Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit points to an explanation of “Slaughter Solution” rules, however I love Glenn’s appropriate comment:
The biggest problem, of course, is that two weeks ago Obama was calling for an up-or-down vote, and now the House is doing its best to avoid just that…
I think this is a huge reason for the public’s skepticism regarding Obamacare – it changes from week to week in nearly every way… who’s supporting it, what’s covered, how much it costs, how it will get thru Congress. For normal people catching the news on a even a semi-regular basis, healthcare reform is a huge question mark.
Add to that the certainty that very few government programs effectively accomplish what their supposed to do and you shouldn’t be surprised to find a majority of people don’t want Obamacare.