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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 11 months ago

    @DespisedbytheLeft

    You’re wrong. There is a six percent polling gap between the two phrases. Shows you how deeply disappointing your education system has become…

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    That is the problem, the American public is not all that bright.
    However they do blame the Republicans over the Dems for the shutdown by 10 per cent, so maybe there is hope.

  3. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 11 months 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
    http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/republicans-are-pushing-outrage-meters-over
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    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.
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    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.
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    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”?
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    Sorry for the word salad, but I really do wonder where the Harleyquin, Ansonia, and onguard posters get their hatred from.

  4. Kristi Richardson

    Kristi Richardson GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

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

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months 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.

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 11 months ago

    Typical teabagger.

  7. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, 11 months ago

    @coraryan

    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.

  8. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 11 months ago

    @Zuhlamon

    On the eve of President Obama’s reelection Meagan Kerry (or was it Gretchen?) asked Karl Rove “Is this real math you’re doing or is this just to make you feel good as a Republican?”. That was a FOX NEWS HOST basically bitch-slapping Karl for living inside the bubble SHE HERSELF lives in (but obviously was still able to look out of)! As Jon Stewart said about this exchange: “One day i am going to die…but this moment will live on forever” :-)

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 11 months ago

    @Tigger

    You got that exactly backwards.

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/01/healthcare-obamacare-affordable-care-act

  10. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 11 months ago

    @coraryan

    CORARYAN, PIRATE, MORTY, et al: Jimmy Kimmel is a comedy show. We have no way of knowing what ended up on the cutting room floor. You’d all be better off looking at a real poll, like the one done by CNBC. Putting “Obama” in the name raises BOTH the positives AND the negatives:

    What’s in a name? Lots when it comes to Obamacare/ACA

    USA Today: ObamaCare vs. Affordable Care Act

    “29 percent of the public supports Obamacare compared with 22 percent who support ACA. Forty-six percent oppose Obamacare and 37 percent oppose ACA. So putting Obama in the name raises the positives and the negatives. Gender and partisanship are responsible for the differences. Men, independents and Republicans are more negative on Obamacare than ACA. Young people, Democrats, nonwhites and women are more positive on Obamacare [than the ACA].”

  11. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 11 months ago

    @DespisedbytheLeft

    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.
    http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-obamacare-20131001,0,4909537.story

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