Health Care Reform: The Blowback Begins

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on August 17, 2009

When you have House liberals pledging to pass a public option irrespective of the White House’s apparent decision to drop its insistence on a public option–the easier to pass a final bill, my dears–and when you have people like Howard Dean stating that perhaps Democrats ought to drop work on Barack Obama’s most important and pressing domestic policy issue so that they can “tackle health reform another time,” then you have problems, if you are one of the people manning the posts at the White House regarding this issue.

When you are a Republican, however, you just get ready to pop popcorn and watch.

This new phase in the fight over health care reform ought to make the following clear, in the event that it is not clear already: If health care reform fails, it will be the Democrats’ fault. Republicans could not–and cannot–do anything more to beat up on Democratic health care reform plans than Democrats have already done.

  • sfanony

    It is not enough, Pejman, to merely pop the popcorn and sit back. Conservatives must do all we can to help the Administration and Congress get into costume, find their props, and rehearse their lines. Let's make sure the microphone and lights are always in correct position for each scene. In other words, rather than simply spectate in this grand comedy, I propose that we play the roles of stagehand and key gaffer.

    Speaking of which, where's Vice President Biden been lately?

  • sfanony

    It is not enough, Pejman, to merely pop the popcorn and sit back. Conservatives must do all we can to help the Administration and Congress get into costume, find their props, and rehearse their lines. Let's make sure the microphone and lights are always in correct position for each scene. In other words, rather than simply spectate in this grand comedy, I propose that we play the roles of stagehand and key gaffer.

    Speaking of which, where's Vice President Biden been lately?

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