Monday, March 22, 2010

everyone calm down

We have no idea what the true effects of this healthcare reform legislation will be -- either way. So folks readying for their healthcare Utopia/Armageddon...get to work (if you happen to have a job). Not much is changing for a while, so whatever.

The main point for today is this item:
former Republican House speaker Newt Gingrich said Obama and the Democrats will regret their decision to push for comprehensive reform. Calling the bill "the most radical social experiment . . . in modern times," Gingrich said: "They will have destroyed their party much as Lyndon Johnson shattered the Democratic Party for 40 years" with the enactment of civil rights legislation in the 1960s."
He's factually correct, of course. But the Democrats were punished for being, by present consensus, on the right side of history. Following Ginrich's own historic parallel, health care reform is right for America, but the ensuing misguided rage will benefit Republicans. So ... good on the GOP?

[WaPo via Gawker]

UPDATE: Here's the AP rundown of the bill. Best bullet-type list I've found so far.

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