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Like Jeff Lord on the main site, Rich Lowry makes the case for repealing the health care bill should it become law. He cites the examples of Australia, Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Washington to give confidence that Obamacare-style reforms can be reversed once enacted. He could also have mentioned the catastrophic health insurance tacked onto Medicare, which proved so unpopular that it was repealed by a Democratic Congress.
Opponents of this bill would obviously be better off finding ways to defeat it in the first place, because it is easier to stop something in Washington than to reverse it. But if the bill has the predicted effects on the insurance market, premiums, taxes, and Medicare before most of the benefits kick in, repeal would not be impossible. Who wants to to filibuster in defense of something that public views as a mistake? If the Democrats do, it will have political consequences.
Republicans can also make repeal easier by doing one simple thing: State in advance they intend to work for the bill’s repeal if it is enacted, rather than simply consolidating liberalism’s gains as usual.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online