I remember last year explaining to Gil the Jenius, that I thought that Puerto Rico was actually ahead of the United States when it comes to government. My conclusion was driven by my observations of the Democratic, Reuplican, and newcomer Tea Party and their politics of division.
The worst portent for health-care reform last night wasn't the repeal vote itself, but what didn't come with it: Any replacement bill that Republicans were committed to passing. The second half of the Republican strategy on health-care reform -- you remember "repeal and replace" right? -- was, in the GOP House's first major initiative, simply dropped. It shouldn't have been.