Human Exceptionalism

Obamacare: Dem Leaders Twisting Themselves (and Us) into Pretzels

I haven’t been blogging the daily machinations of those trying to pass Obamacare–even after losing the political debate over it.  But Yuval Levin made a pithy comment over at The Corner about this huge mess that is worth noting.  From his post:

Democratic leaders should be asking themselves just how they have gotten to the point that their strategy is to amend a law that doesn’t exist yet by passing a bill without voting on it. Surely it’s time to start over.

Starting over would be the rational course if you wanted to enact reform that improved things.  But that desire has been subsumed by naked politics and hubris.  Hence, “whatever it takes” to get the job done–no matter how undemocratic or self destructive.

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Elections

The Georgia Smear

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Shooting the Stragglers

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