Nancy Pelosi places health care “reform” front and center in Democrat re-election hopes

Which is just fine with me. It’s not like she’s got a choice, anyway. The story:

Healthcare: Democrats up ante

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doubling down on healthcare reform, betting that it will do Democrats more good than harm in November’s elections.

She and her leadership team have seized on new polls that suggest healthcare overhaul’s popularity is rising, and they are urging members of Congress to use this week’s recess to tout the new law.

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Hm. This is the last poll I saw:

Sixty percent (60%) of voters nationwide favor repeal of the recently passed health care law, including 49% who Strongly Favor repeal.

If that’s “rising popularity,” then it must have been even more unpopular to begin with than I thought. Rasmussen’s numbers seem to belie the “rising popularity” thing, too.

Regardless. Polls suck.

Democrats can either run away from ObamaCare, which will tell the public that they know it’s a dog; or they can try to run on ObamaCare, which has its own risks, but at least doesn’t add the sin of spineless political cynicism to those of socialism and economic illiteracy.

Also, let’s keep in mind: after November, if Republicans manage enough wins to have actual power (read: both the House and the Senate), we’ll expect legislative action making wholesale changes, if not outright repeal, to ObamaCare.

The closer that comes to reality, the more the polls will swing in the other direction: away from us; away from the free market; back toward government action.

Not that it should stop us, mind you. Just something to keep in mind and, hopefully, strategize for.


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