WashPost Columnist: Opponents to Health Care Overhaul Are "Political Terrorists"


Business columnist Steven Pearlstein finds the murderers among us:

The recent attacks by Republican leaders and their ideological fellow-travelers on the effort to reform the health-care system have been so misleading, so disingenuous, that they could only spring from a cynical effort to gain partisan political advantage. By poisoning the political well, they've given up any pretense of being the loyal opposition. They've become political terrorists, willing to say or do anything to prevent the country from reaching a consensus on one of its most serious domestic problems.

Later, in a column dedicated to exposing falsehoods in the health care debate, Pearlstein writes:

By now, you've probably also heard that health reform will cost taxpayers at least a trillion dollars. Another lie.

And no, he does not mean that that number–which is the one used by President Barack Obama, not incidentally–will almost certainly be an undercount. For more on that, watch Ted Balaker's Reason.tv video, Would ObamaCare Cover Sticker-Shock Treatment?