Ross contemplates whether Republicans should have proposed a more limited plan after the Massachusetts upset:

[The Republicans] may well be vindicated on the politics this November. But as far as the policy goes … well, from a conservative perspective, it’s hard to see how at least floating some sort of post-Massachusetts compromise could have produced a worse outcome than the bill the House passed yesterday.

Ross, your party isn't interested in policy. Or government. They're about self-expression in a cocooned ideology. I wish they were all like you. But they're not.

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