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  •  That's if the election were held today. (4+ / 0-)

    I expect Sebelius' reputation to become brighter as the ACA's support among people actually using it and benefiting from it becomes more the MSM's narrative, and that bad couple of months recedes into the "oh, yeah, wasn't that embarrassing?" memory hole.

    That should happen by 2016 -- a presidential election year that should bring out a lot of probably very polarized voters with fresh memories of why they rejected Sam Brownback's extreme right agenda in 2014 ( god's ear...).

    •  Nah, I think she needs to go away (2+ / 0-)
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      Paragryne, annecros

      She was a popular governor of a red state, who is now a laughing stock thanks to the rollout Dems needed the public to forget, if they're to have any chance of keeping the senate. And thanks to this announcement, all the wingnuts who had been silenced by 7.5 miliion signups, have been handed another opportunity to drag her name (and Obama's) through the dirt.

      We can moan about it all we want, but the fact is, Sebelius = botched rollout is all we're gonna see for the next day or two.

      •  Glad you're not calling the shots. (8+ / 0-)

        Sebelius was an immensely successful governor. Before that, she was an immensely successful insurance commissioner.

        I'd classify the ObamaCare rollout as "better than expected, and it's too bad the media doesn't understand tech." Remember, Oregon contracted with Oracle and got worse results.

        And, hey, 7.5 million enrollees.

        •  Hear, hear. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        •  See Twitter, Sebelius is being hammered (1+ / 0-)
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          All this announcement did was bring all the wingnuts out of the woodwork, JUST when they'd been beaten down with the 7.5 million enrollments. Sebelius will forever own the botched rollout. Obama had to personally intervene, the White House sent in a special team to fix the program. Sebelius may have played a part in fixing the rollout but she wasn't really in change anymore.

          I'll bet everything I own that Sebelius is DOA politically.

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