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Campaign tactics used to sell health care reform

There are 20 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 5, 2009, titled Campaign tactics used to sell health care reform. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

As public skepticism mounts about President Barack Obama's plans to overhaul the nation's health care system, the political team that got him elected is returning to the online world of grassroots activism in an attempt to reclaim control of the debate.

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WiseGuy

Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 5, 2009
"Sell tactics"!? Since when are attempts to hold open, democratic, town hall meetings considered "sell tactics". This corporate-controlled media has become nothing but a state-capitalist propaganda machine on this issue. Where's the local interest article about Denis Cortese, barnstorming President and CEO of Mayo Clinic. Don't we care about the Minnesota model?

Here, if anyone wants to hear a discussion of partisan obstructionist lies and propaganda by the health care industry, listen to the former CIGNA marketing exec Wendell Potter.
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/pr...
Which Obama

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Aug 5, 2009
Obama supporters which version of Obama's comments do you believe? The one where he favors a single payer health care plan or when he says he doesn't?

http://www.breitbart.tv/obama-in-03-id-like-t...

I have the feeling a lot of democrats are guilty of what they said Bush supporters where...standing around with their head up the arse.

“Let's put a smile on that face”

Since: Jan 09

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Aug 5, 2009
Campaign tactics? More like scare tactics. What a bunch of thugs.
Bob the Bilderberg

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Aug 5, 2009
It's all over and they know it. The people don't believe anything Obama or his thugs say.

Since: Jun 08

Eden Prairie, MN

#5 Aug 5, 2009
“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face.”

Someone better alert that dingbat reporterette that they're people on teh interwebs quoting her messiah's own words again...
Chebama

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Aug 5, 2009
Public Opinion Sours on Health Care Reform, Polls Show

In the last month, at least three polls show a majority or plurality opposing the health care reform package supported by President Barack Obama.

A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll this week showed that 46 percent disapproved of Obama’s handling of health care reform, while 41 percent approved.

A Rasmussen poll last week showed worse numbers, with 53 percent opposing the Obama-backed plan. That is up from 45 percent opposed in June.

“As in earlier surveys, those with strong opinions are more likely to oppose the plan rather than support it,” the Rasmussen poll summary said.“The current numbers: 24 percent strongly favor and 37 percent strongly oppose.”

Meanwhile, a Fox News poll found that 45 percent think their quality of health care would be worse under the Democratic plan; 58 percent think health care reform would cost them money; 91 percent say they have health insurance and 84 percent rate that health coverage as excellent or good.

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article...
Chebama

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Aug 5, 2009
August 5, 2009 - Scrap Health Care Reform If It Adds To Deficit, U.S. Voters Tell Quinnipiac University National Poll; Voters Disapprove Of Obama's Handling Of Health Care

American voters, by a 55 - 35 percent margin, are more worried that Congress will spend too much money and add to the deficit than it will not act to overhaul the health care system, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. By a similar 57 - 37 percent margin, voters say health care reform should be dropped if it adds "significantly" to the deficit.


By a 72 - 21 percent margin, voters do not believe that President Barack Obama will keep his promise to overhaul the health care system without adding to the deficit, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University national poll finds.


American voters disapprove 52 - 39 percent of the way President Obama is handling health care, down from 46 - 42 percent approval July 1, with 60 - 34 percent disapproval from independent voters. Voters say 59 - 36 percent that Congress should not pass health care reform if only Democratic members support it.


Voters are split 39 - 41 percent on whether the President's health care plan will improve or hurt the quality of health care in the nation, with 14 percent saying it won't make a difference.


Only 21 percent of voters say the plan will improve the quality of care they receive, while 36 percent say it will hurt their quality of care and 39 percent say it will make no difference.

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1284.xml...

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#8 Aug 5, 2009
Way too many gaffes in the explanations of this program.
Chebama

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Aug 5, 2009
Benefits of Healthcare Reform a Tough Sell for Americans

http://www.gallup.com/poll/121943/benefits-he...
Chebama

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Aug 5, 2009
For a microcosm of what's to come under Obamacare. Let's look to our liberal friends in MA.

July 17, 2009 - 4:27 PM | by: Molly Line
As lawmakers on Capitol Hill battle to create a nationwide health care system to cover all, Massachusetts is struggling to keep the state's groundbreaking universal coverage program up and running.

Facing a massive budget shortfall, lawmakers are cutting roughly 30 thousand legal, taxpaying immigrants out of the state subsidized Commonwealth Care program.

Health Care for All, a Boston based advocacy group, is taking hundreds of calls on their help line from people like El Salvador native Eugenio Hernandez who is battling prostate cancer and will be among those losing coverage.

http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/07/17...
Chebama

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Aug 5, 2009
And here is a Rasmussen poll on MA's universal heathcare. Keep in mind that MA is about as left as you'll get. Even the libs don't like it.

Massachusetts Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted April 16, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Has Heathcare reform in Massachusetts been a success or a failure?

26% Success

37% Failure

37% Not sure

2* Has healthcare reform in Massachusetts made healthcare more affordable, less affordable or has there been no change?

21% More affordable

27% Less affordable

44% There has been no change

8% Not sure

3* Under healthcare reform is the quality of healthcare getting better, getting worse or is it about the same?

