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originally posted by: LumenImagoDei
Where in the world did you get the idea that they were saying anything about race?
You guys are really grasping at straws with this race baiting. I didn't see anything in that article talking about race, could you quote it in case I missed it?
originally posted by: ketsuko
But I thought Obama was so popular? If he's so popular then this nickname should be saving the law, not dooming it.
They can't have it both ways. Either the law is unpopular and people hate it for what it's done to their health care -or- Obama is actually unpopular and people do dislike him.
Put this story up against the fawning press approval polls and there is some serious cognitive dissonance being attempted.
"Most people's perception that this law has destroyed the health system or whatever is completely based on their political perceptions of it."
Liz Hamel, who directs polling for the independent Kaiser Family Foundation, found the name does tend to polarize people.
"There is some evidence there that, to a certain extent, views on Obamacare are a proxy for views on Obama," Hamel told NBC News.
"When we said 'health reform law' they said they don't know how they feel about it. When we said 'Obamacare', people more easily split into pro- and con- camps," she added.
"I do think that people who don't like the law are predisposed to blame other problems in the health care system on the law. When we ask people what about the law they don't like, they say they believe it has increased health care costs."
Does everything have to boil down to RACE when it comes to Obama?