Obamacare and the Hegelian Strategy

Our friend Mark points out the following:

Senate drops "end-of-life" provisions from socialized medicine bill. This is classic Hegelian strategy in which you start with an extreme position to elicit opposition and then fall back to a compromise, which was the real goal all along. Once the bill is passed, end-of-life provisions can be added later.

And ya know, the same thing occurred to me today, when I was writing about Obama dropping the public option part of the bill. They have to be thinking that they can go ahead and drop the controversial issues now, to get people to shut up, and stop fighting against the bill, and maybe even get a couple of Republican votes along the way. Then, when our guard is down, they can pass the bill with no opposition, and sneak in a provision that allows them to add the controversial measures in at a later date, more subvertly. Moral of the story? Don't be fooled. Don't let them pass ANY legislation dealing with universal health care, because it is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Thanks Mark!


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