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Obamacare and GOP Complacence
American Spectator, by David Catron

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Posted By:garnet, 12/30/2013 9:43:21 AM

The breathtaking ineptitude with which the Obama administration has implemented the Affordable Care Act provides the Republican Party a very real opportunity to make major gains in the upcoming midterm elections. [snip] According to a CNN/ORC survey released last week, the GOP has improved its standing among registered voters by 13 points. [snip] This is good news indeed, but some of the commentary offered by pundits and conservative activists concerning this trend threaten to infect Republican politicians and donors with a deadly strain of overconfidence.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/30/2013 10:16:03 AM     (No. 9672730)

It isn´t complacence, and definately not overconfidence that infects the GOP.

Its compliance. Compliance with their "good friends across the aisles". Compliance with the status quo. Unfortunately, publications like American Spectator still think the GOP is looking out for conservative values. Pfffftt...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 12/30/2013 10:23:29 AM     (No. 9672738)

They´re too busy with important things like Kwanzaa pronouncements right now.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: absalom, 12/30/2013 10:31:05 AM     (No. 9672748)

Predictably, GOP establishment types like this jurno endlessly yap about numbers, polls and trends; while the TP promotes ideas and principles. The GOP held Congress and the WH from 2000-06 and what did they achieve? A record of fiscal ineptitude and recklessness unmatched until Obama arrived. Now the same
R cast is back waiting for their encore but this time it will be different. Really??? Repeating the same activity while expecting different results defines insanity. Anyone who doesn´t know Boehner, Cantor, Ryan, McConnel, Cornyn etc. by now lives on the third moon of Planet Narnia.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 12/30/2013 10:55:00 AM     (No. 9672785)

If the populace keeps electing the same RINO´s over and over, what can possibly change?

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