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The Obama-Reid Shutdown: Calling Senators Begich, Franken, Hagan, Landrieu, Shaheen, Pryor, Udall: 202-224-3121

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My Washington Examiner column reviews the common sense case on why voters will not smile on Senate Democrats for their Harry Reid-inspired absolutism.

The Democrats have already all but conceded the seats they currently hold in Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia.

Now absurd and unnecessary brinksmanship on behalf of a terrible law and a shrinking president is pushing Alaska’s Marl Begich, Arkansas’ Mark Pryor, Colorado’s Mark Udall, Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu, New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen, and North Carolina’s Kay Hagan over the electoral cliff.

Even the relatively safe Al Franken may find Minnesota unforgiving of a blocked attempt to repeal the despised medical device tax that is killing jobs in his state.

Democrats are counting on their Manhattan-Beltway media elite echo chamber to assign all blame and voter fury to House Republicans, but the House leadership is improving its messaging and and the reality underscored by this CNN poll on the underlying public opinion about the disaster that is Obamacare –58% oppose, 37% favor– will drive the debate in the direction of those working to stop the train wreck from further destroying the country’s health care system.

GOP needs to have message discipline, stay calm and focused, and keep sending back CRs that are reasonable and easy for the public to understand despite efforts to distrot them via the usual suspects.



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