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  •  Since the Republicans Established Their Claim With (6+ / 0-)

    voters 2 years ago to give us our big midterm defeat, I think this is 2 years late. But I'm glad to see it hit the airwaves now.

    Team Obama don't have time to convince a majority of seniors after this long, but if they plug away at it with a series of ads and messages as you suggest, they may well convince most younger voters.

    It's very important that they do. Everybody's a potential Medicare user, but this Republican claim has been out there a long time.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 06:51:22 AM PDT

    •  gooserock you keep saying this but I'll remind (3+ / 0-)

      you that in fall 2010, much of the ACA was not enacted. People were fearful. Today, not so much.

      My husband is on medicare. 2010 is the last year we hit the donut hole in over 7 years on medicare. We got an ACA tax deduction of $250 and many seniors who are in the hole have found their prescriptions to be 50% off.

      So, november 2010 is irrelevant experientially for seniors. people were scared in 2010 because they didn't know what to expect. The GOP cannot rely on that in 2012. People's experiences are not bearing that out. My husband coverage has not changed one whit. We have yet to se a donut hole. We got a tax deduction.

      Please stop with this nonsense about the 2010 election.

      For the record, I am not a member of Courtesy Kos. Just so you know. Don't be stupid. It's election season. My patience is short.

      by mdmslle on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 07:42:25 AM PDT

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      •  It's not nonsense. (1+ / 0-)
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        slinkerwink, distraught

        but we ignore people like Gooserock at our peril. I sincerely hope that all the people who voted for Republicans in 2010 and ruined our Democratic majority have now changed their minds and are going to vote Democrats back in, in November. But I don't think it's a shoe-in. We have seen people vote against their own self-interest, or simply fail to vote, over and over. It doesn't seem like nonsense to mention the possibility and try to prevent it from happening two elections in a row.

        To keep our faces turned toward change, and behave as free spirits in the presence of fate--that is strength undefeatable. (Helen Keller)

        by kareylou on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 08:25:14 AM PDT

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