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From Ebola to Canada shooting, bad news is helping the GOP
From Ebola to Canada shooting, bad news is helping the GOP

Ebola, the shooting at the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, American kids running off to join Islamic State, lunatics jumping the White House fence, racial protests in Ferguson, Mo. -- there is a long list of things making American voters uneasy as election day approaches. And when voters get rattled, they tend to vote against the people in power. More precisely, all the troubling stuff gets blamed on the guy in the White House, whether that is fair and justified or not. As a result, we have the current political spectacle of Republican candidates for the House and Senate trying to make the campaign a referendum on Barack Obama. And, while they run against Obama, Democratic candidates are...

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