I think that William A. Jacobson pretty much sums up my attitude about the Upton bill:
The Upton Bill seems to violate the principle that Democrats should own Obamacare completely, and we should do nothing to save Democrats from their own folly, particularly after we were called terrorists, suicide bombers, arsonists and hostage-takers for trying to help just a month ago in the run up to the temporary, partial government scale-back.
On a purely political level, though, let Democrats go on record against it, or let Obama veto it.
I honestly can see both sides of this particular argument, and I certainly don’t blame my colleagues for not trusting the Republican party as far as they can throw it so much as I rely on my colleagues to do precisely that. I find the GOP to be a good deal more helpful and pleasant when it’s never quite sure whether or not we’re about to haul off and eat its spleen. It’s the sort of thing that focuses the mind.
In this particular case, though, I think that the whole thing is producing enough useful panic in the Democratic caucus to be worth doing. Note: I am often wrong.