I don't have much in particular to add to this because I'm largely beginning not to care. However, I have noticed a pattern thanks to this post.
Whenever McArdle discusses the pros of not passing health care, she has all kinds of "facts" and "reasons" (like, when she claimed universal health care would CAUSE premature deaths). When she discusses the reasons to pass universal health care, she just talks about political will and shit like that. How intellectually honest. It's almost as if her world-view relies on assuming her opponents are emotionally driven idiots and couldn't have an "facts" to back up their claims.
And here's me cleverly saying that this is idiotic:
Catering to the base is a losing strategy.Right. Yeah. Moral majority schmajority.