Healthcare as Inspiration for Fealty
Further to Monique’s post about signs of the wisdom of the Democrats’ desired healthcare regime, I thought I’d beat the drum again with Mark Steyn’s Saturday column:
… Look at it from the Dems’ point of view. You pass Obamacare. You lose the 2010 election, which gives the GOP co-ownership of an awkward couple of years. And you come back in 2012 to find your health-care apparatus is still in place, a fetid behemoth of toxic pustules oozing all over the basement, and, simply through the natural processes of government, already bigger and more expensive and more bureaucratic than it was when you passed it two years earlier. That’s a huge prize, and well worth a mid-term timeout.
And well worth some golden-ticket promises to senators and congressmen who may lose their seats over their votes.