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  •  there was no way to keep that momentum, IMO (6+ / 0-)

    People weren't going to stay mad about the shutdown forever. They might get mad about it again come campaign time. But the main Republican Party vulnerability isn't so much that it caused the shutdown, as that Tea Party folks are angry that it allowed the shutdown to end.

    It's definitely possible that the last two weeks really do change the game, but it's far from clear.

    "I am not sure how we got here, but then, I am not really sure where we are." -Susan from 29

    by HudsonValleyMark on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 09:38:52 AM PST

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    •  Imagine a working website from day 1 (1+ / 0-)
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      If you don't see the different narrative had Healthcare.gov rolled out successfully, I don' tknow what to tell you.

      I agree that a week is a lifetime, but it's not unreasonable to be disappointed, and angry, at Obama for not coming through after three years and hundreds of millions of dollars, despite all the B.S. the mainstream media is spreading.

      •  I have never heard of a website being rolled (0+ / 0-)

        out without difficulty though

        Der Weg ist das Ziel

        by duhban on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 03:18:54 PM PST

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      •  But the diarist is not saying (0+ / 0-)

        that it is wrong to be frustrated, disappointed, and angry. The diarist is saying "Fear NOT!" (Very angelic.) Or, in the words of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, "Don't Panic!"  

        The comparison with the first debate v. Romney is apt. I stayed pissed even though I knew O could regroup and would. Why? Because O blew a lead big enough to overcome the gerrymander and win back the House!

        Mistakes cause consequences, and we don't know what this one caused, yet. But panic makes it worse. We need clear heads to regroup and make up what lost ground we can. We can stay pissed--but need to banish fear.

        "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. http://www.kynect.ky.gov/ for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

        by SouthernLeveller on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 04:28:27 PM PST

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      •  shrug (0+ / 0-)
        If you don't see the different narrative had Healthcare.gov rolled out successfully,
        I stand by what I wrote, which actually had nothing to do with that. Nor am I disputing whether it's reasonable to be angry at Obama: what's the point in trying to reason about anger, anyway?

        "I am not sure how we got here, but then, I am not really sure where we are." -Susan from 29

        by HudsonValleyMark on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 06:04:44 PM PST

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