During last Friday’s press conference, President Obama criticized opponents to his policies as having “half-baked ideas” and speaking “mumbo jumbo” … and, he said that Congress should tighten gun control laws because “the polling says the majority of Americans understand we should be changing these laws “ and “Congress should act on behalf of the majority” Source
Today, we’ll just deal with the last part: acting on behalf of the majority.
First, I was pleased to hear the President come out in favor of majority rule.
A couple of notable examples suggest that it’s a change of heart.
Let’s start with his Iran Deal.
What does the polling say?
According to a Quinnipiac University poll ….
“American voters oppose 57% to 28%, the nuclear pact negotiated with Iran …. 58% say the nuclear pact will make the world less safe.”
Looks like a majority to me. A sizable majority.
But, full steam ahead…
Or, how about my predictable, favorite example ….
And, of course, my favorite: ObamaCare.
Obama repeatedly refrains that “folks don’t want ObamaCare re-litigated”.
Not according to polling data
The ACA has never had majority support … far from it … at times, has had support as low as 37%
The red line tracks disapproval; the black line tracks approval
And, you know what?
According to recent Gallup surveys:
Sounds to me like a lot of folks are saying “let’s re-litigate”.
I guess the will of the majority is “contextual” … and only applies when the majority agrees with the President.
The majority (or at least a plurality) seem opposed to the Iran Deal and ObamaCare … ignore them, right?
But, if a majority think that guns laws should be tightened, then let’s give them what they want.
See any mumbo jumbo in there?