A screenshot from Yahoo!'s homepage this morning: (ckick to enlarge)
"The landmark health care vote may backfire if Obama can't sell the plan to angry voters."
Shouldn't the plan have been sold to the people - wait, scratch that - shouldn't the people have been fully informed about the plan, and it's detrimental consequences, before it was passed? Actually, the question is, shouldn't a plan have been devised that could be supported by a majority of the American people and representatives from both the Democrat and Republican sides?
Lefty Matthew Yglesias blames the GOP, by propagating the fiction that liberals were ready to compromise on the bill. If so, they had the opportunity immediately after the Obama healthcare summit, wherein it became clear that Republicans had principled objections, including the fact that increasing taxes in the middle of a recession with high unemployment numbers is a bad idea, according to every honest economist (obviously I'm leaving Paul Krugman out of this).
Exit question number 1: How many doctors began anticipating and timing their retirement today?
Exit question number 2: What's the over/under on Democrat losses in the House this November?
3/22/10 0915: A couple of video links:
And here's Charlton Heston commenting on the shortsighted insanity of it all: