Slip, Sliding Away … Obama and Democrats Continue Downward Fall in Polls


Wow, what a shock Barack Obama and the Democrats slipping in yet another poll. The backlash and unpopular view against Barack Obama is now beginning to snowball and take on a life of its own. Remember when Obama said that it would just take a little while for the people to warm up to Obamacare? Opposition to Obamacare is rising and polls are now over 50% apposed.

President Barack Obama’s national standing has slipped to a new low after his victory on the historic health care overhaul, even in the face of growing signs of economic revival, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll.

The survey shows the political terrain growing rockier for Obama and congressional Democrats heading into midterm elections, boosting Republican hopes for a return to power this fall.

Just 49 percent of people now approve of the job Obama’s doing overall, and less than that — 44 percent — like the way he’s handled health care and the economy. Last September, Obama hit a low of 50 percent in job approval before ticking a bit higher. His high-water mark as president was 67 percent in February of last year, just after he took office.

The news is worse for other Democrats. For the first time this year, about as many Americans approve of congressional Republicans as Democrats — 38 percent to 41 percent — and neither has an edge when it comes to the party voters want controlling Congress. Democrats also have lost their advantage on the economy; people now trust both parties equally on that, another first in 2010.

Full polling roundup at Real Clear Politics, all bad for Dems.

All polling is heading South for Obama and Democrats. The people are losing and have lost complete trust.

Democrats have also lost long-time edges in party approval and trust on the economy. Phil Klein at the American Spectator notes this is the “8th straight national poll showing opposition to ObamaCare at 50% or higher.”

Real Clear Politics asks, how bad could it be for Obama and Democrats in 2010 midterm elections? With Democrats in denial, or worse knowing they are going to lose power and trying to do everything imaginable against the will of the people and the polls to pass legislation before the midterm elections … November appears to have the making of a political Democrat turkey shoot.

Though Election Day is still months away, pundits have already begun to speculate on possible outcomes for this year’s midterms. There’s a general consensus that Democrats will lose seats in November, but beyond that opinions vary widely on how big those losses might be. Some argue that because of the advance notice, passage of health care, and an improving economy (or some combination of all three), Democrats will be able to limit their losses significantly. Others are predicting a repeat of 1994, when Democrats lost 50+ seats and control of the House.

Democrats have wished away the anger of the American people and stated that the mood of the country will be different in November 2010. They have stated that the Tea Party peaked too soon. They could never have been more wrong. Could Democrats actually lose 100 seats in the House? Could there be a Tea Party tsunami? The magic eight ball points more to yes than no, all one has to do is look at the historic data and the anger in the country.

This year, five different polling companies have put Republicans in the lead for the generic ballot in the last two weeks alone – one reason why Michael Barone calls this the worst polling environment for Democrats “during my 50 years of following politics closely.” The RCP Average has Republicans leading Democrats by 2.8 points on the generic ballot test. That should equate roughly to a 225-seat Republican majority (Republicans won the national vote by 5 points in 1994), which would almost represent a 50-seat pickup.

But many of these polls survey registered voters. Polling among likely voters, such as Rasmussen Reports, shows Republicans up by about 8-10 points, which would probably represent a seventy-seat pickup.

We have said for months that there would be a historic wipe out of Democrats in the midterms the likes of Biblical proportions. All one had to do is be among the people, hear the comments, read emails, and actually listen to WE THE PEOPLE.

You do not vote Republicans into Senate seats like Scott Brown in Massachusetts to fill a Kennedy seat without a reason. A Blue state like New Jersey does not go Red and vote a Republican in, if there is not real anger. Across the country, in state after state after state Democrats are behind in polls for House and Senate seats.

The Republicans lead in the generic ballot over Democrats by 9. Obama has done nothing but go back on campaign promises that got him elected. He is not a moderate, Obama is a left-wing ideologue.  His record spending did not create jobs and keep unemployment at 8%. Obamacare was not bipartisan or anything what the people wanted. And Obama’s continued apologies for America are growing thin with the people.

Obama and the Democrats have all but lose the independent vote. When more people side with the Tea Party, that has been demonized by Democrats and MSM, that President Obama … Democrats, you got a real problem.

