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  •  IF the shutdown were a boat anchor, yes (0+ / 0-)

    Until and unless Americans see the shutdown as a problem, as opposed to a political snit, this kind of tactic will not be effective.

    "The Obama Administration has been an unmitigated disaster" - Osama Bin Laden

    by Explorer8939 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 05:48:21 PM PDT

    •  So, how exactly would your propose (5+ / 0-)

      we go about letting Americans in on the secret other than, say, put it in political ads and messaging?

      Give me a f'ing banana - Eddie Izzard

      by linc on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 05:54:35 PM PDT

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    •  You have to set the narrative (6+ / 0-)

      That's the reality.  A big part of the public is already upset.  This will resonate with those who were potential democratic voters.

      But for others, it sets the early marker of a campaign that needs to show the opponent as an obstructionist.  You have to start that somewhere.

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 06:01:19 PM PDT

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