**Written by Doug Powers
**Note: Every time I use the term “Obamacare” I have to put a quarter in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s health care blasphemy jar, but since today’s a special occasion, it’ll be well worth it.
Today is the birthday of something that the stork would have delivered if he wouldn’t have died trying to lift it. Ultimately, Obamacare — more than 2,000 pages of it — was born breach with the cord wrapped around taxpayers’ necks after Democrats induced labor without caring enough to at least give America an epidural first.
Obamacare is still young, but it matured quickly. Almost immediately after being born it uttered its first word — “waiver” — and hasn’t stopped since. But that doesn’t seem to have helped increase its popularity:
(CNN) – One year after President Barack Obama signed the health care reform bill into law, a new national poll indicates that attitudes toward the plan have not budged.
According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday, on the one year anniversary of the signing of the law, a majority continue to oppose the measure, but some of the opposition is from Americans who think the law is not liberal enough.
Thirty-seven percent of Americans support the measure, with 59 percent opposed. That’s basically unchanged from last March, when 39 percent supported the law and 59 percent opposed the measure.
According to the poll, 13 percent of the 59 percent opposed to the Obamacare law are against it because it isn’t liberal enough. Strange as it may seem, many who hold this opinion are the same people who have already obtained a waiver from the more conservative version.
This overall lack of popularity has remained steady for the first year of Obamacare’s life, and it’s only bound to get worse once the brunt of the law kicks in, which doesn’t happen until 2014. As the car salesman told Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s Vacation, “You think you hate it now, but wait’ll you drive it!”
Update: The First Lady marked the one year mark of Obamacare by saying that thanks to the law, parents will finally be able to know when their kids are getting fat. Well, she didn’t put it exactly that way, but nearly.
Update II: New NRSC ad: Let’s make the first anniversary the last.
**Written by Doug Powers
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