Heard on the radio today (no verbatim quote, unfortunately) that the Blue Dog Democrats — conservative Dems in the House — had negotiated hard to delay a vote on the healthcare reform bill until September, because it was too complex and far reaching to rush into, and that members of Congress and the public needed time to read and understand the proposed legislation.
So. Where were those conservative voices warning for careful deliberation and calling for a delayed vote when the Patriot Act was rushed into law? Blue Dogs? Republicans? Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?