Toward the Health Care Precipice
makes a powerful argument about why the Democrats insist that passing a health care bill, any bill, is a good thing: They have learned the wrong lesson from 1994. They continue to think (Bill Clinton is explicit about it) that Democrats were punished in November 1994 by voters who were angered by the failure of Congress to act on a matter of crucial national concern. Liberal voters were dispirited and moderates soured on Clinton's promise of "change." Andy maintains that this is not true. "The 1994 Clinton health care bill died because it was a bad bill, the public knew it, and Congress knew the public knew it. The same conditions apply today..." But they don't get it. Good piece.
9:34 AM / October 1, 2009