Healthcare: “We followed the most radical voices and they led us to abject and irreversible defeat”

David Frum, George W Bush’s speech writer may have a point when he says of the Obamacare legislation:

“We followed the most radical voices in the party and the movement, and they led us to abject and irreversible defeat,” Frum wrote on his blog, adding: “Conservative talkers on Fox and talk radio had whipped the Republican voting base into such a frenzy that deal-making was rendered impossible. How do you negotiate with somebody who wants to murder your grandmother?”