Who’s Being Undemocratic?
This post—complaining about how Joe Lieberman’s wielding the big stick on the health care debate in the Senate is “more than a touch undemocratic”—is a little off-putting, given advocates for health care reform have stood on anything but democratic principles. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) has baldly stated “I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful. . . . I will vote against their opinion if I actually believe it will help them.” Bill Clinton urged Democrats to “just pass the bill,” else “the other guys [would] write history.” And yet the public continues to rethink the idea of government dipping more fingers into health care.
At least Lieberman is raking in support from his constituents. Maybe they are the proper targets of reformers’ ire.