As an exhausted lefty, I suppose my preference is to jam through the most liberal Health Care Reform agenda possible via reconciliation. I suppose. It's better than nothing, right?
But I want believe the idealists, that it is important to achieve some measure of bipartisanship. I mean, that's what Democracy is supposed to be about, right? Democracy isn't just about mob/majority rule, it's about protecting the minority too. But it's hard to have faith in government these days. When so much of the opposition is based on fear-mongering and lies, money and access, it's hard to achieve things the right way. So here we are, the best option being to jam something through. It's sad how politics has become about tactics and money instead of achieving that More Perfect Union our founders sought. And so, cynically, I find myself rooting for expediency.
Sigh. This isn't me.