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  •  Grimes has Beshear on her side (8+ / 0-)

    Beshear can tout Kynect for Grimes.  Appeal to Kynect "voters" to get behind Grimes because MacConnell wants to take away your Kynect healthcare.

    Grimes doesn't need to touch "Obamacare" because anything Obama has proven not to sell in KY.

    Grimes can have the best of both, be a loyal local KY AND have Beshear GOTV leveraging the fear of losing and benefits of using Kynect.

    It's good, smart politics.

    •  If she must lie to win (0+ / 0-)

      I'd rather she not.  I mean, run on Kynect but distance herself from Obamacare?  Besides being dishonest, that will turn off the base in a base election.  

      Grimes needs to OWN Obamacare/Kynect.  Drill into the rubes' thick skulls that they are one and the same.  If they can't handle the truth, fuck 'em.

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

      by Subterranean on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 12:41:28 PM PDT

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      •  she's not running away from it (2+ / 0-)
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        just saying it needs improvement, just like Landrieu and other Democrats. And I agree with that. It does.

        "I join Justice Ginsburg's dissent in full." - Clarence Thomas in Philip Morris USA v. Williams

        by James Allen on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 12:47:25 PM PDT

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        •  The way to run on it (0+ / 0-)

          is to run on the positives of the law.  I don't even support the law yet I could list dozens of ways the ACA has improved peoples' lives.  Why is this so difficult for democrats?

          Here's the cool part, as democrats talk about the positive effects of the law, the law will grow more popular, and it will poll better!  This is a chance for dems to create their own favorability ratings.  If even 1/5 of those who benefit from Kynect were to get off their asses to vote for Grimes, she would fucking CRUSH McConnell.  

          "It needs improvement" is a GOP talking point.  That's no different than saying the law is broken.  It's fine to say "we will work towards a more perfect ACA law" AFTER explaining all the good the law has done, but just saying "we're gonna fix it" is exactly the sort of craven politics that results in GOP control of government.

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

          by Subterranean on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 12:56:12 PM PDT

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      •  Ugh (6+ / 0-)
        Drill into the rubes' thick skulls that they are one and the same.  If they can't handle the truth, fuck 'em.

        Yeah, that sounds like a winning message...

        Seriously, these "rubes" did elect a mightily popular Democratic Governor and plenty of Democratic state Reps and Senators. But good luck winning them over for the national Democrats (let alone liberal/progressive movements) with this kind of classist condescension.

        •  NIMH...Thanks for responding with common sense. (1+ / 0-)
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          Grimes, path to victory...

          1. Run a local "from KY, for KY" message.

          2. Position against McConnell as what he is - the ultimate Washington insider, a bought and paid for do nothing politician. With Wash, not with KY.

          3. GOTV targeting the Kynect enrollees. The winning turnout margin of voters are here. Tout healthcare for KY!

          4. Have Steve Beshear tout Kynect and Grimes. Let him do the heavy lifting here. Let Steve claim that McConnell voted 50+ times with his colleagues to take Kynect away. Grimes can claim she will make Kynect better.

          5. Bring Big Dog Clinton in to point his finger at McConnell as the man who would take away your rights, your freedom, your healthcare. Let him attack McConnell, call him out.

          6. Never mention Obama, Obamacare.  Obama does not play in KY.  

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