See you in November!

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    49 Responses to “Slip, Sliding Away … Obama and Democrats Continue Downward Fall in Polls”

    1. on April 15th, 2010 9:10 am

      If you are one of the 53% of Americans that actually pay federal income tax, join a T.E.A. Party today to express your feelings about being Taxed Enough Already.

      I will be reporting on the T.E.A. Party in Kansas either late today or sometime tomorrow.

    2. Fern on April 15th, 2010 9:22 am

      Excellent editorial in the Hartford Courant. How does everyone who is rooting for the GOP feel about this?
      Banking Reform Will Test Republicans’ Loyalties
      House Minority Leader
      [photo]John Boehner criticizes the financial regulation reform bill after a meeting Wednesday with President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, right.

      April 15, 2010

      The unhappy truth is that without major financial regulatory reform, something like the big banking crash of 2008 could easily happen again. Congress can’t afford to do nothing — which will be precisely what it will do unless Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut can persuade a few Republicans to back his regulatory reform bill.

      Most Democrats see political gain in taming the excesses of the financial sector and think it is good public policy as well. But Republicans are caught in a bad place. Traditionally, they have been best political friends with those Wall Street titans with their nine-figure salaries, heedless natures and, lately, bailout billions.

      Republicans know what’s right for the country — regulatory reform now. But some are starting to tear the Dodd bill apart. Saying no to reform would be small-minded and, considering Americans’ anger at the financial sector, politically self-defeating.

      The GOP’s choice — either standing arm-in-arm with Wall Street bankers or protecting average Americans — will have to be made soon enough.

      Critics in his own party say Mr. Dodd’s bill isn’t tough enough. Even so, it would be the most sweeping reform since the Great Depression.

      The Dodd bill would create a consumer protection agency housed within the Federal Reserve to regulate credit cards and mortgages. It would regulate but not outlaw derivatives, such as credit default swaps, that were at the heart of the 2008 collapse. It would again separate commercial and investment banking so that Wall Street speculators don’t go wild with our deposits.

      And it would provide a mechanism to take down banking leviathans formerly thought to be too big to fail.

      Mr. Dodd, Senate banking committee chairman, has been talking with Republican colleagues in putting together his reform package. It would be good for the country if those talks bore fruit for re-regulation.

      Still, House Minority Leader John Boehner recently exhorted the bankers to stand up to “those little punk staffers” [in Congress]. It’s easy to see whose side Mr. Boehner is on.

      If he and like-minded Republicans prevail, it will be bad policy, bad politics and bad news for Americans who rely on a stable banking system.

      Copyright © 2010, The Hartford Courant

    3. Fern on April 15th, 2010 9:26 am

      I think only two of the chimps in the logo apply to the poster “Scared Monkey”: the one covering its eyes and the other covering its ears. But definitely not the monkey covering his mouth. That monkey should have its mouth open and bellowing. Is it time for a logo redesign?

    4. Fern on April 15th, 2010 9:27 am

      I suggest an ostrich with its head in the sand.

    5. NewGirlBoston on April 15th, 2010 10:06 am

      …Slip slidin’ away….

      Slip slidin’ away…

      You know the nearer his destination

      the more he’s slip slidin’ away……..

      (heh heh, A little Paul Simon there for the Prez)

    6. super dave on April 15th, 2010 10:34 am

      FERN: your fear is showing. more democrat
      liberal propaganda? you know, if it looks like
      crap, sounds like crap, and smells like crap,
      it must be all crap.
      your party is one big pile of crap stinking up
      my country. in November you will be flushed.

    7. super dave on April 15th, 2010 10:36 am

      fern: you must have stayed up all night to copy
      someone else’s story. no doubt from a liberal
      obama owned news source. try fox news for the truth. you need some enlightenment.

    8. Fern on April 15th, 2010 11:09 am

      Hey “super” dave. You need to learn how to use your computer. Do you understand basic “copy and paste” functions?

      RE: stinking up the country, I think what you smell might be coming from inside your own house.

