This vote is indeed historic. This Congress will be remembered for its arrogance, corruption and stupidity. In the year of 2009, a Congress ignored the coming economic storm and impending bankruptcy of our entitlement programs and embarked on an ideological crusade to bring our nation as close to single-payer, government-run health care as possible. If this bill becomes law, future generations will rue this day and I will do everything in my power to work toward its repeal. This bill will ration care, cut Medicare, increase premiums, fund abortion and bury our children in debt.
This process was not compromise. This process was corruption. This bill passed because votes were bought and sold using the issue of abortion as a bargaining chip. The abortion provision alone makes this bill the most arrogant piece of legislation I have seen in Congress. Only the most condescending politician can believe it is appropriate to force Americans to pay for other people's abortions and to coerce medical professional to take the lives of unborn children.
That's about as good a summation as I could have ever imagined. In fact, if you'll forgive my relative crudity, "abortion" here perhaps best describes this looming disaster, a triumph of amorality greased by pork fat and directly conflicting with the public will. This is the last stop of Congress in their pursuit of an oligarchy run by Socialist elites, which is generally what all Socialistic systems end up being.
Hat tip to Power Line for this. Scott Johnson's entry is well worth reading, and John Hinderaker's appended conclusion is worth repeating here:
JOHN adds: To arrogance, corruption and stupidity we should perhaps add self-delusion. Harry Reid says that the public will greet passage of his government medicine bill with "joy and happiness." These are not people who can be compromised with or deflected from their drive toward socialism. They can only be defeated, starting in November.