The left’s frustration

Richard Lowry wrote a week ago:

[T]he public option [is] a laughably ill-disguised Trojan horse. The left is emotionally vested in it for exactly this reason.

It’s the proxy for the long-cherished goal of socialized medicine. If it can’t be achieved by a new, young, liberal president with sizable majorities in both houses of Congress, what’s the use?

Even without the public option, ObamaCare will effectively transform the private insurers into public utilities and set the predicate for more government intervention later. But it won’t hold the same ideological romance….

[Obama] managed to avoid all of Hillary’s tactical mistakes while repeating her central error of proposing a frighteningly sweeping takeover of health care. Ain’t arrogance grand?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 25, 2009 07:00 AM | Send

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