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  •  One big reason the Republicans caved (1+ / 0-)
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    during the government shut down was that their approval numbers tanked and the President's were steady or even up.  They saw that they were killing themselves politically and helping the Democrats politically.  That's where numbers matter.  

    The only reason some Republicans were considering immigration reform was political -- to get their numbers up among Hispanics, and to take some of that Hispanic approval from the President and Democrats.  

    If the President's numbers stay in the tank, then he's not as much of a political threat to Republicans -- and far less likely to be influential in the 2014 elections, except to help Republican candidates.  

    •  They won't be. (0+ / 0-)

      The President's numbers will come roaring back when people are getting signed up for an exchange at a good price.  That will happen.  By Nov 30th healthcare.gov is expected to be handling 800,000 policies a day.  By Jan 1st it will be humming along so, by summer, the majority of Americans will be signed up and know someone who has benefitted from the ACA.  At that point the President's approval rating will also have benefitted.

      "When you think about the money spent/on defense by the government/& the weapons of destruction we've built/we're so sure that we need/then you think of the millions that money could feed/How long?" J Browne

      by rainmanjr on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 11:47:06 PM PST

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