Monday, August 10, 2009

Backed Into a Corner

Have Democrats been backed into a corner? Consider these
compelling numbers from recent polls:
  • 68% of voters rate their health coverage as good or excellent.
  • 80% of voters with insurance rate their coverage as good or excellent.
  • Just 25% strongly favor the Democrats' health care reform effort, while 41% are strongly opposed.
  • 54% of voters now say tax cuts for the middle class are more important than new spending for health care reform.
  • Only 14% of likely voters give Congress good or excellent ratings this month.
Taking these numbers into account, it becomes very clear that the Democrats have a tough fight ahead, even with their great advantage in Congress.

In their effort to combat unfavorable public opinion, Democrats will obviously need to engage us in constructive dialogue. Thus far, however, their efforts to reach out to voters have been poorly received. In fact, town hall meetings have been so hostile, Democrats are withdrawing from the public square.

"The most powerful man in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), announced on Friday that as a result of recent protests at town hall meetings he won't hold any town hall gatherings during this month's Congressional recess.

"Instead, he will only do what's called 'telephone town halls' where he and his staff have complete control over the questions being asked and who's asking them."

"This refusal to face one's constituents is now sweeping the nation."

Amazing cowardice! How do you effectively push your agenda if you don't appear in public?

Congressional Dems are in a tight spot. At this point they know they're in trouble no matter what they do. On the one hand, they fail to pass substantive leftist health care reform and upset Obama and the party leadership. On the other hand, they upset the voters by ramming ill-conceived legislation through Congress.

One wonders who Congressional Dems fear most, the big wigs or the little guys? And what do they dread more...immediate pain from their comrades in the party, or delayed pain from the elections of 2010?


By a 2-1 margin, voters believe that no matter how bad things are Congress can always make matters worse!

Dan Maffei (D, NY): "I'm insulted that you asked me if I read the bill!" h/t New Conservative Generation

41% View Town Hall Protesters Favorably, 35% Don’t

Team Obama to violent union thugs: "Keep doing what you're doing"!

Take action against ObamaCare every single day during the August recess. Call, write, email, fax, tweet, blog, go to town hall meetings, go to tea party protests — attack from every angle!
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blackandgoldfan said...

It's funny to see how they resort to thuggery because they don't know how to counter the tactics they've used on people for so long. We've learned well the ways of the Jedi!!! Mwwwah..ah..ah..ah.

They're becoming more and more unhinged with each passing day.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure that our position is making them consider backing down. There way too much money and power on the line.

Besides, it's almost impossible to corner a weasel.

Left Coast Rebel said...

Great post, read this RK -

Hannan points out that Britcare is the 3rd largest empployer in the world. It's true. Really.

The Keeper Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK) said...

Paraphrasing: Size matters not. Look at us. Judge us by my our power, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For our ally is the Constitution and Natural Law, and a powerful ally they are. hmm mmm mmm mmm mmm

Always On Watch said...

I agree that the Dems are sensing that they've been backed into a corner.

I'll go out on a limb and say that they're going to continue to react in all the wrong ways, i.e., showing disdain of their constituents.

Only 14% of likely voters give Congress good or excellent ratings this month.

May that number continue to drop the closer we get to the 2010 midterm elections!

conservative generation said...

Thanks for linking to the Dan Maffei video. I'm trying to get the word out on him.

WomanHonorThyself said...

lets hope they stay in that corner!

Z said...

I would LOVE to see the demographics of who those people who are strongly in favor of ObamaScare.\

HOW I wish the midterm elections were THIS Fall...WOW

RightKlik said...

B&GF: They're litterally falling apart.

NG: This weasel has been cornered.

LCR: Hannan is the Man. Could we get Hannan to come across the pond and run against somebody like Specter in 2010?

KOOK: Good points.

AOW: "I'll go out on a limb and say that the [Dems] going to continue to react in all the wrong ways"

I think you're exactly right. Here's an interesting article that highlights what you're saying:

The Dems' Failing Strategy

CG: Thanks for sharing the vid. I've h/t'd you.

WHT: We can keep them there.

Z: Dems will be in serious trouble if this year's sentiment carries over to next year. I'm sure that's why they're so scared now.

robert verdi said...

Wait till the fall when the Democrats try one last tome to cram this down our throats.

DaBlade said...

polls be damned, they only need 50 votes with their perversion of the rules.

RightKlik said...

RV: September will be very interesting.

DaBlade: They're going to have to water down the bill quite a bit if opposition continues to grow like this:

ObamaCare support hits new lows