Aug 18 2009
I have been seeing all sorts of silly posts on how, if the GOP doesn’t support health care of some form, they will pay a heavy political price. The fact is the electorate is so shocked by the liberal experiment of government run healthcare most people don’t want government to do a damn thing anymore! It is not about getting the GOP on board libs, its about not losing the center-left to center-right of the country nor all the seniors and their families.
As long as the liberals keep scaring the daylights out of everyone with their ideas of government run death panels doling out treatments to those deemed worthy, all the GOP just has to do simply oppose the madness of their plans – everybody else does! If Obama and the Dems keep the ‘public option’ alive, they will continue to lose political ground build a path to a resounding defeat on 2010. The longer it stays alive, the stronger the backlash will be.
It is not the GOP (or insurance companies, or the rich) rising up in opposition that should concern Libs and Dems. It is the seniors and centrists rising up that should worry them. So far as I can tell, they are blissfully unaware of the wave they themselves are creating.