Paul Krugman points out some uncomfortable truths for the political class (influential media, politicians, etc):
I’d just urge [the naysayers] to take a good hard look in the mirror. If they really want to align themselves with the hard-line conservatives, if they just want to kill health reform, so be it. But they shouldn’t hide behind claims that they really, truly would support health care reform if only it were better designed.
It's time for them to show which side they are on.