But the GOP finds it hard to fathom
Have you been following the news about Obamacare? The Affordable Care Act has receded from the front page, but information about how it's going keeps coming in — and almost all the news is good.
It's hard to think of anyone on the American right who even considered the possibility that Obamacare might work or, at any rate, who was willing to admit that possibility in public. Instead, even the supposed experts kept peddling improbable tales of looming disaster long after their chance of actually stopping health reform was past, and they peddled these tales not just to the rubes but to each other.
And let's be clear: While it has been funny watching the right-wing cling to its delusions about health reform, it's also scary. After all, these people retain considerable ability to engage in policy mischief, and one of these days they may regain the White House. And you really, really don't want people who reject facts they don't like in that position. I mean, they might do unthinkable things, like starting a war for no good reason. Oh, wait.
From a column by PAUL KRUGMAN of the New York Times