Make the arguments on substance. Not about how the bill filing wasn't filled out with a No. 2 pencil or whatever other nonsense. They may not realize this: but the Republicans can't run on how bad Reform is going to be for the Dems politically. That's very meta, to put it mildly. You can't be so transparently cynical with your riffs that they don't even make sense on their own terms. They need to run on repeal. So, enough. The terms of the 2010 election are set. Stop puffing and threatening, shut up and bring it on.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Hey Republicans - Bring It On
Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo seems a little tired of all the chicken-hawking going on in Republican circles when it comes to health care reform being the Democrats Waterloo and how they plan on using it during the midterm elections: