He sure doesn't hold the view that more optimistic conservatives hold regarding the bill recently passed by the House - namely, that, as lame as even this new-and-improved version still is, it points a way forward toward real repeal of the "A"CA.
No, he sees it as a decisive step in the other direction:
He runs us back through the 2012 election cycle, and the emergence of a governor who had actually instituted a statewide version of the "A"CA as the presidential frontrunner on the Pub side. He then fast-forwards to the cycle just concluded (in the minds of everyone but Madame BleachBit, that is) and offers up wince-inducing quotes from Squirrel-Hair that make it plain he doesn't start his thought processes, such as they are, about health care from a free-market premise.
But it's when he gets to what Charles Krauthammer has had to say about it that his plain speaking assumes the impact of a tire iron. Now, when I heard Krauthammer say this, I muttered, "I'm not so sure I'm willing to buy that yet," but Jonescu just lets him have it:
You do have to question the use of that phrase, "radically individualist." Maybe there are little vestiges of the Mondale supporter hidden in the recesses of Krauthammer's ideological core, or maybe it's just a case of his view being colored by a general Beltway-ism.
In any event, this is a case where I really do hope to see the good doctor proven as wrong as wrong can be.