Just saw this on the Corner and it got me thinking. Commenting on the CNN poll showing 61% of Americans opposing the Reid health care bill in the Senate (a bill which most Democrats “admit they don’t know much about“) Lamar Alexander, Tennessee’s senior Senator said
Friday, December 11 may turn out to be a seminal day for the health-care debate. . . . The majority leader has been trying to create a sense of inevitability, but this debate is beginning to feel a lot like the 2007 immigration debate. The sense of inevitability is rapidly diminishing. Every new survey shows public support fading . . .
Health care is not the only issue at work here. . . . Health care has become a proxy for public restlessness and anger about bailouts, spending, and debt. All of these issues are tied up.
A proxy for public restlessness about big government programs. . . Hmmm. . . . Has public opinion finally jelled? Is it that now that the American people are used to having Obama as President, they don’t automatically assume his proposals represent the kind of change they were looking for in last fall’s election?
Leads me to wonder. . . Had the Democrats delayed the “stimulus,” maybe Americans would have seen it for the big government boondoggle it was? No wonder Pelosi, Reid & Co been rushing all their legislation. But, now the American people have caught up with their game and are no longer playing along.
It may not be a very merry Christmas for some Democrats if this bill continues to totter.