He will never answer that. It is icky socialism, some necessary evil he is forced to deal with, or some other such thing. He has the same problem with the little girl question. An answer either reveals he is a zealot, or it reveals the matter is not as black and white as he frames it up to be.
This GOP move is simply another lever they are going to try to use to kill the ACA and help Obama fail, and maybe get some talking points for this coming election blood bath in the house.
No reason to believe the Problem Party really cares about people and their healthcare at this point. There is no compelling change event to excuse away their ugly statements, meaning the hard line base would skewer them for helping to make it work without that event to placate everybody.
So what they will do is something populist in concept, but in practice is a poison pill of some sort.
When we see the Problem Party make positive policy statements about making sure people can get healthcare without having to risk everything in their lives, then we can believe their effort here makes some basic sense.
Posted on November 13, 2013 - 09:11 AM