Harry Reid used a Congressional procedure known as "reconciliation" to get thebill through the U.S. Senate! For those who do not understand what "reconciliation" is, let me give you a short lesson: Reconciliation takesa previously passed bill and guts it. Then the "new bill" is inserted as the newlanguage of said bill and requires very little, if any of the normal hearings, votes,or "arm twisting" that normally occurs with new bills. In this way, Harry Reid and the U.S. Senate didn't care how Scott Brown or any Republicans
voted on the"new" bill, (aka: "Obama Care"). And let us also not forget that 99% of theSenators and Congressional Representatives NEVER READ THE OBAMA CARE BILL!
Those of us who were deeply involved in all of the machinations of the writingand passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,
WERE VERY AWARE
of most of the "bad parts" of it, so we are not surprised at all by thesudden "awakening" of the Unions, Congressional staffers, and much of the "leftwing" Media of just how bad the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Actreally is! The problem is that as the country gets deeper and deeper into fullyfunding and implementing "Obama Care", the more and more the "average" U.S.citizen will become more frustrated and angry that most of what the "meanies" inthe Tea Party have been saying about "Obama Care" is "on the money, and they'regoing to be looking to US to "fix it". Guess what? Once this beast in fully fundedand implemented, there's probably no way it's ever going to be repealed and/or replaced! As Ronald Reagan once said: "The closest thing to eternity is aGovernment program"! This is why the Tea Party Movement is doing all it can tostop.Our efforts over the past 3 1/2 years to stop "Obama Care" have been met withmuch resistance and much "hand ringing" from the GOP members in both Housesof Congress because of the "damage" we conservatives are doing to the GOP withtheir elections and their supposed "ability" to govern through compromises withthe Democrats. What really bothers me is that in 2009 and 2010, our Republicanrepresentatives WERE WITH US! To their credit, as I stated before,
NOT ONE OF THEM VOTED FOR PASSAGE
of "Obama Care" and also to their credit,
most of our GOP Senators and Congressmen
have voted over 40 times torepeal/replace it! And now, once again, because the Conservative GrassrootsMovement as demanded that our GOP Reps/Senators vote for a ContinuingResolution that funds the entire U.S. Government
except for "Obama Care,"
we're the "bad" guys! If the House votes for a CR without funding "Obama Care"and
IF Obama and the Democrats shut down the U.S. Government, then it's onthem, not us! And rest assured my friends, if that happens, the "Mainstream Media", every Democrat and unfortunately, some Republicans will blame US!
AsRhett said to Scarlett-
"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn!"