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  •  it appears that the GOP scorched earth (2+ / 0-)
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    Subterranean, SouthernLeveller

    tactic has, to some degree, worked. They, apparently, decided that they were going to try to tear down the government, even if that meant tearing themselves and others down in the process. And they have.

    Fortunately for us, they have scorched themselves more than Democrats.

    Unfortunately, and just as they cynically calculated, they also managed to help paint ALL members of Congress, Democrat and Republican alike, as part of the problem. Which is exactly what they continue to hope to do.

    •  Sebelius fucked over the Democrats (1+ / 0-)
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      and unless the ACA site glitches are fixed by the end of November, which is embarrassing enough, the country will continue to have a low opinion of government, including Dem governance.

      After the GOP shutdown, Obama should have been focused on jobs and pushing for immigration reform. Thanks to Sebelius, he's still having give speeches defending a law that went into effect almost a month ago.

      •  I don't know much about Sebelius (0+ / 0-)

        But based on her recent public appearances, she doesn't seem terribly competent, nor very involved execution of the ACA.  The administration fucked up by not having someone directly responsible for the ACA website launch, since it is in fact more than a website.

        "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

        by Subterranean on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 11:09:23 AM PDT

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    •  With a big assist from the media (1+ / 0-)
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      the GOP strategy is something of a success.  While they did hurt general approval of congressional republicans, it's still not clear that this will do much to the congressmen in their gerrymandered bunkers.  Meanwhile, Obama and dem leaders are blamed nearly as much for the shutdown that was instigated by the GOP.

      It's sad how brutally effective governing by PR stunt and focus grouped words and phrases now is.  On no rational planet would Obama be blamed at all for the GOP's recent extortion, but here the corporate media worked hard to balance the scales.  It's a wonder Obama doesn't just give up.

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 11:13:25 AM PDT

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