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  •  Let's hope this lesson, that government matters, (5+ / 0-)

    get's thru the noise of the coming weeks. Because that could be a huge mistake for the small government "drown it in a bathtub" crowd. Just like Obamacare helping people will show that they were wrong about that it will be harder and harder for folks to swallow their lies. It won't be a huge effect, but it could make a difference.

    Spite is the ranch dressing Republicans slather on their salad of racism

    by ontheleftcoast on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 09:42:05 AM PDT

    •  Such a huge miscalculation by the GOP (4+ / 0-)

      IMHO. They crowed at the beginning that nobody was missing the government, until they realized that just about everybody was. Only then did they start offering up slices of it back, piecemeal, to try to ward off the disaster they had created.

      They've proved to nearly everyone how much it matters. Presumably the others will just merrily go on driving on the interstates, eating their FDA-approved food, collecting their Social Security checks or Medicare benefits, and grumbling about the evils of government...

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