We’ve now seen the worst the Republicans/conservatives/tea baggers have to offer. The list gets sad and heavy:
berating the man with Parkinson's
spittle and phlegm
guns at public meetings
anger, anger, anger
vote no in lock step despite hundreds of GOP amendments in the bill
and that’s not counting other lies and misdemeanors.
Then their last presidential nominee, John McCain, had an epiphany. He figured out that no Republican, not a single one, voted for health care reform. So he threatened what everybody else has known since birth – the end of bipartisanship in congress.
So be it.
Despite the real possibility of big time losses next November, the Democrats have found their spines. They finally did something right just for the sake of doing something right. It was not poetry. Not even sausage. It was ugly.
But maybe, just maybe, this could be the beginning of the end for big money control over congress. Think insurance companies, big banks, big oil, big lobby.
What have the Democrats got to lose? The election? That die has already been cast. Stand up. Make a muscle. Use it.
Now is the time for action on finance reform, immigration reform, energy reform.
Who knows – the electorate might admire you for voting your convictions.
Go for it. Take the high road.