Carol Platt Liebau: Occam's Razor

Monday, September 24, 2007

Occam's Razor

Michael Tomasky expands on the new leftist/revisionist view of why Hillarycare failed the first time around:

Paul Starr was one of the Clinton administration's leading healthcare reform experts. Writing in The American Prospect, he argues convincingly that conservatives and Republicans were set against allowing the Clintons to pass any healthcare reform "because if it succeeded, it might renew New Deal beliefs in the efficacy of government, whereas a defeat of the health plan could set liberalism back for years".

Please. Hillarycare failed because Americans were -- rightly -- concerned about socializing 1/7 of the U.S. economy. Think of the compassion of the IRS combined with the efficiency of the post office . . . and then imagine that bureaucratic combination making your healthcare decisions. It wasn't some kind of vast, right wing ideological conspiracy that doomed Hillarycare -- it was common sense.

But how revealing that Starr and Tomasky would seize on this theory. It tells a lot about the liberal mindset, where everything is about ideological struggle. Sometimes, guys, it's just an occam's razor thing. The simplest explanation really is the best. And the simple explanation here is that Hillary's (first) big government health care plan was no good.


Blogger Earth to Carol said...

How is it common sense to right-wingers, that in the wealthiest nation in the world, one third of Americans to do not have access to affordable health care and prescription drugs?

You stupid conservations spends hundreds of billions on missile defense that doesn't work, nuclear bombs that can't be used. The GOP refused to do oversight of military contractors with tens of billions of dollars lost in fraud and no bid contracts. The conservative President starts a war with fabricated intelligence, costing over a trillion dollars. And on top of that you give away tens of billions to petro industries with record profitability.

The right-wingers has turned common sense into bankrupt policies and the greatest scam in human history.

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