Praise God, hallelujah! The beast that is Obama Care is dead!!
After a desperate last ditch (closed door, natch) negotiation among House democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally admitted defeat. For now.
"In its present form without any changes I don't think it's possible to pass the Senate bill in the House," Pelosi said, adding, "I don't see the votes for it at this time."
Fear not, I'm sure a monster like that won't die easily, but hopefully it's next incarnation will be bipartisan and more palatable to the American people. Hope springs eternal!
Here's the line that made me choke:
"We're not in a big rush" on health care, Pelosi said. "Pause, reflect."
Isn't this the same bill they have been trying to rush through under cover of darkness? Didn't they set, like, 4 different timetables for it? Wasn't it absolutely going to be on Obama's desk for his signature by the time he gave his State of the Union address? Nah, no rush....
Perhaps now they will focus on jobs and the economy (hey, at least the K Street lobbyists had a banner year - it's a start, right?)