"He cited a claim made famous by Palin that the Democratic health care bill would create 'death panels' to decide whether elderly or sick people should get care.
'There were no death panels in the bill ... and to encourage that kind of fear is just the lowest form of political leadership. It's not leadership. It's demagoguery,' said Inglis, one of three Republican incumbents who have lost their seats in Congress to primary and state party convention challengers this year."
July 9, 2010
To which the entire progressive community says "duh." I am glad to see this coming from a Republican, and this one sounds like a grownup Grownup Republican--the likes of which I was starting to think was as rare as the Yeti. But the trend is still very bad. Read the article, and you see that he is quite convinced that his loss came from his unwillingness to bash Obama and his interest in reaching across the aisle. I have Republican friends who still talk about bi-partisanship, and that is fine, but this is the base of the other party that Obama and other reasonable people are supposed to work with. People, I might add, who love the idiocy (still too nice of a word) of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin