Dems Flee from Obama, Obamacare
Another day and we have another broken Obamcare promise. After the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare exchanges, we were promised by this administration that the website would be fully functional by the end of November; we just had to give them until the end of November to fix the “glitches.” Believe it or not, the end of November is already upon us and we are now being told that the administration will not meet its end of November deadline . Seriously? Sadly, this is what we've come to expect now from this administration.
What's the point of making promises if they aren't expected to be kept? Who can we trust in Washington any more to hold firm to their words or their campaign promises. Perhaps the only ones I can think of right now are those conservatives like Ted Cruz and others who went to Washington and actually did what they promised they would do: fight to repeal Obamacare. He wasn't the only one who made that promise to his constituents yet he was only one of a few who was actually willing to follow through on that promise. Yet somehow he was demonized as the “extremist” or the “radical.” Looks who is extreme or radical now? This week has been a disaster for Obamacare among members of his own party. We aren't even talking about Republicans or conservatives any more. Obamacare has become a toxic issue for liberals and many are trying to distance themselves from Obama himself.
I still maintain that at this point, what is best for the country is a full repeal of the law. Obamacare, even if it “works,” is fundamentally flawed and will not result in better, more affordable care for Americans. It's not fixable. Conservatives can and must do better about articulating healthcare alternatives because Obamacare is simply not an option…more
The Ugly Polls
A lot of polling has been released this week, and it doesn't look good for nearly anyone in Washington, particularly Barack Obama. According to the latest Quinnipiac University polling, Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low. Obama's disapproval rating has hit 54%, with just 39% approving of his handling of the presidency. But it gets even worse for the president. A majority of Americans (52%) believe that Obama is not honest or trustworthy. This echoes a similar poll conducted by Gallup which shows that the president's honesty and trustworthiness has dipped among the American public. That same Gallup poll found that Obama's image as a “strong and decisive” leader has dropped six points since September to just 47%. Congress overall is enjoying its lowest approval rating EVER since Gallup began tracking it 39 years ago. Only 9% of Americans approve of Congress in this moment. Whether it was the shutdown or the debt ceiling or Obamacare, what's clear is that Americans aren't too happy with Washington…more