Tuesday, August 25, 2009

'People want you to fix health care'

In the blizzard of statistics presented by Frank Luntz, perhaps this was the scariest one for the 10 governors in the room: Asked whether they agreed with the statement "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore," 72 percent of Americans polled said yes.

That sentiment is much more than a pithy line from the 1976 movie "Network," Luntz told the governors. It's a perfect summing-up of the American zeitgeist in 2009, one that politicians ignore at their peril.

Luntz, a pollster best known for his work on the power of language in politics, has worked mostly for Republicans.

But he spoke Sunday at the Southern Governors' Association's annual meeting at the invitation of a Democrat - Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, the group's chairman - and his advice was bipartisan.

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Bubby said...

And, a big majority of Americans (and Southerners) want a Public Option administered by the Federal government to inject competition into the Health Insurance markets.

Anonymous said...

Obama just missed the unemployment by 1.5% remember he said if he passed the stimulus it wouldn't go over 8% now its at 9.5% if you don't count the people who's unemployment benefits have expired. Cash for Clunkers was suppose to last till Nov. 1 with the first billion dollars Obama put another 2 billion in and it still didn't last but till the 24th of August. Obama just missed the national debt projections by over 2 trillion dollars. Now he wants to get into health care America please wake up before its to late. Obama is on a wild spending spree that will take 20years to pay back.