Senior Citizens vs. the Tea Party Will Be a GOP Problem

The snake in the grass for the GOP is senior disgruntlement vs. Tea Party retrenchment.

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According to CNN exit-polling data, senior citizens broke big for Republicans this year.

This is the snake lurking in the grass of the GOP's new majority: If their electoral triumph was predicated on seniors' disgruntlement with Obamacare--which takes money out of their Medicare dollars out of their pocket and gives it to other, younger voters--that's hugely problematic for any hope of entitlement reform. In fact, it's precisely the opposite message that the likes of Rand Paul claim they're sending to Washington.

Note well, Republicans. Note well.

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