On NPR’s All Things Considered, David Brooks was discussing how Nancy Pelosi would convince House members to vote for HCR. He said she would say something like, “Well, you’re going to lose your seat over this, but for the good of the country, you need to make this vote.”
Pelosi would say the opposite: that failing to pass HCR would be a body blow to every Democrat, and if you’re in a tough district, switching your vote to oppose HCR will make you look like a waffling, unserious, gutless wonder. She’d also say that people appreciate consistency and loyalty, that they’re sick to death of hearing about this bill, and they’ll consider you a useless wanker for wasting their time yakking about reform while delivering nothing.
I realize that DougJ has the Brooks beat, but this was some of the most vapid “analysis” I’ve heard in a long time.