Forgive me, readers. I am surprisingly giddy today after last night's House vote, and I am uncharacteristical-ly going to make a post filled with red meat today.
I would have given ANYTHING to have sat before House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) as that 216th House vote came in last night. The guy undoubtedly went as limp as a wet noodle and probably blanched as white as a ghost, despite his fake, poured-on tan. His long battle to preserve the greedy health insurance companies' status quo and make mincemeat out of President Obama's health care reform initiative went up in smoke. Now this sneering, hateful, obstinant leader of governmental obstruction has been dealt a severely bitter defeat, and it couldn't taste sweeter to those of us who pushed for reform!
As for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), I would have loved to have been standing right in front of him at that monumental moment as well. He, too, was dealt a heavy blow, and he probably actually DID load his pants this time, instead of merely looking like he did, as he usually does. Depends, Mitchy? And that mouthy Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) who predicted that Obama would face his Waterloo over health care reform undoubtedly has a less-than-sweet taste in his mouth this morning, too. Needless to say, we are delighted!
Now we progressives must grab the ball and run with it. We CANNOT allow the far-right, ultra-conservative Republicans to gain any more seats in Congress this fall! We've been paying that lazy bloc of do-nothings $174,000 each to do absolutely nothing for far too long, and it is now time to boot them out and start getting our money's worth!