The GOP's Newfound Defense of 'Consent of the Governed'
One Republican leader after the next stood up yesterday to depict
the health care bill as a grave threat to democracy because it was
enacted in the face of disapproval from a majority of Americans. Minority
Leader John Boehner mourned: "We have failed to listen to
America. And we have failed to reflect the will of our
constituents. And when we fail to reflect that will -- we fail
ourselves and we fail our country." GOP Rep.