Saturday, August 09, 2014

The Ignorant American Voter

Kentuckians were asked if they disapprove of Obamacare. They were also asked if they disapprove of Kynect, the Kentucky Health Care Insurance Marketplace.

57% disapprove of Obamacare
22% disapprove of Kynect

Kynect is Obamacare!

Whose fault is it that Kentuckians don't understand the Affordable Care Act?  Many say that the Democrats haven't communicated adequately about the ACA.  If you're an Obama supporter then you probably like ACA, aka Obamacare.  But, I'm not convinced that you know as much about ACA as you should.

On the other hand, if you don't like Obama then you probably don't like ACA and definitely don't like Obamacare.  How should the Democrats reach these people with the truth about ACA?

I suspect that most people don't pay attention to any news coverage about the ACA.  Those that do watch the news are watching Fox News.  Viewership data proves this.  The only information that these people will get about the ACA will be misinformation generated by Fox, the Republicans, the Tea Party, conservative pundits like Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh.

The Democrats and their supporters are all over MSNBC reporting on the successes of the ACA but the 57% of Americans who disapprove of Obamacare never watch MSNBC and wouldn't believe anything they heard if they did watch it.

This isn't only true about the Affordable Care Act.  The majority of Americans - Democrats, Republican, Independents, etc. - know very few facts if any about their representatives in the local, state and federal governments.  They don't know what bills are proposed.  They don't know what laws are enacted.  What they think they know is more than likely wrong.

President Obama was twice elected by a majority of the voters, however, he is almost as unpopular as the US Congress.  Congress is less popular than a bad cold and yet, about 90% of the incumbents in the last election were reelected and that is likely to repeat this November.  The Republican/Tea Party has openly done everything they can to prevent the Obama administration and the Democratic Party for accomplishing anything.  But, the experts predict that the Republicans will keep control of the House and take control of the Senate.  The only thing the Republicans are in favor of is another tax cut for the Rich.

The only way to explain the above is to assume that the majority of American voters don't know their asses from a hole in the ground and are happy to leave it that way.

Many, if not most, Americans are concerned that the government is taking away their Rights.  If they actually lose any Rights, they only have themselves to blame.

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