Dear Democrats: if you’ve lost David Frum…
…it’s maybe time to rethink your propaganda. Because come on: if any “center-rightist” beside John McCain is going to fall for it, it’s David Frum. And even he sheds his “no labels” shield to go all smarmy on your asses:
I already had a high-deductible plan. Now I can buy a plan with double the deductible for only $200 a month more.
— davidfrum (@davidfrum) October 27, 2013
Of course, there’s still the chance Frum will find a way to blame this all on the teabaggers, then slap that analysis together into a cogent column that most people will ignore or laugh at, save the progressives who quote from it approvingly. So keep your chin up, White House. It ain’t over yet.
Some journalists are still out there covering for you, the new message being that it’s unhelpful to focus on what didn’t happen and instead look toward all the good that will happen, in that glorious post-partisan future where we’re free of subhuman, class-warfare obstructionists on the right to run an unvarnished, transparent one-party state! And that trumps reality every last time.