Filed under: Health Care, Obama, Online Video, Shameless Self Promotion | Tags: Health Care, linda douglass, Obama, obamacare
By now you’ve probably seen the White House video featuring former
objective ABC News reporter Linda Douglass pushing back on ObamaCare critics.
Of course, her video leaves out lots of relevant facts and doesn’t exactly rebut any of the valid criticisms of ObamaCare.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the White House actually told the truth about ObamaCare? If they did, Linda Douglass’ little star turn on YouTube might have looked like this:
A new poll in the Virginia Governor’s race is set to be released this morning, but the folks at Public Policy Polling have already given a sneak peek at one of the headlines:
“Creigh Deeds is not doing well… The problem is all in who’s motivated and planning to turn out- McCain supporters are at a considerably higher rate than Obama’s, and that means a healthy McDonnell lead… there’s basically an 18 point enthusiasm gap for turning out this fall between McCain voters and Obama voters at this point.”
Of course, this is something that’s been evident for a while, dating back at least to the first round of tea parties back in February. And anybody who’s seen video of recent Congressional Town Hall meetings knows that anger is reaching a fever pitch among folks who are very concerned about massive levels of new spending and debt, energy taxes under a cap and trade scheme, and an attempt to nationalize the health care system.
I moved to Washington in June of 1994, just as a similar wave of anger was sweeping “flyover” America in response to President Clinton’s tax hikes, midnight basketball programs, gun control, and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policies. But this wave of frustration seems much, much larger.
Of course, the biggest difference between 1994 and 2009 is that the wave of frustration 15 years ago peaked during a Congressional midterm election, giving the GOP its first House majorities in 40 years. I don’t see the current wave subsiding between now and this November’s statewide elections in Virginia and New Jersey, but the big question is whether this level of energy is sustainable through all of next year. That’s a long time to stay full throttle.
Filed under: MSM
Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Esteemed Newspaper of Record, circa 2009.
Now if they’d only start fact-checking Paul Krugman’s columns…
Very good new health-care video from House GOP Leader John Boehner: