Shadows & Fog
“Democratic leaders should be asking themselves just how they have gotten to the point that their strategy is to amend a law that doesn’t exist yet by passing a bill without voting on it. Surely it’s time to start over.” – Yuval Levin, NRO
More wisdom, “For Democrats to begin turning around their political fortunes there has to be a frank acknowledgement that the comprehensive health-care initiative is a failure, regardless of whether it passes. There are enough Republican and Democratic proposals — such as purchasing insurance across state lines, malpractice reform, incrementally increasing coverage, initiatives to hold down costs, covering preexisting conditions and ensuring portability — that can win bipartisan support.” – Patrick H. Caddell and Douglas E. Schoen, Washington Post
Indeed. But let the Democrats walk off the cliff on this issue. Americans are expecting a spectacular political bellyflop, so don’t disappoint us.