This story has been told before, but never so neatly. In its way, it's a short hundred year history of U.S. politics.
it's worth thinking about partisanship and health-care reform not in terms of President Obama, but in terms of presidential efforts over the last century or so. And that story has gone something like this: Democrats moved right every time they failed. And Republicans moved further right every time Democrats tried.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Ezra Klein offers up a short history of healthcare reform, a simple narrative as shapely as a fairy tale: