A thought occurred to me. They do, sometimes. Occasionally they are even interesting.
You may have heard we have a national election coming up. The pundits and pollsters are saying it’s too close to call, or that it’s Hilliary’s to lose. But one thing we know is that there are some states where elections are typically close enough that before the votes are cast it could swing either way with new news. Hence they are called “swing states”. Current polling (as of the time of this posting, anyway) says that there are 188 (solid/likely/leans) Electoral College votes for for Clinton, 185 EC votes in the “too close to call” column, and 165 (solid/likely/leans) EC votes for Trump. In the “leans Clinton” column are Illinois and Oregon, and in the tossup are FL, OH, IA, GA, PA.
Shortly before the election, the final word on the ACA (ObamaCare) rate increases will be announced. And I’m sure it will not be a small announcement. My quick preliminary search indicates that the *average* increase among those states listed above is over 24%. And it’s a tich over 23% nationwide.
Huh. How about that.
Wait a minute... New Mexico and Oregon and New Jersey are only in the “Leans Clinton” column? NM, with 5 D votes for president in the last six elections, and OR with the last seven election all went D, with ever-increasing margins of victory, and NJ with 6/6 D with an average margin of victory of 15%? And we should expect they’ll hear about O-care’s increase of 23% in the fourth largest single item of the typical household budget just days before they cast their votes?
Hmmmmm. It’s possible that this election will incur enough MSM and SJA tears to make us all contemplate Noah’s shop project. At the very least, have earplugs handy for the wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Then again, people are not always rational.