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According to a new Rasmussen poll, the GOP now leads the Democrats in public trust on the issue of health care for the first time in more than two years. The same goes for the issue of education, a rather interesting change since it’s not a subject being discussed much.
I’ve written frequently that politicians too often think that their election means the public strongly supports their agenda when more often it was simply that the public was sick and tired of the other guys. Then the self-congratulatory politicians pursue an agenda while living in their bubble world where such plans are popular – with other politicians who got elected at the same time – until they are, to nobody’s surprise but their own, thrown out in the next election (or at least removed/diminished in their majority status.) This hubris and its consequences are most certainly not confined to the Democrats. The GOP did the same sorts of things with their pathetic focus on "gay marriage" early in George W. Bush's time in office. Instead, it's just the nature of politicians and spending too much time inside the Beltway.
Obama’s signature issue, namely a government takeover of the health care system, is collapsing around him. Some health care reform legislation might pass, but there’s little chance it will have a “public option” at this point. It shows that the American people are not as stupid as politicians think and not as gullible as unions wish.
All in all, things are going exceedingly badly for the Democrats right now – fortunately for the nation.