Today's NY Times has a piece about the Democratic response to the hardening Republican resistance to health care reform. The answer? F*#k them, we'll do it ourselves.
Thank goodness for that. After gutting and stripping the plan to near uselessness in an attempt to get Repugs on board, they've finally wised up and have decided to seek the support from within.
“The Republican leadership,” [Rahm] Emanuel said, “has made a strategic decision that defeating President Obama’s health care proposal is more important for their political goals than solving the health insurance problems that Americans face every day.”It won't be easy, and it's certainly not a given, but I have to think the chances of meaningful reform are greater if they're not trying to please Glenn Beck and the rest of the idiot crowd.