**Posted by Phineas
Consider this to be a coda to yesterday’s post about the Gallup poll showing the electorally active senior vote shifting decisively away from the Democrats. It’s anecdotal evidence, but still illustrative:
Key line, per David Freddoso:
“Not only did my premium go up,” this 91-year-old New York gentleman notes, “but my coverage went down.”
And it’s not just the Democrats’ lock on the senior vote that’s been endangered by Obamacare’s trashing of the healthcare system: I don’t know how Mr. Centola’s son feels, but I’m willing to bet he’s not happy with the people who foisted this mess on the American people — and his father. Were it my parents or grandparents being jerked around like this, there would be steam coming out my ears and I’d be looking forward to the chance to vent it on election day. I suspect there are many more children and grandchildren who feel the same way.
Ticking off a large, politically active group is not a path toward happiness on election night.
Hectic day today, but I couldn’t let this one go by without notice.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)