Rich Schultz wrote:How's it going so far? LOLHuckleby wrote: We're gonna make Obamacare work.
Rich's taunt has gotten me to thinking: why am I so damn confident that universal health care is going to happen? One just has to examine the won-loss record of conservative positions.
Civil War - slavery overturned
Worker protections in 1930's - overtime pay, unemployment insurance, etc.
Civil Rights Movement
When I look at the big conservative wins, they have come out of the Reagan era:
1) Deregulation of Wall Street
2) Lower taxes, Republican party united against new taxes
3) Unions crushed
4) A strong right-wing media entrenched
The conservative movement is powerful. But they won't be able to resist the logic, appeal and decency of universal health care. Obamacare is not the last word, but it has established the beach head.