Jonathan over at has a good post up today discussing the fight in congress over expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

House Republican leader, Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio has threatened that “Republicans will fight these proposals”.

And the Democrats have accused Boehner and the Republicans of trying to deny the Democrats a political victory through their “diligence to the cause of obstructionism”.

Which does seems reasonable.

But Jonathan takes it step further, suggesting that some of these Republican lawmakers are actually ideologically opposed to giving kids healthcare.

Given that “Americans support the idea of expanding SCHIP to cover all children by a remarkable 84 percent to 11 percent margin”- lets hope Jonathan is right and the Republicans stick to their guns on this issue.