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NPR Spins ObamaCare's All-Time Unpopularity as Merely a 'Blip'
Newsbusers ^ | 11/30/11 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 11/30/2011 4:51:18 PM PST by Nachum

On Wednesday, NPR's resident ObamaCare booster Jule Rovner spotlighted the left-leaning Kaiser Family Foundation's latest tracking poll on the law. Rovner indicated that 51% unpopularity for the legislation in October was merely a "blip," and played up how "the public is still confused about what the law does and does not do, more than 18 months after its passage."

The journalist led her November 30 item for NPR's "Shots" blog, "Health Law's Popularity Rises...Ever So Slightly," with her "blip" label. After briefly noting that "the federal Affordable Care Act still remains slightly more unpopular 44 percent) than popular (37 percent)," she explained that "the major reason for the uptick is the rebound in support among Democrats. Their favorability ratings jumped from 52 percent last month to 62 percent this month."

Just over a month ago, in an October 28 item for NPR health blog, the journalist bewailed the "crummy month for sentiment" for ObamaCare, downplaying Kaiser Family's October findings as "just one poll of many."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alltime; hcr; healthcarereform; julerovne; npr; obamacare; obamacares; partisanmediashills; spins; tyranny

1 posted on 11/30/2011 4:51:27 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
0bamaCare is a Trojan Horse for destruction of the Constitution and institution of a statist tyranny.

Whose right is health care? Do you think it's yours?

Congressman Anthony Weiner has said that health care is not a commodity. If it isn't a commodity then do doctors and nurses have rights? Assigning health care the status of a right makes health care workers slaves to that right who must serve it. On what ground could a health care worker refuse to provide their products and services since that would violate the patient's "basic human right to health care."

That is a direct loss of individual rights for health care providers. The collective right of the people to receive health care would supersede the provider's individual right to set fees and hours or to change their occupational status or even decide how to apply their skills and knowledge if taken to its logical extreme. A collective right, by practical definition, is a state right because it is a right that is created and given by the government to those it chooses to give it to. It is not a natural right possessed by each person protected by the Constitution from the government. It is also a collective/state right by virtue of the fact that it would supersede individual rights when the two come into conflict. How else would the government view a right that it created and administers vs. one it has no control over?

Of course it isn't stated in any bill that a patient's right to care supersedes a provider's right to set fees and hours etc, but it doesn't need to. Rights, as always, are adjudicated in the courts. The Health Care Reform bills simply establish the foundation for the courts to rule in favor of the collective right.

Weiner’s view is collectivist, fascist and totalitarian. Collectivist because it has to be described as being a right of the many instead of the one and superior due to that fact. Fascist because ultimately the sole authority for its creation and oversight is from one entity the Federal government. Totalitarian because the Federal government is the enforcer of this collective right as well. State and local jurisdictions will have little say about it.

Congressman Weiner's view is the underlying philosophy of all of the Health Care Reform legislation in the House and Senate. Consider this section in the Senate version of the bill; the setting up of community watch dogs that will monitor citizens for various health parameters. Read pages 382 - 393.


So, even citizens themselves will be subject to Federal regulations on their behavior in order to fulfill the "human right" of universal health care. It isn't the individual's liberty that is being protected by that it is the government's control over its own health care system that is being guarded. How much clearer can it be that these bills abrogate the concept of individual rights? Someone will be checking your lifestyle, according to gov regulations, to be certain you serve the best interests of the "basic human right to health care" ie. "the Public Option."

HCR is not just about rationing care and wealth redistribution. It's about the end of individual rights as the corrosive effects of the new collectivist "basic human right to health care" spreads throughout the legal and political systems like a virus.

I think that the main purpose of Health Care Reform (HCR) is as a direct assault on individual liberties.

Health Care is a Liberty Issue
Conservative Underground - 18 August 2009 - Tim Dunkin

Another Stupid Argument: Heath Care is a Right

Involuntary Medical Servitude

Obama's Authoritarian, Unconstitutional Health Care Proposal

Defining A Right In America

To Americans Who Believe Healthcare is a Right


Mandated health insurance threatens freedom, privacy

Bad Laws and Unintended Consequences, part 1.

Obamacare Rips Doctor-Patient Relationship Apart

Second Bill of Rights aka FDR's economic bill of rights
(An early attempt to embed collective rights into American politics and society.)

2 posted on 11/30/2011 4:54:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Nachum

Already happening in Canada. Has been for years.

3 posted on 11/30/2011 4:54:59 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Nachum

NPR said Jimmy Carter was going to be re elected.

4 posted on 11/30/2011 5:05:58 PM PST by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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To: Nachum
Wait till martial law is declared and all grumblers shot on site.

It's just a blip.

5 posted on 11/30/2011 5:08:04 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Nachum

NPR needs to be defunded.

6 posted on 12/01/2011 12:35:56 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.

7 posted on 12/01/2011 8:38:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link --
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