For the time being, this chart, showing Romneycare's sign-up trajectory, simply cannot be overexposed:
The other day I suggested that we stop reading polls for six months, due to political blowback from recent, and rather despairing, events. I gathered some readers misinterpreted what I was saying--poorly, I guess--which merely was that we must wait this out before declaring any lasting dire effects. For now, polling on the political landscape is abnormally distorted, and therefore needlessly depressing.
That's not to suggest that things can't get even worse. After all, we're talking Democrats here, who possess the uncanniest ability to undercut their own wholesomeness through skin-crawling displays of abject cowardice.
Either way, it's a long time till the smoke clears. And in politics, a half year's an eternity.