Political Train Wreck
The author of Obamacare, Max Baucus, referred to Obamacare as an oncoming train wreck. Little did he know that the law's failure would take such a toll on politicians at the polls. This is a political train wreck of epic proportions, especially for Barack Obama.
The latest polling from CBS shows that Obama and Obamacare have set new records: both are enjoying the lowest approval ratings to date. For Barack Obama, only 37% currently approve of his handling of the presidency. That has dropped nine points in just one month! That coincides with approval of Obamacare dropping to its lowest level ever of just 31%. That is a twelve point drop since last month! Support for the law is sinking all-around, even among Democrats.
This is dangerous political territory for this president. This isn't just one poll that looks bad for Obama. We've now seen a series of polls from Gallup to ABC/Washington Post to CBS to Fox News, all of these are showing the same trend: support for Obamacare is tanking and dragging down the president along with it.
Unfortunately for Obama, the Democrats and the American people, I don't see things getting much better. Coupled with the disastrous failure of the website is the revelation that we've been lied to by Obama and fellow Democrats who passed the law. "If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan" may go down as one of the biggest, bold-faced lies we've been told by politicians. That's saying a lot.
What's even more amazing is that Barack Obama apparently thinks that the problem is still with the "branding" of Obamacare and not the law itself. He said yesterday, "We are going to have to, (a) fix the website so everybody feels confident about that. We're going to have to, obviously, re-market and re-brand, and that will be challenging in this political environment." This is what I told you about yesterday - Democrats have received their marching orders: No longer use the word "Obamacare" and only refer to the law as the "Affordable Care Act." This is their grand solution to our problems? Good grief.
Life Inside The Bubble
Sean invited Dan Bongino, former Secret Service agent and Congressional candidate in Maryland's 6th District to todays' program to discuss his new book, "Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All." Dan has been a great friend to both the radio and TV show, he has served his country as a secret service agent for 12 years with both George W. Bush and President Obama. Bongino left the secret service to the champion the truth; something that no one else in government seems to be able to do. Bongino's book is an intimate look at life inside the presidential "bubble," a haze of staffers, consultants, cronies, acolytes, bureaucrats and lobbyists that creates the "alternate reality" in which monumental policy decisions are made. It is the story of a dedicated Secret Service professional who, after years inside the "bubble," walked away in favor of sounding a clarion call to the American people in defense of sane government and the U.S. Constitution. For more on Dan Bongino's book, please click here.