Via the Blogfaddah, John Hayward, aka Doctor Zero at Hot Air, absolutely knocks it out of the park today. A brief sample:
Here, in a nutshell, is the heads-we-win, tails-you-lose mentality that keeps the State plodding blindly forward, crushing a formerly vibrant economy beneath it. If you don’t answer Obama’s trillion-dollar health-care plan with your own trillion-dollar program, you’re an obstructionist – not an opponent to be debated, but an obstacle to be swept aside. The middle class is frustrated because they understand the basic concept of fiscal responsibility, and they know they – and their children – will be expected to pay for these titanic solutions.
They also know they’ll have very little to say about how the money is spent, because they don’t have the lobbying power of the core Democrat constituencies. They certainly won’t be “controlling” Big Government through their votes. It took a political apocalypse, triggered by an incredible Republican win in Massachusetts, to frighten the Democrats out of ramming their health care plan down America’s throat. How many times can the middle class, composed of individuals trying to live their lives and take care of their families, expect to generate such a powerful shock wave? In the collectivist future, those individuals won’t be waging epic battles to preserve their liberties. They’ll be haggling over percentage increases in their benefits.
Seriously: read the whole thing.