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Kathleen Sebelius’s Resignation Hands
Republicans A Golden Opportunity

The Federalist, by Ben Domenech

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/11/2014 3:56:22 PM

Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, and Rachel Maddow is right to not be happy about it, not one little bit. For once, I completely agree with Maddow’s analysis. This surprise resignation presents Republicans with an unexpected opportunity to refocus the conversation on Obamacare’s negatives, offers a chance to force vulnerable Senate Democrats to take a hard vote on Obamacare six months before the midterms, and serves to disrupt what had been a positive few days of media spin for the health care law into another conversation about its many failings. About a month ago, in a conversation with a Senate Democratic


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 4/11/2014 5:12:15 PM     (No. 9807383)

I don´t want you people to miss something obvious...the timing of her forced resignation must mean that there is some horrible, outrageously bad news about obamacare about to break.

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