So while my liberal friends are saying crazy things, pretending to desire to hear a conservative say "screw the poor," I wish I could hear -- just for once -- an explicit admission that we're going to head off into the forest in the dark now... we have no idea what the hell will happen, but maybe it'll be better. That's what we're basing policy on. Scared? Tough crap. We're gonna try it!!!
That's how I hope this bill passes, if it does -- because Maggie McGee in Missouri's insurance screwed her over for not reporting an acne problem. Because you know what, that hasn't happened to me, but I'm with Maggie McGee! To hell with "federal deficits" and "equal treatment under the law" and all your other slippery-slope arguments. Forget about whether we can afford it or not, and who will shoulder the cost. This is about love, man, and you're either with us, or you're against us.
[BTW: I was reading Henry James' The American during most of the speech, and only watched the last four minutes and listened to NBC's commentary afterwards.]