Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Michael Barone On ReidCare

(h/t Instapundit).  The great Michael Barone compares ReidCare to the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 . . . and not in a good way!:

"On the health care bill, there can be little doubt about public opinion. Quinnipiac, polling just after the Senate voted cloture, found Americans opposed by a 53 percent to 36 percent margin. Polls suggest that Democrats may suffer as much carnage in the 2010 elections as they did in 1854."

His conclusion:

"Kansas-Nebraska was an attempt to settle a fundamental issue by legislative legerdemain and political trickery. The Democrats' health care bills are an attempt to settle a fundamental issue by partisan maneuver and cash-for-cloture. As Stephen Douglas learned, such tactics can work for a while, but the country -- and the Democratic Party -- can end up paying a heavy price."

As always with Barone, be sure to read it all.

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