    9. Michelle Smith on April 15th, 2010 12:51 pm

      I’m actually rooting for more Conservatives on the ticket.

    10. Buster on April 15th, 2010 2:03 pm

      Fern if any one in the room wants to hear from an @$$ they can just fart !!!

    11. super dave on April 15th, 2010 2:15 pm

      FERN; you show your democratic racist hateful side just like the rest of your people. and yelling on the computer is such a childish
      democrat trait.
      i can show you how to print in ebonics if you like. maybe you could understand better. come on sista girl, i got a lotta mo.

    12. mary on April 15th, 2010 3:48 pm

      I have become a victim of a hate crime because I do not like Mr. Obama and I am from South Africa.
      Had to contact the police and this morning woke up to having my home vandalized. The police said the only way they can make a case is if this person is caught….so I had to go buy surveillance camera’s today to set up in my window. This is how a white young democrat is behaving. I am a single mother and he is harassing me on a daily basis accusing me of being racist.

    13. Michelle Smith on April 15th, 2010 4:33 pm


      I’m sorry to hear that is happening to you. There is a lot of that going around. They portray the tea party members as hateful, racist, radical extremists when the left is more violent and hateful than the tea party folks. The tea party group is made up of all kinds of people. Black, white, asian, Republican, Democrat, Independent, Conservative, Libertarian. Just hard working Americans that are sick of government over reaching their authority and not listening to the “Will of the People”.

    14. Fern on April 15th, 2010 4:42 pm

      Buster, did you steal that joke from Larry the Cable Guy?

    15. Fern on April 15th, 2010 4:44 pm

      “Super” dave, you should learn correct English grammar and spelling before you learn “ebonics.” Just a suggestion.

    16. Fern on April 15th, 2010 4:49 pm

      Wait, Buster, it wasn’t Larry the Cable Guy who I heard tell that joke. It was the four-year-old little sister of a girl in my son’s kindergarten class. All the kids in pre-school did crack up, Buster, so no wonder you recycled it here.

    17. Fern on April 15th, 2010 5:04 pm

      I would like to address a post Mr. Scared Monkey made on April 9, titled “47% of Americans Will Pay No Federal Income Taxes At All for 2009: ‘We have 50 percent of people who are getting something for nothing.’”

      Guess who else got “something for nothing” in 2009 despite record profits and gouging customers? And despite paying themselves bonuses most people don’t earn in a lifetime? Exxon. News breaking today. Read about it on Forbes online:

      And guess how they got that sweet deal? Just guess. Hint: most of you probably voted for him.

    18. Fern on April 15th, 2010 5:18 pm

      Hi, Michelle. Now, come on. You are claiming the left is more violent and hateful? Please cite some examples of this. I can cite numerous examples of Tea Party protesters shouting death threats at people and calling people racial epithets. And spitting at people. And waving guns around at rallies and telling news crews they’d like to use them on people. Please enlighten all of us about the hateful, violent liberals by citing some examples of this hate and violence. Calling someone on their racism when they make a racist statement doesn’t really count as being hateful, though.

    19. Fern on April 15th, 2010 5:23 pm

      This is one of my favorites, in which Tea Party protesters mock and verbally assault a man with Parkinson’s who is just there to exercise his right to protest as well: Do you have the stomach to watch the whole thing? Or do you wish you were there throwing dollar bills in the man’s face also?

    20. Fern on April 15th, 2010 5:28 pm

      Michelle, here’s an excellent video, too. No one’s “trying” to make the Tea Partiers look bad, here. They just do. Filled with death threats and people who have no concept of history or what they’re talking about. Please watch the whole thing if you have the stomach.

    21. Michelle on April 15th, 2010 6:22 pm


      Actually Exxon does pay income taxes. They haven’t recorded any income taxes for 2009 yet. They paid $17.6 billion in 2008.

      That’s not including what they paid overseas.

    22. Fern on April 15th, 2010 6:45 pm

      RE: my earlier post, I must add that I also think Chris Dodd (D) is a slimy moron. The fact that he is talking about the importance of financial reform is ironic considering he’s in bed with big banking.

