Rep. Kevin Brady (TX) published an op/ed today in the Houston Chronicle. See an excerpt here:
Those of us who grew up watching ABC's Wide World of Sports painfully recall the iconic image of Slovenian ski jumper Vinko Bogataj's spectacular limp-bodied crash forever memorialized as “the agony of defeat.”
Forty years to the day after Bogotaj's horrendous spill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her whip team careen headlong toward a scheduled Sunday vote in the U.S. House on their disastrous — and widely reviled — government takeover of health care.
The vote will undoubtedly be close. The speaker's problem, as well as President Barack Obama's, is not that they can't sell this baffling health care plan to Republicans. Their problem is that they can't sell it to fellow Democrats — or to the American public.
Americans see beyond the false choices offered by the president when he cries, “We can't afford to do nothing.” Doing nothing has never been an option. Republicans support reform. So do most Americans.