Washington Post calls for reason from both sides in debate

It's hard to be reasonable when your opponent is implying that you are a Nazi or a racist, but nobody ever said democracy was easy.That's basically the point of this rather even handed editorial by the Washington Post as they call out both sides for demagoguery and hyperbole on the health care debate:If this moment is squandered, it will be a sad indictment of the political system -- and there will be plenty of blame to go around. Republican lawmakers and conservative activists have fanned the flames of uninformed opposition with familiar warnings about government-run health care and socialized medicine and irresponsible new twists, such as the suggestion that the proposals under discussion would strong-arm seniors into euthanasia. Democrats, with polls showing increasing nervousness about health care, have resorted to vilifying the health-insurance industry. No doubt, insurers engage in rational but disturbing practices under the current system: They angle to attract the...(Read Full Post)

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