The initial blush of President Barack Obama’s health care triumph immediately gives way to a sober political reality — he must sell the landmark legislation to an angry and unpredictable electorate, still reeling from the recession.
Um, wasn’t he supposed to do that selling before pushing the bill through the House. And didn’t the people turn against the bill as he was hawking his big-government package?
“Voters,” AP National Political Writer Liz Sidoti writes, “may not buy it.”
May not buy it? Liz, you seen the polls? They haven’t bought it. I mean, just a few paragraphs down, you do quote a poll:
Ahead of the vote, a Gallup poll showed more Americans believe the measure will make things worse rather than better for the country as a whole and for them personally. And most polls show most people don’t like the plan although some surveys showed Americans giving high marks to individual elements.
So, maybe that’s the reason, as you report that, “Voters are furious. They hate Washington. They also detest incumbents.” I mean you might want to ask yourself something before penning a piece of analysis, if voters detest incumbents, why is it that only Democratic incumbents seem to be facing tough reelections when every Senate Republican running for re-election looks safe and the only House Republican looking vulnerable represents a district Obama carried by a margin of 3-to-1?