Um, that’s not what happened — and I followed the health care process closely. The debate over the public option wasn’t what slowed the legislation. What did it was the many months Obama waited while Max Baucus tried to get bipartisan support, only to see the Republicans keep moving the goalposts; only when the White House finally concluded that Republican “moderates” weren’t negotiating in good faith did the thing finally get moving.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Krugman catches the Washington Post rewriting history on the healthcare debate. Somehow we've gone from obstructionist Republicans to left-wing dirty hippies being the source of all our ills: