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Be in the know: Today's political bullet points
RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
- Nightmare scenario for the GOP: It nominates a candidate whose message is "I can fix the economy" at the moment unemployment suddenly seems to no longer be a hot button political issue.
- One underlying data point in some very good unemployment numbers is the number of people who have fallen out of the workforce. The unemployment rate fell not just because people are getting jobs, but because people are giving up. The actual unemployment rate is much higher. But the household survey has huge political implications that are good for the President.
- A real danger for the GOP is reflected in Ann Coulter's recent column supporting Romneycare. Conservatives who threw in with George W. Bush and some rather un-conservative policies have been blamed by tea party activists as much as the Democrats for the state of the union. There is a real danger in a heightened internal GOP schism.
Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:
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