All polls show the public does not want the government-run health care debacle Democrats are trying to jam down their throats. All the various iterations of it lie in wreckage in the Senate. The opposition to Obamacare is increasing, not diminishing. The more it is in the news, the more people learn about it and the more they don’t want it. So why do Democrats persist in pushing this awful idea when by all accounts it will cost them dearly in the next election?
Byron York put that question to an anonymous Democrat strategist, who gave a quite thorough analysis. The party has wanted this since FDR days, they have gone so far they’ll look like fools if the give up now, the main pushers of it (Pelosi, Waxman, et al.) are in safe liberal districts and won’t be hurt, Harry Reid is probably toast in Nevada no matter what, the liberals don’t like the blue dogs anyway so who cares if they get bounced next November, etc. etc.
But then he said something that is interesting, and revealing.
[He]…compared congressional Democrats with robbers who have passed the point of no return in deciding to hold up a bank. Whatever they do, they’re guilty of something. “They’re in the bank, they’ve got their guns out. They can run outside with no money, or they can stick it out, go through the gunfight, and [maybe] get away with the money.”
Sometimes the real truth just pops its head when you are least expecting it. Read Byron York’s Washington Examiner column here.