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  •  Democrats in Arkansas should still make this (1+ / 0-)
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    a key issue in this November's elections. Republicans have made it perfectly clear that they are perfectly capable of screwing people at any moment. It would probably help Democrats to run on the issue of defending the Medicaid expansion...and running on the issue of making it permanent, instead of letting Republicans use it as a political football every year or two.

    It seems to me that this could help Democrats in races from the governor on down.

    •  Arkansas shifted sharply to the right. (0+ / 0-)

      Extremely quickly. For decades, the state was a bellwether for the nation, always voting for the winner of the presidential election with a margin that didn't stray too wide from the nationwide one. Since Obama has been elected, you've had Blanche Lincoln lose by 20 points, the Congressional delegation went from 3-1 Democrat to 3-1 Republican and now 4-0 Republican, and the legislature flipped red too. I'm not sure whether they can make it permanent.

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