View Full Version : Gingrich Predicts Anti-liberal Eruption

08-17-2009, 08:44 AM
There is a political energy in America now, reminiscent of the 2007 immigration debate that Republicans could capture and turn to their advantage next year.
- moderate Democrats and independents who vote for Republicans when they believe they are being betrayed by liberal Democrats.

In 2007, Americans were told that there was a crisis in illegal immigration. There was, and still is. But they spoke out in huge numbers against the McCain-Bush-Kennedy “comprehensive” immigration amnesty bill because it did too much, most of it wrong.

The sheer number of those vehemently opposing the bill was instructive: it was far larger than the numbers who are politically active on most issues.

But illegal immigration then, and health care now, are “kitchen table” issues of concern to every voter. In 2007, their most common expression was frustration with a government that didn’t represent their interests.

Now President Obama insists that there is a crisis in health care and has done his best to stampede an overly-liberal Congress into “reforming” the health care system. Like the “comprehensive” immigration “reform” bill of two years ago, the Obamacare bill that has passed three House committees does too much and most of what it does is just as wrong as the immigration amnesty bill was.

According to the latest Rasmussen poll, 54% of Americans believe that doing nothing would be better than what Congress is trying to do to health care.

(An earlier Rasmussen poll last week found that 62% of independent voters oppose the Obamacare plan and 51% strongly oppose it.)

The same Americans -- a new generation of those who we used to call the “silent majority” -- are speaking out against it and for the same reason.

They believe, rightly, that government isn’t listening to them and is trying to do something that will do more harm than good.