Tuesday, August 18, 2009
from the nyt via the rumpus. this has been a defining issue in this country since at least '92, when bill clinton was elected with a clear mandate to reform the health care mess in this country but dropped the ball by delegating it to his wife while choosing to focus on gays in the military. the party of lincoln having devolved to the party of fear now has the same kind of power it had back in '92, which is merely the power to stop things from happening (in this case, with flagrant horseshit about "death panels" that even the village idiots that promulgate it can't seriously believe). note to the democratic congress: shit or get off the pot.