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To Vote or Not to Vote?


I hope that the House rejects Obamacare, but I am not convinced entirely it will. The provisions that earned strong disapproval in the polls won’t kick in until way after the elections, so blue-dog Democrats might figure that in the short-term a failed and weak president and Democratic Party might hurt them far more than one praised in the delighted media as ascendant again. In other words, many might count on looking strong now, hoping for a third quarter dramatic upsurge in GDP and slight decreases in unemployment, coupled with a vague banner of “we got you health care” (odious details and taxes come later at some unspecified date) — to be the lesser of two evils.