February 20, 2013

JAMES TARANTO: The Devil Made Them Do It: Senate Democrats try to dodge responsibility for ObamaCare. “If we’re going to hold people accountable, how about starting with Bill Nelson, who was among the 89 senators voting ‘yes’ on the tax deal? Maybe that’s not entirely fair, since Nelson might have been unaware of that provision, and the expiration, less than two hours earlier, of the Bush tax cuts put genuine pressure on lawmakers to act quickly. Still, it’s odd for a member of Congress to be faulting the administration for a position it took in negotiating with Congress, rather than faulting himself and his colleagues for enacting a law whose provisions he doesn’t like.”