Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Problem Is That You Are Just Not Educated

Is there no end to this constant barrage of condescension aimed at the American people?

Sebelius: Time for 'Reeducation' on Obama Health Care Law

With a number of polls showing a sustained level of opposition to the Democrats’ health care reform efforts more than five months after passage, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the Obama administration has “a lot of reeducation to do” heading into the midterms.

While some surveys – namely the Kaiser Family Foundation monthly tracking poll – have suggested an uptick in support for the reforms, most other surveys continue to show a steady level of opposition to the new law that remains higher than the favorable opinions of it.

“Unfortunately, there still is a great deal of confusion about what is in [the reform law] and what isn’t,” Sebelius told ABC News Radio in an interview Monday.

With several vulnerable House Democrats touting their votes against the bill, and Republicans running on repeal, Sebelius said “misinformation given on a 24/7 basis” has led to the enduring opposition nearly six months after the lengthy debate ended in Congress.

“So, we have a lot of reeducation to do,” Sebelius said.
In other words, that there is, and always has been, widespread opposition to this health care legislation stems not from the fact that it's bad legislation, but from the fact that the American people are misinformed and need "reeducation".

This is out of control arrogance from people who don't seem to understand that this is a representative democracy where the will of the people is paramount. Perhaps there needs to be some "reeducation" of those who see themselves as the "ruling class".

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