The Left’s desperation on the health care debate clearly extends all the way to the White House. Not just asking for informants, but creating an alternate reality. A source forwarded me an email she received from “firstname.lastname@example.org” that sets the stage as follows:
Members of Congress have been home for just a few days, and they’re already facing increased pressure from insurance companies, special interests, and partisan attack organizations that are spending millions to block health insurance reform.
These groups are using scare tactics and spreading smears about the President’s plan for reform, trying to incite constituents into lashing out at their representatives and disrupting their events.
The goal of these disruptions is for a few people to get a lot of media attention and hijack the entire public discourse. If they succeed, all Americans — Democrats, Republicans, and Independents — will continue to struggle under the broken status quo.
It’s up to us to show Congress that those loudly opposing reform are a tiny minority being stirred up by special interests, and that a huge majority strongly supports enacting real health insurance reform in 2009…. [emphasis added]
Unfortunately, the wishful thinking of the Obama administration does not comport with reality. From Rasmussen Reports:
Forty-eight percent (48%) of U.S. voters now rate the U.S. health care system as good or excellent. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 19% rate it as poor….
The new polling also shows that 80% of those with insurance rate their own coverage as good or excellent. Thatâ€™s up from 70% in May….
Just 28% say they are willing to pay higher taxes so that all Americans can have health insurance. Sixty percent (60%) are opposed. Those figures are little changed since May….
Polling last week showed that 47% of voters favor the health care reform plan working its way through Congress while 49% are opposed. However, those who oppose it show more intensity: Just 25% Strongly Favor the legislation while 41% are Strongly Opposed.
Seventy-eight percent (78%) say itâ€™s likely the passage of health care reform will lead to higher taxes for the middle class.
Desperation from the Obama White House. The American people — reflected in the stated views of Republicans, Independents, and even some Democrats — aren’t as stupid as they think we are.