02.28.2011 0

What Change A Year Can Bring

  • On: 03/24/2011 09:29:48
  • In: Uncategorized
  • By Adam Bitely

    In March of 2010, Rahm Emanuel and other top Obama aids could be seen running around Capitol Hill assuring Democrats that their support of ObamaCare would be a positive asset in the November Midterm elections. Not only that, despite public opinion polls that were circulating at the time showed that ObamaCare was a loser in the mind of the public — rest assured, said top Democrats, the public will understand in a short time that this legislation is good and the polls will turn around quickly.

    Here we are only one year later, and the only thing that has changed is the number of ObamaCare supporters that are willing to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to supporting ObamaCare.

    Politico recently reported that Health Information Campaign, a group formed by Wal-Mart Watch founder Andrew Grossman to inform America why ObamaCare was good, has apparently gone the way of the dodo. The high-profile organization was a who’s-who of the left wing’s top brass that was pushing ObamaCare down the throats of the American people. From Tom Daschle, to former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, and Vicki Kennedy the widow of Ted Kennedy, the group never caught traction and has now closed up shop.

    The Health Information Campaign was supposedly guaranteeing to spend $125 million over a 5-year period to help protect Democrats and Obama by convincing the public that ObamaCare was a good deal. The group spent $2 million on an advertising campaign last fall, but has been dormant since. When Politico attempted to reach the people supposedly involved with the now-dormant group, they were unable to find anyone willing to go on the record to discuss the status of their organization.

    The fact is, the demand for such an organization is low. People that would be supportive of ObamaCare have no need to donate to any related causes today since the bill was signed into law a year earlier. The pipe dream of having a 5-year campaign financed with a $125 million budget seems ludicrous when considering that the campaign started after the mission was already accomplished. The campaign in support of ObamaCare was structured backwards, with the first step being done last and the last done first. A campaign of the nature that they intended to run should have come before the bill was signed into law if they wanted to have any positive outcome.

    The failures of the ObamaCare supporters can be seen in the polls. A poll conducted by CNN compared support of ObamaCare from March of 2010 to March of 2011 showed that 59 percent of Americans do not support ObamaCare currently — a number that has remain unchanged since the bill was signed into law a year earlier.

    It’s been a long ride since March of 2010. The House is now controlled by Republicans, Rahm Emanuel is now the Mayor of Chicago, a Florida Judge has ruled ObamaCare unconstitutional, a majority of Americans still oppose ObamaCare, and the group that was launched to win the hearts and minds of Americans for ObamaCare has fallen faster than a cheap tent.

    What change a year can bring. I can’t wait to see that status of ObamaCare in March of 2012!

    Adam Bitely is the Editor-in-Chief of NetRightDaily.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @AdamBitely.


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