From the Right, Scorn and Talk of Repeal
Conservatives hold out hope for success in 2010, 2012
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2010 2:11 PM CDT
In this July 30, 1965, file photo, President Lyndon B. Johnson uses the last of many pens to complete the signing of the Medicare Bill into law.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Conservatives are not happy about the House's passage of health care reform legislation. Some opinions:

  • Paraphrasing Marx in the Weekly Standard, William Kristol writes that while the "the first appearance in full flower of modern American liberalism" in the 1960s was a "tragedy," this second coming is more of a "farce." He saves the big guns for President Obama: "Have we had in modern times a president who was so out of his depth?"

  • Jim DeMint is less philosophical. "There’s no fixing the government health care takeover Democrats forced through," the senator from South Carolina writes in USA Today. "It must be repealed," and the GOP "will work to repeal this monstrosity."
  • Congratulations to Obama, who has been "exposed as the kind of unabashed liberal Democrat who hasn't won a presidential election since 1964," Rich Lowry writes in the New York Post. "Despite his silky rhetoric, when push came to shove, he adopted the partisan hardball beloved by lefty bloggers to forestall serious compromise and work his ideological will."