Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Matt Miller on Republican dishonesty about Obamacare

Proving yet again that Republicans have retired the concept of hypocrisy:

As I have noted before, Miller has basically built his career on coming up with creative, pragmatic solutions that both liberals and conservatives can support. But it seems he has finally thrown in the towel when it comes to working with today's Republicans. Here's his conclusion: 

I've spent a lot of time over the years arguing that we can solve big problems such as providing insurance coverage in ways that honor both liberal and conservative values. It's entirely doable — John Rawls and Milton Friedman can be reconciled, trust me. Apart from being sound policy, I've assumed such approaches would also be necessary, because with power closely divided in the United States, we'd need to strike big cross-party deals to make progress. The breathtaking intellectual and moral dishonesty of those driving the Obamacare debate in the GOP today makes me feel foolish for having tried.