    23. Buster on April 15th, 2010 7:33 pm

      Did yOyO change it’s name to fern ??? Seems to be the same welfare sucking parasites !!! are the two of you related ???

    24. Fern on April 15th, 2010 7:56 pm

      Michelle, regarding Exxon, from what I’ve read that is just not true. Please read the following and let me know what you think:

      GE, Exxon Paid No U.S. Income Taxes in ’09
      GE Capital Lost Money, Exxon’s Tax Dollars Went Overseas

      By Christopher Helman,
      April 6, 2010

      As you work on your taxes this month, here’s something to raise your hackles: Some of the world’s biggest, most profitable corporations enjoy a far lower tax rate than you do–that is, if they pay taxes at all.

    25. Fern on April 15th, 2010 8:00 pm

      But if you don’t mind Exxon cooking their books so that their fair share of tax money that should go into the U.S. Treasury is going overseas to stimulate other countries’ economies, hey, you’re welcome to that opinion. I just don’t happen to share it.

    26. Michelle on April 15th, 2010 8:08 pm

      #22 That is so true :)

    27. Fern on April 15th, 2010 8:30 pm

      “Super” dave, I post this in your honor. I thought you would enjoy it because you think “ebonics” are so funny. The author of this slideshow of Tea Party signs calls it “Teabonics,” which I thought was pretty funny. Enjoy!

    28. Michelle on April 15th, 2010 8:35 pm


      I will find some clips for you. Check out this link and see if you hear any racial remarks or violence.

      It may be hard for you believe because the MSM doesn’t cover all the events but there are people who crash these tea parties posing as tea partiers to make them look bad. That is the only video you will find of any violence or threats because it’s not true. I know you will not believe it.

      #19 First, you just assume the man really has Parkinson’s Disease because that’s what the person shooting the video wants you to think. Does he have proof?

      Second, I don’t see any violence or racial remarks in those videos.

    29. Michelle on April 15th, 2010 9:13 pm


      How about this?

      You want to see pathetic. Watch this video. These are the people that voted for Obama and have no clue what or who that voted for.

      Or how about this one:

      Also the tea party group does not like being called tea baggers. You do know what that means right? The left are constantly calling the tea partiers tea baggers.

    30. Michelle on April 15th, 2010 9:58 pm

      Is this leftist hate or what?

    31. Fern on April 15th, 2010 10:11 pm

      Michelle, are you kidding me? The man, Robert A. Letcher, has Parkinson’s Disease! (see But does he have to have a doctor with him to vouch for him so that he can receive a little human dignity? Man, oh man. It’s obvious he’s ill. And to think you and I were discussing Jesus earlier. Talk about what Jesus would NOT do.

    32. Fern on April 15th, 2010 10:13 pm

      And, Michelle, in these videos, there are *numerous* death threats and threats of violence. Did you watch all of them?

    33. Fern on April 15th, 2010 10:27 pm

      What is your party’s grudge against people with Parkinson’s? Rush Limbaugh accused Michael J. Fox of exaggerating his symptoms, for what reason I don’t even remember. And these wackadoos verbally assault a man with Parkinson’s. And now you say it’s OK because the man isn’t carrying a note from his doctor saying he does have Parkinson’s. This is totally messed up. And if you don’t realize that, I don’t think you understand the teachings of the sweetest blessing ever put on this Earth.

      Here is a profile of the man who you claim is probably faking his Parkinson’s (for what reason, I don’t know):

      Connie Schultz: With Parkinson’s, his voice for health care grows stronger

      Connie Schultz | columnist for Plain Dealer in Cleveland | Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 4:45 am | 1 Comment

      Last Tuesday, 60-year-old Robert A. Letcher showed up for a rally outside a congressional office in Columbus, Ohio, and decided he no longer could just stand there as an angry crowd screamed obscenities at him and fellow supporters of health care reform.

      So he grabbed hold of his walking stick with one hand, held his sign in the other and slowly walked to the other side of the driveway. Then he sat down on the pavement and held onto his handmade poster, which read:

      Got Parkinson’s?

      I DO and YOU might

      Thanks for Helping!

      That’s Community.

