Postscripts on politics (which is to say, ObamaCare)
CNN has some bad news for Democrats, who are losing what would have been a 2014 edge on Republicans thanks to the Obamacare backlash. Hotline editor in chief Steven Shepard synopsized: "A new CNN/ORC International poll has the GOP with a 2-point lead on the generic ballot, a 10-point swing from Oct." Or as Aaron Blake at the Washington Post fleshed it out, "Generic ballot: GOP 49, Dems 47 (3rd poll this week with GOP ahead)."
Then Katie Thomas with the New York Times brings us this new pitch for the health initiative -- and it involves good ol' Mom. Thomas writes, "As the Obama administration's health overhaul sputters in its opening weeks, insurers and advocacy groups are pursuing a new strategy in the quest to get millions of young people to sign up for health insurance: They're appealing to their mothers." Emily Peck at the Huffington Post reacted, "Ugh, must we do everything? Women make about 80 percent of the health care decisions for their families."