Originally Posted by Ataturk
We've known this is what Obamacare was about from day one. Why didn't the GOP and the tea party guys talk about cost shifting and forcing people to buy more insurance than they need, instead of death panels and birth control pills?
You expected them to read and understand the bill so they could have an intelligent conversation and debate about the same? Those are lofty expectations.
I also think that many GOP (excluding the TP) believed that by acknowledging these shortfalls, they had already lost the fight. The debate would not if
we were getting Obamacare, but instead how much
Obamacare. My guess is that by pointing these things out, many felt they would be conceding the imposition of Obamacare--- a position they did not remotely want to be associated with.