The most amazing thing about the health care reform comedy in Washington D.C. is the utter amazement that congressional Democrats are willing to self-destruct in 2010 by forcing through the biggest bill in two generations via a party-line vote amid public revulsion for the legislation.
And the way they are doing it — through political bribes — underscores everything the American public hate about politicians. The Democrats are justifying the most crass games of politics to pass this mess onto the American public. Providing Nebraska a waiver on Medicaid fees is just the price we pay to get Sen. Ben Nelson on board. How do residents of the other states feel about this? If this bill is so great, why does it retain the anti-trust exemptions for health insurance agencies? If this bill is so great, why is there no provision to import cheaper drugs. If this bill is so great, why are heath insurance stocks at an all-time high?
The bill is a joke. Democrats are deluding themselves in an elaborate lemmings political death march. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi compares ObamaCare to a Christmas gift for the American people. Has she and other Democrats seen the NBC/WSJ poll putting support for ObamaCare at 32 percent? I imagine most of us have a good idea where Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats can stick their gift to the American people.