David Frum opines on the attempt to repeal Obamacare:
Even if Republicans win big in 2012, they will have to fight inch by bloody inch for changes they could have had for the asking in 2010. Truly, this is Waterloo—a Waterloo brought about by a dangerous combination of ideological frenzy, poor risk calculation, and a self-annihilating indifference to the real work of government.
Amen. Compromise ain't what ideologues want but pragmatism would have generated a better health care bill—like the one they have in Massachusetts (oops—are we allowed to say that, Mitt?).
A committee working together is only capable of making a Frankenstein, but by comparison, utopian ideological fantasies make Frank look quite… appealing.