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View Diary: Alison Lundergan Grimes should make the Kentucky Senate race a referendum on Obamacare and Kynect (74 comments)

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  •  I don't think I'll ever forgive the Democrats (4+ / 0-)
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    pamelabrown, SocioSam, gramofsam1, askew

    for their treatment of this President and their continuing cowardice in the face of "polls."

    Of course the effing polls show hatred of "Obamacare" and of the President - the only people talking are the Breitbart disciples and talk radio!

    it disgusts me. How about running a damned campaign where you just plainly tell the truth? Is that so hard?

    I had lunch out in the midwest a few weeks ago with a dear friend and his son (who's about my age). his son is a very smart guy, successful, well-spoken, small businessman.

    he was lamenting how he might have to buy Obamacare. This guy, who again, is clearly very intelligent, didn't even understand that there IS NO OBAMACARE INSURANCE! Or that his small business is exempt from any responsibilities under ACA, or that he can take his insurance payouts as TAX CREDITS instead of deductions now, or any of the rest. In 15 minutes, he was nodding and promising to look into it.

    Where he lives is a constant barrage of Fox and talk radio.

    Grimes hasn't impressed me from the beginning - I listen to her speeches and see her playing "politician" instead of seizing this moment to create a massive wave of change across Kentucky on the very things she obviously agrees with (Kynect/Obamacare).

    Look at the poll numbers - she's NOT going to lose any votes by taking the Kynect/PPACA route, as the very popular governor does. The people who are voting for her now almost certainly understand the connection.

    But she will gain points, without a doubt.

    Political strategists often remind me of marketing types who have been in their jobs too long to understand things like, you know, social media...

    •  There's a difference (1+ / 0-)
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      Kentucky DeanDemocrat

      There's a reason you and I can convince someone to look into Obamacare and someone like Grimes or Obama can't.

      They're politicians, we're friends. People hate politicians, they love their friends.

      How about running a damned campaign where you just plainly tell the truth? Is that so hard?
      Very. You know what we call it when a politicians tells the truth? A gaffe.

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