Chait watches the Democrats run in circles:
Here is what I think will happen. The shock and panic will play
itself out over a few days. Then the Democrats will assess the
situation and realize that letting health care die represents their
worst possible option. And then they will make a deal to pass the
Senate bill through the House. I am not positive this will happen, but
it's my bet, because elected officials at the national level, dim
though they can be, are usually shrewd enough to recognize their
In the meantime, the display of hysteria is actually disgusting.
Douthat counters, convincingly.