The fit is hitting the shan or something like that:
Dateline July 23, 2009
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 29% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-six percent (36%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7
Fifty-three percent (53%) now oppose the Congressional health care reform package. That’s up eight points over the past month. Just 20% now see health care as the most important of the President’s priorities. Nearly twice as many, 37%, say deficit reduction is most important.
…Republicans continue to enjoy a slight edge on the Generic Congressional Ballot.
Republicans continue to enjoy a slight edge on the Generic Congressional Ballot.
As for the last point, it’s not like the republicans would be any better. Couldn’t be worse though.
But it appears his holiness from on high, he who came to save us with hopenchange, the one, the obamaessiah, is um, appearing a little mortal. They know they have until the recess to accomplish the socialist objectives.
I’m reminded of Yamamoto’s observation regarding Pearl Harbor. He said that he’d run wild for six months then after that, it’d be all down hill from there. He was right, almost to the day. Pearl Harbor was 12/7/41 and the tide turned irrevocably on June 4/5, 1942 at Midway. I rather suspect this gang in DC knew they had 6 months.
They do know, and make no mistake about it, they truly do know, how important it is to “reform” health care. Not only is it such a large sector of the economy, if that wasn’t enough. But from there, everything else flows. Once you dictate (and yes, that’s the proper choice of words) health care, you have complete control over them. Once you take that over, then there’s never returning to a market based system, no matter how broke we are. It was their great gamble, one that hopefully they will lose.