First, Benen asserts that Obamacare is patently in everyone's self interest, including those who oppose it. Obamacare is good because the status quo is bad, including for opponents of Obamacare.
So why do folks oppose it? Benen delineates five categories of opponents. Four serve his purpose. The fifth reveals his fallacious argumentation.
Categories one through four are the Greedy (who profit from the present mess), the Partisans (who won't give their opponents a win), the Tin-Foil Hats (who are paranoid), and the Dupes (who fall for the nonsense from the first three).
Who are the fifth? The Wonks:
The smallest of the groups, The Wonks are conservatives who actually care about substantive policy details, have read the proposals, and believe there are better ways to improve the system. They're looking for a meaningful policy debate, and are slightly embarrassed by their allies' dishonest temper tantrums, but The Greedy, The Partisans, The Tin-Foil Hats, and The Dupes have decided to ignore The Wonks. They don't scream at town-hall meetings and they don't show up for 9/12 strategy sessions.
Oh. So there are good reasons to oppose Obamacare! So this is not a choice simply between a bright future and a bad present. But the views of these Wonks can be dismissed because they are small in number (fewer than the Tin-Foil Hats!) and are as put off by the baddies as are the Immaculate Obamanoids but are nevertheless apparently forever to be ignored because they have common cause with Bad People.
Thanks, Benen, on behalf of all nine of us Wonks Who Actually Care and Read.