The old rules don’t apply

I asked the other day whether Republicans would stick to the notion that doing anything that ran counter to current polling is evil and undemocratic in light of the fact that the polls show Americans really hate Republican ideas for gutting Medicare and Medicaid. In a great post today, Ezra Klein points out that isn’t the only principle Republicans are turning their back on.

Remember during the health care reform debate when big reforms demanded a bipartisan approach? Remember Republicans arguing that the cuts to Medicare in Obamacare – the same cuts included in Ryan’s proposal - would devastate hospitals? None of this matters now that the Republicans are pushing their radical and immoral plan. What next? Backroom deals and payoffs to help pass the legislation? I wouldn’t doubt it.

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