Wednesday, August 26, 2009
use Kennedy's death as a rallying cry for passing health care reform?
Does one expect any Republicans to drop their opposition because Kennedy died? Yeah, I can see it, 'I don't like the plan, my constituents don't like the plan, but I'm going to vote for it because Ted Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate, would have wanted me to'. Right, that will happen.
And does one expect the public opposition to dissipate? That people aren't going to protest against a really bad idea because they're afraid of being seen as insufficiently respectful of Kennedy's death?
ADDED THOUGHT: if the GOP rolls over in the 'spirit of Ted', then they deserve their minority status.