Saturday, December 19, 2009

Alea iacta est

Live it. Love it. Own it.

Senate Democrats said Saturday that they had closed ranks in support of legislation to overhaul the nation's health-care system, ending months of internal division and clearing a path for quick Senate passage of President Obama's top domestic policy priority.

Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) secured the pivotal 60th vote after acceding to the demands of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) for tighter restrictions on insurance coverage for abortions, along with increased federal aid for his home state and breaks for favored health-care interests.
We all own it now. Even if you didn't want the government to take over health care, it's going to happen. We can vote out every single one of the scoundrels who are passing this thing, but it will survive them. And there will be no getting rid of it.

Congratulations to those "true conservatives" who pulled the lever for Dean Barkley to teach that RINO Norm Coleman a lesson. You really showed 'em. Congratulations to the Peggy Noonans and Christopher Buckleys of the world, who had every reason to know what the result of their perdify would be. Congratuations to Doug Kmiec, who assured everyone that voting with the Democrats was the best way to preserve life. I hope you enjoy your time as Ambassador to Malta. Maybe you can stay there.

Congratulations to all of you. Elections have consequences. You now get to enjoy the consequences.

The next big growth industry? Maquiladora hospitals. And remember, you heard it here first.


Gino said...

govt has been in control of health care for a longer than obama has been president.

so why do republicans bitch now?

where were they when they had the majority, and with it, the means to make a few changes to 'free up' where shackles were already in place?

i know where they were: expanding prescription drug benefits, and leaving the borders open, among other things.

The Rev. Mother said...

Darn straight they were in the wrong. Adding a prescription drug benefit was insane. Not having the political courage to try to free up competition across state lines was foolish.

As for "where they were," they were spending political capital on getting tax cuts, on national security and on reforming social security, among other things.

So yeah, I'm going to bitch about what the Democrats are doing now because it's destructive, tyrannical and because they're actively making it worse.

Mr. D said...

so why do republicans bitch now?

Because while Republicans have fallen short in any number of areas, which I'm happy to stipulate, what's coming will be much, much worse.

And what the Rev. Mother said is spot on as well.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

Oh my, I just realized that I commented in the Reverend Mother's name. Not quite the same as taking the Lord's name in vain, but not something you want to mess with! ;)

Gino said...

i thought it strange that the Rev Mother had came out to play.

i susepct ben may be a crossdresser who's not yet aware of himself.

its OK, ben. just stay faithful to what is right, and everyday can halloween. ;)

W.B. Picklesworth said...

Gino, I'm rarely angry when I dress.

Mr. D said...

Gino, I'm rarely angry when I dress.

When you're sportin' a snappy top hat, you have to be in a good mood.

Anonymous said...

A particularly bitter diatribe, and rightfully so.

It's funny because this is the beginning of a takeover, and it's even funnier that the 20 something's who voted for this patronage pay off bozo and his band of corrupt friends will be paying for their actions for the rest of their lives.