Jay Carney: People Will Learn to Love Obamacare

At the height of the gun control debate, politicians touted a poll that supposedly showed that 95% to 97% of Americans supported universal background checks for gun purchases. That was supposed to be the reason that we needed to pass laws making additional requirements and restrictions on gun-owning Americans. How could the “gun lobby” say “No” to all those Americans?

Politicians in both parties use these types of polls to their advantage. But sometimes, the polls aren’t consistent with what they want to do. And they do it anyway, in spite of the disparity in opinion among the electorate.

Jay Carney was asked recently at a press conference about opinion polls that show that half of Americans are opposed to Obamacare. Carney responded that public opinion will take care of itself once it’s forcefully imposed on everybody:

“I think that the fact of the matter is, millions of Americans are already receiving benefits because of the Affordable Care Act that they did not have prior to its passage. Millions more will receive benefits as it is implemented, including millions who will have access to affordable health care for the first time. And our focus is on making sure that happens, and implementing it. The public opinion polls are obviously subject in part to the sustained campaign by opponents of the bill to color perceptions of it. You know, the public opinion will take care of itself, if you will, because in the end, Americans out there want quality, affordable health care… We’re confident that when it is fully implemented, millions of Americans will have those benefits and will understand that the alternative would be to give up those benefits. And the picture that has been painted by opponents does not represent that truth.”

So, if the polls don’t match up with what politicians want to do, they’ll just say that the pollsters don’t ask the right questions the right way, or that the polls are skewed or can’t be trusted. After all, 78.4% of all statistics are made up on the spot. (Like that one.)

Many times, maybe most of the time, they’re right. The polls are being conducted with a certain outcome in mind. It is all about how the questions are asked. And there are other problems such as sample bias that skew the results or at least increase the margin of error.

In the case of an Obamacare poll taken a couple months ago, the question was simple:

 “As you may know, a bill that makes major changes to the country’s health care system became law in 2010. Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you generally favor or generally oppose it?”

I think the question was a fair one. And as it turned out, 54% of respondents said they opposed it. Only 43% said they favored it. And it wasn’t like it was administered by the Heritage Foundation, which might have had a vested interest in seeing most Americans oppose Obamacare. It was administered by CNN and ORC International, who more than likely would like to see Obamacare succeed.

I’m not saying that liberals should oppose Obamacare because a majority of Americans oppose it. We shouldn’t be represented by finger-in-the-wind politicians who abide by the whims and fancies of the mob. We should be a nation of laws.

But Obama has postured himself as being the voice of the people and carrying out the will of the people. And when the will of the people is not the will of Obama, it has no effect on whether or not he will continue with his healthcare socialism goals. He just says, as his buddy Jay basically said, “Don’t worry, America. You may think that you don’t like Obamacare, but once we force it on everybody (except us, of course), you’ll learn to love it. It’s sort of an acquired taste.”







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  • Diane Ringen

    You wouldn’t love it if you paid health care bills like we have with no end but death in sight. Who else are we paying bills for?

  • bet1125

    I have to give you credit, Jay. If I were you I would have long since collapsed in total exhaustion from constantly defending the indefensible. Having said that, please go wash your mouth out with a revolver.

  • Maranatha2011

    People Will Learn to Love Obamacare in the same way German Jews learned to love the Gestapo & the SS.

  • astrojohn

    …People Will Learn to Love Obamacare…OR ELSE!

  • isis5551

    Jay, guess you missed the memo. We don’t like you. And we don’t like smelly b-o care. Stop with all the lies. You look and act more like a moron with the IQ of “1” everyday. You should be b-o’s “poster child”.

  • usluv

    C’mon Jay…..thats just a liitle too much of a stretch…..even for you. The man is the plague.

  • wfwilson6

    or else.

  • LFRD

    I R-E-A-L-L-Y hate to say this buuuhtt,,,,is Jay the new blow job for Obama?
    The biggest minion for Obama, so I just can’t see what else could it be.

  • babs

    Affordable??? How do premiums for 2 people go from $340 to $915 a month be affordable!! And the rebates?? We got a letter saying we got a rebate, but the insurance company has the right to do with it what they want – we never got it!! Oh, I just love Obamacare- NOT!!!

  • 1NJNurse1

    Is there anyone left who listens to this guy?

  • bull57

    Jay Carney is a very talented man. How many people could go out in front of the press everyday and try to put an upbeat face on the garbage BathHouse is putting out of the White House? You kńow he has to be a true believer as a lesser man could not do it. Although I thoroughly disagree and dislike Carney for the garbage he spews. Hats off to Carney, Obama’s biggest sheeple!

  • CapitalistFool

    We have ways of making you love Obamacare.

  • depaz

    Yeah, I’ll love it, as soon as it hits the trash heap. . . .

  • dmttbt

    When Carney says we will learn to love Obama care he must be right because we are given no choice. Doctors are against it big time and they feel their only choice is to go out of business. That will really help those seeking health care, 1/2he doctors will be gone and we will have atleast another20 million waiting for health care. they will not wait long, the will be back at the emergency room just like before.
    Keep your doctor keep your plan, are you kidding me. When the government takes charge we do not have a prayer.

  • barb patton

    You fool Carney – like you will learn to love everything in your ife that you hate loathe and detest. You talk tooooo much rubbish, garbage and trash. Please be so kind and crawl under a rock you stupid little man

  • kbcab

    people will learn to love dogpoop if they are forced to eat enough of it…

  • Joseph Taylor

    Yeah well he going to be out on his ass before long, and he has to live the rest of his life with everybody in the world knowing he’s a LIER! Who is going to want to hire this paid LIER except another LIER! WORTHLESS PIECE OF CRAP!

  • ONEPISSEDOFFCITIZEN

    They say you get used to hemoroids, but what’s the point?

  • SEABEETOM

    I’ll bet that he won’t be on obummercare.