      Columbus Dispatch photographer Doral Chenoweth captured what happened next. The video, which went viral on the Internet, is not for the faint of heart.

      A man in jeans puts his hands on his thighs and leans over Letcher. “If you’re looking for a handout, you’re in the wrong end of town,” he yells. “Nothin’ for free over here. You have to work for everything you get.”

      Letcher remains silent.

      Another man — dressed in a white shirt, tie and khakis with a cell phone clipped to his belt — joins in the taunting.

      “No, no!” he yells. “I’ll pay for this guy! Here ya go. Start a pot. I’ll pay for ya.” The man then pulls out a dollar and throws it at Letcher.

      A man standing next to him, patting a baby strapped to his chest, grins as the guy in the tie turns away and then pivots to yell again at Letcher.

      “I’ll decide,” the man shouts, pointing at his own chest and then jabbing his finger at Letcher, “when to give you money. Here, here’s another one.” He throws another dollar at Letcher. “Here ya go.”

      Someone else yells, “You love a communist! A communist!”

      Letcher never says a word.

      The video, which does not identify Letcher or the men who taunted him, ignited the blogosphere. Most people, even those who oppose health care reform, were horrified. Here in Ohio, a lot of us felt a particular brand of shame. We know that images of screaming white guys trying to take down a man who’s already on the ground feeds the worst stereotypes of hateful hayseed Midwesterners. We also know they don’t speak for us — or most of America.

      On Friday, I reached Letcher by phone at his home in Columbus. Why, I asked, was he willing to sit down on that pavement and subject himself to that kind of abuse?

      “Because I could,” he said in the slow, halting voice of a man for whom talking is now an act of physical exertion. “My weakness is my strength. I was the calmest person there. And I was the safest person because anyone who touched me would have been arrested.”

      Letcher has no interest in returning fire, even though his life has changed so dramatically in the past five years. He has a doctorate from Cornell University and taught at three colleges, most recently Ohio State University’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs. He has been on the progressive side of causes his entire life but never more so than when he became the beneficiary of government health care.

      After he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2005, Letcher went on Medicare, which paid for the brain surgery at the Cleveland Clinic that changed his life.

      “Everyone who loved me cried after that surgery — it helped me so much,” Letcher told me. “I had been so stiff and in so much pain. I could not lift a sandwich to my mouth. … I didn’t care whether I lived or died.”

      He cares now. That’s why he showed up at that rally in Columbus and made those opponents of health care reform confront the reality of Robert A. Letcher.

      “I don’t mind those people ridiculing me, laughing at me,” he said. “This battle is about people like me, and I knew if I sat there, they could not just ignore me.”

      His protest is one of gratitude.

      “I will spend the rest of my life thanking the public for my health care,” he said.

      After what happened to him last Tuesday, I’d say the gratitude is ours.

      Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Plain Dealer in Cleveland.

    34. Fern on April 15th, 2010 10:36 pm

      Wow, Michelle, you truly stunned me with your reply to the Parkinson’s video. I’m still thinking about it. I thought we had connected over our faith. I have no idea what kind of person could look at that video and not feel sad for humanity, but you really don’t seem like that kind of person. Are you? Was that really your first reaction? That the man is faking Parkinson’s so he can get things thrown on him and have people yell in his face?

      I am raising my children by the teachings of Jesus Christ. But I feel I have to put a greater emphasis on the fact that some people call themselves Christians when in fact they are wolves in sheep’s clothing and to have compassion for them but watch their backs.

    35. Fern on April 15th, 2010 10:53 pm

      To Buster, who calls me a “welfare sucking parasite”: I’ve never been on welfare in my life. Why would you immediately think I’m on welfare?

      This blog has like five commenters, tops. Maybe six. And the same ones post over and over. Does this wallowing in ugliness and pettiness do something for you?

      My parents stressed personal dignity, responsibility, compassion, and Christian values when raising me, and God bless you, Mom and Dad. I do not require the pain or humiliation of others to provide me purpose or happiness.

    36. brie. on April 15th, 2010 11:30 pm

      Now we have the Pee Party Democrats infiltrating the Tea Party..!!!

