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Henninger: The Rube Goldberg Democrats
« on: February 20, 2014, 10:31:36 AM »

Henninger: The Rube Goldberg Democrats
ObamaCare is the party's unworkable contraption of nonperformance.
Daniel Henninger

Feb. 19, 2014 7:22 p.m. ET

As American voters watch ObamaCare continue its Godzilla-like rampage across the national health-care landscape, it's worth considering the collateral damage this political monster may be doing to the Democratic brand itself. What if ObamaCare's problems become a metaphor for the modern Democratic Party? Two portents emerged the past week.

The United Auto Workers suffered a humiliating defeat at Volkswagen VOW3.XE -2.26% in Tennessee. And days before that loss, voters in San Diego elected Republican Kevin Faulconer mayor after he teed up his opponent as a captive of the city's public unions. Two big constituencies sacked in a week.

The Democrats' problem is that we live in the brutal age of brand maintenance. Ask BlackBerry, Sony, 6758.TO -0.40% Target or Lululemon. LULU -0.41% The horror of falling off the curve is that, seemingly overnight, enthusiasm for one's brand can evaporate. There is no reason why a political party should be immune to this new imperative.


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Re: Henninger: The Rube Goldberg Democrats
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 11:16:57 AM »
A brilliant article, folks. Read it.

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