Update II: L.A. Times confirms the death of Michael Jackson.
Update: The video below is from when Michael Jackson sang with his brothers as the Jackson 5. There are reports at the moment (approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) that Michael Jackson has died. We will keep the video up but we mean no disrespect in any way to Michael Jackson, his family or his friends and fans.
Hillary supporters like us are, and have always been, the strongest supporters of universal health care. But do we trust Obama? NO. Obama can’t be trusted.
It appears that, according to a new poll, many Americans, most Americans, agree with us that the Obama “incessant”, grandiloquent”, lies on health care are not to be believed.
For all the Obama flowery words (which he will bore Americans with all day today and tonight on ABC) Americans do not believe that flim-flam man Obama will do what he says he will do.
A majority of Americans see government action as critical to controlling runaway health-care costs, but there is broad public anxiety about the potential impact of reform legislation and conflicting views about the types of fixes being proposed on Capitol Hill, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
It’s an ABC News poll so expect it to be the highlight of ABC kissy “questions” at tonight’s publicity stunt (the publicity stunt will be on ABC at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time, opposite CSI: New York on CBS). We expect that all day today Obama’s TelePrompters have been cued with answers to the many questions the poll raises about trust in what Obama says.
Most respondents are “very concerned” that health-care reform would lead to higher costs, lower quality, fewer choices, a bigger deficit, diminished insurance coverage and more government bureaucracy. About six in 10 are at least somewhat worried about all of these factors, underscoring the challenges for lawmakers as they attempt to restructure the nation’s $2.3 trillion health-care system.
Such shocking poll results are difficult to find, almost buried, in the Washington Post today even though they are partners with ABC News and if it were a positive poll for Obama it would be front page, full page news.
The numbers are staggering:
Are you concerned that Health Care reform would reduce quality: 81% say yes (18% say no).
Are you concerned that Health Care reform would increase costs: 84% say yes (16% say no).
Are you concerned that Health Care reform would limit doctor choice: 79% say yes (20% say no).
Are you concerned that Health Care reform would increase federal deficit: 84% say yes (14% say no).
Shocking numbers which mean that unlike trustworthy Hillary Clinton on health care Americans know:
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.
These shocking numbers demonstrate that Obama’s flowery words are not trusted by Americans. The more assurances from Obama, the less belief in the thus far nonexistent health care “plan” (which we will critique as soon as there is a “plan”):
Part of the reason so many are nervous about future changes is a fear they may lose what they currently have. More than eight in 10 said they are satisfied with the quality of care they now receive and relatively content with their own current expenses, and worry about future rising costs cuts across party lines and is amplified in the weak economy.
The poll results were buried in the Washington Post. We expect ABC News will discuss these polls results with Obama at tonight’s publicity stunt but we won’t be surprised if they refuse to disturb the pillow comforted Obama.
Obama on fluffed Big Media pillows is no longer a shock to anyone. Yesterday, at the press conference publicity stunt, the merger of Big Media and the Obama publicity flacks was apparent to all and applauded by the hypocrite Dimocrat Left:
But yesterday’s daytime drama belonged primarily to Pitney, of the Huffington Post Web site. During the eight years of the Bush administration, liberal outlets such as the Huffington Post often accused the White House of planting questioners in news conferences to ask preplanned questions. But here was Obama fielding a preplanned question asked by a planted questioner — from the Huffington Post.
Pitney said the White House, though not aware of the question’s wording, asked him to come up with a question about Iran proposed by an Iranian. And, as it turned out, he was not the only prearranged questioner at yesterday’s show. Later, Obama passed over the usual suspects to call on Macarena Vidal of the Spanish-language EFE news agency. The White House called Vidal in advance to see whether she was coming and arranged for her to sit in a seat usually assigned to a financial trade publication. She asked about Chile and Colombia.
A couple of more questions and Obama called it a day. “Mr. President!” yelled Mike Allen of Politico. “May I ask about Afghanistan? No questions about Iraq or Afghanistan?”
Sorry: Those weren’t prearranged.
A few Americans will bother to tune in to the ABC News Obama show tonight. Will ABC ask the 1, 2, 3, questions? Will ABC ask anything but prearranged, easy to deflect, questions?
Or, will the ABC News operation become yet another Oprah Obama lovefest sale of lies?