Their blind persistence in the face of reality threatens to turn this political march of folly into an electoral rout in November. In the wake of the stinging loss in Massachusetts, there was a moment when the president and the Democratic leadership seemed to realize the reality of the health-care situation. Yet like some seductive siren of Greek mythology, the lure of health-care reform has arisen again.
As pollsters to the past two Democratic presidents, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, respectively, we feel compelled to challenge the myths that seem to be prevailing in the political discourse and to once again urge a change in course before it is too late. At stake is the kind of mainstream, common-sense Democratic Party that we believe is crucial to the success of the American enterprise.
The authors, seasoned veterans to Democratic leaders of the past, go on further to state “…Nothing has been more disconcerting than to watch Democratic politicians and their media supporters deceive themselves into believing that the public favors the Democrats’ current health-care plan. Yes, most Americans believe, as we do, that real health-care reform is needed. And yes, certain proposals in the plan are supported by the public.”
Rassmussen poles show that americans fear govt decisions in healthcare more than the decisions of the health care insurers.
The door was open to get health care reform passed… meaningful reform. But that door closed a long time ago. If an incremental approach was applied, which put forth multiple easy to swallow packages that individually dealt with separate, important issues in health care reform, then, I imagine it would have been law by now. But Congress and the Prez lost control and now risk loosing big.