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Americans’ Negative View of Obama’s New Kind of (Chicago) Politics

Both Instapundit and the Washington Examiner link today what is perhaps the most important poll in the aftermath of the health care vote. And our critics’ hope for a changing views of Obamacare, notwithstanding, this doesn’t look particularly good for the Democrats. In fact, it looks downright bad.

From Byron York, commenting on the latter web-site:

The poll asked, “Regardless of whether you favored or opposed the health care legislation Congress passed this past week, do you think the methods the Democratic leaders in Congress used to get enough votes to pass this legislation were an abuse of power or were an appropriate use of power by the party that controls the majority in Congress?” The results: 53 percent say the Democrats’ methods were an abuse of power, while 40 percent say they were appropriate.

Breaking down the results by party, 86 percent of Republicans say the Democrats abused their power, while 58 percent of independents agree. Nineteen percent of Democrats say their own leaders abused their power, while 70 percent say Democratic methods were appropriate.

That ain’t the only thing Gallup found.  According to Greg Sargent (H/t Glenn):  “more Americans blame Democrats than Republicans or conservatives for the rash of violence that greeted the passage of the reform law.”  Guess Barney’s bellyaching did cause the movement in public opinion the unhappy Democrat expected.

York adds, “The new numbers suggest that the public remains troubled by the tactics used to pass the unpopular health care measure.”  Guess we just don’t like Chicago-style politics, not matter how they’re dressed up.

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  1. And where was this “moral outrage” when Bush and 404 members of the Congress and Senate were pissing on the Constitution in the Patriot Act?
    If you really want to fan the flames of righteous indignation start with the war criminals Bush & Cheney and bring them to trial.

    Comment by ActiveCitizen54 — March 31, 2010 @ 4:13 pm - March 31, 2010

  2. AH yes, the ol’ “chicago-style” politics talking point.

    Like getting 60 votes in the Senate, and 219 in the House.
    Lets do away with all that!
    Lets make 40 votes in the Senate and 211 votes in the House be the determining voice in politics.
    Rule by the minority! The GOP’s last remaining hope….

    Comment by Tano — March 31, 2010 @ 4:44 pm - March 31, 2010

  3. #1.. They did it, now we can… That seems to work for the left.
    #2.. See #1 for very old talking points.

    Comment by TnnsNE1 — March 31, 2010 @ 5:03 pm - March 31, 2010

  4. Tano, if you’re going to comment to a post, please address the points made in the post. Previously, you promised us that polls would flow in your direction. Now, we provide data showing continual movement away from the president and Democrats and you harp on a rhetorical flourish.

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — March 31, 2010 @ 5:07 pm - March 31, 2010

  5. So, Tano, you support and endorse bribery of politicians in backroom deals?

    Thought so.

    You see, Tano, that’s what “Chicago-style” politics refers to in this case. Your Obama couldn’t even muster a majority for his “law” — until he started giving out kickbacks, bribes, and purchases. Typical for him and his Obama Party, though.

    By the way, why do you consider the prosecution of this politician for taking bribes to be racist?

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — March 31, 2010 @ 5:08 pm - March 31, 2010

  6. Tano,

    58% of the “Independents” ain’t beanball.

    You clowns have scant time left to use your super majority to stick it to the people.

    In case you forgot …… After a 100 year battle Obama won the war for nationalized health care. Who was the war waged against? THE PEOPLE. Guess what, brownshirt, THE PEOPLE are fired up and itching for November 2010.

    Time to arm SEIU and ACORN, because you about to be dumped by the ballot box.

    When the “Independents” won’t drink your Kool-aid, you are left with dragging illegal aliens to the polls six or seven times each on election day. I know you are making plans. But you haven’t seen poll watching like you are going to be watched. You’re not in 2008 any more, Dorothy.

    Comment by heliotrope — March 31, 2010 @ 5:09 pm - March 31, 2010

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  8. 53 percent say the Democrats’ methods were an abuse of power

    Considering the massively damaging corruption Democrats employed that 53% is actually a rather disheartening number. I would hope it would be up in the 70’s!

    Same with Obamas disapproval numbers. The fact that a majority disapprove of him should not bring comfort to patriots, the fact that it’s not a larger majority means we have much educating to do!

    Comment by American Elephant — March 31, 2010 @ 6:56 pm - March 31, 2010

  9. Of course Tardo and AncientCitizen approve corruption to get what they want. They’re supporters of fascism. That’s what fascists DO. The more corrupt you are, the further you get in the Democrat party.

    In other similarly shocking news, Ricky Martin admits he’s gay!

    Comment by American Elephant — March 31, 2010 @ 7:00 pm - March 31, 2010

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  11. Uh oh. We’re gonna’ need a new electorate pronto!

    (*cough* Amnesty! *cough*)

    Best wishes,
    -MFS

    Comment by MFS — March 31, 2010 @ 9:26 pm - March 31, 2010

  12. Not to dig up the past, but Tano’s whining was shredded here.

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 31, 2010 @ 9:56 pm - March 31, 2010

  13. But it’s hard not to expect whining from Tano, Anyone who supports anti-semitic tyrants and racists is prone to such rants.

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 31, 2010 @ 10:08 pm - March 31, 2010

  14. Enjoyed this week’s episode of “V” starring Morena Baccarin as President Obama and Elizabeth Mitchell as Sarah Palin : )

    Comment by patrick — March 31, 2010 @ 11:23 pm - March 31, 2010

  15. And where was this “moral outrage” when Bush and 404 members of the Congress and Senate were pissing on the Constitution in the Patriot Act?

    There ISN’T any because they DIDN’T.

    And that’s not only my opinion, but the opinion of the Supreme Court, making it the law of the land, the opinion of the Obama administration and the Democrat congress which have not only adopted Bush policies, but have in fact renewed the Patriot Act.

    What does it feel like out there on the rabid lunatic fringe? Do you hear voices in your head? Do they tell you what to say in your comments, or do you come up with these gems by yourself?

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