The Democrats’ quandary

The tortured psychology of the Democrats in their present situation is described by Noemie Emery at the Weekly Standard:

In the wake of the stunning debacle (in their view) in the Bay State last Tuesday, Democrats find themselves with two thrilling alternatives: They can drop their unread and unreadable 2,200-page monstrosity of a health care reform bill and be labeled as wimps, jerks, and hapless losers who wasted a year and couldn’t deliver. Or, they can try to ram the Senate bill through the House (which hates most of it) in order to pass a bill that two-thirds of the country now loathes with a passion. They can either jump off the ship or stay on and sink with it. Either way, they end up in the drink. [cont.]

This is a more hopeful way of seeing things than was suggested by Daniel Foster at the Corner, who says the White House and the Democratic leadership are moving forward, or at least are attempting to. From Emery’s point of view, the Dems can try, but they won’t succeed.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 25, 2010 10:59 AM | Send

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