Monday, June 29, 2009

Plato's republic

Wall Street Journal:

While lawmakers in both chambers craft health-care bills for votes later this summer, some Senate Democrats are whittling down provisions considered sacrosanct by liberal advocates, reducing proposed subsidies for the uninsured and opposing the creation of a government-run plan to compete with private insurers....

Some Democratic lawmakers say they are trying to keep the party from moving too far left and alienating voters.

Look at these high-minded Democrats. How could they "alienate voters" on a controversial subject like national health insurance -- which is only supported by most Americans and a majority of doctors -- when greeted daily by an avalanche of health care industry "votes?"

This is the essence of moderation.

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