"The reason for the panic is simple. Obama and the Democrats feel entitled to have their way on health care. This sense of entitlement is understandable. They won the election and control everything.
The problem is that Americans don't like what they've heard about the plan, and Obama is incapable of selling, or unwilling to sell, it on the merits (perhaps because he knows the plan will lead to the single-payer system he has long sought but now denies wanting). That's why Obama spends most of his time either attacking critics or denouncing the status quo.
Simply put: This administration believes it knows best. It feels it is the only legitimate beneficiary of 'people power.' It thinks it has a monopoly on democratic organizing. And it is terrified that it will be hobbled if it loses this fight.
So, it just stands to reason that anyone who stands in the way must be a fraud, a puppet, a goon - or even a Nazi."