Monday, February 27, 2012
sweetupndown:

mohandasgandhi:

thedailywhat:

President of the Day: A brand new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll released today predicts that if the elections were held today, Rick Santorum — the presidential candidate who believes that pregnant rape victims should make the best of it, that free prenatal testing leads to more abortions, and that, contrary to the Constitution, the separation of church and state should not be absolute — would defeat President Obama by three percentage points.
Against Mitt Romney, Obama comes out even at 47% all.
Interestingly, both Obama and Romney are apparently being dragged down by the same thing: Universal health care.
“If they used Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health care program as a guideline for the Obamacare thing, what’s the difference?” asks 37-year-old Sanford, NC resident Robert Hargrove.
Lynn West, a retired New Hampshire state education official who says the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been “fabulous” for her family, has a suggestion for Obama’s campaign on how to strengthen the president’s flagging numbers.
“If I had to fault President Obama or the people that help him put out his message, I think they need to be simpler,” says West. “A lot of times it’s the catch phrases that catch fire, like when he said, ‘Yes we can’ in the 2008 campaign. That’s why the term ‘Obamacare’ has worked — a simple phrase, and they’ve been able to put a negative connotation to it. In fact, they ought to be saying, ‘Obamacare! Let’s rejoice!’”
A silver lining, perhaps: According to the latest poll of battleground states conducted by Politico and George Washington University, Obama’s approval rating has increased by 5 percentage points to 53. Mitt Romney’s approval rating stands at 43, while Rick Santorum is in third place with 42.
[usatoday / politico / dailybeast.]

Man, being told to hate the poor is really working. This is particularly bizarre given that during the creation of the healthcare bill, over 75% of the population approved of a public option in poll after poll. We could not have asked for a more right-wing healthcare bill to be passed and we got it. This just goes to show how effective media manipulation and right-wing talking points have been.
We made healthcare companies a lot of money by imposing a mandate. Exactly what is so socialist or leftist about requiring people to purchase health insurance from private companies and fining people who are too poor to do so? The healthcare bill was a capitalist’s dream.

I don’t want to live in this country anymore.

sweetupndown:

mohandasgandhi:

thedailywhat:

President of the Day: A brand new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll released today predicts that if the elections were held today, Rick Santorum — the presidential candidate who believes that pregnant rape victims should make the best of it, that free prenatal testing leads to more abortions, and that, contrary to the Constitution, the separation of church and state should not be absolutewould defeat President Obama by three percentage points.

Against Mitt Romney, Obama comes out even at 47% all.

Interestingly, both Obama and Romney are apparently being dragged down by the same thing: Universal health care.

“If they used Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health care program as a guideline for the Obamacare thing, what’s the difference?” asks 37-year-old Sanford, NC resident Robert Hargrove.

Lynn West, a retired New Hampshire state education official who says the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been “fabulous” for her family, has a suggestion for Obama’s campaign on how to strengthen the president’s flagging numbers.

“If I had to fault President Obama or the people that help him put out his message, I think they need to be simpler,” says West. “A lot of times it’s the catch phrases that catch fire, like when he said, ‘Yes we can’ in the 2008 campaign. That’s why the term ‘Obamacare’ has worked — a simple phrase, and they’ve been able to put a negative connotation to it. In fact, they ought to be saying, ‘Obamacare! Let’s rejoice!’”

A silver lining, perhaps: According to the latest poll of battleground states conducted by Politico and George Washington University, Obama’s approval rating has increased by 5 percentage points to 53. Mitt Romney’s approval rating stands at 43, while Rick Santorum is in third place with 42.

[usatoday / politico / dailybeast.]

Man, being told to hate the poor is really working. This is particularly bizarre given that during the creation of the healthcare bill, over 75% of the population approved of a public option in poll after poll. We could not have asked for a more right-wing healthcare bill to be passed and we got it. This just goes to show how effective media manipulation and right-wing talking points have been.

We made healthcare companies a lot of money by imposing a mandate. Exactly what is so socialist or leftist about requiring people to purchase health insurance from private companies and fining people who are too poor to do so? The healthcare bill was a capitalist’s dream.

I don’t want to live in this country anymore.

(Source: thedailywhat)

Notes

  1. drbrucebananer reblogged this from mohandasgandhi
  2. obama2016 reblogged this from tyleroakley and added:
    #remember The only poll that matters is the one on Election Day!
  3. ghettocountryrainbowfreak reblogged this from withthedungeonsandthedragons
  4. sisforshannon reblogged this from bonecuddles
  5. thatanomaly reblogged this from robotbrothersid and added:
    Please, for the love of god, vote if you can.
  6. tishhhh reblogged this from bonecuddles
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  8. natethegreat1001 reblogged this from bonecuddles and added:
    VOTE and donate if you can
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  10. bonecuddles reblogged this from robotbrothersid and added:
    ^fuuuuuuck
  11. robotbrothersid reblogged this from lascocks
  12. nicoleashleys reblogged this from selenarox and added:
    I need to start checking out apartments in Canada…
  13. the-land-of-do-as-you-please reblogged this from magnetsandmiracles
  14. ohmisterpig reblogged this from envinyatars and added:
    …Rick Santorum is not going to win. Really. Guys. He isn’t, I promise. It’s either Romney or Obama. The polls have...
  15. somethingunused reblogged this from tyleroakley and added:
    How?…
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  21. princess-thor reblogged this from envinyatars and added:
    OMGOMGOMG. I would vote today if I could. Never have I been so happy to be 18. I am not living in a country run by Rick...
  22. 1987switch reblogged this from lumosolems
  23. itravelinthetardisforever reblogged this from potentpotions and added:
    Well said, person above me.
  24. envinyatars reblogged this from rorywinchesthair and added:
    fuck are you serious? Santorum is a psychopath, not only in his stance on abortion but also in his foreign policy. If...
  25. potentpotions reblogged this from lumosolems
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  29. kirksvulcanhumanhybrid reblogged this from mylifeinlivingcolour and added:
    I’m not even American but I want Obama. I don’t like that other dude.
  30. neoterismos reblogged this from mlightwood and added:
    Rick Santorum scares me. I’m glad that i’m not American, but if that guy becomes the president… The world will change...
  31. metaphors-and-cats reblogged this from mlightwood and added:
    Let’s go. Register today. I registered the day after I turned eighteen.
  32. mylifeinlivingcolour reblogged this from mlightwood
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  34. lemonysnickerdoodle reblogged this from noahpuckerbray and added:
    I’ll be a few months shy of 18 at the election so I can’t vote, but please, everyone, if your mind wasn’t made up...
  35. targaryensdany reblogged this from noahpuckerbray
  36. noahpuckerbray reblogged this from sapphic-enigma and added:
    WHAT THE FUCK.
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  38. asongagainstsex reblogged this from kaleandmoney and added:
    please don’t make me have to be political
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