Imagine If

Congressional Democrats wondering whether it’s politically smarter to side with President Obama or John Boehner on health care, should give this chart a look:

Confidence in Politicians to Recommend the Right Thing for Healthcare Reform 1

Also note that if “centrist” Senators had done the sensible thing back last summer (!!!) and just agreed to expeditiously enact a health care bill, they’d all have been in much better shape. A few key issues could have been submitted to the then-super-popular White House for binding arbitration and you could have been done with it.