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  1. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I think it’s mostly about people believing what they have been told, especially if all you access are biased media sources. The right wing stay inside their comfortable FOX bubble, and are terribly disappointed when reality sneaks in. But there’s still a disconnect.
    There’s an interesting article about this
    Why are so many people in a blind rage these days? That would be Republicans and in particular, the TPers who are dedicated to making sure every American understands how much they hate government. The usual answer is conservative think tanks, conservative talk radio, Fox News, the Christian right, and racial resentment toward a
    black president.
    The problem is how to explain why people voted the nihilists into office in the first place. It’s more than the fact that they were fooled by the lies that they can bring jobs and prosperity to every American simply by robbing them blind, or giving billionaires more money so that crumbs might come trickling down.
    There’s a difference between right-wing rage and actual populist outrage that votes the crazies into office. Perhaps the rage on the right is some kind of repressed need to “win”?
    Sorry for the word salad, but I really do wonder where the Harleyquin, Ansonia, and onguard posters get their hatred from.

  2. Kristi Richardson

    Kristi Richardson said, about 3 years ago

    Unfortunately, the GOP has done a better job at scaring the public on ACA/Obamacare than the Obama administration has in explaining it.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    All the folks signing up for the PPACA would disagree with the statement that folks don’t want it. Yes, it could have been shorter, and better, but it wouldn’t have gotten the necessary Republican support it got, even if limited, had it been better.

  4. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    Typical teabagger.

  5. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, about 3 years ago

    Right, Cora, but it was a ‘man-on-the-street’ segment on late-night humor show Jimmy Kimmel on ABC Tuesday. Here’s the 3:55 clip, and the NY Daily News story about how people are so confused. Zuhlamon’s right, the Faux Noise effect is (unfortunately) working, and that’s ineffably sad.

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    You got that exactly backwards.


  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    Actually, when you describe the specifics of the ACA, most Americans favor most provisions, so the cartoon is largely accurate in practice, whether you agree with the comedy routine of “ACA versus Obamacare?” or not.
    Most Americans like the provisions of Obamacare:
    Tax credits for small businesses to buy insurance: 88% in favor.
    Closing the Medicare drug benefit doughnut hole: 81% in favor.
    Extension of dependent coverage to offspring up to age 26: 76% in favor.
    Expanding Medicaid: 71% in favor.
    Ban on exclusions for preexisting conditions: 66% in favor.
    Employer mandate: 57% in favor.

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