Scanning the blogs while sipping my morning coffee, I caught this on Instapundit:
JAMES TARANTO: “One sign that ObamaCare is both bad and unpopular is that since its enactment–indeed, since just before its enactment–its supporters have been laboring mightily to change the subject. They’re eager to talk not about their great legislative and social achievement, but about how violent, racist and all-around crazy ObamaCare opponents are. On the whole, this is a false narrative.”
If Anthony Weiner and the unhappy Barney Frank (D-Romper Room) were so pleased with their accomplishment, they’d be touting it, not attacking Republicans.
If the Tea Party folk, those most outspoken in their opposition to this legislation, were indeed dividing the Republican Party, requiring GOP leaders to “differentiate” themselves from them, you’d see it in the polls. We wouldn’t need a lecture from Barney on civility (while calling us racist, anti-gay bullies with a psychological disorder). Nor from Anthony. Fascinating how these people with so little knowledge of the internal dynamics of the GOP — or the issues of concern to Republicans presume to tell us what’s good for our party.
Wasn’t it Napoleon who said, “when your enemy is destroying himself, never interfere”? If the Tea Parties were really destroying the GOP, then Barney, Anthony and Paul Krugman wouldn’t need tell us as much.
And if the health care bill was so good, the same unhappy trio wouldn’t need to tell us how horrible, no good, very bad, narrow-minded, racist, anti-gay, unwashed, unkempt, unshaven and just plain mean (and nasty) those Republican Neanderthals were.