Shields and Brooks on Americans’ Attitudes Toward Health Reform Bill

BY Maureen Hoch  April 2, 2010 at 8:00 PM EDT

Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks stopped by the Rundown to discuss the political climate during Congress’ spring break. As tourists flood to Washington for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, members of Congress are headed home to some districts where constituents are very dissatisfied with President Obama’s health reform law.

While Shields pointed out that none of the falsehoods told by critics about the health law have come true yet, Brooks noted that the divide over whether the law is a good thing is still very high.

They also talked about how President Obama’s flat poll numbers could affect his ability to enact the rest of his agenda including climate-change legislation and financial reform.

Watch the full discussion: