The Silent Majority

 

We haven’t heard much about popular uprisings against ObamaCare lately, but these still waters run deep — both in Ohio and now in Iowa.

Independent Women’s Voice became hugely involved in Ohio’s Issue 3, the Health Care Freedom Amendment, once it became apparent that SCOTUS would almost certainly take up ObamaCare this term. That made it critical we win Issue 3 to prove that there still very much is a popular mandate for overturning the law. Certainly a loss would have been spun otherwise, even though most Ohioans were unaware the issue was on the ballot, that the little editorial discussion of it had been to dismiss it as purely symbolic, and turnout was supposed to massively over represent the union faithful coming out to defeat Gov. Kasich’s reforms.

And indeed, Issue 3 wildly surpassed even the most optimistic expectations, winning 66-34.

That extraordinary strength of continued sentiment, along with some other even less expected findings, were on display in a poll we just concluded in Iowa, as described in my Wall Street Journal op-ed.

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  1. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member

    (This edited post used to have a link in it to fix the broken link in the original post. But now that’s fixed, so this post is superfluous. Any way to delete one’s own post?)

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    • November 19, 2011, at 3:44 AM PDT
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  2. Leslie Watkins Member

    Wow! Great work by IWV! (One wonders if OWS is in fact a means for the media to ignore what’s really on people’s minds.) Best information I’ve read in ages and gives me hope that the sleeping giant called regular folks will in fact reveal how phony the media’s narrative has been throughout this presidency. (Which of course, to quote Instapundit, will be viewed as quite unexpected.)

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    • November 19, 2011, at 10:56 AM PDT
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  3. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
    Leslie Watkins: Wow! Great work by IWV! (One wonders if OWS is in fact a means for the media to ignore what’s really on people’s minds.) Best information I’ve read in ages and gives me hope that the sleeping giant called regular folks will in fact reveal how phony the media’s narrative has been throughout this presidency. (Which of course, to quote Instapundit, will be viewed as quite unexpected.) · Nov 19 at 9:56am

    I listen to NPR as penance for my many sins, and the other night it was all OWS all the time. There must be nothing going on in the world in Europe, or Asia, or Washington, or anywhere else. Most people don’t know someone at OWS. Most people don’t care. So why is this incoherent cacophony all we can hear about?

    I’d love to know what other strategies there are planned for overturning Obamacare. It, along with a nuclear Iran, are two top national priorities that the media seem incapable of even thinking about.

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    • November 20, 2011, at 5:49 AM PDT
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