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The premise of the shutdown is that the GOP is saving the people from ObamaCare (ACA).  The problem is that if the threat of ObamaCare does not feed the masses the GOP will have to acquiesce.  Now reading the other diaries concerning the success of the Exchanges it seems only a matter of a little time before the GOP must give up.

This is just a matter of a little time before the GOP MUST give up since they have lost all credibility and will eventually (even in red districts) face the wrath of the voters.

I say give it time since for the first day things look pretty good politically.

(Of course I hate the idea that 800K people have been furloughed)

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  •  As time goes by and millions get signed up (0+ / 0-)

    do the house republicans think they can tell those people they have to give up their new insurance so gov can reopen?

    •  Not to mention (1+ / 0-)
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      shades at midnite

      Has the GOP bothered to ask the insurance companies how they feel about the possibility that all the time, money and effort they've spent over the last couple of years getting ready for the ACA going completely to waste?  Or how they will feel when MILLIONS of new customers are snatched from their grasping hands?  I thought the GOP was supposed to be the pro-business party?

  •  They'll move the goalposts (2+ / 0-)
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    FiredUpInCA, Pale Jenova

    OK, no more defunding ACA.  How about just cutting SS and Medicare in half?

    They'll demand some extortion either way.  The demand du jour is just ACA.

    •  They were able to mount a frontal assault on the (2+ / 0-)

      ACA because most people don't even know they are already seeing benefits from it and they spread so many lies about it that gullible people were up in arms over nonsense.

      The longer the reality is in place, the fewer people that can be bamboozled by the propaganda. They will always have the 30%, but outside of deep red states hopefully that won't be enough to maintain the all out crazy.

      Social Security and Medicare require a more subtle approach.  Too many people know and love them for a frontal assault to work. Hence the need to "save" them by once again spreading lies so that gullible people will commit economic suicide because of "freedom" and "black guy in White House".

      “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.” Gloria Steinem

      by ahumbleopinion on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 06:29:19 PM PDT

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