We already have Obama saying that voters are “scared.” Now we have the Washington Post pontificating that Democrats are unjustly suffering from Americans’ unwillingness to accept reality.
Now ask yourself: Do you think the results of the coming election would be tilting in favor of Democrats if the “individual mandate” had been omitted from health reform, if the consumer protection agency had been dropped from financial regulatory reform and if General Motors had been left to die. Somehow I doubt it.
The dirty little secret is that most Americans don’t really know what they think about the issues that so animate the political conversation in Washington, and what they think they know about them is often wrong.
Most Americans still think that the bailouts of the banks, the auto companies and American International Group will wind up costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars. In fact, the latest guess is that the government will come out even on the deal, and may even turn a profit.
Many Americans think that the economic stimulus package has been a failure. In fact, the estimates from a wide range of experts say the stimulus has saved or created more than 3 million jobs.
The condescension of liberals and Marxists never ceases to amaze me.
Note to the Washington Post: It’s not Americans who refuse to accept reality, it’s the Dems and the state-controlled media.