Tuesday, February 2, 2010

ObamaCare Supporters Not Giving Up

According to the January 30, 2010 Los Angeles Times, the Democrats are going to put the health care issue on the back burner for now, then bring it up later once the political heat is off.

Here's an except from "Democrats quietly working to resuscitate healthcare overhaul":
President Obama's campaign to overhaul the nation's healthcare system is officially on the back burner as Democrats turn to the task of stimulating job growth, but behind the scenes party leaders have nearly settled on a strategy to salvage the massive legislation.

They are meeting almost daily to plot legislative moves while gently persuading skittish rank-and-file lawmakers to back a sweeping bill.

This effort is deliberately being undertaken quietly as Democrats work to focus attention on more-popular initiatives to bring down unemployment, which the president said was a priority in his State of the Union address on Wednesday.

Many have concluded that the only hope for resuscitating the healthcare legislation is to push the issue off the front page and give lawmakers time to work out a new compromise and shift public perception of the bill.
(Read the full text of "Democrats quietly working to resuscitate healthcare overhaul".)

And of course, these negotiations will be taking place "behind closed doors" -- precisely the tactics politicians employ when they are afraid of voter disapproval.

Hence, supporters of freedom and individual rights will have to maintain steady vigilance. We may have won this particular skirmish. But the war is a long ways from over...

(Via Hot Air.)