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Monday, September 28, 2009

Poor ol' Blanche

Posted By on Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Funny given my discussion earlier about the orientation of Politico, unmentioned in the DOG diatribute about the left-wingers supposedly out to get Mike Ross. This Politico story is a pure dee gift to Republicans. It's about Sen. Blanche Lincoln's supposed dire electoral straits, despite her $4.6 million, and quotes as if they matter some unheard of Republican figures who'll be in the ash can of history before long. "Firestorm threatens to engulf Blanche Lincoln," says the fair and balanced  headline. If you find the encroaching firestorm, please let me know.

Of course, Lincoln doesn't enjoy robust approval numbers. I wonder if it's ever occurred to her that she'd do better with more forcefulness, rather than trying to "thread the needle," as the story says, on health care.

Talking Points Memo today notes polls that indicate a rebound in Obama's numbers, as well as some evidence that voters think his action on the financial mess might be helping and that opposition to health reform has topped out. Another double-digit health insurance rate increase -- that is if you have health insurance in the first place -- surely will make you less open to the 'baggers' braying.

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