Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Mitch McConnell proves Megan McArdle is an idiot.

Jane Galt loves to say that the health care bill sucks BECAUSE NOT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN VOTED FOR IT!!!111!!!, but Mitch helpfully explains why.
"We worked very hard to keep our fingerprints off [legislation advanced by Democrats]," McConnell says. "Because we thought -- correctly, I think -- that the only way the American people would know that a great debate was going on was if the measures were not bipartisan. When you hang the 'bipartisan' tag on something, the perception is that differences have been worked out, and there's a broad agreement that that's the way forward."
Translation: the GOP opposed the health care bill for tactical political reasons.

To most non-morons, this was obvious all along -- but it's nice to see them admit it, if for no other reason than to make JG look stupid.

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