Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Waterloo and Health

If we’re able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo. ~ Jim DeMint
And so it was. The Health Care Reform issue was President Obama's Waterloo and he played the role of the Duke of Wellington.

As with any great victory the follow up is more important that the battle itself. It is vital that Democrats sell the legislation to the public while cornering Republicans as obstructionists who know nothing beyond the word 'No.' Let Republicans campaign impotently for repeal while Democratic dragoons pitch the laws progress and advantages.

Looking at the polls clearly shows that a significant number only opposed the Health Care Reform bill because it wasn't radical enough. A season of Republicans in the Senate trying, and failing, to block improvements of the bill while Democrats trumpet the reforms they are bringing should make for an entertaining 2010. At least for us liberals.

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