Sunday, March 28, 2010

If you like the timeliness and quality of British dentistry, you'll absolutely adore ObamaCare!

Which explains the collapse in Barack Obama's Gallup approval ratings post-Demcare:

Say, if you just look at the disapproval tracking plot, I think we finally have a contender for a legitimate hockey-stick!

And polling in the swing state of Florida makes Gallup's data look positively rosy by comparison.

Florida poll: Healthcare law hurts Obama, Democrats


A new poll shows the healthcare law is bad political medicine for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, President Barack Obama and his domestic agenda.

Only 34 percent of Florida voters support the new law while 54 percent are against it, according to the poll. Opposition is significantly strong among two crucial blocs: those older than 65 and voters with no party affiliation. Seniors disfavor the bill by a 65-25 percent margin, while independents oppose the law 62-34.

The poll, conducted last week, is the first to be taken in Florida since Obama signed the healthcare reform bill into law.

It shows that Floridians have a more negative than positive view of Obama by a margin of 15 percentage points. And they oppose his so-called ``cap-and-trade'' global warming legislation as well as the new healthcare law... The negative sentiment for Nelson was especially ``eye-popping,'' Mason-Dixon pollster Brad Coker said.

...Because Florida is such a crucial swing state with so many seniors, Nelson's troubles are a shot across the bow for Democrats everywhere, Coker said. The poll shows Nelson would lose his seat in theoretical match-ups against Bob Saget, Vanilla Ice and Corey Feldman.

Actually I made that last sentence up. Nelson, if the election were held today, would lose against Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and some phony conservative named Crist.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, I'm an American who goes to London for my dentistry. The quality is better and it's much, much cheaper. The cliche about Brits having bad teeth is about 30 years outdated.

Anonymous said...

That is very hard to believe that an American would choose to go to London for dental work??! I have been a dentist for 30 years and have never heard of such a thing. To each its own I guess.

directorblue said...

"Anonymous #1" is full of crap.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article6802677.ece

"How 3,000 patients signed up for a place at the secret dentist's surgery".

There's literally no way for a normal British citizen to get prioritized dental care without big bucks.

Do a search for:

hundreds queue dentist UK

and enjoy!

honest anonymous comment said...

I was born in London and lived there until the age of 30. I then moved to Canada until recently. Now, a full American citizen at the age of 58, I can honestly say that I have experienced the supposed "socialist" healthcare systems of the UK and Canada, as well as the "free market" system in America. Without any doubt or bias, I can tell you that the American system by far has the lowest overall quality and the longest wait times of any system I have experienced.

You can trust this to be true because I - an anonymous comment - say so.

Nice try, #1.

The_Bad said...

Wow - I really believed the comment above mine. Although it was anonymous, it carried a realism that was undeniable and in no way resembled the way I write things.

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