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Republicans Start to Panic as ObamaCare Reaches 50% Approval

ProudProgressive 2012/07/02 23:26:12
My apologies. The title is a little misleading. To say that the Republicans are STARTING to panic now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's constitutionality has been protected would ignore the last three years of deliberate and profound Right Wing disinformation on the subject. Remember, they were repeat winners of Politifact's Lie of the Year Award for "Death Panels" and "Government Takeover of Health Care." This year's early entrant seems to be "largest tax increase in American history", even though it's actually the largest middle class tax CUT in history. But would anyone expect anything different from a party that considers having 30 million uninsured people in this country "not an issue".

From the start, it's been obvious that the more people know about this law, the more they support it. The Right Wing has run out of lies, and the message is finally getting through. I almost think we should send John Roberts a thank you note. Well, maybe not, but that's for another thread.

Article excerpt follows:

Republicans Start to Panic as ObamaCare Reaches 50% Approval
By: Jason Easley
July 2, 2012

According to a new CNN poll, Americans are still divided on ObamaCare. Fifty percent of those surveyed agreeing with the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the law, while 49% disagreed. This represents a two point increase from a Reuters/Ipsos poll released yesterday that found that 48% support the Affordable Care Act. Support for the ACA has increased from 34% in the fall of 2011 to 43% before the Supreme Court decision to 50% supporting the court's decision today.

Republicans quickly tried to turn their Supreme Court defeat into political ammunition by reviving many of the same attacks they used against the ACA in 2009 and 2010. GOP congressional leaders like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner revived their government takeover of healthcare talking points and called for immediate repeal of the law, but a funny thing is happening on the way back in time to 2010.

Support for the law, and the decision that ruled the law constitutional, is growing. Instead of emptily repeating the Republican cries for repeal, the media has been asking the GOP exactly what they intend to replace ObamaCare with.

When pressured by Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday on what he was going to do about the uninsured if he repealed the ACA, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell got flustered and stated that the uninsured in America aren't an issue. As bad as McConnell's performance was, he was outdone by Speaker of the House John Boehner. Speaker Boehner was left clinging to his general talking points about common sense reform as CBS's Norah O'Donnell continued to pressure him to specifically state what parts of the ACA he would keep, and which parts he would repeal.

Boehner was so broken by the whole experience that a few times during the interview he actually raised his voice and yelled his answers at O'Donnell. Evidence of the GOP backtracking on the ACA can be found in the fact that when pressed Boehner and McConnell both admitted that there are good points in the law that should not be repealed.

The Republican answer to the ACA is repeal and replace, but things quickly fall apart when they asked the question, replace with what? The fact that the ACA has gone from being widely unpopular to a virtual 50/50 split in the days since the Supreme Court decision is a major problem for the GOP, and odds are that the law is going to continue to grow in popularity as insured Americans begin to receive their share of the $1.1 billion in insurance premium rebates.

Time and political momentum are working against those who are advocating for repeal. There was panic in Boehner and McConnell's interviews, and that panic will only grow if the public continues to get comfortable with "ObamaCare."

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  • luvguins 2012/07/02 23:59:53
    luvguins
    +11
    Weeper Boehner, and plastic face McConnell really looked pathetic on those shows on Sunday. I remember after the first repeal vote in the House last year Boehner was asked what their plan was, and his reply was. "We're going to have a meeting about that"...LOL.
    They have no intention if in power to spend anytime replacing the ACA if they can make it all go away. Meanwhile independents approval of the ACA has jumped 11% since the decision. Plus the president is still leading Romney in all the swing states. Seems folks aren't beleiving the same old tired rhetoric from 2 years ago nor Rush Limbaugh who wailed to his ditto heads that it was "the largest tax increase in the world".

