When people were outraged at Bush, it was because they felt he was waging an unjustified war of aggression for no good reason other than the barest hint of suspicion that Saddam maybe might be getting close to almost having WMDs. People were dying over false information and Bush's distorted world view.
People are outraged at Obama because he wants to give people health care.
Oh yeah, the two are equivalent.
Im not saying theyre right...Im just saying thats what they think.
Some folks Ive talked to who oppose this plan (yet they are not racists and quite intelligent, by the way) just think were barking up the wrong tree. They figure that the AMA, HMOs, and the government have created an environment which drives medical costs through the roof. They dont see real competition in the medical industry, which means there is little incentive to control medical costs and even less to increase the quality of care. I remember at the beginning of Sicko there was an audio clip of Nixon talking about this very thing (HMOs and driving costs up).
They want everyone to have access to awesome yet affordable health care...they just think this is the wrong way to go about it.