The Democrats have plenty, and I mean plenty, of nuts on their side. Aside from that, they believe in policies that flat out keep people poor and perpetuate all of the problems people in poverty face. The ACA is an utter failure to the middle class and I have seen little discussion in this thread about what it will mean for the job market.
As to when a GOP candidate will win a national election, it all depends on the candidates. The ACA will have such a negative impact on the middle class and this country has some very real and serious structual problems and huge debt issues that are only going to get worse with the ACA if the GOP puts up a decent candidate who comes up with some nonsense like "hope and change" that will sway the ignorant, he/she will walk in.
"Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."
Jack london, "Before Adam"
Even if you have healthcare through your employer costs are going up and choices are being reduced.
Then there is my sister, whose employer (a college) moved her from full time to part time at less than 30 hours to avoid paying for her health care. She had to take a second part time job to continue to do the teaching she loves-and has no health care from either employer, while not being able to afford the "affordable" policies offered.
What a mess....
This all would have happened no matter which puppet the hand was wearing.
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Liberals appear to have the same challenge. Reflected in their silent majority; those who don't bother to vote out of fear of being labeled radical-lab-blowing-up-lefties.
And hey GRIZZ (maybe you are here, not working on the ol' house). Explain please, how exactly should anyone in this county interpret the sleazy, cheap, underhanded trick the Repubs pulled with House Resolution 368? Lets see, "Where any member of the House previously could have brought the clean resolution to the floor under House Rule 22, House Resolution 368 -- passed on the eve of the shutdown -- gave that right exclusively to the House majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia."
Was this to keep Boehner under control? Was this stupid, nihilistic choice even thought out?! So, Cantor gets in a car accident and then NO ONE can propose a clean resolution is voted on? Interesting. Sounds like a Cantor was crowned Oligarch.
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