We should be grateful that after more than a year of debate that gave the the issue's critics time to think of something, they are finally getting around to simply thinking. Meantime, all of those who joined the repeal movement, including Ohio Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine, will muddle ahead when they have no chance of succeeding against a Democratic Senate and president who holds the veto envelope. But it does promise to fill up the dead space on TV.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Kristol on health care - or something
AS THE TEA PARTY inspired House of Representatives prepares to vote on repealing the health care reform law this week, it was reassuring to hear from a leading conservative pundit that Republicans will replace it with something better that can only please us. Such was the confidence of the right-wing media boyar William Kristol. On Fox News, he was asked what that might be, once the current law is repealed. Kristol, usually ready with a glib solution to all of the world's problems, retreated. Instead, he reminded his audience that hearings would be held and that he was sure that in time the repealers would think of something.