Monday, March 22, 2010

Ordinary political calculations simply do not apply anymore

David Frum, March 21, 2010:

No illusions please: This bill will not be repealed. Even if Republicans scored a 1994 style landslide in November, how many votes could we muster to re-open the “doughnut hole” and charge seniors more for prescription drugs? How many votes to re-allow insurers to rescind policies when they discover a pre-existing condition? How many votes to banish 25 year olds from their parents’ insurance coverage?

Rep. Steve King (R - Iowa), March 22, 2010:

Mr. KING of Iowa introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on _______________.

To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
4 Effective as of the enactment of the Patient Protec-
5 tion and Affordable Care Act, such Act is repealed, and
6 the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act
7 are restored or revived as if such Act had not been en-
8 acted.

And it only took 24 hours.

Frum's party no longer accepts the legitimacy of a two-party state, if one of them is the Democratic Party. Arguably, this has been the case since 1992.

Frum needs to decide if he's in or out, because the people running the GOP are clearly not listening to him. "I invented the phrase 'Axis of Evil'" won't even get him a bus ride home from the next Tea Party rally.


Chuck Butcher said...

I assume it is there typical lying to their members sort thing since they cannot possibly pick up enough seats to get to veto proof and that would assume a GOP Speaker and impeachment of Obama and Biden.

Nothstine said...

Chuck, intellectually I know you're right. I just wonder if Frum and the rest of the "establishment" conservatives do.

Otherwise, they're going to go to sleep in their own beds and wake up in a pup tent in the middle of the street.