Surprising Findings

The protests at the Town Hall meeting are not doing PR damage to the opponents of Obamacare; rather the opposite:


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I confess, I would never have guessed that.  And the fraction of independents who say that their sympathy is increased or unchanged is 73%, slightly higher than the overall average.  While I share the protester's aims, I personally think that shouting down Congressman is both a violation of our civic duties, and terrible tactics.  But apparently the rest of the country isn't so worried by it.

Update:  The Obama White House seems to have tapped into whatever lake of Crazy Juice the Birthers are drinking from.  White House spokesman Bill Burton apparently claimed that right-wingers are showing up at health care events dressed up as Hitler

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Megan McArdle is a columnist at Bloomberg View and a former senior editor at The Atlantic. Her new book is The Up Side of Down.

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