JAM DOWN

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Dec 19, 2009 10:32 AM
Bargaining behind closed doors, Democrats have prevailed upon Ben Nelson to provide the 60th vote for a health care bill that no one -- besides, apparently, 60 Senate Democrats -- really wants.

No one really knows what's in the bill and no one really knows how much it will cost.

People from the left, right and center have made their opposition clear.

But in the greatest act of legislative arrogance of my lifetime, Democrats have pressed on. 

Here, Senator John McCain complains about the breakdown of comity in the Senate.  I'd submit that the problem is much larger -- even going so far as to say that it's a breakdown in a representative democracy when the people's servants in the national legislature ignore their clearly stated wishes.