Flip-Flopping on the Individual Mandate
You've seen a lot of conservatives attacking an individual mandate in health care. The attacks make sense: The mandate is unpopular. But the mandate originally came to prominence in the moderate Republican proposals offered in 1994 (Democrats wanted an employer mandate), hit the big time when Mitt Romney signed one into law in Massachusetts, and attracted a lot of Republican support earlier this year. The group Progressive Media pulled together a video of some of those endorsements.
That said, there's always time to welcome sinners back into the fold. After all, Barack Obama prominently opposed the mandate during the 2008 primaries. But when the campaign ended and he began looking to make health-care reform work, he reversed course. Maybe some Republicans will follow his example.
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