January 19, 2010 Leave a comment
Quote of the day from Josh Marshall in reference to morons like Evan Bayh backing off health care reform:
People don't like politicians who are weak and don't know what they
believe. If the bill was worth passing yesterday, it's just as worth
passing tomorrow. All the meta-politics about being for something
before you were against it, knowing what you believe or not knowing,
being able to get something done. It all comes down to stuff like this.
Jon Chait on the Democratic panic.
Jacob Hacker, the godfather of the public option, on the (very smart) logic of why reform should most definitely still be passed.
Any of of the conservative Democrats who are dumb enough to think that health care reform failing is somehow actually going to be good for them (how'd that work out in 1994?) are not smart enough to deserve to be in office.
My greatest concern: millions of people who would have the huge benefit of actually having health insurance will now go without. That sucks. People who would deny them that health insurance in nonsensical fears of "government takeover" and "socialism" suck.