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Awwwww. Politico's Thrush bored with ACA debacle
« on: November 18, 2013, 06:24:48 AM »
Awww: Politico's Thrush Is Bored by 'ACA Debacle'

It's hard to tell whether a Sunday morning tweet (HT Twitchy) by the Politico's Glenn Thrush is an attempt to deflect attention from the historic Obamacare trainwreck or a sign of a serious midlife crisis.

Poor Glenn is bored. He "can't watch/listen to another word" about the Affordable Care Act. Apparently, writing a roughly 7000-word Politico Magazzzz ... zzz ... zzz ... excuse me, Magazine item about the utter uselessness and policy detachment of most of President Obama's cabinet is more interesting to him (I'm estimating the total word count because I got bored after reading Page 1 of 5 and seeing my word processor count over 1,500 words). Glenn, you really need to get out of Washington and talk to some of the millions who have seen their policies cancelled, along with a few of those who have seen their health insurance premiums double or triple under Obamacare with often worse coverage. One thing they aren't is bored.

Here are a few reactions, right and left, to Thrush's unthrilled thoughts (spelling errors corrected):


   "It must be nice to enjoy your privilege with a pen never having to worry about INS or a kid with a pre-existing condition."
"It's not boring to the people who are losing their health coverage and seeing their premiums spike."

"Yeah, 5 million health plan cancellations. Thousands of doctors laid off. Yaaaaawn."

"It's different. This is 'There's something to see and I'm bored of seeing it.' Very 6-year-old. 'Obamacare is BORING, Mom!'"

"When did @GlennThrush join the White House admin?"

Pretty much when he joined Politico.

Here's a suggestion for our good buddy Glenn. Take a few days off. Make it a few weeks if you have to Smell the roses. Go on an aimless, no-agenda road trip. Visit relatives. If you're still bored, don't come back to writing. I promise — there will be no hard feelings.

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Re: Awwwww. Politico's Thrush bored with ACA debacle
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 09:18:21 AM »

Having done such a bang-up job w/ healthcare, it's time for government to move on to the immigration problem...

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Re: Awwwww. Politico's Thrush bored with ACA debacle
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 09:37:00 AM »
Having done such a bang-up job w/ healthcare, it's time for government to move on to the immigration problem...

This past weekend, I went to a gathering set up by my liberal brother. My brother is a rabid liberal who tends to run conservatives off from his circle of friends, (and family). There were a few conservatives there, but we were decidedly outnumbered. I tried to avoid being "that guy" and drone on about politics at a party. But, I was quite encouraged to note whenever I could slip in a reference to Obamacare, the reaction was almost universal... a sort of gagging and rolling of the eyes.

If, and this is a huge if, Republicans can keep low profile, and avoid having some of the nuttier members of the party come forward, there can be some damage done in 2014. It's a different standard for Republicans. Democrats have their nut cases, Pelosi, Wasserman-Schultz, Grayson, Rangel, etc. But, the media ignores them. If a Republican pipes up with some goofy stuff, that Republican becomes the standard bearer for all conservatives, everywhere. So, it's not that Republicans draw dumber members to the party, it's that the media is just that corrupt.

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