It’s gotten personal, Griffith says. “You have personalities who have bet the farm, bet their reputations, on shoving a health care bill through the Congress. It’s no longer about health care reform. It’s all about ego now. The president’s ego. Nancy Pelosi’s ego. This is about personalities, saving face, and it has very little to do with what’s good for the American people.”
Huh? Politicians acting on their own self-interest?
As Griffith sees his former colleagues, Democratic leaders have become so consumed with the idea of achieving the historical goal of a national health care system that they are able to explain away the scores of opinion polls over the last six months that show people solidly opposed to the Democratic proposal.
The polls are wrong, they say. Or the polls are contradictory. Or the polls actually show that people love the health care plan. And even if the polls are right, and people hate the plan, real leaders don’t govern by following the polls. So just pass the bill.
Looks like the Dems of late are so enraptured by the hope ‘n change tune. It is as Griffith says, they have “bet the farm.” The stakes are high. Are they that egotistical that they would risk such high stakes of losing their next election because of some consuming need to define themselves by legislation tagged as toxic by American voters?
Their poor judgment in choosing to support such a bill will thus ease their opponents win come election time.