Congressman Barney Frank, in an unusual flash of common sense, told New York Magazine that he thought Obama made an error in pushing healthcare reform too hard. Not that he disagrees with the law--it's the politics, not the principle.

People don't see how you can extend care to people who don't now have it without hurting the people who do have it now, he said. "So I think [Obama] underestimated, as did Clinton, the sensitivity of people to what they see as an effort to make them share the health care with poor people."

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