If you’ve been watching any of the “debate” in the House over its health care bill, this guy sums it up for me in a post titled, For All the Wrong Reasons:
“It’s sad, for lack of a better word, that in the midst of the biggest, most significant, most consequential domestic policy debate in recent memory, an entire political party has committed itself to repeating talking points with no basis in reality. Claims have been routinely presented, debunked, and shamelessly repeated anyway. Arguments ranging from “fascism” to “death panels” to “socialized medicine” have become eerily common, despite having no connection to reality.
We’re watching one of the rare instances in which a bill’s actual flaws are ignored, while confused politicians debate the merit of ideas that aren’t being proposed. What a waste.
I’ve long believed there’s a greatness to American politics — it’s why I do what I do. It’s genuinely embarrassing to the system and our traditions to see it go missing from a major political party during a debate of such importance.”