Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that she does not have the votes to pass the much-maligned healthcare bill.
There are certain things that, um, members just cannot support. So in its present form without any, uh, change, I don't think it's possible to pass the Senate bill in the House.
Did she say "change"?
When America elected its first black president in 2008, the people were promised Hope and Change. They were promised a government that would be less transparent and more for the people.
Yet, at a time when unemployment is at an all-time high and the economy continues to spiral out of control, the Democrats totally ignored the will of the people and decided to ram a $3 trillion health reform bill down the throats of Americans using bribery, deception and backdoor dealings.
In town hall meetings across the U.S. over the Summer, Democrats returned home to loud outbursts, protests and criticisms of Barack Obama's health care reform bill.
"This is not health reform, this is control, control over our lives," said one man at a town hall meeting in Iowa in August.
Faced with the prospect of an arrogant one-party government running the country, the people responded the only way they knew how: at the polls. On Tuesday, for the first time in over 30 years, the people of Massachusetts elected a Republican to fill a Democrat's seat in the Senate thus snatching away that critical 60th vote needed to pass a bill without threat of a GOP filibuster.
And just like that Obama's healthcare bill is dead.