In 1993 and 1994, for instance, when the Clintons were pushing their national health care plan, the conservative movement rose up to successfully defeat it. But then, instead of taking advantage of the intervening 15 years to advance market-based solutions to health care, conservative activists largely ignored the issue.
Klein is absolutely correct on this point. We are afraid of being labeled "activists" OR we are cowed into retreat (see: Bush's social security reforms post-2004 election) by the left.
We ought to keep pushing--hard--for repeal and reform. Reform doesn't mean big government solutions.
Thanks, Klein, for your insights.
To all the above, who say we didn't lose the healthcare debate and who blame Bush and his actions for electing RATS in 2006...geez get a grip. This story is about why we are not working on FIXING a problem at CPAC or any other place like our schools.
Soon the healthcare debate will change and people will be screaming just like Donan Brazelle - "why are my premiums gfoing up??" Then will they throw out the RATS...maybe. But not if the conservative message is the same one as at CPAC...we don't have one. (that's the point of the article) BTW that was Mitt Romney's message too. He never had a hard solution to any problem just "trust me."
posted on 02/28/2013 9:57:50 AM PST
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