    37. super dave on April 16th, 2010 6:58 am

      FERN: stay up late again copying someone else’s
      material ? the short bus is outside waiting on you.
      more commie propaganda from your left side. while you were voting skin color, others were voting for their freedom and rights. as i said earlier, i feel sorry for your children. you still didn’t tell me what you would say when they ask why you
      let them down and burdened them with debt and poor healthcare choices. what a shame, pushing your own agenda before your children’s wellbeing.

    38. Michelle Smith on April 16th, 2010 9:52 am

      Fern I would like you to respond to what I posted. So a few people taunted a man with Parkinson’s Disease and that makes all of us bad people? There are idiots on both sides of the aisle. I questioned whether the man really had an illness because it wouldn’t be the first time the liberals planted someone to make the tea party look bad. I’m not saying they are perfect but they are still better than what the liberals do.

      What did you think about the video’s I posted? You never responded to those.

      This healthcare reform law that was passed by Congress & signed by the President is a joke. Please take a look at it and you will see for yourself. Tell me what Obamacare is going to do for this man with Parkinson’s that is not already being done.

      I’m sorry the man is ill but am I supposed to pay for his care? I have a hard enough time paying for my own health insurance for my family, I can’t take on any more expenses. Believe it or not there are plenty of people abusing the system. You don’t think Sarah Palin was verbally assaulted, how about her son Trigg who has down’s syndrome? It works both ways.

    39. Michelle Smith on April 16th, 2010 9:59 am


      What what Jesus think about abortion? What would Jesus think about people getting something for nothing? How about work for what you want, not take from those who do? When my son was born, we didn’t have any insurance because my husband and I had both started new jobs and were not illegible for insurance at the time. It took me 14 years but I paid every dime of what I owed. When he was two weeks old he had to have surgery for a condition “Pyloric Stenosis” with no insurance I had to pay this bill out of pocket but I managed. The hospitals as well as the doctors will take payments. If a person doesn’t have a job they can’t pay for anything can they? So guess who has to foot the bill? That’s right, taxpayers.

      I know you want to assume that we are all hateful uncaring people, that we don’t want people to have medical care but that is not true. We don’t want the kind of healthcare reform the government has passed against the will of the people.

    40. Michelle Smith on April 16th, 2010 10:10 am


      I do have compassion for humanity but I have little tolerance for those who suckle the teet of the taxpayers. There are too many lazy people with the “entitlement mentality” in this country and it has gotten out of hand. Owning a home is a privilege, having a car is a privilege, having healthcare is a privilege, these things are not gifts. If you want something you get a job and go out and buy it. I didn’t have a lot of things other kids had when I was growing up but I didn’t expect others to give it to me. I got a job as soon as I was legally old enough and bought the things I wanted & needed. I paid for my own insurance on my first car, I paid for all my gas, and I even paid for my own College expenses. I don’t expect anything handed to me. I don’t think anybody owes me anything. That’s how I raise my children. I will say this, there is not a weekend that goes by that there aren’t at least 4 our kids at my house that I feed and bath and entertain because their either from broken homes or only one parent works. So yes, I do have compassion for those who do try and aren’t just leeches on society.

      If that man truly had Parkinson’s, then what those people did was wrong and I don’t condone it but it’s not typical of all tea parties.

    41. Fern on April 16th, 2010 10:20 am

      Michelle, the real signs that Tea Party members carry are far, far worse than the one on the link you posted about Tea Party crashers. Sorry, they just are.

      You know how the Tea Partiers could tell he wasn’t one of their own? His sign was spelled correctly.

    42. Fern on April 16th, 2010 10:24 am

      Well, then why don’t we just that man with Parkinson’s outside and shoot him? If you read his profile, he was a nuclear scientist, a productive member of society until he was struck by this illness.

      Michelle, I truly hope that neither you nor anyone in your family is ever stricken with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, multiple sclerosis, lupus, cerebral palsy, or COPD. Because you will Medicare then. Thank God for your health today because the world is an unpredictable place.

