You almost have to feel sorry for the progressives, this was all supposed to be so easy for them ....More at the link.
The scenario that danced around in the heads of the progressives went like this: we’ve got the president we want, a Senate leader who is wholly incapable of original thought and will obey like a whipped dog and a House Speaker from San Francisco, for Marx’s sake, to implement our agenda. This should be done in an hour or so.
What they are getting, thankfully, is a painful lesson about the difficulties of turning ill-conceived cotton candy rhetoric into something substantive.
So they’re acting out.
And lying almost non-stop.
They are lying about the true nature of health care reform. It’s a bridge to the single-payer system that President Obama has wanted all along. Which he is now lying about. I’m not speculating, I’m listening to a prominent Democratic senator.
They are most certainly lying about welcoming debate on health care. It’s not possible to ram complex legislation through Congress to meet an unrealistically quick deadline and have a substantive debate about it at the same time.
See also, Michael Gerson, "After the Thrill Is Gone."
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