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  •  But so what? (6+ / 0-)
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    bythesea, bjssp, itskevin, Woody, askew, wishingwell

    I think it's extreme hyperbole to think we're going to have a downballot slide based on one bad Presidential debate in what has been a long campaign where Obama has weathered so much already.

    44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 06:26:08 AM PDT

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    •  Downballot (0+ / 0-)

      The issue driving the polls since the Convention is Medicare/Vouchercare, Medicaid (paying for grandma in the rest home, as Bill Clinton explained), and protecting Social Security. The debate didn't change any of that.

      I wish Obama and his spokespeople would shut up about cutting the deficit and all that Repub talking point shit. He may remind voters that you can't make much of a dent in the budget by cutting Big Bird -- he'll have to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Obama seems to yearn to do that because he mistakenly thinks it's needed, but electorally, it is a sure loser.

      If House and Senate candidates keep standing up to protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security -- without getting misty-eyed about Bowles Simpson and Grand Bargains to slash entitlements -- they will do fine.

      •  I liked Baldwin's answer to those much better (2+ / 0-)
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        She actually had a zinger for that question- "It's not a program, it's a promise". I was really looking for Obama to say something like that.

        Male, 22, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02, remorseless supporter of Walker's recall. Pocan for Congress and Baldwin for Senate!

        by fearlessfred14 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 08:58:34 AM PDT

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