The Dogs That Won't Bark
Chris Cillizza writes in the Washington Post:
2012 Republicans line up in opposition to Obama health care bill
1. Making clear that the recently-passed health care bill will be a major point of debate in the 2012 presidential race, Republicans eying a run for the top spot sought to one-up each other with their condemnations of the bill.
The country at large is of a hundred minds about healthcare, wanting it for all citizens (by a wide majority) and unhappy with what they have been given (by a lesser but significant number).
Me too. Put me on that list.
But, for me at least, lowering the entry bar to Medicare is a moderate but sufficient answer to my desire to see a 'public option' survive in some form. On the abortion issue, private 'add on' insurance is available and no doubt insurers will pick up on that, so I'm OK. Not yet dancing on the table about the legislation, but OK.
Interestingly, Republicans are setting their attack dogs loose against, essentially, every issue that connects the …