The latest Rasmussen poll puts public support for the Democrats’ health-care reform at an astonishing, new low:
Just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the lowest level of support measured for the plan in nearly two dozen tracking polls conducted since June.
I’d feel safe if it weren’t for one thing: They don’t care.
A leading Senate Democrat said Monday his party is determined to push through a health care overhaul bill with or without Republican support because the “system is broken.”
“We prefer to go at it with Republicans if we can reach compromises in some areas,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. “But we’re not going to not pass a bill.”
One of the ways in which the system is broken is that Senate Democrats don’t give a hoot what we (you know, the folks who’ll be footing the bills) think. They are on a holy mission. That said, our best weapon is to make our opinions known and to let it be known that there is a price to pay for ignoring us: We vote. This bill is so disastrous that we must condition support for candidates on willingness to repeal it, should it pass. If they listened to us, it wouldn’t pass.