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  • Technotrucker_exposingthetruth 2012/07/03 21:36:40
    Technotrucker_exposingthetruth
    I honestly don't get where you come up with a 50% approval rating for Obiecare? 32 states are still fighting it, and will most likely opt out, sense the SCOTUS stated they can without penalty. All they need do is refuse the funds. With over 75% of the nation standing against the law, your poll must be taken from a very slanted and handpicked base. Only a socialist progressive would find value in being taxed into bankruptcy to provide for those that won't either provide for themselves, or are here illegally sucking the tit of the American taxpayer. I call BS on you post.
  • my2cents Technot... 2012/07/06 06:53:53
    my2cents
    +1
    The SCOTUS ruled that states can only opt out of the Medicaid expansion, not the implementation of ACA. If the states don't set up the exchanges for their citizens, the federal government can and will.

    Once people start getting Obamacare, they'll want to keep it. After all, it's only Medicare for all, and you know how people LOVE their Medicare.
  • Raymond Allamby 2012/07/03 19:17:52 (edited)
    Raymond Allamby
    +1
    the biggest thing that scares them, is the option for states to opt out in 2014, if they can create a better plan. vermont and a few others are already planning a single payer system, and once it gets going in a few states, it will spread across the country, and doom the health insurance companies. otherwise, the retardlicans would love obamacare. it's their plan after all.
  • my2cents Raymond... 2012/07/06 06:55:06
    my2cents
    +1
    Really, some states plan to replace Obamacare with a single payer system? That's even more socialist than Obamacare! LOL!
  • Raymond... my2cents 2012/07/06 13:04:41
    Raymond Allamby
    yes it is! hooray!
  • my2cents Raymond... 2012/07/06 16:01:04
    my2cents
    +1
    That's too funny! From the frying pan into the fire, all on their own!
  • Lady Wh... Raymond... 2012/07/06 16:35:34
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    Well said
  • Bronar 2012/07/03 14:28:11
    Bronar
    +1
    There's no panic, we believe in democracy. Would have been nice if we had seen the plan before Congress voted on it. Great transparency. Will you take it as calmly if Romney wins and it gets shot down?
  • ally 2012/07/03 11:57:46 (edited)
    ally
    +3
    Repeal and replace has become their battlecry. But with what? Finally people are getting wise to this type of rhetoric coming from the party of No. And the ACA won't go into full effect for 2 years, yet.

    Another Freudian slip by McConnell......"the uninsured aren't the issue" is what is troubling to all the Republican 1%. Thier backers, the insurance companies and big pharma will lose huge profits over this. Meaning less money going to the Republican cause.
  • Lady Wh... ally 2012/07/06 16:36:42
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    "Repeal and replace has become their batlecry. But with what?"

    Their plan is "Don't get sick" and if you do, "Die quickly"
  • ally Lady Wh... 2012/07/06 16:57:24 (edited)
    ally
    +1
    Hear, Hear! And bless Alan Grayson!

  • Lady Wh... ally 2012/07/06 21:19:10
  • CAROLYN NTARWNJBS 2012/07/03 11:06:35
    CAROLYN NTARWNJBS
    +3
    Now we start the long journey of getting this right and right wing panic will be at fever pitch through it all.(until they decide that it was their idea all along) lol Another good read!

    obamacare is good
  • my2cents CAROLYN... 2012/07/06 16:02:38
    my2cents
    +2
    That's true. If the American people love it, then the Republicans will step in and try to take credit for it. Actually, they do deserve some of the credit, it was their idea. Too bad they've spent so much time disavowing it.
  • CAROLYN... my2cents 2012/07/06 23:49:06
    CAROLYN NTARWNJBS
    Exactly,it's not Obamacare,it's Romneycare. lol
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/07/03 10:19:22
    Lady Whitewolf
    +3
    What gets me is that all the other industrialized countries have some form of socialized / single-payer health care. WE DON'T....WHY?

