Will Harry Reid snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?
If Democrats provide cheaper and more accessible health care to Americans, Republicans have promised to publicly turn themselves into the biggest partisan assholes of the last forty years.
Seriously. That is the actual political calculation Senate Democrats face on health care reform right now. It is the most obvious win-win political calculation Democrats have been presented with during my entire lifetime.
The Republicans plan the destabilize the country through a process of legislative sabotage. It would be easy for Harry Reid to expose this, but that depends upon whether he wants to.
In any case, we must make sure that no health care plan passes that prohibits the states from enacting their own single payer plans.