This is likely to be the most interesting iteration of the health care debate you've seen in a while. Near the end of a nearly 50-minute Bloggingheads discussion,
The Washington Independent's David Weigel and Fox News panelist James
Pinkerton wander off into the culture
Democrats' "real agenda," in writing an unreadably long piece of
health care legislation, alleges Pinkerton, "is to get the sex change
operations." They bury federal funding for such procedures in complex
laws so that "they and their friends can enjoy the ... psychic
satisfaction of knowing that somewhere the government is paying for
[sex reassignment surgery]." In fact (Pinkerton argues) the whole Democratic plan is to use an old lady in Ohio as cover
to help some New York bohemians--they don't actually care about giving
ordinary people health insurance. Weigel appears nonplussed by the way
Pinkerton couches his argument, but a serious discussion of party
agendas and social platforms ensues. Have a look:
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Heather Horn is a former senior associate editor at The Atlantic.