    And pray tell, what would the REPUBLICANS replace it with? Their "Don't get sick & Die quickly" plan? Gimme a break.
  • KrSpo Lady Wh... 2012/07/03 14:55:42
    KrSpo
    +4
    Their "Don't get sick and Die quickly" plan.. AHAHAHAHAH. That caught me on the funny bone..
  • Racefish KrSpo 2012/07/03 17:14:27
    Racefish
    I guess Obama didn't read the law either. Pelosi surely didn't.
  • Lady Wh... KrSpo 2012/07/03 19:13:10
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    Well, it's the truth.
  • KrSpo Lady Wh... 2012/07/03 19:16:29
    KrSpo
    I know
  • my2cents Lady Wh... 2012/07/06 16:03:43
    my2cents
    +1
    Because, as Mitch McConnell has admitted, the "uninsured are not the issue". People are not the issue, ideology is. Ideology always trumps people with the Republicans.
  • Lady Wh... my2cents 2012/07/06 16:34:27
  • C. C. Rider 2012/07/03 10:02:03
    C. C. Rider
    +4
    LOL Those cons are really gonna panic when Obama is re elected AGAIN in 2012 . Health care for all, seems Obama is almost making us a civilized country. Thank God.


    cartoons for healthcare
  • Lady Wh... C. C. R... 2012/07/03 10:17:06
    Lady Whitewolf
    +3
    agreed.
  • ed 2012/07/03 09:15:30 (edited)
    ed
    funny I don't see the first person panicing over the loss of obamacare if you love it so much you take my part but leave those that don't want it alone.
  • my2cents ed 2012/07/06 16:05:19
    my2cents
    +1
    Nam Vet? So you already have your government run health care!
  • ed my2cents 2012/07/06 17:45:28
    ed
    none period
  • my2cents ed 2012/07/06 21:36:04
    my2cents
    So you're a health care freeloader? You don't carry insurance, and as soon as you get a huge medical bill you can't pay, you'll walk on the bill, leaving it to be paid by others.

    Why am I not surprised.
  • AL 2012/07/03 08:39:24
    AL
    +2
    LMAO! Bull Sh** for Sale!
  • Soundstorm 2012/07/03 05:56:48
    Soundstorm
    +2
    Uh-uh, PP. It's the Dems who have better reason to panic.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-...
  • AL Soundstorm 2012/07/03 08:50:38
    AL
    +1
    Here's somthing to think about! If this is a NEW TAX, like Justices Roberts said it was! The Catholic Church is never going to be able to comply with this new tax law anyway!Do to the fact it goes against their Anti abortion FREEDOM OF Religion rights! Now if they refuse to pay that new TAX, The leadership of the Catholic Church itself can even go to prison for TAX evasion at that point as well!
  • Soundstorm AL 2012/07/06 08:20:30 (edited)
    Soundstorm
    Still pretty mild government persecution compared to what they suffered under the Romans and Communist regimes. It's still the Dems who are reacting out of fear.
  • AL Soundstorm 2012/07/06 08:33:17
    AL
    +1
    Not when its an infringment on the Churches own FREEDOM OF RELIGION its not!
  • Soundstorm AL 2012/07/06 08:37:25
    Soundstorm
    We'll be showing these dictator wannabes the door in up coming elections.
  • ed Soundstorm 2012/07/03 09:17:47
    ed
    +1
    that they do, they just don't realize it
  • my2cents Soundstorm 2012/07/06 06:57:47 (edited)
    my2cents
    +1
    Breitbart. com! Croakings of doom from the dead. LOL!
  • Soundstorm my2cents 2012/07/06 08:22:30
    Soundstorm
    +1
    You little plastic soldier tyrants never could handle dissent in any mature and reasonable way.
  • my2cents Soundstorm 2012/07/06 16:06:15
    my2cents
    Apparently God didn't like Brietbart's dissent much either, he bitch-slapped him good!

    God don't like ugly.
  • Soundstorm my2cents 2012/07/07 06:55:23
    Soundstorm
    It's for ignorance and ugliness like yours that God is administering a decisive bitch slapping to the liberal establishment they'll be feeling for the next 40 years. And you'll have to live through it.
  • cjj ~ FTGOP 2012/07/03 04:05:16

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