      And one last note, you say if that man truly had Parkinson’s, what they did was wrong. 1. He does have Parkinson’s. I gave you his name. Google it. He is dying of Parkinson’s. 2. What they did was wrong, period.

    43. Fern on April 16th, 2010 10:28 am

      “Super” dave, I’ve never voted skin color, and I’ve never let my kids down. I love my kids more than my own life, and they are well provided for and loved.

    44. Fern on April 16th, 2010 10:34 am

      “Having healthcare is a privilege.” Are you a social Darwinist? You know social Darwinism was huge in the Weimar Republic and in Hitler’s Germany.

      Maybe you can be the one in charge of telling a child to go find some place to die because his parents can’t afford an appendectomy. Or, perhaps you can be the one in charge who picks who gets to live and who gets to die. It’s odd you are pro-life (as am I) and you feel this little compassion. My husband was raised a hard-shell Baptist, and he makes this connection about people with your beliefs: “love the fetus, hate the child.”

    45. Scott on April 16th, 2010 10:55 am

      Fern you idiot…socialized medicine has NEVER worked in any part of the world….which is why those people in Canada who are waiting lists for heart transplants or any other kind of surgery you can think of cross the border and get treated here…because are system WAS the best.

      There are no children dying like in other countries. You don’t see women being rejected from hospitals and having babies in the streets like in England. You don’t see “people” deciding the fates of seniors like in the Netherlands.

      Give it a rest loser. You have no dog in any fight.

      Your husband is an idiot. Liberals ass wipes such as yourself are the heartless worms of society. Liberals are not willing to sacrafice in the order of what’s right for America; for the good of the people.

      Liberals aren’t pro-life.

      BTW…little lesson for you….premiums will still go up…companies such as Verizon who said that health reform would cost them $1B will pass that off to their customers which is essence is a tax. Other companies will have higher prices as well. These companies will also cut jobs.

      You have zero idea what you are talking about. Now go back to your David Koresh cult and wait for the weight of the world to fall on your stupid head.

    46. Michelle Smith on April 16th, 2010 11:03 am

      #44 Fern

      No one is ever turned away from treatment. That’s what I’ve been trying to make you understand. If a child has an illness all he/she has to do is go to the emergency room and will get treatment. The government just signed a law that gives them control over your life. They get to decide who lives & dies. Do not even try to compare me to Darwinists or Hitler’s Germany. I never said take the man outside and shoot him. Where are you getting this from? I do have someone in my family with Alzheimer’s and I have lost someone to cancer so don’t use that garbage on me. This healthcare plan is not what you think it is. Just read it and you will see. Did I say Medicare was wrong? Nope, I didn’t. I have also lost a family member to lupus, I have a mother in law who lost a breast to breast cancer but do I expect others to pay the expenses? NO

      Medicare & Medicaid were created for those who can’t afford health insurance and I don’t have a problem with that. I have a problem with the government forcing people to buy health insurance. That’s what I have a problem with.

      Tell me why you voted for Obama? What was the determining factor for you voting for Obama?

      I’d like to know.

    47. super dave on April 16th, 2010 11:43 am

      evidently having heathcare means not having to work and pay taxes while those who do pay for those who don’t. after all of obama’s lies and deceit, his policy is a drag on society.
      doctors are jumping ship, premiums are going up,
      people are getting denied. look for this to get worse.
      now, i have no beef with you, but understand if you call me out, i will be back on your a$$ twice as hard.that’s just the way it is.

    48. NewGirlBoston on April 16th, 2010 2:34 pm

      #46–Michelle—-Do you see when you actually engage Fern in a two-way dialog and ask her a direct question about exactly, WHY she voted for Obama—she refused to answer?

      She has made at least 50 posts on various other threads here, is attacking everyone- yet when you are polite and exchange conversation with her —she won’t answer a simple question. She’s starting to annoy me with her rudeness and over-posting—not sure why anyone is bothering with her.

    49. Michelle on April 16th, 2010 8:44 pm

      #48 Yes, I see that. I’m sorry for replying to all her ridiculous posts and it will not happen again. I don’t know why I thought I could have a conversation with an Obama worshiper. I’ve learned my lesson. :(

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