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.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.
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.
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.