Beltway Dems selling us out on universal heatlh care?
Congressional Democrats are backing away from healthcare reform promises made by their two presidential candidates, saying that even if their party controls the White House and Congress, sweeping change will be difficult.
It is still seven months before Election Day, but already senior Democrats are maneuvering to lower public expectations on the key policy issue.
Here's the best part:
In the back of their minds is the damage done to President Bush’s second term by his failed attempts to change the nation’s Social Security policy.
Anybody remember the history on this? Any of it?
See, the voters were against privatizing Social Security. There was no constituency.
But the voters are for universal heatlh care; and a constituency can be created.
NOTE I think that the Dems think that 2004 was the aberration, and that Dasche's "nice 'em to death" strategy really should have worked. 2006, in their minds, is not the way to go at all. Daschle is, after all, an early and influential Obama supporter.