Grapevine: Obamacare Under the Weather?

New poll shows low popularity for health care law


And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

Playing Favorites

The Richmond, Virginia Tea Party is accusing their city government of playing favorites, saying Occupy Richmond protesters are getting special treatment for free.

The Tea Party wants an $8,000 refund for permits and other costs it paid to stage an event two years ago.

Organizers say the city made them buy liability insurance and hire police and emergency personnel.

In contrast, the current occupiers have been camped out since mid-October with no requirements enforced.

Richmond's mayor has said he has allowed occupiers to remain in the park because he is a product of the Civil Rights Movement.

Low Point

A new poll from the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation shows the popularity of President Obama's health care law is at an all-time low even among Democrats.

51 percent of people surveyed say they have an unfavorable view of the law compared to 34 percent favorable.

A low point since the law was passed. Among Democrats, the favorable view dropped from nearly two-thirds to just over half.

Movie Madness

And as we head into another box office weekend the Washington Times has some of the favorites of the Republican presidential candidates.

Mitt Romney chose the comedy "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Herman Cain, former Godfather's Pizza CEO, predictably chose "The Godfather."

Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann likes "Braveheart" and "Saving Private Ryan."

Rick Santorum, looking ahead to the Iowa caucuses, chose "Field of dreams."

Texas Representative Ron Paul says he doesn't watch many movies.

Texas Governor Rick Perry chose "Immortal Beloved," a 1994 drama about Beethoven.

And finally, Newt Gingrich picked "Casablanca." However he recently said that he and wife have watched "The Hangover" at least seven times.

That movie might not be so funny after the primaries.