Borrowing an expression from the Washington Post, yes, that Washington Post, blogress Jennifer Rubin nails the Democrats’ health care endgame, well, actually, it’s their end-end-endgame:
Even Nancy Pelosi is trying to keep things vague, suggesting it may not come to this [the “Slaughter Rule”]. But it iscoming to this, because a desperate president and the equally desperate Democratic leadership fear losing, so they resort to tricks, backroom deals, and parliamentary sleights of hand. That’s in large part how the bill got to be so unpopular. Nevertheless, the Democrats seem intent on doubling down, so why not load up on the procedural gimmicks? At some point — now would be as good a time as any — saner Democratic heads may prevail and wonder why their leaders must shred the Constitution in order to pass a bill that’s supposedly such an electoral winner for their side.
As to the aforementioned Slaughter rule. Its author was against it before she was for it. What is this for the Democrats, situational politics?