November 18, 2013

UP: Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.)

DOWN: Football analogies.

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) leave the Senate floor before the vote to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), center, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), left. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

UP: Panic among red state Democrats.

DOWN: HealthCare.gov being 100 percent operational on Nov. 30.

UP: Aggressive media questioning about the Obamacare fiasco.

DOWN: President Obama’s credibility.

UP: “Repeal and replace” Obamacare.

DOWN: Obamacare is “the law of the land.”

UP: Members of the MSM amazed that the GOP had it right all along on Obamacare.

DOWN: Obamacare polling.

UP: Bipartisan angst over an interim deal with Iran.

DOWN: Secretary of State John Kerry’s persuasive skills.

UP: Making Obamacare the major story.

DOWN: Making Republicans antics the major story.

UP: Batkid.

DOWN: Alec Baldwin.

UP: GOP Senate and House leadership.

DOWN: Patience with Club for Growth, the Senate Conservatives Fund and Heritage Action.

UP: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) as conservative policy wonk.

DOWN: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) as shutdown squad co-author.

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.