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  •  "Competency" isn't an easy thing to recover ... (7+ / 0-)

    and it's one of the few areas where Dems clearly outshine GOpers [and competency is also the kindred spirit of "empathizes with people like me"].

    These ACA problems will probably be in the rearview mirror by 2014. The competency problems won't. And, this is all mixed up with the technocratic politics of our age: where immense societal problems are compounded because both parties believe it's fundamental to design solutions through the desires of corporations. IMHO, that's the stink from this episode that won't go away for Democrats. As Joan says upthread, they didn't make insurers look bad, which was a horrible mistake.

    •  Terrible political strategy, indeed, (3+ / 0-)
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      tardis10, annecros, Victor Ward

      ...has always surrounded the ACA. From the very beginning.

      But fast forward to 2014, where the Republicans will be reining on:  "Vote for me. I'll take away your health care so you can die of medical neglect."

      (Of course, that may be what Americans want.)

      "A strange game. The only winning move is not to play."
              -- Joshua, aka WOPR (War Operation Plan Response) automated nuclear-launch super-computer. "War Games," 1983.

      by Pluto on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 11:07:17 AM PST

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