Liberal media to America: “Resistance is futile, submit … Resistance is futile, submit … Resistance is futile, submit … ” (which btw is also the “conservative leader” Charles Krauthammer’s message)

A main Democratic story line has been that in the wake of its historic passage, people will learn to stop worrying and love Obamacare. Meaning that, contrary to what has been almost universally expected, the Democrats will not suffer a huge defeat in the November elections, and, therefore, that the new law will not be repealed. Rather it will become a part of the very structure of America, as sacred and unquestionable as Social Security, Medicare, and Jackie Robinson Day. That story line was fortified yesterday by a stunning report in the liberal propaganda sheet USA Today:

Poll show health care plan gains favor
By Susan Page, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON—More Americans now favor than oppose the health care overhaul that President Obama signed into law Tuesday, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds—a notable turnaround from surveys before the vote that showed a plurality against the legislation.

By 49%-40%, those polled say it was “a good thing” rather than a bad one that Congress passed the bill. Half describe their reaction in positive terms—as “enthusiastic” or “pleased”—while about four in 10 describe it in negative ways, as “disappointed” or “angry.”

The largest single group, 48%, calls the legislation “a good first step” that needs to be followed by more action. And 4% say the bill itself makes the most important changes needed in the nation’s health care system.

Is it really possible that in one day, public opinion turned from being against Obamacare by at least ten points, to favoring it by ten points, purely as a result of its being passed?

And what about the Rasmussen poll last week which said that the number of people strongly opposing the bill was 45 percent compared to 26 strongly favoring it, and that 54 percent overall opposed the bill against 41 favoring it? Is it possible that five percent of the American public instantly switched from strongly opposing the bill to regarding it as a good thing, purely as a result of its being passed? And that an overall oppose-to-favor margin of 13 percent had switched in one day to a favor-to-oppose margin of nine percent—a 22 percent reversal of opinion? Then surely Obamacare has miraculous qualities, like Obama himself, and cannot be resisted. So forget about defeating the Democrats. Forget about even thinking about repealing the bill. Submit… submit…. submit….

However, as Robert Stacy McCain points out in The American Spectator, the USA/Gallup poll was rather misleading. It is a national poll of adults, not of likely voters, while the Rasmussen poll was of likely voters. The liberal shaping of our minds never ceases for a moment, and must be continually exposed and resisted.

D. from Seattle writes:

A brief observation about those poll numbers: my wife took an MSN “poll” on Obamacare (one of those when you read an article and then vote on it, and then can see how others have voted). She took it on Sunday evening, and the numbers were 54% opposed, 39% favoring it—very similar to Rasmussen numbers. Granted, it’s probably not a poll that would pass scrutiny by a professional statistician, and MSN is not exactly known as a bastion of conservative thought, but it’s another piece to add to the puzzle of public opinion.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 24, 2010 09:16 AM | Send

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