Americans are more evenly divided, while younger Americans tend to support it -- though many do not have an opinion. Clear distinctions also exist by race, income, and education.More ...


For those of you who believe Mr. Obama's presidency is crashing and burning, this poll shows that Mr. Obama is EXACTLY where President Reagan [vis-a-vis approval rating]  was at this point in his presidency. [Click on image to make it larger.]






And lastly, here's Stephen Colbert talking about rightwing radio talkers and racism.  I think he's on to something really, really important:



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6 comments:

Ruth said...

The elderly are being confused by political messages claiming they're going to have their medicare cut so that health care can be extended to all Americans. Sadly, elderly folks are easily confused and often live in residential facilities where they are manipulated shamefully. I was running for a local homeowners association office against a slate of realtors who used their influence to keep opposition candidates, like me, out of their premises.

TRUTH 101 said...

Beck is deluded and deranged but his methods and message are convincing to the weak minded.

I had a friend once who wanted to run for office Beth. He had the misfortune of living in a heavily republican district and he asked what he should do. I told him to act angry and run as a republican. There's no shame because they don't govern the way they say they will anyway.


He decided winning wasn't worth comprimising his integrity.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Hmmmm. Beth. Hmmmm.

Jim said...

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% are opposed to the plan.

Health Care Plan in Distress! O my!

It seems to me the Medicare System is being raided for 500 billion buckos. Isn't that the elderly welfare program? I also wonder if E. Emmanual did not have something to do with that strategy. Just a thought, no proof.

Ah, the racism card is once again thrown onto the table. Is Bill Clinton around here somewhere?

Jim said...

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.
Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it “Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold.


Is this the home of the brave and land of the free or what.

Heck, I'm not gonna pay a cent. That way I go to jail, get 3 squares, a cot, and FREE health care for a year (and I don't have to worry about preexisting conditions). Thanks Mr. Obama. ;-)

Jim said...

Here's a health care plan from a conservative (me) that I would like to have input from my liberal friends at this blog. Here goes.

population figures from wikipedia

Population of US: 305 million
Population between 20 and 65: 124 million, a large pool of possible buyers of health insurance

Offer catastrophic insurance plans at $25/month (just to use a figure), removing the restrictions concerning buying across state lines equals 3.1 billion dollars per month.

This large sum of possible profits would draw many into the field to provide the service, thus making for more competition.

Competition without the need for government interference nor the need to put the American taxpayer at risk.

Thoughts?