Saturday, January 02, 2010
I think I've mellowed a bit re. the health care bill since before Christmas. I still can't bring myself to believe it's "the greatest social achievement of our time"—not without wanting to jump off a bridge because of what that says about "our time," anyway—but over the holidays I had a chance to catch up with some people I trust, like Paul Krugman (see also here and here) and Wendell Potter, who aver that, for all its flaws, it's still a worthwhile piece of legislation, a healthy step in a progressive direction, the best we can get at this historical moment, something to build on, better than nothing, etc. So, while my heart remains with digby, I'm going to try to be upbeat as Congress gets to work on a final version. I'm going to try.
I can't say that I retain much enthusiasm for President Barack "Public Option? What Public Option?" Obama, though.