The Word That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Matthew Continetti of the Weekly Standard spots Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post speaking socialized medicine samizdat:

Robinson goes there: “The honest solution,” he writes in a column on government health care spending, “is a word that cannot be spoken: rationing.”

The reason that the word “cannot be spoken,” of course, is that fiat rationing scares the daylights out of people. In a way, Robinson’s piece recalls the 2007 speech in which Robert Reich said that a “candidate [who] did not care about becoming president” would tell the American people that “‘[B]y the way, we’re going to have to, if you’re very old, we’re not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It’s too expensive…so we’re going to let you die.”

Stuff like that doesn’t help Obamcare’s chances, does it?


Not with Joe Lieberman, at least at the moment.


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