I want to take a moment to remind everyone what the “health care” “reform” “debate” is really all about.
Because it’s not actually about health care. It’s not about doctors or hospitals or insurance or insurance companies or Steven Hemsley or pre-existing conditions or anti-trust or socialism or a government takeover or any of that. It’s not even about you or me.
This is about which political party will be in power for the next fifty years.
Republigoats have baldly admitted this. You must recall in July 2009 when South Carolina GOOPer Jim Demented said this:
If we’re able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.
The fact is that universal health care is a good idea. The Republigoats know this. They know that universal health care is such a good idea that if the Democrats were to deliver on it, the Democrats would have a lock on the nation’s political power for generations.
It would be nice, of course, if all of our Democratic legislators were hip to this. But, you can’t have everything, I guess.