The Rage Is Not About Health Care –

 Op-Ed Columnist – The Rage Is Not About Health Care
If Obama’s first legislative priority had been immigration or financial reform or climate change, we would have seen the same trajectory. The conjunction of a black president and a female speaker of the House — topped off by a wise Latina on the Supreme Court and a powerful gay Congressional committee chairman — would sow fears of disenfranchisement among a dwindling and threatened minority in the country no matter what policies were in play. It’s not happenstance that Frank, Lewis and Cleaver — none of them major Democratic players in the health care push — received a major share of last weekend’s abuse. (

This is why so many people (like me) still read The New York Times—well-written, thoughtful articles and columns that help you understand what the hell is going on. I haven’t read anything better on the insanity that seems to have gripped the US around the health care reform bill. If you only read one newspaper column this week…


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