For what it’s worth John didn’t ‘pimp’ the health care bill or really spend any energy on it one way or the other. After Scott Brown sent an august figure like Barney Frank running headfirst into a tree, John mostly gave it up for dead. Most people did.
I pimped the hell out of that bill, and I certainly did not think the bill was perfect. I pimped it because no national politician can bring back rescissions or pre-existing condition exemptions and expect to keep his seat. Weaker points can get ironed out later (or made worse), but major protections that affect large percentages of the public are a one-way ratchet. They quickly get fixed in the national character and people move on to fight about other things. Republicans always knew this. That’s why they fought it so hard. The good things got fixed so fast that even the GOP’s half-baked pledge promises to keep them. More will come later. Even if it doesn’t we’re a far sight better off than the status quo ante.
What else? I’ve always been a Democrat. I never heard of Journolist before I read about it in the news. Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, good job with the blog post.