Mob Vs. Mob
He urges Obama supporters to get out there to help shout down the shouters. What a brilliant political strategy.
AFL-CIO boss John Sweeney is reportedly sending out volunteers to voice support for the Democratic healthcare reform. This ought to be good, at least for business at local emergency rooms.
Violence has already started to break out at some townhall meetings.
The Democratic National Committee is encouraging counter protests, while accusing the GOP and healthcare lobbyists of organizing angry mobs. The funny thing is these mobs are showing up at Republican townhall events too.
The Democrats real problem is they can't explain their own healthcare proposal, let alone defend it. The president himself hasn't been able to convince the country that a government overhaul of the nation's healthcare system will improve medical care and make it cheaper while insuring an extra 47 million people.
James Taranto has a much more thoughtful analysis of the situation than Krugman here.
Voters may be as dumb as the Nobel Prize-winning Krugman thinks they are but they are so dumb as to believe that a government takeover of 17 percent of the U.S. economy will lead to better medical outcomes for themselves and their loved ones. And, at the same time, be cheaper too.
UPDATE: Charles Krauthammer describes his own plan for healthcare reform.
I like it. Med-malpractice attorneys won't.