10% Getting better

29% Getting worse

53% It’s about the same

8% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error,+/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_conten...
Arrogant American

Duluth, MN

#12 Aug 5, 2009
The American people oppose Obama's takeover of our health care system. In fact, many in his own party oppose it. There is bipartisan opposition to Obama's evil plan. Everybody knows that Obama doesn't need a single Republican vote to pass this legislation. Many Democrats in Congress realize that voting for the government seizure of our health care system is political suicide.
Social Justice

King Of Prussia, PA

#13 Aug 6, 2009
I am sure you have heard now about Obama's spies on the health care debate. The White House website is requesting that people forward "emails" and "stories" that are "fishy" in opposition to health care.

Civil libertarians, where are you? The official website of the President is requesting that Americans forward articles and "emails" from other Americans over speech the White House disagrees with? This is an outrage!

If they are already spying on the opposition- what will they do when they control all your medical records and make your medical decisions?

I just emailed flag@whitehouse.gov with a link to some "fishy" leftist garbage about healthcare. Everyone let's swamp the White House server with emails!
WiseGuy

Chicago, IL

#14 Aug 7, 2009
Death threats against elected representatives. Be proud of your right-wing zeal. Be very proud.
SEIU Thug

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Aug 7, 2009
CONGRESSMAN AND PHYSICIAN TOM PRICE'S SHARP ADMONISHMENT OF DEMOCRATS & REVEALING DETAILS OF NEGATIVE IMPACT ON PATIENTS AND FREEDOM IN HOUSE COMMITTEE -


VERY FUNNY REASON MAGAZINE VIDEO ABOUT OBAMA'S CALL TO REPORT ALL THINGS "FISHY" (presidential version of phishing???)- http://www.youtube.com/watch...

SENIOR CITIZENS AND EVERYONE WILL LOSE ACCESS TO AND CONTROL OVER MEDICAL DECISIONS (Fox News' brilliant, short and revealing interview of Betsy McCaughey (former Lt Gov of NY) on the impact of the Stimulus bill and the proposed Democrat health care reform as well as the shocking lack of truth from AARP - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

AARP WALKS OUT ON PROTESTING SENIOR CITIZENS...AND CITIZENS TAKE OVER.
(Note also, AARP has failed to notify seniors about the pending $400 or more billion cut to Medicare spending and the associated cuts to care)- http://www.breitbart.tv/aarp-reps-cancel-list...
Jimuh Carter II

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Aug 7, 2009
MisterTibbs wrote:
SHUP up..., Mo_Ron.
think for yourself, no one is going to take away what you have.
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Obama Wants to Eliminate Private Insurance (video)

This shocking video has Obama advocating a single payer(socialized) health care plan. He says it will take a few years to accomplish this. These statements make a lie of what he is currently saying.

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From the video:

"I would hope that we set up a system that allows those who can go through their employer to access a federal system or a state pool of some sort. But I don't think we're going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There's going to be potentially some transition process. I can envision a decade out or fifteen years out or 20 out. "

After 6 Months, More View Obama's Presidency as a 'Failure' Than Bush's

http://realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com/2009/...



Rather surprising finding from the newly released CNN poll. Question three on the national survey of 1,136 adults (which includes an oversample of African-Americans) asks, "Do you consider the first six months of the Obama administration to be a success or a failure?"
Mister Titts

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Aug 7, 2009
Obama's NSA eavesdropping goes beyond that of Bush... after campaigning on the promise of: " No warrantless wiretaps if you elect me!"

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9845595-7.h...



headlines read:" NSA Exceeds Legal Limits In Eavesdropping Program" , " U.S. phone intercepts go beyond legal limits" , and "NSA Found Improperly Spying on Americans".

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1239851236679...

http://uk.reuters.com/article/burningIssues/i...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/15/ju...
GOPlease

Eden Prairie, MN

#21 Aug 7, 2009
Ask any government employee if they would give up their coverage for the ones you and I, the everyday citizen has to pay for, and I guarantee the answer would be a H E L L NO. The government runs a great health care plan for its employees, congressmen, military but for some reason it is not good enough for the people of this country?

And I am even more confused by those of you that are defending big pharma and insurance companies. They are bilking the American public for billions every year and you idiots are defending them. It is mind boggling. We pay the most now as it is for the least results and you people think it is a great system? Go figure....

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#22 Aug 17, 2009
WiseGuy wrote:
Death threats against elected representatives. Be proud of your right-wing zeal. Be very proud.
Smoke Screen, if you can't dazzle em with your brillance, baffle em with B as in B, S and in S!!
Joe Btfsplk

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Aug 17, 2009
GOPlease wrote:
Ask any government employee if they would give up their coverage for the ones you and I, the everyday citizen has to pay for, and I guarantee the answer would be a H E L L NO. The government runs a great health care plan for its employees, congressmen, military but for some reason it is not good enough for the people of this country?
And I am even more confused by those of you that are defending big pharma and insurance companies. They are bilking the American public for billions every year and you idiots are defending them. It is mind boggling. We pay the most now as it is for the least results and you people think it is a great system? Go figure....
Do I think we need reform, yes! Do you think the government can run it...yep just like the post office, medicare, social security etc etc. I find it funny that those defending Obama's plan are willing to accept another failed government controlled plan.

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