Perhaps emboldened by November's results and maybe even covered by the public's fascination with the O.J. Simpson trial, Republicans have succeeded in attacking a variety of social programs without much of a public outcry. Are you disappointed that the public seems to—I don't know if "care so little" is the appropriate term—but not seem to care as much as they have in the past?
"Today" substitute host Matt Lauer to political panelists Peggy Noonan and Bob Herbert, March 27, 1995:
If this is, as many Democrats are claiming, a war on the poor and children and the elderly, why haven't we heard more outrage from the general public? Are we too concerned with what's happening in a Los Angeles courtroom to know what's happening in the Congress?