Monday, March 1, 2010

What Do Republicans Want?

A GOP "strategist" endeavours to explain the thinking of those opposing Obamacare (my bolds):
Political strategists doubt whether there is enough support among Democrats to pass President Obama's health care legislation, even though House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., expressed confidence Sunday she would eventually have enough House votes to do so.
Political strategists James Carville and Matthew Dowd debate the issue."The math is pretty daunting," Democratic strategist James Carville told "Good Morning America's" George Stephanopoulos today. "I don't think it's impossible, but it's going to be difficult. This is going to be a real, real fight."

Republicans want the bill to pass because of its unpopularity, but at the same time, they can't be complacent on health care overhaul, said Matthew Dowd, ABC News contributor and former adviser to President George W. Bush.

Polls show that even though a majority of Americans dislike the Democrats' bill, they do want health care overhaul.

"Republicans [would] like this bill to pass, because they know how unpopular it is," Dowd said on "GMA." "Right now, it's all upside for the Republicans whether the bill passes or fails."...
Republicans would like the bill to pass? I find that hard to believe since, once passed, there's literally no going back on the aggrandizement of the federal government. Hard to see much "upside" for Republicans in that for, even if Obama's "unpopularity" enables them to return to power, "Big Government" will be a fait accompli--permanently.

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