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Matthew Dowd Rejects Obamacare as Reason for Jolly Election Victory
Newsbusters ^ | March 16, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 03/16/2014 6:31:22 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

"It is becoming clear to me -- not that it needs to be any more clear -- that the Republican establishment does not want to run against Obamacare."

And as if to prove that Rush is right, Republican consultant Matthew Dowd on This Week With George Stephanopoulos rejected Obamacare as the reason for the victory of David Jolly over Alex Sink in last week's special congressional election in Florida. On Friday, Rush Limbaugh spoke extensively on his broadcast about how establishment Republicans want to downplay Obamacare as an issue in both the recent election as well in the congressional elections this November. At first Dowd merely ignored Obamacare but when the other panelists on this show kept bringing it up, it was too much for him and his Republican consultancy reserve broke.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: matthewdowd; obamacare; rhinos; rinos; rushlimbaugh; ryenose
I wouldn't be surprised if on tomorrow's broadcast, Rush uses that sound clip of Matthew Dowd to prove his point about the Republican establisment/consultants wanting to avoid Obamacare in the elections.
1 posted on 03/16/2014 6:31:22 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Should we get a picture of Katherine Zeta-Jone’s brother?


2 posted on 03/16/2014 6:34:57 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: MuttTheHoople

???? Maybe I’m missing something there.


3 posted on 03/16/2014 6:35:55 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: PJ-Comix

I believe the business donor base that funds both parties has decreed that they’re getting out of employee healthcare and Obamacare is how they plan to make the transition.


4 posted on 03/16/2014 6:37:05 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: PJ-Comix
At this point I think we have to go with the theory that all Republican consultants are nothing more than deep-cover moles.
5 posted on 03/16/2014 6:42:37 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Menehune56

“I believe the business donor base that funds both parties has decreed that they’re getting out of employee healthcare and Obamacare is how they plan to make the transition.”

We have a winner. The corporatists in the GOPe have received their marching orders from the Chamber of Amnesty.

Witness the downplaying of repeal which is being replaced with “fixing” ObamaCare. The GOP is useless.


6 posted on 03/16/2014 6:43:33 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Menehune56
I believe the business donor base that funds both parties has decreed that they’re getting out of employee healthcare and Obamacare is how they plan to make the transition.

Bingo.
7 posted on 03/16/2014 6:46:06 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: headstamp 2

Anything that separates “health insurance” from employment is a good thing in my view. Unions caused this problem trying to circumvent wage controls in WW2. Once you separate costs from users, there’s trouble.


8 posted on 03/16/2014 6:46:07 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: PJ-Comix

They apparently want the public to vote for them because they like the sound of the name.


9 posted on 03/16/2014 6:49:40 PM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: nascarnation

If you are hiring Jack Palladino are we to fear walking in Fort Marcy park?


10 posted on 03/16/2014 6:49:48 PM PDT by DanZ
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To: DanZ

Only after Jan 20, 2017 when the Clintons move back in, LOL.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 6:52:06 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Menehune56

Just proving once again that both parties are corrupt beyond any hope of salvation.


12 posted on 03/16/2014 6:53:17 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Should we get a picture of Katherine Zeta-Jone’s brother?

No, but a picture if KZJ is always in order:


13 posted on 03/16/2014 6:55:53 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: nascarnation

Ahhhh - champagne wishes and caviar dreams


14 posted on 03/16/2014 6:56:04 PM PDT by DanZ
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To: PJ-Comix

Llet them kid themselves.

It won’t change the outcome at all.


15 posted on 03/16/2014 7:12:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: PJ-Comix

Mathew Dowd is normally a fan of Democrats... for him to say what he did is a BIG boost for Republicans.

Dowd calls things pretty straight, IMO. I think, he’s right. Democrats are about to get WIPED in November.


16 posted on 03/16/2014 7:21:15 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: PJ-Comix
The "Jolly lesson":
The GOPe went all out for a conservative candidate they didn't want! ... And won big! ...In a district that was 'lean Democrat'!
We'll see soon if the GOPe learned it.

From Wiki:
"] Sidney Blumenthal... described Dowd as an "opportunist".[6]"
Matt and Sidney catfight! Ha ha ha.

17 posted on 03/16/2014 7:32:05 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mrsmith
We'll see soon if the GOPe learned it.

Won't happen. They're too caught up in their own quest for power. And that will be their downfall. November will be amusing.

18 posted on 03/16/2014 8:44:18 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: mrsmith
We'll see soon if the GOPe learned it.

Won't happen. They're too caught up in their own quest for power. And that will be their downfall. November will be amusing.

19 posted on 03/16/2014 8:44:20 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix
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20 posted on 03/16/2014 8:48:41 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: PJ-Comix

Didn’t Dowd endorse Bacrock?


21 posted on 03/16/2014 8:53:05 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: FredZarguna

Republican politicians do not want to represent the voters. They are busy with other money making and power grabbing activities.

They certainly do not want to be in the majority

Look at mc chains pres run. Ditto Romney

Attack co primary GOPers and schmooze the dem, Benghazi or not, right into the White House.

C’mon


22 posted on 03/16/2014 9:43:50 PM PDT by stanne
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To: ZULU

Running people because of the sound of the name is a long employed tactic for the GOPe RINOs here in Florida. Note the last GOPe senatorial candidate Connie Mack IV. Nothing about him said winning campaign. He was chosen for his name only and he lost big.


23 posted on 03/17/2014 12:29:09 AM PDT by Waryone
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