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You know how in mafia movies, gangsters are always calling down curses on each other's families? We thought of that when we considered this flyer from the Michigan Republican Party, which urges residents to call Democratic House candidate John Fisher of Kalamazoo and "tell him hard-working Michiganders are being hurt by Obamacare and the health care policies they support." The problem: the number the flyer gave rang at the bedside of Fisher's 91-year-old mother, who is in hospice care in a Portage nursing home. Nice.