This bit from George Will’s column yesterday is worth repeating:
Nebraska’s Ben Nelson voted for the Senate bill after opposing both the Medicare cuts and taxes on high-value insurance plans — the heart of the bill’s financing. Arkansas’ Blanche Lincoln, Indiana’s Evan Bayh and Virginia’s Jim Webb voted against one or the other. Yet they support the bill. They will need mental health care to cure their intellectual whiplash.
As red-state Democrats contemplate voting against the health care bill when their votes are not needed while siding with their leadership on the cloture votes that matter, the intellectual somersaults might continue.