Wednesday, January 20, 2010

For A Liberal Matt Yglesias Is Sounding Awful Anti-Democratic

He writes:
The option of responding to this setback with determination exists. There’s no rule preventing the House from passing the Senate health care bill. For that matter, there’s no rule preventing the reconciliation process from being used to implement a carbon tax with the revenue split between rebates, investments in clean energy, and deficit reduction. That’s not going to happen, but the reason it’s not going to happen is that Democratic members of congress don’t want to do it. They could go down in history as the people who took bold action to solve that problem, but they prefer not to.

You can rationalize the loss anyway you'd like (bad economy, bad candidate, MA already has health care, etc), but the simple fact is that the Democrats lost in Massachusetts. When Massachusetts votes against a Democratic agenda, the idea that pushing ahead is anything but in direct conflict with the people is either willful ignorance or outright contempt.

1 comment:

George Pal said...

Hidden camera, maliciously averted from the girls’ showers, caught this instead:

Young Matt at Camp – not so many years ago.

 
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