Oh Megan……

by Ben Cohen

The ever waffling Megan McArdle pleads to have more time for Republicans to pick holes in the health care bill in the name of democracy:

You know what’s deeply problematic in a democracy? Allowing

opposing sides time to make their views known to voters. What a

principaled politician would be doing is ramming this bill through

before constituents have any time to absorb the contents, since they

might find out they don’t support it. Let’s keep our eyes on the

greater good here.

Astonishingly, she then makes makes an analogy to the Republicans ramming through the authorization to go to war with Iraq, stating:

At least when Republicans did this, they

argued that Saddam Hussein might develop WMD any day. They were

completely and totally wrong, of course. But military threats actually

can be urgent.

The thousands of Americans who die for lack of health insurance every year obviously don’t count as urgent in Megan’s book. But that’s democracy for you….

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.