here, where Strassel counsels bowing to federal mandates, which means bowing to the left-wing extremist who bankrupted America:
Republicans lost this argument nearly a decade ago, when Mr. Obama won. More than 90% of Senate Republicans understand this.
Which is another way of saying that protections for pre-existing conditions are here to stay, and conservatives face a choice. They can work with their colleagues to minimize the costs of the mandates (there are innovative ways to do this) and build in different free-market reforms to lower premiums. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the current Senate bill will reduce premiums by about 30%, and the GOP can and should build on this.
Yes, the simple solution is always to bow, to submit, whether to the king, or to Allah.
Real Americans don't settle for easy.