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View Diary: Daily Kos Elections Nov. 2013 election night liveblog thread #11 (230 comments)

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  •  A year is a lifetime in politics (3+ / 0-)
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    VA6thDem, JBraden, akze29

    I tried to tell people this when they were all hooting about the lead Dems had on the generic ballot, and sure enough 2 weeks later it was down from about 8% to 4%.  But politics is all about short attention spans.  If McAuliffe was up by about 5% in the polls 2 weeks out, that just shows how fast things can change. Everyone is focused on Obamacare now, but in six months, who knows what the big story will be?  

    Remember too that people will actually start being able to realize the benefits of the ACA (meaning the exchanges/expanded medicaid) after Jan. 1.  I'm sure the Democrats are going to be all over the WH to not have it be a noose around their necks again like in 2010, so you will start seeing changes to accommodate those fears.

    •  Budget pranks/sabotage too tempting for TPs (0+ / 0-)

      politics is all about short attention spans
      I agree.
      The periodic showdowns/shutdowns will be 'newsworthy'. If the exchange site becomes reliable, teathugs will lose the their 'Defund ACA' smokescreen for the teathugs' next shutdown.
      But I already see that general public has become inured to conservative pranks and dirty tricks. So, public may increasingly give teathugs a break for the budget shenanigans.
      The public's psychological condition reminds me the psychology of a city infested with hooligans in those Hollywood 'urban collapse' movies. The only resistance is cynical gripes after an incident.

      ♥ Repeal the Capital Gains, Carried Interest & Dividends Entitlements bequeathed to 'more special' taxpayers.

      by in on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 01:00:13 AM PST

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