Quick. Name an unpopular Democrat.
Wait, let me be more specific.
Name a Democrat who Republicans always assume is popular.
Still not enough?
Name a Democrat whose upcoming election is a fait d'accompli. Their ascent to the White Hosue is all but guaranteed.
Starting to clear up?
According to a YouGov/Economist poll, none other than woman who put the "we" in the phrase "We are the President", Hillary Clinton, is actually polling negative. (48% disapprove/46% approve). A falling tide sinks all John-Kerry-sized yachts, apparently.
Why? Well, the first assumption is the idea that all Dems are falling off because the President is unpopular right now, and he is the leader of their party, ostensibly. Also, he has his name on a really unpopular government program. I forget what it's called.
The second, and most likely to be carried by the media, is the idea that all politicians are unpopular. This is simply a way to blame Republicans for Democrats' falling poll numbers. And beleive me, they will.
There's a major problem in the reason, though.
According to the article at the Washington Examiner, Benghazi is to blame. The American people might not know what, but they know something went wrong that night, and someone should have been held responsible.
So President Clinton the Second's poll numbers are already dropping.
They'll blame the GOP. It's not the GOP.
They'll blame Obama. It's not Obama.
They won't blame Benghazi, but it is Benghazi.
It's not Obamcare, it's HIllary Didn't Care.
Good luck running away from that one. This will be harder to dodge than Bosnian sniper fire.
Every time. Every freaking time.
It's like a checklist, or a reflex, or a nervous twitch. Get into an argument with a liberal and one of three names will probably (it's about a 90% chance) emerge: 1. Rush Limbaugh (which means talk radio). 2. George W. Bush (which means you, anybody they consider dumb, and the military-industrial complex) 3. The Koch Brothers (Shadowy, white, Republican donors)
The liberal billionaires that populate the political realm are nowhere near as derided, or more accurately, out and out hated, as the Koch brothers. Make no mistake about it, however, they get away with more.
In this article from The Capitol City Project Blog, we find out that over a million dollars was donated to help find Obamacare "success stories" from a "non-partisan group", whose executive director also conveniently sits on the board of Enroll America.
As a matter of fact, Families USA, which is the group in question, and Enroll America occupy the exact same office building, suite, and location.
So on the one hand, you have the shadowy Koch brothers who aren't doing anything illegal, or really even immoral. On the other hand, non-profit, non-partisan groups are serving as fronts for the government's propaganda machine.
But here's the real question: If Obamacare was actually working, and successful, wouldn't the oldest form of advertising work the best? You know, word of mouth?
1. Always blame a Republican or Conservative. If you don't have one, make one up and blame that one.
Ex: George Zimmerman, The Heritage Foundation on Obamacare, Romney killing a man's wife by not caring...etc.
2. Black, Gay, Female, nor any other protected minority status means a damn thing unless the victim is a liberal.
Ex: Jesse Jackson saying you can't be black man and not vote for health care, Martin Bashir suggesting that someone O'Donnell on Sarah Palin's eyes and Schultz in her mouth, Alec Baldwin is a "friend of the gay community"...etc.
3. If government doesn't do it, it didn't happen. If government can't do it legally, we need to give them the power to do it. If government has done it and it isn't working, it's because not enough goverment was applied.
Ex: Stimulus, Healthcare, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, QE1, 2, 3...etc.
4. Attach justice to any word where you don't have a law, or don't like the law, and you have an instant cause.
Ex: Social, Environmental, Marriage, Climate....etc.
5. Contracts fail to have legitamcy when they are written down, ergo, the most powerful contract is the unwritten "social contract".
Ex: Freakin' everything that involves the redistribution of wealth, a.k.a. everything...
6. The Democrat party can rely more on the ignorance of, and display more contempt for, its base than any other political group.
Ex: Obama the centrist, the "nuclear option" on the filibuster.
Emails warning about disaster were ignored? Again?
According to a story at Politico, "In the emails Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Deputy Chief Information Officer Henry Chao summed up concerns that he said White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park had expressed.
“When Todd Park and Marilyn [Tavenner] was here yesterday one of the things Todd conveyed was this fear the WH has about hc.gov being unavailable,” Chao said, referring to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.
“Todd does have a good point and I think we should have a more comprehensive answer as to how we will ensure high availability,”
Here's your more comprehensive answer: You can't.
Think about what these people are now trying to get us to believe! Here it is in three simple steps:
1. The country re-elected Obama because of Obamacare.
2. All these people who showed up at the polls to vote love Obama and Obamacare so much that they re-elected him to four more years based on its importance and popularity.
3. There was just no way they could have known that all these people who love it so much they voted based on it would have actually gone through the next step of trying to log on to the website.
They knew they would have "high volume". The emails reveal this to be true. After touting this thing for three years, they were counting on it.
In a way, it is like Benghazi. You have emails warning of the problem in advance, but the administration refuses to change course.
Forward. Ever forward.
The difference is, Obamacare hasn't killed anybody. Yet.
That is, unless you believe like the NY Times does, that not having health insurance is fatal. If you do, then the millions of people who have been thrown off their policies have just been "death paneled" without even knowing it.
But at this point, what difference does it make?