we didn’t play ball enough with the Democrats. No. I’m not kidding. That really is what he is arguing here. Because this plan has “conservative” DNA you see.
The Obama plan has a broad family resemblance to Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts plan. It builds on ideas developed at the Heritage Foundation in the early 1990s that formed the basis for Republican counter-proposals to Clintoncare in 1993-1994.
Actually, it does have a “broad family resemblance” to RomneyCare, which is bankrupting Massachusetts and is a good reason why RINO Mitt should never get within 100 miles of the White House. And it may well “build on ideas” developed at the Heritage Foundation, but that is an indictment of the Heritage Foundation which has never been know for it’s stalwart constitutionalism.
And oh bye the way, according to Frum the GOP should not now run on repealing this abomination. He may be somewhat right about the politics, but as usual he cast principle totally aside.
Addendum: Doug Bandow, one of the good guys at AmSpec, comments on the Frum article here.