Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Democrat masters of political suicide are being egged on to do it again.
Pundits, including prominent liberal bloggers, are mostly of the opinion that health care reform must be passed despite the Massachusetts result or Obama and his party would suffer politically for the defeat. A few of us, including yours truly, remain of the opposite opinion. Forcing enactment of a reform bill now, by whatever tactic, will only cause more political damage. Democrats should be asking why so many Republicans are with the damn the torpedoes full speed ahead Democratic conventional wisdom on this. Democratic leader's perceptions are being distorted by a feeling that failure to enact something is a personal defeat and embarrassment for them. Republican pols, meanwhile, know perfectly well what the best political outcome for themslves is.