August 11, 2009

Health care reform : The Republican's bad bet

Playing politics with healthcare worked pretty well in 1994. It's apparently working pretty well now if current polling is any indication. For one thing, the numbers are still high for reform but about middle for getting everyone covered and setting up a public insurer.

The Republicans have, in short, shot their wad. They moved public opinion, mostly in a vacuum, and as a result they have the delay they wanted. However, they've given an activist President and the activists who got him elected the ability to counter their arguments over the next month. To call out their lies about what is and is not in the bill being considered.

And finally, to demonize the Republicans and their health insurance industry sugar daddies.

It's that last bit that's important because we're not throwing in the towel this time. We're going for the finish line.

Posted by mcblogger at August 11, 2009 10:48 AM

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