Focusing on how the handling of the shutdown affected, or did not affect, the vote this week ignores a more potent way in which it is impacting Republicans: making voters less likely to be Republicans in the first place.
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One surprisingly hot topic at fundraisers lately is campaign finance reform. Surprising to me because I can't imagine trying to make a sale and telling my customers that buying is itself a dangerous trend.
Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) is trudging down the George W. Bush path to the presidency -- and no one seems to be noticing.
Oh, and the Obamacare website sucks and Kim & Kanye got engaged. Whew! It's been quite a week.
The truth these politicians want to obscure is that Obamacare is protecting their constituents from buying coverage that provides little to no shield against financial ruin. And that protection is something the insurance industry wants to get rid of.
From time around the Thanksgiving table to corks popping to bring in the New Year, it is a joyous time often full of laughter, tryptophan and the spirit of giving. For 2013, the Headington family is adopting a new tradition: Movember.
Regardless of how articulate his summation was, and regardless of how much I enjoy his comedy, Brand is not a part of the solution; in fact it's quite the opposite.
Perhaps the oft-repeated truism that the biggest fear of Tea Party Republicans is that people will actually be happy with ACA -- and thereby fatally undermine their goal of dismantling the social safety net -- is correct.
When Obama accepted this conservative health care proposal, how did the Republicans respond? Republican Congressman Todd Akin spoke for much of his Party: "Today America is threatened with a Stage Three cancer of socialism, and ObamaCare is Exhibit 1."
Clearly, our political system is going through some of its greatest challenges. When competing values are so polarized, systemic seventh level thinking doesn't see the light of day as the entire system heads into collapse.
Although it's been a week heavy on Obamacare, we're going to (mostly) look forward this week, to the upcoming budget battles. Because buried in the Obamacare stories this week was one very important bit of news.
A while ago, I advocated political realignment, replacing the Republican and Democratic parties with two new parties, The Fools and the Knaves.
The most likely consequence of the sequestration will be be slower growth and lower tax revenues, and it's a distinct possibility that the sequestration could actually increase the deficit.
The players in the current immigration debate fail to recognize that the legal migration system is not working. The antiquated system we have in place is inaccessible, unaffordable, and does not come near to competing in the new global economy.