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View Diary: From 'I don't want any part of Obamacare' to 'It's a godsend' (155 comments)

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  •  two opposing thoughts in mind at the same time (0+ / 0-)

    how many people will arrive at Obamacare with the same hostile attitude, fueled by ignorance, find out it actually helps them, and still not change their minds about Obamacare, the President, or the GOPers that have been lying to them?

    •  There will be some changes (1+ / 0-)
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      A lot of people who were very opposed to Obamacare, but who have found out that it actually is pretty good for them, will look at the political ads this year and in 2016 in a new light.

      They will soon take the new better arrangement for granted. That doesn't mean they'll give Democrats the credit, but they will see it as the New Normal.

      Politicians who rail against it come election time will sound odd. Even crazy.

      •  i hope you are right (0+ / 0-)

        Andrew Sullivan had a post today on this very issue in West Virginia. People have to be coaxed into helping themselves, some over their suspiscion that Obama is the anti-christ, just to get basic health insurance. and now that they have it…..still the anti-christ.

        •  Even so--the health insurance isn't anti-christ (0+ / 0-)

          A lot of people will know that what came through for them was the much dreaded Obamacare, which they dreaded because they believed the lies about it. Now they see for themselves how it works.

          You won't see a large population of voters shifting overnight. When you've been afraid of somebody, it takes a while to change your mind.

          But what will start happening is that some people will change--though they may not admit that openly.

          And a lot of people will reject politicians who talk about repealing Obamacare, because once you get used to Social Security and Medicare being available--and now Obamacare--it is the New Normal. Being against just sounds weird.

          •  again, hope so (0+ / 0-)

            but more likely i think you will see a continuation of disconnect, where people accept the benefits willingly but still retain their reflexive reaction to the other direction, rationalizing the two in a way that works for them, egged on by opportunistic GOPers who know them better than they know themselves.

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