But while you and Barack are hoisting your wrecking ball, could you please spare us the pseudo-sanctimony and transparent populism in telling us that it will take "grit and determination" to outlast the "special interests" on Wall Street and the insurance industry to pass your destructive agenda?
You both know better. When you have to bribe Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., with a larcenous $300 million addition to your Senate bill (I know, you're pretending it's just Harry Reid's bill) that's specifically earmarked just for her state -- at the expense of the rest of the states and the national interest -- something smells to high heaven. You could at least have the decency to admit this provision to raise the bill's cost by increasing Medicaid subsidies for "certain states recovering from a major disaster" is not even motivated to help Louisiana, but to buy Landrieu's vote. And you want to talk to us, Joe, about the corruption of special interests?
Special interests, Joe? Is that how you describe 56 percent of the American people, who now oppose Obama's plan? And that's without even knowing the half of it. Or maybe you would describe them as dangerous protestors or domestic terrorists?
But, Joe, I do applaud you for your candor in telling your fawning supporters, "I can tell you with absolute certainty: (Barack's) resolve has never waivered for one instant."
Bull's-eye, Joe. You and Barack believe you know better than the American people what is good for them, and you only care what they think to the extent that it makes your job more difficult when they oppose you.
But if you told the truth about your plan -- that it would cost dramatically more than you pretend (especially considering that the benefits wouldn't begin to be paid until 2014 and that taxes would increase almost immediately); that the public option would subsume private care; that the federal government would ration care; that medical choice would be drastically reduced; that you are still trying to secure federal funding for abortion; that you intend to cover currently illegal immigrants; that after all your hype about promoting this bill to achieve universal coverage, millions would remain uninsured and penalized, to boot; that medical quality would be seriously reduced; and that overall costs would increase -- your support for the bill would be in the single digits.
So keep chanting it, Joe; you are indeed a national nightmare.