Health Care Summit Focus Group: Condescension

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!

4 replies
  1. donh
    donh says:

    Johm McCain made proud of all those endorsements he's been picking up from "RINOS". He had a real killer point about treating people equally across states. He provoked an " I Won" " I am the president" attitude from Obama. That's the sound bite that will take legs. I think Obama destroyed any chance of succeeding at reconciliation. Now maybe they can get to work at prosecuting fraud out of the healthcare system and take some measures that will reduce cost, but then that is not what this bill was ever about. This bill has always been about "we need to cut end of life care to the elderly because we used up all the money to save government jobs  and  Wall Street failures"

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Obama's body language and condescension told the story: he didn't want to listen, he wanted to dictate.  But objective polls reveal the truth: the Dems bombed, both with the parade of victims and their ignorance of their own legislation.  They were trounced by the likes of Ryan and Cantor.


    Given that the Dems don't know (or don't care) about what is in the bills with their names on it, one has to wonder who wrote it for them…

  3. dido2076
    dido2076 says:

    Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction. Albert Einstein

    well, I think we know who the fool is.

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