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Monday, January 17, 2011

News Roundup for 1/17/11

Obama healthcare reform logo
Suddenly a lot more popular than repeal

-Headline of the Day-
"Public support for health care repeal plummets: AP poll."

If you ask 'baggers, they'll tell you "Obamacare" is the worst thing ever! If you ask anyone else, you're going to get a different answer. According to the report, "Only one in four Americans said they support full repeal of the reforms, according to a newly-released Associated Press-GfK poll, and 30 percent strongly opposed the law, the lowest figure since September 2009."

Even 49% of Republicans oppose repeal and, among all voters, 43% believe the law should do more, not less -- by far the largest percentage. Only 26% want it repealed, 19% want to leave it as is, and 10% want to change it so it does less.

Lesson for Republicans: the reason that a finger in the wind is a lousy way to govern is because the wind changes all the damned time. (Raw Story)

-Keep it simple, stupid-
Since everything she says seems to dig her in deeper, Sarah Palin discovers a method of communication that allows her to say even less than Twitter.

Palin Defends Communicating Only Through Cookies
Click for full comic

If this doesn't work, then she'll move on to either smoke signals or emoticons. (Bad Reporter)

-Bonus HotD-
"LePage Relents, Attends MLK Day Event After Refusing NAACP Invites And Telling Them To 'Kiss My Butt'."

Backpedal, backpedal, backpedal... (Think Progress)

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