Peggy Noonan: Democrats Will Cheer For Their Own Demise

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jan 08, 2010 2:09 PM
Peggy Noonan has a good take on the health care bill and Obama's approval ratings. Here's a snippet:
Passage of the health-care bill will be, for the administration, a catastrophic victory. If it is voted through in time for the State of the Union Address, as President Obama hopes, half the chamber will rise to their feet and cheer. They will be cheering their own demise.

...It was not worth it—not worth the town-hall uprisings and the bleeding of centrist support, not worth the rebranding of the president from center-left leader to leftist leader, not worth the proof it provided that the public's concerns and the administration's are not the same, not worth a wasted first year that should have been given to two things and two things only: economic matters and national security.