One of you accurately predicted last spring that the dust-up over access to contraception — which the media portrayed as having a big political downside for Obama because Catholic Reagan Democrat swing voters blah blah blah — had the potential to be Schiavo moment politically, one where Beltway wisdom said it was good news for conservatives, but where voters felt very differently.
I have a feeling the sequester may be one too. Establishment media has gone all in on the strange contradictory Republican spin “the sequester was Obama’s fault, anyway it won’t be that bad, and if it is bad, voters will turn on Obama”.
Despite some public opposition to Congress’s action (see below) the Republican leadership seems to have succeeded in framing the discourse around a moral question: if Congress can do something to prevent a woman’s death, shouldn’t it?[…..]
Once again, clearing away the personal part, the Republicans are on the offensive and the Democrats are on the defensive. That’s a Notable fact.