As President Obama's approval ratings begin to slip, some Republicans are smelling blood and are using his health reform proposal as means to mortally wound him politically.
Of course, the Democratic version of the health bill deserves greater scrutiny and should not, as the president wants, be rushed through Congress.
On the other hand, Republicans should, as they promised during their national convention, be putting country first and ought not to be unilaterally opposing the measure on purely partisan grounds. The health system, after all, does deserve reform. The real worry is that, after members of both parties finally finish with whatever bill ultimately passes, the nation may be worse off in terms of health care than it even is now.