Hmmm. Could it be Obama’s summit backfired. The famous Frank Luntz (who also discusses his polling with the President) filled the room with Democrats and Republicans split 50/50 and the results were stunning. By a wide margin they told Congress, to start over.
Try to watch the entire video, especially the woman at the 3:50 mark, “It seems like the Republicans were putting aside [bi] partisanship”. Yes she said bipartisanship but I think in context you can tell she saw the Republicans in a more favorable light than before.
Score one for the confused white guy. He may have lost the election but he scored today. Even though the President publicly scolded and tried to embarrass McCain with that “the election is over John” line, it was McCain, not the One, who scored highest among the focus group members, by pointing out the graft and corruption in the bill. Amazing.
Asks Luntz, “Isn’t anyone listening?”
Hey, look. These things are snapshots. Things can change in a blink. But when poll after poll shows the American people don’t want this bill (too big, too expensive, too much debt) it’s a pretty safe bet this is how America feels.
Yes the Democrats spin that when individual parts are broken out people back the concepts. But it’s in the details, taxes, mandates, control, personal intrusion by government, that the bill sinks.
Luntz asks, “Is anyone listening?”. Frank, we in the Tea Party have been asking that question for months. The answer Frank is they hear, they just do not care. This is the crown jewell of progressivism. We saw 5 years ago how the progressives squealed like little piggies when “W” tried to reform Social Security, an FDR legacy, so they won’t give up on this one, evah!