I AGREE THAT OBAMACARE IS FALLING APART BECAUSE THE CONVOLUTED AND CORRUPT DEALS NECESSARY TO BUY VOTES FALL APART UNDER MODESTLY MORAL SCRUTINY.
It has been clear for months that the only path to passage for Obamacare is a Rube Goldberg machine of special interest bribes, back-room deals, procedural opacity, presidential pep rallies and the like.The problem with building a voting coalition that way is that it doesn't take much to break the circuit.
BUT I DISAGREE WITH THE ANALOGY.
OBAMACARE: IT'S NOT LIKE RUBE GOLDBERG; IT'S LIKE MC ESCHER.
RUBE GOLDBERG CONTRAPTIONS ACTUALLY WORK.
MC ESCHER PICTURES APPEAR TO WORK, BUT DON'T, AT LEAST NOT IN THE REAL WORLD.
(WE POSTED ON THIS BEFORE - 12/26/09.)