You mean these exchanges might actually work to provide affordable health care coverage to ordinary people? Good God, what a tragedy!
"This will happen because the subsidies that become available to people purchasing insurance through exchanges are extraordinarily attractive," the governor warns.
Wait, isn't that a good thing? To Bredesen, it's not because he says it might create a dreaded new government entitlement and could lead—gasp!—to a single-payer system. Bredesen admits he's suspicious that was the Democratic game plan all along.
"Perhaps this is a miscalculation by the Congress, perhaps not. One principle of game theory is to think like your opponent; another is that there's always a larger game."
So when is our governor going to join the Tea Party? Bredesen is so desperate for national attention that, only days before the election, he's spending his time pontificating on health care and promoting his new book rather than campaigning. He wants to be known as a great thinker. Instead, he'll likely be remembered as the governor who presided over the collapse of his state's Democratic Party.