Ponder the pitiableness of Republican epiphanies. Bloomberg:
"Several Senate Republicans began to question Wednesday whether their health-care bill should repeal a tax on high-income Americans imposed by Obamacare when the legislation would scale back subsidies for the poor."
Several Senate Republicans just began to question this.
One strains to recall that the United States Senate was once known as the world's greatest deliberative body.
Deliberation, especially great deliberation, entails an intellectual background in Platonic meditation on matters of justice, social fairness, and just plain human decency. If one comes to the negotiating table absent at least some contemplative grounding in such matters, the product is bound to stink (and, one hopes, fail). That some Senate Republicans are just now realizing that robbing the poor to further fatten the rich is a rather dubious proposition of social justice is an astonishing display of even more astonishing ignorance and partisan inhumanity.