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  •  I don't pretend to know what exactly (2+ / 0-)
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    gooderservice, FloridaSNMOM

    the White House's thought process here was, but whatever it was, I'll take it.

    My guess is that angry middle aged voters, who mostly voted for the other guy in this past election, were less worrisome to the White House than a pissed off and divided coalition.

    The White House needs its coalition to remain united in order to pass immigration reform, gun control, and other big things on its agenda.  Taking an eligibility age increase, and especially taking Medicaid cuts off the table would definitely help put some minds at ease among members of the Obama coalition.

    “Th’ noise ye hear is not th’ first gun iv a revolution. It’s on’y th’ people iv the United States batin’ a carpet.” - Mr. Dooley

    by puakev on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 11:01:31 AM PST

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