Nobody Should Run For the Hills — Except Us

Ezra reacts to Emanuel's remarks about delaying healthcare until after jobs and financial reform.

The timetable Emanuel is laying out makes little sense. The jobs bill will take some time. Financial regulation will take much longer. Let's be conservative and give all this four months. Is Emanuel really suggesting that he expects Congress to return to health-care reform in the summer before the election?

Procrastination will kill healthcare reform, and the Obama administration with it. Say nothing of the fact that this signals more willingness to run for the hills, even though the president explicitly urged Congress not to do that.

I really hate to be one of those people, but Rahm Emanuel has to go.