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  •  Yep. So many bizarre frames. (8+ / 0-)

    I still can't figure out why the entire administration kept the ACA under wraps after it was passed. Did not explain it to Americans. Sell its features. Defend against the lies and propaganda.

    It is the greatest political mystery of my lifetime.


    A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

    by Pluto on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 04:05:29 PM PST

    •  We Paid For It Again Tuesday. Every Age Over 39 (5+ / 0-)

      voted Republican, including Gen X and Boomers, as did those concerned about medicare and social security.

      It's a mystery if it was done by a progressive team. If the team wasn't progressive then it makes a lot of sense.

      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 Nov 09, 2012 at 04:19:54 PM PST

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      •  Certainly the Supreme Court decision (2+ / 0-)
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        ...presented absolutely no mystery. One could see that coming a mile away. But why not PR the good parts? Not to win the election -- that was in the bag. But to comfort the American people, and protect them from all the distress.


        A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

        by Pluto on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 04:29:02 PM PST

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      •  Disagree... (0+ / 0-)

        If "every age over 39 voted Republican" that would mean 100% of every person in every age bracket voted Republican.

        In my age bracket (I'm 41) slightly more people voted Republican than Democrat. But in every age bracket over 39,  there were people who voted Democrat.

        You're applying EV logic to age brackets. They don't award electoral votes to age brackets. ;-)

        The Baptist Death Ray (wrightc [at] eviscerati [dot] org) "We are all born originals -- why is it so many of us die copies?"
        - Edward Young

        by The Baptist Death Ray on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:57:40 PM PST

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        •  He likely meant (0+ / 0-)

          predominantly repub.

          The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

          by dfarrah on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 07:36:05 PM PST

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          •  But that's OK. (0+ / 0-)

            I'm loud enough to take on 10 of my generation. With effort, noise-to-signal will be maintained at tolerable levels.

            The Baptist Death Ray (wrightc [at] eviscerati [dot] org) "We are all born originals -- why is it so many of us die copies?"
            - Edward Young

            by The Baptist Death Ray on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 07:47:39 PM PST

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