Cat Stevens said: “I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I’m an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after.”
I would like to be so confident as to always expect the end result to be the success of logic and justice. Generally speaking, I’m not an optimist; I’m a cynic. I expect the worst from people, from jobs, from politicians, and from life in general. That way, if something better comes along, I will be pleasantly surprised.
And guess what? A new survey from Pew and USA Today has me pleasantly surprised. According to the survey:
“Currently, 53% disapprove of the health care law, while 42% approve. This is among the most negative assessments of the law since it was enacted in March 2010. In July 2012, shortly after the Supreme Court upheld most of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, 47% approved of the legislation and 43% disapproved…40% of Americans say Republicans would do the better job [with health care], while 39% say Democrats would. This is the best relative showing for Republicans since April 2011 on an issue that has traditionally been an advantage for the Democratic Party. As recently as last December, Democrats were seen as the party better able to deal with health care by a 48%-38% margin.”
There it is, a shining glimmer of hope for our country. In less than a year, the percentage of Americans who believe that Democrats have a better handling of healthcare has dropped precipitously, from 48% to 39%. That’s a staggering number, considering the sheer volume of propaganda pumped out by the Obama administration and their media allies.
It seems as though the more that people understand Obamacare and its implications, the less they like it. To anyone reading this article, that fact may be as obvious as a Stephanie Meyers plot-line, but many people aren’t as well versed in politics. Many people—low information voters—simply watch CBS, NBC, and CNN. They hear the President and the media prattle on about the virtues of Obamacare, and fall into lock-step.
We may be witnessing a paradigm shift. If even the lowest common denominator can understand that Obamacare is insanity, we may have a chance to elect someone who is actually capable of running a country. The low information voters may have finally caught up with the politically savvy. Perhaps it was for the best that Obama represented Liberalism so well. Maybe it was the imposition of his strident socialist views upon the American people that has driven the masses to rationality.
I guess that to reach the green grass, sometimes we have to crawl through the mud. Time will tell if I’m correct in my prediction.