Who are you more likely to leave: the spouse who makes a pass at another woman, and then thinks the better of it, or the spouse who goes through with it? Maybe you’ll leave them either way. But it does not follow that they are better off going through with it. I don’t think it is actually true that trying to pass a bill people hate, and then thinking the better of it because it turns out the electorate hates it, is no different from trying to pass a bill people hate, finding out that they really, really hate it, and then ignoring them and pushing it through anyway.
But the Democrats, led by the ghastly trio of Obama, Reid and Pelosi continue to scheme and plot on ways to, as McArdle puts it, “Git ‘er done”. (yes, I know that’s a play off Larry the Cable Guy.)
“You go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, you go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in. But we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people.”
Democrats might want to get a look at the Pelosi Mark I Policy Parachute before they sign on to her descent into the valley of the Little Bighorn.