I hate it when any politician lays claim to knowing how Americans feel about something. They love to say things like, “We all know that Americans don’t approve of such ‘n such.” Well no, they don’t know that. We can take polls and try to make educated guesses but we don’t really know. Hillary Clinton losing the election proves that, everybody knew she was going to win. How’d that turn out?
Vice President Mike Pence stood before a crowd this past week and emphatically stated that all Americans knew that Obamacare was a total disaster and wanted it repealed. Pence has no greater insight into what American’s want than I do. You can turn to the polls and the only truth to his claim is that most Republicans feel that way while most Democrats feel just the opposite. The polls also say that the ACA is more popular than ever with about half the population being okay with it.
That’s why I hate it when politicians claim to have crystal balls. They aren’t interested in the whole truth, just the truth that supports their claim. An honest politician would have told us that support for the ACA was divided along party lines but there was enough support to indicate the two parties should work hand in hand to solve the problems and turn it into a program the large majority would be happy with.
But hey, who the hell wants the truth?