Monday, August 3, 2009

Arlen Specter Gets An Earful On ObamaCare

Judging from the video below, Sen. Arlen Specter will think before attending anymore town halls. One woman pointed out that Medicaid, Medicare and social security are broke and asked why the American people should turn over 1/7 of our economy to an administration who can’t even handle Cash for Clunkers. Needless to say she received plenty of applause. Specter wasn’t fortunate.

We’re not even in to the August break and things are really heating up. It remains to be seen if the Dems will listen to their constituents or push through their agenda despite the will of the people.

Prof. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has an excellent post today exploring the seeming ‘tone deafness’ that the Left is exhibiting on ObamaCare:

But wait, hadn't the folks read posts by Ezra Klein and Matthew Yglesias extolling the benefits of having the government configure and implement nationalized health care? These bloggers are smart! And young! And way more hip than we are! And don't the folks in the hair place read Hullabaloo, Crooks and Liars, and FireDogLake? What better recommendation for national health care than blogs with such names?

Digby found the problem. It wasn't what the folks were reading, or hearing, or seeing. No something more mysterious was at work, ear worms:

I don't know where these people are getting this. They aren't political,
they don't listen to talk radio or read blogs. This is just what's out in the
ether, what people are saying in casual conversation. The ear worm is "we've got
a problem, but the Democrats are going to take over health care and make things
worse." It's not entirely surprising, but it's depressing nonetheless.

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