My friend (yes he is!) Andrew Price over at Commentarama posted a fantastic article on health care yesterday. RTRB: Health Care, Critiquing Obamacare. Click over and get ready to be amazed at the well-thought out report card he offers. While I give stick-poking observations here of the day's headlines hoping to spur you on to your own research, Andrew and crew do the bulk of the work for you. Not only that, but when you make a comment, they never leave you hanging like some sites. Sheesh. They will engage you and allow your view (just be prepared to defend with facts, baby. those legal eagles don't take no prisoners....although for some reason they do tolerate me and my poop jokes). In other words, you should have their page bookmarked. They are smart, funny, snarky, and there's even a cat on the payroll. What else do you want, people?! Now get, and tell 'em Patti sent ya.
The other thing that I wanted to throw against the wall and see if it sticks is this whole Pelosi/Panetta he said, she said, fiasco. But is it really a fiasco? My immediate thought when I heard this story break was this: Someone is covering their ass and it ain't Panetta. It's Pelosi. And she's doing it through other sources who need, for image sake, to protect her and the party.
I immediately thought: This is why you haven't heard from Ms. Pelosi in some time. She's been backstage, or her minions have been, twisting arms and offering swag to get this story out there so the American public can finally see that she was right. Pelosi would never lie to the American public. Right?
OK, so maybe my immediate reaction was a bit conspiracy-theory driven, but what does it say about us that I can make that leap (and I'm not the only one leaping apparently)? And who do they think they are kidding?
Which leads me to this: Rasmussen is reporting the new Barry numbers today and they are dropping like our jaws when we see the projected cost for "free" health care.
Tuesday his approval index was a -3, today it's a -8. Dude, dropping like it's hot. Swing on over to Rasmussen and see the numbers for yourself.
Since the election I have been following his numbers and they pained me to see because they were so freaking high in the beginning. I wondered how so many could put their faith in this man knowing what I knew (see yesterday's post). But now, after Barry has taken a few shots at this country, those who voted for this guy in good faith are starting to see what I suspected all along: Barry and Friends are not good for America.
The highly sought after independent voter seems to be catching on as well.
“Independents who had become effectively operational Democrats in 2006 and 2008 are now up for grabs and are trending Republican."
“They’re saying, ‘Costing too much, no results, see the downside, not sure of the upside,’” he said.