Frum thinks Republicans are waaay over-optimistic about taking back Congress come November.
Frum points out that the bill being passed tonight is really very "Republican" in basic outline (and, gee, thanks for reminding me about why I secretly hate it!):
...the gap between this plan and traditional Republican ideas is not very big. The Obama plan has a broad family resemblance to Mitt Romney's Massachusetts plan. It builds on ideas developed at the Heritage Foundation in the early 1990s that formed the basis for Republican counter-proposals to Clintoncare in 1993-1994.
Frum sez to his tea-partying confreres: Get over yourself! This bill will never be repealed.
And he sez this: "We followed the most radical voices in the party and the movement, and they led us to abject and irreversible defeat."