They did it!

An hour ago, I sat here in a celebratory mood and began writing a post. And the power went out. And at my house, that meant no intertubes. So while the mood has passed a bit, I will say it was just swell watching the votes count up to 218 in the House. In fact, they got to 220. And HR 3962, the Health Care reform bill passed out of the House. So  just good for them. I’m proud to be a Democrat tonight. Now on to the Senate, where we can only hope that Joe Lieberman doesn’t screw things up.

UPDATE: In my rush to publish this post, I neglected to mention the very best moment. When the count hit 218, the chamber just erupted in cheers, and hoots, and clapping and it was just wonderful.

2 responses to “They did it!

  1. The house has passed a health care bill.

    There will be a revolt, one way or another.

    Best Regards


    • You can see I favor the bill. I think however that ‘revolt’ you predict is already under way. There seems to be a populist movement out there trying to find its voice. I don’t know what I think about that; we can only wait and see. It may be that Obama’s election really was because people yearned for change, and now, they’re angry becuase it hasn’t come soon enough. The challenge as always, will be to define ‘change’.


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