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 On Fox News, he was asked what that might be, once the current law is repealed.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.

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.


PJJinOregon said...

I suggest that the GOP-led health care debate will add to rather than fill up the dead space on TV.

marvkatz said...

Rep. Boehner was asked a couple weeks ago for an example of what could be cut as part of the GOP's pledge to trim $100 billion out of the federal budget.

To put it in the most polite light, he declined to give an answer.

Mencken said...

Cut to Dick Cheney on the Today Show this morning discussing the evils of health care reform AND... his
(Oh No! taxpayer funded) million dollar heart pump and possible heart transplant.

It's good to be the king.

Grumpy Abe said...

Dick forgot to take his hypocrisy med this morning