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  •  Why won't they reduce coverage (9+ / 0-)

    The GOP teabaggers already see 90% of the country as dead-weight.  Why would they not take an opportunity to "go galt"?

    I trust these clowns less than I trust a bear to not shit in the woods.

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    by sacrelicious on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:20:19 PM PST

    •  Because most of them (5+ / 0-)

      only want to "posture".

      Few are stupid enough to commit electoral suicide .. although some might be.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:24:22 PM PST

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      •  Being against Medicaid doesn't scare the true (5+ / 0-)

        believers in the South ... and it doesn't seem to matter much electorally. "Medicaid is a program for 'those people,' so obviously it should be cut.' [That's white racist GOPer-speak down here ...]

        •  Right up to the point where (6+ / 0-)

          those Southern Moms lose medicaid for their kids.

          The Republican Governors don't actually want to do that.

          It would sure energise the vote in traditionally low-turnout demographics.

          If the GOP want to go there, fine, but my guess would be that they are playing to their own gallery, and actually would prefer not to take the risk.

          It's a win/win for them if they fight against the money, then take it to improve services.

          I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
          but I fear we will remain Democrats.

          by twigg on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:40:35 PM PST

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          •  the Republican moms will blame Obama (1+ / 0-)
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            because they are incapable of coming to terms with a black man in the White House. They will continue to vote straight-ticket Republican, because they're into the GOP's Kulturkampf bullshit.

            The Democratic moms will blame Obama because they're pissed he's cutting their benefits just because they happen to live in a more conservative state, and they'll stay home on election day.

            As a result, voter turnout on the Democratic side will be decreased, and purple states will go red, red states will get redder.

            "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

            by limpidglass on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 03:43:22 PM PST

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        •  Except for the 2/3rd of funds going to seniors (2+ / 0-)
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          most of whom are non-Hispanic whites...and vote GOP.

          Especially in the South.

    •  I think reduced coverage is very possible. (3+ / 0-)
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      Republicans HATE poor people, hate poor sick people even more.

      "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

      by glorificus on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:29:53 PM PST

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    •  they are already doing it (2+ / 0-)
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      Several R governors have already refused the medicare expansion, which would help the poorest of their residents, because they are opposed to Obamacare.  

      To me, that is criminal behaviour.

      I think of my old state of Idaho, which may also refuse the expansion (I think they haven't decided yet).  And I hope that everyone there watches while their counterparts just over the borders, in Oregon and Washington, can go to a doctor, and their kids can go to doctors -- and I hope every one of them rises up and votes the damn Rs out.  

      In those states that are refusing to expand medicare, I hope that the first woman who has a stillborn baby, or whose child dies, because of lack of medical care sues the shit out of the governor, personally.  

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