Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Congrats, Mr. President!
There is a classic sense of American obstinacy. Usually, we end up unlawfully invading another state, maintaining discriminatory legislation, or doggedly adhering to a plea of innocence to a charge of infidelity. Rarely is it displayed in the cause of half-assed reform. It's not glamorous. It's not sexy. But, by gum, we got ourselves some honest to goodness health care reform. Half-assed reform, but reform nonetheless. Six months ago with the Tea Party screaming at town halls, death panels around every corner, and more caricatures of the President as Hitler than was tasteful under any circumstance, I thought health care was as dead as your neighbor who couldn't afford health care. And yet, President Obama stuck with it, bored the entire country, and got it through. Kudos, Mr. President. It's a big W. Have yourself a beer summit.